Mar 02-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: March: Mar 02-06
Rolling ice    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Dave Dalquist
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Photos by Dave Dalquist

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 08:29 am:

A winter visit to McLain Park is quite a treat for the eyes, with the scenery changing from day to day. On this particular visit, Dave Dalquist, was greeted with an icy view of the Upper Portage Entry lighthouse. If you look closely at the first shot, you'll notice what seems like a hump in the ice, which Dave says is actually a wave underneath the ice, making it's way to the shore. With a bit of patience, he was also able to catch one of those waves splashing up and over the ice pack along the edges! Quite an impressive sight with the white of the frozen shoreline, combined with the white of the lighthouse, against the blue-gray sky in the background.

Over on the What'sUP page Charlie Hopper continues the story of that first week of the Pasty Cam back in 1998. Today you'll see how it got its name.

By happyooper (Trigal) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 08:36 am:

Oh, wow! Can you believe we'll actually be swimming in that very lake in a few short months?

By Debra J McCumber (Debrajean) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 08:37 am:

Wow - what a neat picture!! Good morning everyone! : )

By ray miller (Raymsc) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:14 am:

There is nothing like the sounds of the ice leaving the shorelines. The crashing when the break up first starts and then the fine little jingles as all the ice is nearly gone. a total delight to the ears and eyes awesome

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:18 am:

Oh my gosh what a great picture. It has my two favorite things in it, Lake Superior and a lighthouse. What could be a better combination? I absolutely love McLean Park and haven't been there in a few years so plan to go this year. Maybe I'll run into one of you Yooper people. It seems we're all going this summer. Have a wonderful day!

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:36 am:

I remember riding those ice chunks as a kid (right along the shore line!!!)!! And I love the eerie sounds of the ice breaking up! Looks like it was a gorgeous day when the pic was taken! How fortunate we are to know and see such beauty.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:47 am:

WOW! Awesome pics Dave :)
Living on the great lakes, I have always loved it when the ice breaks in the spring...especially if it happens at night, when everything is quiet. And the smell of the lake that fills the air, once again.
I love it when we suddenly get some extremely warm days, and the ice on the lake begins to melt...causing a fog effect just over the lake... making it look almost mystical.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 10:08 am:

Congrats to Dave! He has more photos in's gallery. Lighthouses seem to be a big deal with him. I have 5 of his hanging on my walls!

By cathyadams (Loulou) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 10:35 am:

Beautiful photos!!! Makes really wish I were there!!! Love the
"noise" of the ice! On the other side, I remember touring the
Deleware mine in 1988, remember going way down deep in the
mine!! Also the floppy eared rabbit at gift shop. Nice memories.
I am sooo happy that I found this site!! Thanks again!!

By Maanuta (Maanuta) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 11:32 am:

Really nice pictures. Thank-you for capturing such beauty and sharing it.

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 12:27 pm:

Wonderful pics! That is so strange to see a wave under the ice! Can you see that very often? Wow!
Thanks again!

By Michelle Mills (Writergirl1959) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 12:37 pm:

Yoopers take the BEST PHOTOGRAPHS! I think the winter photos ROCK! Living in Florida, if we want ice we either go to the freezer for it, or go ice skating on an indoor rink! I've saved the top photo for my desktop backdrop. Thank you again and again for the great stuff you post. I never miss a day. Stay warm everyone!
From Michelle...(who wishes she were a Yooper)

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 12:55 pm:

This is what I love about the pasty cam,not many people I meet can understand what is so fascinating about a wave moving under the ice.I am glad that I am not the only one who finds the phenomenon so entertaining.I really enjoy reading about the first days of pasty cam on the whats up page.Thanks again

By jim lu maye (Jimlu) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 01:56 pm:

great pics Dave, checked out your other pics &they also are top shelf.Keep up the good work.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 03:32 pm:

For more info on ice volcanos check out the ice volcano page at MTU:

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 07:30 pm:

Those are really cool pictures.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 10:22 pm:

The more I look at the first picture, the more I want a really big, framed version of that in my living room.

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