Aug 25-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: August: Aug 25-06
Water traffic    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by John Sturos
Will's catch    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Gordon Kendall

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 06:41 am:

Summer is quickly winding down to where you won't be able to spend the day like the youngsters in today's first shot. They were enjoying a day on Portage Lake with John Sturos, when he captured them framing the Ranger III. Their attention is complete on what is probably the biggest boat they've ever seen up that close. The young man in the second picture, seems oblivious to what's going on behind him on the lake or the bridge, as he proudly displays his "catch of the day". Gordon Kendall snapped that photo of his son Will standing on the dock near the new library in Houghton, where they were enjoying the day. Nice catch there William!

By Danbury (Danbury) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 06:46 am:

Ok, so perhaps it's not so nice, boating on Portage Lake in midwinter, but they might enjoy ice-fishing?

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 07:49 am:

...What a terrific way for kids to spend their summer!!!!! Does it get any better?....that new library is spectacular also..I sat and read the latest Gazettes in a cushy armchair and watched the Ranger go past. I will stop in again when I am back for the color tour in the Keweenaw.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 07:57 am:

sure wish i was on the Ranger headed to Isle Royale -- what a great ride.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 08:01 am:

I think I spent many a day standing either where Will is or in LL catching rock bass as fast as I could get a line in....

The first picture reminds me of a story about a guy who bought some waterskis at a yard sale. After a week or so the man brought them back and demanded a refund. Confused, the seller asked, "Why are you bringing these back?". The man replied, "I'm bringing these back because I couldn't find a lake with a hill!!!"

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 08:08 am:


By Marianne Young (Marianne) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 09:09 am:

Those are both great pictures. I like seeing pictures of children enjoying Portage Lake in the summer. What fun!

By Mike Ellis (Lsigrandson) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 11:35 am:

The waterski joke must be a yooper thing, because I've heard the same thing on one of my Da Yoopers albums.

A ride on the Ranger III is a real thrill. I've only been on it twice for two seperate trips to Isle Royale (actually three, once for a Chassell school class trip, back in the day).

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 01:32 pm:

Will's catch looks like he hooked the bridge!

By mike obrien (Mobrien) on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 03:18 pm:

smart parents, life jackets on all the kids

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