Hemlo is the site of two current gold mines that support Marathon and the surrounding hamlets. Another mine used to be up and running, but shut down in 2005. I read somewhere that you can tour Hemlo Mine for free every day during the summer at 2 PM.
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Wow, trucking along Hwy 17 in the winter… I use to drive there with my pickup in those years. I recall that many insurance companies forced big truckers into the longer but safer drive along Hwy 11 up north. Longer but much much easier to drive, and usually more stable weather patterns. That strech along lake Superior can surprise you in the winter.
I drove Truck into Thunder Bay once a week out of Toronto back in 1975 thru 1980 and it was the most memorable time of my 42 years driving,Winter and Summer.