Jan 16-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: January: Jan 16-06
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Photo by Bill Haller

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 05:18 am:

Bill Haller and Mrs. Bill have a great view outside their window, down near the channel at Bete Grise. That golden glow in the distance is Bare Bluff, which the Pasty Cam has visited on several occasions, just not quite from this angle.

The Hallers are among our more remote Pasty.NET members on the Keweenaw broadband network, enjoying a wireless connection to the Internet, bouncing down to the beach from Mt. Horace Greeley. This month as our new Network Center comes online at The Hut, we'll be increasing speed for members like Mr. and Mrs. Bill... and those of us here on the sunset side of the Peninsula, too (in Eagle River). A great view of the Big Lake and fast connections... who could ask for more?

Carol Ann Pearce - 1956
From the Archives, 19 Jun 2002

Mary Drew will return from the MLK-holiday tomorrow

Ever notice how the B is next to the G on the keyboard? This message originally said Bete Brise ;o(
Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 05:41 am:

Great picture - it's my background today.

By JARMO ITńNIEMI (Japei) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 05:54 am:

Hei BILL - nice pictures!!!

By happyooper (Trigal) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 08:07 am:

What a beautiful sunrise.

By Harold Myers (Harrym) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 08:55 am:

'Big Lake' and 'Fast Connection' reminds me of what in years past was science fiction that we only dreamed about.... What next?

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 08:58 am:

What a great place, one of our favorite places to go boating. Sure enjoy your pictures of the freighter's when they take cover Mr & Mrs Bill!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 09:12 am:

Me too, trollperson!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 09:37 am:

Ok, I could live with viewing that pic out my picture window each day :)

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 10:04 am:

What a view! Now I dont mean to be picking fault but is it Bete Grise and not Bete Brise?

By Gus LL (Gusll) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 11:28 am:

I have a Keweenaw Co. map that calls the bluff, "Bear Bluff", not Bare Bluff. I guss it's called that because it resembles a bear from out on the lake. Just like Cedar Bay in Keweenaw County, Some call it Sedar Bay. I guess they are both correct, who knows?

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 11:30 am:

I have a similar golden shot of High Point taken during a sunset by my son in Fall 1988. Charlie -- I'm on!

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 11:41 am:

While Bete Grise means "gray beast" in French, I think the Michigan Tech explanation makes more sense, as "gris" in French is sandstone, plus we're located on a Jacobsville sandstone formation.

"Bete Grise Bay The present name, "BÍte Grise Bay," has evolved over the years and is a good example of the alterations which can occur in a foreign language place name as it is Americanized. Not recognizing that the French pronunciation of "Baie de" (which sounded like "BÍte") meant "Bay of," the Americans added "Bay" to the end of the name. Thus, we have the present redundant name, which means, literally, "Bay of Sandstone Bay.""

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 01:19 pm:

I wish that was the view out of my back window!

By Susan Lahti (Finn_in_texas) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 03:35 pm:

I thought that looked familiar. My family built a cottage on the south end of the bay. We stayed there for 3 weeks every summer, until 1973 when we moved to Texas. I never got to experience a U.P. winter though, as I grew up in the Detroit area. Sure did enjoy that view out the big picture window facing the lake. Spent hours on the shoreline. Traveled through that canal many times by boat as we had family with a place on Lac la Belle. Thank you to the Hallers for an awesome picture!

By Steven Lindon (Sclindon) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 04:06 pm:

Looks like you guys still have snow up there. Didn't know if any of the warm weather we experienced in Detroit had made its way up there and melted all the white stuff. My wife and I are heading to Big Bay in about a month and we want LOTS of snow!

By Arnie Larsen (Yooperinwa) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 04:27 pm:

Here I sit in Washington State. 27 straight days of rain and counting. Been pouring down all day long outside my window today. I remember days living in Dodgeville with that many consecutive days of snowfall, and counting. Wishin I was back in the old UP. At least the Seahawks are headin for the Super Bowl! Go Hawks.

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 05:10 pm:

Hi all. How about a Copper Country snow and weather update! I'll be flying in on Wed.....hopefully!! You never know if the plane will land up there! Am hoping to take a stroll on the beach. As of a few days ago, it still was possible. Unreal for this time of year but fine by me!

By Brian Thomas (Bootjackboy) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 05:12 pm:

awesome picture! It is my new background also...I love the bete grise area...I know a family with a cottage there. I remember picking tons of bluberries out there....I wish I could wake up tomorrow and do it again...only it would also be July or August...:-)

By Brian Thomas (Bootjackboy) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 05:13 pm:

hey I've been thinking about some good buds from Bootjack when I was a kid...if anyone knows how to get a hold of David or Todd King...let me know :-)

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 05:43 pm:

Hi again. Don't know much about wireless up there but is there service in Jacobsville?

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 06:01 pm:

Bill,you and your wife have a wonderful view from your retirement home. I know how much you enjoy it.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 06:05 pm:

Hey stix,
If there's no problem getting helicopters out to my ship, I'll be flying in Wed nite on the 5:22 out of Minnie flight, maybe I'll see you there...

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 06:25 pm:

Seismic Pete, I think a helicopter ride into Houghton sounds like more fun! I'll be on that flight too! The forecast looked pretty good a few days ago but.....don't look now! Keep your fingers crossed we don't get stranded in Minni!

By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 09:53 pm:

What a great picture! Like many others, that became my background picture too.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 10:17 pm:

To catch my chopper you'll first have to get to my ship-we're only about 200 NM off the coast of Mynamar in the Andaman Sea:) Find that on a map...
As for Minnie, I fly in and out all the time and in the last 10 yrs they don't have the best track record.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 03:49 pm:

looks like fire mountain i remain walter p tampa

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