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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: November: Nov 04-17
1999: Grand Island near Munising    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from the Archives
2006: Across the Canal    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Paul Talvensaari
2011: Gloomy day on Quincy Hill    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Barbara Bouwkamp
2017: Lake Plumbago wintry reflections    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Chad Johnson
Michigan Tech Model Forest to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:21 am:

Today's archive review is all about the scenic shots past and a present beauty, too. We start back in the early years at 1999, with a late fall photo looking out at Grand Island near Munising. Way off in the distance you can catch a glimpse of the Pictured Rocks, too. This was actually a request that someone had made about a year before. It took awhile, but the Pasty Cam came through for them.

Moving ahead, we stop in 2006, with Paul Talvensaari on the top of Quincy Hill. That's west Houghton across the way, with the Houghton Elementary building topping Bridge Street. Looks like all the leaves have fallen, leaving the trees bare and gray, with just a splash of yellow in the bush right in front of Paul.

Next scenic view was snapped by Barbara Bouwkamp in 2011. She was standing on the opposite side of the Portage Canal, than Paul was in the previous photo. Barb captured a gloomy looking scene, but the sun was glancing off the Quincy Mine Shaft, making it shine in the distance.

Chad Johnson snapped the 2017 photo in Alberta. That's Plumbago Lake across the road from the Michigan Tech Ford Forestry Center there. The early snows here UP North sure make for some beautiful photos and it brightens UP the gray landscape, too. Here in Lake Linden, what has fallen has already melted, but I'm sure there is more to come.

With the mention of the MTU Forestry Center, we have a video from 2016, when the Forest Steward Guild designated Michigan Tech lands as a Model Forest. Not just the Forestry Center, but the Tech trails were part of it, too.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 02:06 pm:

Great pictures. I especially like the 2nd one.
The lighthouse on Grand Island is one of my

By D. A. (Midwested) on Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 04:26 pm:

Iíve recently learned that Grand Island is home to one of the UPís grandest Tombolos. A Tombolo is the name for a land formation created when an island becomes connected to another piece of land due to repetitive wave action that deposits sediment.

Two other well known U.P. Tombolos are one that is home to Pequaming, north of LíAnse and one that separates Little Traverse Bay from Big Traverse Bay in the Keweenaw.

U.P. Tombolos

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 06:15 pm:

It is lovely to visualize the planet as a living organism, but what if that organism has a fatal disease?
..corollary to the "GAIA HYPOTHESIS".

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 07:06 pm:

Nice...I recently witnessed a lot of people on MTU's Trail View 1 cam, wandering around wearing hard hats. I assumed they were surveying for a new Sambo's restaurant, but after watching the video I believe they may have been students. And BTW...I used to play a tombolo in a country-western band, back in the seventies.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:21 pm:

At Tech we used to call Forestry students, "Twigs".
I wonder if that's considered politically incorrect now.

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