No. 7 mine 1890's
Surviving wooden timber in the hoist foundation
A glimpse inside at what remains of the No. 7
Franklin Mine 7Hi
Site Visited 2012
Mine hoist foundation No. 7
Franklin No. 7 mine slope
The Franklin No. 7 coal mine was opened by the Pacific Coast Coal Company in 1893. A slope was sunk 240 feet in the first year. The mine slope was sunk southward on the southern dip of the McKay coal bed. The gangways turned south in this mine in order to strike the coal beds in the old Franklin mine.
A total of eight levels were sunk in the No. 7 mine. The coal was hoisted up the main slope of the mine and dumped into a coal bunker. The bunker was located on the No. 12 spur of the Columbia and Puget Sound Railroad.
The No. 7 continuously produced coal from 1895 until the mine closed in 1907. The railroad spur was removed after the mine closed.