Aug 07-18

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: August: Aug 07-18
2001: 4-Wheel Water Skiing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by L. Kangas
2004: Hunter's Point Sit-In    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Charlie Hopper
2006: Easy Paddle    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Peg Hardt
2018: Lake Superior's Easter Island    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Hunter's Point - Copper Harbor to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 08:51 pm:

We’re checking out the fun things people do here UP North in the summer. Starting in 2001 with L. Kangas, who photographed these daredevils (her husband and his brother) waterskiing behind a 4 wheeler.
They were itching to ski, but there was no boat around. They were able to go up and down this private beach.

Jumping ahead to 2004, Charlie Hopper was on hand to capture these young ladies who were holding a good old-fashioned sit-in up at the Pines Resort in Copper Harbor. It was their way of helping the effort to raise the money needed to buy Hunter's Point and preserve it as a park in Grant Township.

Then we join Peg Hardt in 2006, who snapped a shot of the perfect way to de-stress your day. Paddling on the calmness of a lake anywhere UP North will do it, for sure. I’ve never paddled in a canoe, but enjoy the calmness that comes over me while in my kayak on a day like this.

Our current photo today, was taken by Melanie Hakala Rossi on Sunday. She said they were at Fish Cove, which is just north of the Montreal Falls, when David decided he was going to go out to the small rock there and recreate the big rock sitting there looking like a stone head. Someone mentioned it reminded her of Easter Island stone heads. What a fun shot!

We join Da Brudders for today’s video feature. They’re going to fly us over Hunter’s Point in Copper Harbor, with glimpses of Porter’s Island and of course the shoreline in the Harbor, too.

By bill d-howellmi (Billdolkey) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:07 pm:

I think the 4 wheel water skiing could be
dangerous, a forward fall could result in a broken
neck in shallow water...

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:42 pm:

Oopsie, image posting fail! Let me try that again.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:45 pm:

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew)
"… at Fish Cove …
… the big rock sitting there looking like a stone head. Someone mentioned it reminded her of Easter Island stone heads. What a fun shot!"

Now there's something I've never seen in da UP!

The Moai of fish Cove:
vs. the Moai of Easter Island:

Yes indeedy!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 07:43 am:

Great pix and love the video...thanks for the view!
I always meant to make that hike out to Hunter's Point, but never made it.
Would have, could have, should have. :-(

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 08:45 am:

Let's face it, our Easter Island gets slammed with
those howling winds, wonder we've lost
most of the facial stuff.....

GREAT find eh! I've never seen awesome!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:31 pm:

Great pictures today and the video was great also. On another note, I completely forgot that yesterday was National Lighthouse day. So a belated happy Lighthouse day to all the lighthouse lovers on here.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 03:18 pm:

I love Hunter's Point and the area around it. I did not know there is a Tombolo being created at the end of Hunter's Point. Their appearances around Lake Superior are very interesting.

Hunter's Point Tombolo

Also, just a few hundred yards east at Agate Beach (right by the parking lot) there is another extremely interesting set of rock formations sometimes referred to as the "Hieroglyphs".

Hieroglyphs at Agate Beach

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 05:29 pm:

D. A. (Midwested),
"Hieroglyphs at Agate Beach":

That and a lot more, you've got quite a nice collection of albums there, at (click →)!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 08:26 pm:

Duane P. (Islandman43) ~

Thanks for the mention of Lighthouse Day ~ Crisp
Point Historical Society had a cookout for it!

D. A. (Midwested) ~

You made me look up Tombolo! I think from what i
read that Little Presque Isle by Marquette also
has a Tombolo. In fact a couple weeks ago it
sounded like a whole group of people went to the
island when the Lake was clam and then called for
help to be rescued when the waves kicked up
later. When the Lake is high the sand bar out to
Little Presque is slightly under water.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:01 pm:

Thanks FRNash.
I keep trying to outdo myself. There's just so much material to work with.

It does look like Mother Superior is attempting to create one to connect Little Presque Isle to the mainland. I did not know it gets exposed from time to time. Presque Isle Park is a very good example of an old one. Other examples are:
- The southeast side of Grand Island by Munising
- Pequaming north of L'Anse
- Closer to home, there is a large, unnamed one containing Traverse Point and Louis Point that separates Big Traverse Bay from Little Traverse Bay.

They are created by wind and waves that move sand and sediment in between an island and the mainland. In this Google Earth photo of Big and Little Traverse Bays by Rice Lake, one can see the remnants the dozens of old shorelines that helped to fill in and create the isthmus of the tombolo.

Traverse Bays Tombolo

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 02:18 pm:

D. A. (Midwested),

Yes, when i attended NMU back in the mid 70's you
could walk out to Little Presque Isle. The Lake
level was quite low then. The tombolo wasn't much
above the lake level even back then, but enough to be
dry when the waves weren't high. Thanks again for
the interesting education ~ glad you mentioned it!

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