When you travel along US-41 in the Keweenaw north of Calumet in the town of Kearsarge you will see a Stone ship next to the road with a mining drill mounted on the bow for a gun. The town of Kearsarge was named after a Civil War ship of the same name by a Naval Officer who served on it and moved to the Keweenaw. He worked for the Hecla Mining Company and he named the company town after the ship. Workers with the WPA (Works Progress Administration) built many of the area’s bridges, public buildings, and roads during the Great Depression. In 1934, the WPA built the stone ship that sits along the road in Kearsarge. The ship and the park it sits in is fittingly used as a Veteran’s Memorial.
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