Apr 18-16

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2016: April: Apr 18-16
Breakup on the Portage    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
Pancake ice    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
From the marina    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
Looking over to Houghton    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
19 years of the Pasty Cam on this day, 1998-2016
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2015
Also find us on
facebook
yes Printed on Recycled Internetyes

By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 06:49 am:

We covered the icebreaking on the Portage Canal last Monday and then towards the end of the week,Chad Johnson snapped these photos of the broken apart ice floes that had blown near the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, making the water a maze of ice.

I love the blue color in the water in Chad's first shot. The white of the ice makes it look an even deeper hue. What a great puzzle this photo or any of the others would make and perhaps they'd even cool you off if you were building them on a warm day.

We've been blessed with some summer temperatures (right around 80 on Sunday) over the weekend, so I'm guessing that the majority of the remaining snow on Mont Ripley has since melted and most likely much of this floating ice is gone, also. Before you know it, those docks at the Houghton County Marina will be occupied by boats of all sizes and traffic will be once again busy on the Canal.


By George L. (Yooperinct) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 07:57 am:

Nice shots, Chad. Checking out the Bridge Cam over the last couple weeks, it looked like the ice had vanished long ago. Was surprised to see these ice floes in today's pics.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 08:43 am:

Really great pictures. It's always wonderful to see
the ice melting from the lakes. Spring, the season
of promise!!


By Donna (Donna) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 08:59 am:

wow....that's a guarantee!!! Welcome Spring!Great
shots Chad!!


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 09:03 am:

Breaking up is a cold affair.
These are some Technicolor shots.


By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:47 am:

Well, if you don't learn from your mistakes,
........There's no sense making them!


By Just me (Jaby) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:52 am:

How interesting. i always enjoy Chad's unique pics.


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:51 pm:

It's April 18th...do you know where your 1040 is?


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 02:32 pm:

I sure hope Capt. Paul and Dr. Nat are OK today. Did they ever finish building that ark?

(P.S.: Those "ice pancakes" are bigger than a pannukakku from the ol' Suomi Restaurant!)


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 03:39 pm:

Spring takes longer to reach the Keweenaw, but it's getting there according to these nice pictures.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 04:28 pm:

FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash):
" Did they ever finish building that ark?"


Come to think of it, since Capt. Paul and Dr. Nat are both geologists, I hope their ark isn't something like (click →) this one!


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, April 18, 2016 - 07:09 pm:

Great comment FRNash. Hope the Dr. and Capt are okay.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 07:31 pm:

I sure hope all's well with Capt. Paul and Dr. Nat. Still no word from them here. They're both nice folks. In fact, as I just learned today:


Quote:

"Geologists are Gneiss, Tuff and a Little Wacke."


(All together now pasty folks: "Groan!")
By
kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:13 am:

GROAN!


Powered by:  
Join Today!
You are welcome to comment here or on 
Pasty Central's Facebook page
Here's a list of messages posted in the past 24 hours
See our guest photo gallery for more great views from the U.P.

Add a Message


A user/password combination is now required to post messages to Cam Notes. Registration is free. Click here to register or maintain your I.D.
Username:  
Password:

Home | Pasty Cam | Contest | Order Now | Bridge Cam | Past-E-Mail | GP Hall of Fame | Making Pasties | Questions