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Au Train Regional Documents Collection

Identifier: RDC-003

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents relating to the hydroelectric project in Au Train, its possible environmental impact on the area, and the fishery in the Au Train area. A large portion of the collection relates to public concern over a proposed Shoreline Management Plan created by the Upper Peninsula Power Company in 2007.


  • 1963 - 2017

Biographical / Historical

The Au Train hydroelectric project is located on the Au Train River in Alger County, Michigan upstream of Au Train Lake. The dam was originally built in 1910, and embankment dams were built in 1930. At some point, it was owned by the Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO). UP Hydro, LLC (part of Renewable World Energies, LLC) purchased the dam from UPPCO in July 2010.


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Existence and Location of Originals

This collection is an artificial collection of digital government documents put together by the Lydia Olson Library at Northern Michigan University and made accessible online by the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. The original documents are not available at the archives.

Related Materials

The Dead River Regional Documents Collection, the Silver Lake Regional Documents Collection, and the Escanaba River Regional Documents Collection also contain information about hydroelectric projects in the Upper Peninsula.

View This Collection Online

This collection is part of UPLINK, the Upper Peninsula Digital Network. You can see it on the UPLINK website here.

Au Train Regional Documents Collection
Catherine Oliver
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


This collection guide includes collections from member organizations of UPLINK (the Upper Peninsula Digital Network) as well as the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. UPLINK collections document the history of the Upper Peninsula broadly, while the Central UP & NMU Archives focuses on such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

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