Mar 25-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: March: Mar 25-06
Breaking up    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Karl Berg
Ice slabs    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Karl Berg

Toivo from Toivola (Toivo) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 08:04 am:

Karl Berg recently visited the shores of Lake Superior and found it to be quite iced in, making it look more like a scene from the arctic. You almost expect to see an iceberg or two jutting out of all those ice floes. It's definitely not the time of year to be out on the ice fishing, with break-ups like this underway. Spring weather isn't too far off anymore, so you'll be fishing out there again before you know it!

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 08:49 am:

Who says breaking up is hard to do...

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 09:36 am:

That's what I like to see. I can't believe you people are wanting snow in March. The people UP north are still trying to melt last year's snow. Snow from November to February is one thing, but it has to start the meltdown in March. Some years it seems we had snow from September til June. My dad always says that there's still spots on the hill going to Calumet where the snow hasn't melted yet in July. I think that's not too much of a stretch. Happy weekend everybody.

By Sue (Sussu) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 10:26 am:

Swimming is only 3 months away!
Nice album Karl, you've included pictures from places around the Keweenaw I never knew existed.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 10:44 am:

Karl, there are people who have not seen let alone know the feel of those grey waters beyond the red stones. Brrrrr, I can feel the air now.

By roger ockomon (Rko) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 11:39 am:

Anderson Indiana

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 01:36 pm:

You have some great shots in your album, including some of my favorite places, like Natural Wall and the out-of-the-way falls nobody visits. I especially like the ones titled "I worked here". I would have a bunch of those photos, but they would all look the same-a patch of ocean:(

By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 02:56 pm:

Looks like a Yooper version of giant Superior peanut brittle!!! Or peppermint bark!!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 04:30 pm:

Omigosh! Dotsie, we think the same way! When I first saw that picture this morning, I thought "white chocolate with nuts"! I decided everyone would think I was crazy, so I didn't mention it! How does our pastycam talk always turn to food?

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 05:09 pm:

Suna and Marsha, I was thinking more along the lines of Peppermint Bark :)
Usedtobeayooper, Don't forget that August in the UP is considered bad sledding weather ;)

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 06:26 pm:

Speaking of break-up, the Soo must be clear because I'm watching two freighters heading to Duluth right now--the first ones I've seen this year. Our ice is just about gone here. To summer!!

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 06:36 pm:

There was a year not to long ago (I'm not aging that fast, am I?) when I remember the First Annual Memorial Day Cross Country Ski Race on the hill above Lake Linden. Don't know if there was ever a second AMDCCSR but I did note the Annual part of the title, maybe just a little tongue in cheek - or wishful thinking on the part of avid skiers. Oops, my wife just remembered it as in the mid 70's!

By Mk Schneider (Upboundeh) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 07:18 pm:

It wasnt just a couple months ago that it was looking like spring, now were looking normal, but cant wait til spring!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 07:57 pm:

Sur5er, August is about the only month that's considered bad sledding. Well, maybe July too. At any rate, they get a lot of snow but in the summer months we missed sledding so we'd take a big cardboard box and slide down the hills UP from our house in cardboard boxes. It was a lot of fun and MUCH warmer.

By J. Marsh (Nursejen) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 09:00 pm:

BRRR!!! Looks cold to me!!! Hopefully it will all be melted by the time we get up to visit in August-LOL! We got a "dusting" of snow this am in lower MI, but it was all melted by the time afternoon came...have a good one:)

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 09:53 pm:

not the giants steeping stones but perhaps the snowmans steeping stones i remain walter p

By Mel, Kansas (Mehollop) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 11:10 am:

Greta -
According to the Soo Evening news link from the Locks were broken out, cleared, and opened for the season (officially) yeseterday. I think they were ahead of schedule on the breaking though, so a couple vessels may have made it through early. Another possibility is that you've been seeing vessels that winter in Duluth or other places on Superior (Thunder Bay, Marquette) on their way to or from other locations on Superior that don't require them to transit the locks.

Either way, the Shipping Season is open again!

By Mel, Kansas (Mehollop) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 11:11 am:

Arg... sorry. That's

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 07:47 pm:

Thanks Mel,
These guys were heading south, toward Duluth. Like you said, they may've been coming out of ?? port. This post is a few days late, but on Sunday middle of night, there were three in a row heading south and one heading north. Looks good to see lights on the lake in the night again.

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