Ghost Towns


Thousands of immigrants moved to the Copper Country to begin work in the mines but once the price of copper went down and the mines started to close those immigrants moved elsewhere looking for work which left many towns abandoned.  You can still see glimpses of many old and forgotten mine towns throughout the Peninsula, but be careful as you explore!  Some of the remains may be on private property or some may be structurally unsound so we ask that you pay careful attention to your surroundings as you explore these old ghost towns.

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Central, MI 49950 US

Phone: (906) 289-4990
Region: Eagle Harbor

Located just north of US-41 approximately 4 miles north of Phoenix. The community, now a part of the Keweenaw County Historic Society Museum Complex, was settled around the Central Mining Company ...
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Eagle Harbor, MI 49550 US

Region: Eagle Harbor

The Copper Falls mine was one of the regions pioneers. It was 1845, and the Copper Falls Company gained a tract of landing spanning over 4,000 acres north of the greenstone on a 700 foot summit of ...
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MI 49950 US

The old Cliff Mine site is located just south of Phoenix, off US-41 on the Cliff Drive. The Cliff Mine was 1,080 feet deep and produced 825 tons of copper in 1875. The town was settled around 1844 ...
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Chassell, MI 49916 US

Region: Chassell

In 1893, Craig, also know as Portage Entry, located on the shore of Keweenaw Bay at the mouth of the Portage River and on the Soo Line Railroad in Schoolcraft and Portage Townships and 13 miles so ...
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