May 2007 Views
May 2007 Viewpoints
Pilgrimage to Eagle Rock
By Sue Ellen Kingsley Posted
HANCOCK -- Eagle Rock, in the northwestern reaches of Marquette County, is the planned portal for Kennecott Minerals
Corporation's proposed Eagle Project sulfide mine. The proposal calls for blasting through Eagle Rock and
tunneling west under the Salmon Trout River into acid-generating sulfide ore, to extract nickel and
copper. Inspired by an article, "Eagle Rock as U.P. Pilgrimage Site," by
Jon Saari, Board president of the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
(UPEC), Keweenaw Now guest writer Sue Ellen Kingsley decided this was
something she wanted to do. Kingsley describes and illustrates with photos her
recent pilgrimage to Eagle Rock, where she and friend Kate Alvord joined their
offerings to symbolic objects left by other pilgrims, including members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian
Community who regard Eagle Rock as a
sacred site. more
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