By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, November 5, 2018 - 09:06 pm:
Throughout the years on the Pasty Cam, there have always been some unique events photographed and shared. One of the more unusual was snapped in 2003, by Chad Johnson. He said he came around a curve on M-26 and was shocked to see a house driving down the Coal Dock Road. The house was being moved from near the MTU Mont Ripley Ski Hill. When Yoopers move, they REALLY move!
The next “unusual” shot, happens only once a year around the Keweenaw...this shot snapped in 2004 by our very own webmaster, Charlie Hopper, shows the Keweenaw Road Commission workers, setting snow sticks for the coming winter. In case you’re wondering what a snow stick is, they’re tall, slim branches that are stuck in the ground along roadsides, on corners, etc., to help navigate the county roads and side streets during the snowy months. These “snow sticks” help folks, especially the plow drivers know how far they can plow on the sides of the roads.
Today’s last archive photo was taken by Halli Lindley in 2015. It’s not every day you see a group of ladies riding horses down the road. Halli and friends took advantage of a beautiful, sunny fall day and saddled up their horses for a ride. With most of the leaves down, it was nice to see a tree here and there still holding on to its colorful array.
We have an interesting video today, back in 2013 the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society returned the original Motor Boat House that been built in 1923, to the Whitefish Point site. Sometime in the 1950’s or 1960’s it had been moved about a mile and a half away, but thanks to a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs they were able to move the 24’ wide, by 50’ long and over 20’ tall building back to its original location on the Whitefish Point Lighthouse Campus. Preserving a piece of Great Lakes Motor Boat Lifesaving history
By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 07:46 am:
These photos are very moving! And you know what the rear horse on the left is thinking..."Does this saddle make my butt look big?"