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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: April: Apr 17-17
2009: Ojibwa Campground Lighthouse    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donna MacIntosh
2013: Bishop Baraga    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donna MacIntosh
2017: Bishop Baraga from the air    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brad Deforge
2017: Bishop Baraga UP close    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brad Deforge
His first church at Manistique    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:32 am:

Our look back in the archives today, brings us two Baraga/L'Anse landmarks. One that's more familiar than the other, as it stands atop the cliff on the curve in Keweenaw Bay. We start with the one that isn't as familiar, the Ojibwa Campground Lighthouse. Donna MacIntosh brought this light to our attention back in 2009 and having never been to the campground myself, it was a new view for me.

Donna was back on the Pasty Cam pages four years later, in 2013, with a shot of a more familiar landmark in the area, of the Bishop Baraga Shrine. There was still a bit of snow hanging on the face of the cliff that year, too.

Fast forward to this past weekend and we have Brad Deforge up on top of the Keweenaw Bay cliff, with his drone flying high around the Bishop Baraga shrine to give us a bird's eye view of not only the shrine but check out the Bay and the water. You can even see several sand bars out there.

We all have been aware of this shrine here looking over Lake Superior, but did you know there is a Bishop Baraga Historic Site in Manistique? It commemorates the establishment of Bishop Baraga's first church in the U.P., built in May of 1832, with the willing help of the Chippewa Indians that lived in the area. Check out the video from Great Getaways for more about this Historic Site.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:40 am:

Love all the pictures this morning. And Bishop
Baraga has a history out here in MN, also. He used
a canoe to try to get to Grand Marais, MN., from WI.
There's a cross commemorating where he landed. He
was very lucky to be alive. We visited the spot on
one of our trips up the North Shore here. If
anybody is interested, you can visit it here on
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 09:09 am:

Great photos and video this morning. I learned more about Bishop Baraga this morning than I have in all of my previous bunch of years.
It was a very informative video that Deb posted. Awesome waterfalls in the video also.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:47 pm:

I was hoping that some folks would take
advantage of the link I posted. Don't
know if that question mark is supposed to
be there or not. And yes, the waterfalls
are awesome. There are many beautiful
waterfalls along the north shore of MN.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:28 pm:

I tried Deb...but nuttin happened.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 02:57 pm:

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper):
" Don't know if that question mark is supposed to be there or not. "

Yes it is.
It may look odd, but it just indicates a variable, in this case:

means that the "v" is a variable, and the value
will replace that variable in the URL.

However, it's always better to make that a clickable link instead, which would avoid the problem that Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) apparently had with it.

Write it like this:
"If anybody is interested, you can visit it \newurl{https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMjJTer4oPU,here} on youtube."
then the forum parsing engine will convert it to this:
"If anybody is interested, you can visit it here on youtube."
("Try it, you'll like it!" 😉)
SARAH CUDLIP (Porter) on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 03:27 pm:

My son took a picture of the cross years ago and
had it enlarged and framed. I have had it on my
bedroom wall for years. The north shore in
Minnesota is also a great trip with many
waterfalls. I was so pleased to see the cross in
the video.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 04:39 am:

Quite an honor 4 the bishop.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 07:08 am:

Got it, nice video...thanks, FR!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 07:47 pm:

Such a beautiful waterfall. Yup, Bishop Baraga hung out in a
number of places. Louise Erdrich wrote a couple of children's books
about his time on Madeleine Island in the Apostle Islands of
Wisconsin. Karl Bohnak, the weather man for WLUC TV in Marquette
wrote about one of Bishop Baraga's winter canoeing trips in a book
he wrote about weather in the U.P. too.

Thanks Deb and FR Nash for the link.

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