Exploring the Calumet Air Force Station

Exploring the Calumet Air Force Station

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   Last modified: September 4, 2014

Exploring the Calumet Air Force Station

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Early this month I headed up to Copper Harbor Michigan and Single Speed USA. The day after the event we were burnt on bike activities and decided to pursue an urban legend we had heard regarding an abandoned Air Force base. After doing some googling and driving around on back roads for a few hours we found it.

Here is the photo graphic evidence.

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Here is what the base looked like during its golden era, the buildings in front is the little subdivision they created, there were also dorms, a dining hall, school, and a gymnasium in addition to the military buildings. It had been abandoned as an Air Force Station in the late 80's, and was then used as a Reform School until the late 90's.

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Stoked to have been there.

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Ann Adams

September 2, 2015

My family lived here from 1976 to 1980.  This was a great place to live and work.  I worked at the NCO club while my husband was stationed there and also traveled to Copper Harbor to work at the Bakery there.  We are coming to Copper Harbor this month with our son and his wife to see what everything looks like now.  We hope to make a stop at the old base as well.  Sad to see the place in ruins.

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