Friday, September 12, 2014


Photo's By Don Roy

Its come again!  The last tour of the season at the Quincy Smelter.  

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 11 AM to 3 PM
Cost: $5.00 per person, children under 10 free

Not only do you get to see the last intact copper smelter from America's industrial age, you'll be out near the middle of the Portage Canal, looking up and down the mountains surrounding us at what promises to be the beautiful fall colors of the Keweenaw.

Directions: Go over the bridge between Houghton and Hancock, turn right on to M-26 for 1/4 mile and turn at the sign.

A note about the photographer:
Don Roy was born in Hancock Mi., taking photos for over 50 years around the 
Copper Country. He loves the texture of old abandoned farms and barns, 
bringing his technical skills to bear through finessing colors and creative
composition of his objects.  His life long interest in photography started with a 
four year stint in the U.S. Navy as an aerial photographer.  If you enjoyed this 
photo, contact him at

The Quincy Smelting Works is a former industrial site. While the furnaces no longer produce copper, the buildings and grounds still contain numerous physical hazards. In order to ensure that safest tour possible, we provide hard hats and safety glasses on all tours. We also require that visitors wear closed shoes and follow all tour guide instructions.

The Quincy Smelting Works is owned by the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission. The Quincy Smelter Association, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, provides tours to the public through an agreement with the Advisory Commission.