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Destination: Houghton, MI

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Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.
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Getting to know Houghton

Houghton is located on the Keewenaw Peninsula, which jets out into Lake Superior and is known for its massive deposits of high-grade copper. The Hancock Houghton Canal–also called the Keewenaw Waterway–is a convenient shortcut for the M/V Victory II as it makes its way to and from Duluth, Minnesota. In its heyday, this canal was a hive of commerce as freighters arrived with supplies and departed full of copper.

Our All-inclusive Visit

On our shore excursion, we’ll visit the Quincy Copper Mine, which operated from 1846 to 1945, and explore how miners moved underground and extracted this valuable resource. After lunch, we’ll visit the internationally-recognized A. E. Seamen Mineral Museum on the grounds of Michigan Technological University, which houses an extraordinary collection of minerals, including a fascinating set of phosphorescent deposits.

Destination: Houghton, MI

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

 

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.

Getting to know Houghton

Houghton is located on the Keewenaw Peninsula, which jets out into Lake Superior and is known for its massive deposits of high-grade copper. The Hancock Houghton Canal–also called the Keewenaw Waterway–is a convenient shortcut for the M/V Victory II as it makes its way to and from Duluth, Minnesota. In its heyday, this canal was a hive of commerce as freighters arrived with supplies and departed full of copper.

Our All-inclusive Visit

On our shore excursion, we’ll visit the Quincy Copper Mine, which operated from 1846 to 1945, and explore how miners moved underground and extracted this valuable resource. After lunch, we’ll visit the internationally-recognized A. E. Seamen Mineral Museum on the grounds of Michigan Technological University, which houses an extraordinary collection of minerals, including a fascinating set of phosphorescent deposits.

More about Houghton…

Houghton is one of the few places in the world where you can find native copper—that is, copper in its purest form.