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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:39 pm:

Barb Bouwkamp decided to take advantage of a sunny November day to head off in her ride of choice when exploring…she calls it "Bucky". Her destination this day was the logging operations out near Big Traverse somewhere. She said she wanted to follow one of the trails to the point, but was afraid she'd get stuck and be in big trouble, so she turned around and decided she'd maybe hike it later on.

She did find some dandy logging piles of wood though. Some piled quite high, others either in the process of being piled up or being already somewhat loaded onto the logging trucks. I like the looks of all those fresh cut ends lined up in the fourth photo, along with a few stray branches sticking out. I'm going to stick my neck out here and say these look like some type of "pulp wood".

The last photo is of course Bucky... it looks like a fun way to explore off the traveled roads.

On a more serious note, it was 41 years ago today that the U.P. and the rest of the world received word that the Edmund Fitzgerald had gone down in Superior. We remember

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:53 pm:

I know some folks don't like the logging, but there are benefits to wildlife. Looks like a nice day to explore.

No, wouldn't want Barb and Bucky to get stranded!

We remember the men on the Fitz, and all others who have lost their lives in the gales of November.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 04:22 am:

The thing I like about lumbering today is that conservation is kept in mind (planting new trees 2 replace the ones cut).

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 04:48 am:

Remembering the 29 men crew, their families &
friends of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 05:26 am:

Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald and Eddy.

Eddy Fitz

Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 05:28 am:

...nice outing and pix, BTW.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:54 am:

Very nice photos, I'm jealous Barb! Used to see those stacks of logs everywhere while deer hunting from Little Betsy. Bucky looks like fun and it would go through just about anything. The woods have really changed in the Keweenaw it seems becoming private property in many areas. I really miss being U.P. there this time of year.

Barb, have you been turned away in your journey's on Bucky due to posted "private property"? Just curious.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 08:39 am:

The weatherman on the Detroit ABC TV station remembered to mention the Edmund Fitzgerald. He also mentioned the November storm of 1913 when there were very many shipwrecks throughout Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:01 am:

That is a bunch of logs. Look like spruce logs to me. Probably all gonna be paper someday. Spruce is a light but very strong wood. They used to make masts out of it for the sailboats.
Thank you to the veterans on their day.

By Theresa Barnes (Flash) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:27 am:

Ricky and Roonis logs??

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 04:24 pm:

To all:

A unique and excellent book about the Upper Peninsula weather is written by Mr. Karl Bohnak; titled "So Cold a Sky, Upper Michigan Weather Stories".

Now knowing the weather one tends to ask why did the Fitz even set sail on that day.


By BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 08:52 pm:

JT ... sent you a link to any interesting article
re: weather & the Fitz.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:06 pm:

We spent the day at Split Rock Lighthouse on the
North Shore of Minnesota for the lighting of the
beacon in honor of the sailers who lost their lives
that day on the Fitz. They rang the bell 29 times
and named all who perished that day, and rang it a
30th time for all who perished on the Great Lakes.
It was touching and not something we'll soon

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