Looking for copper near Lake Superior in 1846

Andrew Rundel Journal

Andrew Rundel left Indiana in July of 1846 to prospect for copper on Lake Superior. His journal of the trip was probably kept for his family, and includes more about traveling than mining. From Chicago he sailed up the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan, and describes Racine, Mackinac, and the south shore of Lake Superior. Rundel appears only to have gone as far west as the Porcupine Mountains, but we include his account here for its descriptions of travel on the Great Lakes at the time the mining boom was beginning. This is his original handwritten manuscript; a printed version was published in Michigan History, June, 1949.

Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Mining in Northern Wisconsin
Creator: Rundel, Andrew
Pub Data: Andrew Rundel Journal, 1846. Wisconsin Historical Society. ( File 1846 July 11)
Citation: Rundel, Andrew. Journal, 1846. Wisconsin Historical Society. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1571; Visited on: 10/24/2021