Mar 10-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: March: Mar 10-06
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Photo by Roy Aho

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 06:35 am:

Traveling along the shores of Lake Superior isn't an easy task during the snowy months of winter here in the U.P., but Roy Aho found a way to do it on a recent trip. Roy hails from Texas nowadays, but he loves to come "home" for a visit this time of year and hop on a snowmobile to check out his family cabin in the Freda area. This shot was taken near the mouth of the Graveraet River, looking north. Off in the distance you can see the smokestack that has appeared on these pages a number of times, but from a closer and different angle.

Freda stack

Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 06:40 am:

Nice winter picture - have a great weekend everyone!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 06:43 am:

Great shot. Just made it my background.

By John Preisler (Jpreisler) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 07:51 am:

is that stack left from the freda stamp mill? is there a nice beach
made of stamp sand like up in gay? i've never explored the copper
country south of the lift bridge.

By Stan Krycinski (Uptransplant) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 07:54 am:

Wow! The picture brings back some distant memories. If it's the same smokestack that's down by Redridge near the Salmon Trout River. I used to throw into the lake the biggest logs I could find and tell my english setter, Judy, to retrieve them. She would jump in no matter how big the waves were and bring them back. Absolutely the most fearless dog I ever owned. The steelhead fishing was great on the Salmon Trout just below the steel dam during the Spring. I'll be back one of these days.

By Brian R. Juntikka (Polkatime) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 08:22 am:

A familiar sight although I've never seen it in winter. It appears the photo was taken from near the mouth of the Graveraet River. It's a beautiful spot and I photographed it myself the last time I took a ride out there back in August of 1971. As recall, the trout fishing is pretty good, too.

Roland and Regina Manty of Atlantic Mine bought a summer cottage out there back in 1960 and I remember visiting them with my parents as a little kid. The roadway from Freda ran down along the side of the hill and then directly into the Freda Mill itself - in one door and then out the other side through the woods along the shoreline. As a kid, I was amazed at this and there were probably a few grownups who were, too.

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 08:25 am:

Wow sure looks cold.Almost looks like a black and white shot.We have tried to find this stack a few times with no luck.By the way Nate(nalwine) we enjoyed your comments on Kentucky the other day.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 08:35 am:

John, Yes, that's the Freda stack. My uncle owns a lot of that land down there and we're there nearly every summer. If you get up near Freda go to the Superior View restaurant at the top of the hill. My cousin Clyde owns it and does most of the cooking and the food is excellent. Tell him his cousin Deb sent you. You won't be sorry. They have wonderful Lake Trout. And yes, the sand is stamp sand as it is out by Gay. That sand is so dirty looking but it comes right off just like the beautiful sandy beaches in other areas of Lake Superior. No matter where you go, there's nothing like that lake.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 08:36 am:

By the way, I too have a great picture of that stack. And not too far away is the covered road where you can get some great shots too. And down by the lake there are wonderful thimbleberries which we make terrific jam out of every year. MMM MMM GOOD!

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 10:07 am:

In October, I took a drive to Gay to walk the beach like I have done for many years. Low and behold, the beach is all blocked off by the County or Township with No trespassing signs that habit has been thwarted.

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 10:53 am:

Speaking of traveling the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and Lake Huron! Congrats to the Hancock High School Bulldogs boys hockey team for making it down to lower Michigan for the MHSAA semi finals!
Go Dawgs!
Game today, Friday, March 10th

Division 3 Semi Finals


Cranbrook-Kingswood vs Divine Child


Hancock vs Grand Rapids Catholic Central
I'll be there to cheer you guys on! WoooooHooooo...Heads up, stick on the ice!

By BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 12:59 pm:

Nice shot, Roy!! Be careful on the ladder

By Scott Deprest (12retire) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 02:06 pm:

I thought I recognized that stack. We've been down the covered road in the fall and it is outstanding. I have never seen the superior view restuarant open. If I remember correctly, its kinda at the end of the road. There's a place around back (lakeside) that looks out over the bluff where you can see some islands sometimes. Not today though.

By barb saari (Bsaari) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 03:43 pm:

I will be so glad to be looking at the Superior shore after an absence of two years.

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 04:22 pm:

Afternoon All.
BooHoo so sad to bad Hancock has lost its bid for the Division 3 State Championship, Congratulations anyway for making it to the Finals. On to tonight and Cheering for Marquette. 2 teams from the UP in the High School Hockey State Finals. Way to go up there everybody!!!!!

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 03:38 am:

Isn't that stamp sand an environmental hazard and has toxins leaching into the Lake?

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