Feb 05-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: February: Feb 05-09
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Photos by E. Neil Harri
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Photos by E. Neil Harri

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 06:20 am:

Have you ever wished you could sail over the ice on the bay without worry of crashing through? If so, it's your lucky day, because E. Neil Harri is flying us over South Entry and the Jacobsville Lighthouse. In his first shot, we get a great look at the way the ice bands together on the inside of the breakwall, while leaving the open side clear of ice, except for a floe here and there in the water. Then Neil brings us right over the tippy-top of the light and you can see that the ice around it, is not all that thick and almost transparent in places. It's also neat to note the difference in the color of the water, due to the angle the photos were shot from. The blue in the top photo perhaps can be attributed to the sky reflecting on the lake. While the second photo gives off a darker hue, like you're looking into the depths below the lighthouse and its calm reflection.

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By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 07:02 am:


By Jackie Ogden (Jackieo) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 07:25 am:

Good Morning to all! Nice pictures today.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 08:01 am:

Neil...just curious, how is the heater in your airplane?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 08:21 am:

Love the photos!!!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 09:01 am:

Jacobsville kids use to cross there to go to school in Chassel after Jacobsville's school burned. Mail crossed the channel there too.

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 09:21 am:

Alex, The heater works as good as a modern car on my work plane. My personal plane is a little cooler but acceptable if it is above zero.

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 09:47 am:

Rowdy -

What kind of boat went across the channel carrying kids and mail? How did it work in winter with the ice?

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 09:58 am:

Those are just OUTSTANDING pictures !!!!!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 10:10 am:

The mailman's boat had 2, approximately inch wide runners, that went almost the length of the boat. They were set away/down from the bottom of the boat maybe 3-4 inches. There was a handle across the transom of the boat that he could push with when he had to. Don't remember the length of the boat. Maybe 7-10' something around there. I'd have to guess the kids boat was bigger. I was told that more than one could row at a time.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 11:00 am:

Nice Pic's, Jumped off that lighthouse many years ago.

By Ann Tomlinson (Tomlinan) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 11:32 am:

The South Entry - at the center of the universe!!! :)

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 11:43 am:

If not; real close!

By Thomas D. Dessellier (Tomd) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 12:22 pm:

Great photos. Looks like there is still a lot of ice at the South Entery.

Tom Dessellier

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 06:36 pm:

I think some of the Great Lakes are experiencing some freeze over this Winter.

By Wayne Sorvala (Halfway) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 07:46 pm:

My grandpa was the mail man (Waino Sorvala) that crossed the channel, summer, winter, fall, and spring. He used to take me with him on his routes when we came up on vacation. I also picked strawberries for him during the summer.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 10:10 pm:

Nice reflection of the lighthouse in both pix, 'eh? How'd you like to be the Captain of a freighter and didn't know which way to go in there? :o)

By Virginia Jamison (Ginny) on Monday, February 9, 2009 - 02:27 pm:

The Fresnel Lens from this Jacobsville Lighthouse (the Keweenaw Lower Entry Light) will be moving to the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse in May where it will be on permanent display. This lenz was replaced with a more modern one at Jacobsville. This is like the original lens at Eagle Harbor. Our lens was removed and shipped away when the Eagle Harbor light was modernized.Kurt Fosberg from Marquette and Copper Harbor will be restoring the light on the first floor of the lighthouse where visitors can watch. Dave Thomas started working on this project in 1992. We are excited that it is finally happening.

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