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Dana Deering

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Steam Shovel found in Michigan Lake
« on: May 28, 2020, 02:51:51 PM »
Not railroad related but it is about steam and I thought some of you might find it interesting.

https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Wixom-Lake-reveals-nearly-100-year-old-artifact-15289315.php#photo-19446157

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Re: Steam Shovel found in Michigan Lake
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 08:24:07 AM »
Thanks Dana. I knew of a quarry in I think Hallowell that had shut down for the weekend and the pumps quit, flooding the quarry and equipment that was there. Supposedly left it there. Now they are using the quarry again and all fenced off. Not sure if they ever got that old equipment out or not.
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Re: Steam Shovel found in Michigan Lake
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 10:06:11 AM »

Keith Taylor

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Re: Steam Shovel found in Michigan Lake
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 02:53:14 PM »
I’m guessing that Mike Mulligan left it behind?

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Re: Steam Shovel found in Michigan Lake
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 10:02:47 PM »
We have a well-known submerged steam shovel in central CT.  The top of the boom is visible on the northeast side of CT route 9 near Berlin. It's in a flooded clay pit, brick making was common in the area.  Supposedly there is narrow gauge quarry trackage in the pond as well.  I heard the pit's pumps quit, it flooded and the owners gave up.  I have heard other accounts concerning what happened, but none revealed when this took place.