Oct 16-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: October: Oct 16-04
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Photo by Carl Kiilunen

Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 06:27 am:

The water tower on the hill. You see many different shapes and sizes of these contraptions dotting the countryside wherever you travel. This one sits atop Fourth Street in Lake Linden, with a view towards Bootjack and the countryside. Carl Kiilunen took a stroll around the town to bring us a spectrum of colors in a fall slideshow! I can only imagine what the view would be if you climbed that ladder on the side of the tower. Maybe we can talk Carl into giving it a try for us! I'm just kidding, it's probably illegal to climb up there without permission anyway.

Here's a little pasty-related trivia for your Saturday, especially for all the ketchup lovers - - The World's Largest Catsup Bottle is a water tower, located in Collinsville, Illinois. Maybe that's why Pasty Central has shipped so many pasties to the 62234 zip code!

By Mike C. , Wayne, Mi. on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 06:31 am:

First PostGood Morning!!!

By ME on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 06:32 am:

Great Picture!!

By Mike - Transplanted Yooper - Redford, Mi on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 06:46 am:

What's the difference between ketchup and catsup?
I like both on my pasties.

By joe on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 07:07 am:

Good Morning

Great pictures this week wish i was there to see all the colors. But how bad was the weather last night i heard that the gales are already starting on the big lake.


By Meggie, MI on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 07:07 am:

Mike, the spelling (difference between ketchup and catsup).

By Meggie, MI on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 07:12 am:

Just waiting for daylight now to see the waves as the lake sure is roaring out there. It didn't start until after dark last night. That lake is totally AWESOME...

By Donna on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 07:17 am:

THAT lake is sacred! I bought a print from the N.A.Noel website, titled "Angel of the Lake", (link http://www.nanoel.com/Controller?action=product&id=18 ). I have her overlooking Keweenaw Bay...and I KNOW there are many that protect this lake. :D

Great picture...great colors...FANTASTIC little town...Lake Linden!

By Carla, Michigan on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 07:38 am:

speaking of pasties and ketchup, etc. Any of you ever try Toivo and Eino's sauce of some kind. My husband picked some up at a Meijer store. He loves it. I haven't tried it yet.

By cnd, tx on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 07:56 am:

Hi from Ulsan, Korea..

By Kate, CA on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 07:58 am:


Surf's up!

By Meggie, MI on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:06 am:

Donna, that is a beautiful picture, Angel of the Lake.

By Kate, CA on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:11 am:

Sorry, I just realized the CableAmerica link above is yesterday's image. Here's a link to a Marquette live image site. Notice the smoke from the smokestack....must be awfully windy!

By Patt - Mid - Michigan on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:14 am:

Such a pretty photo Mary. You do a great job selecting the photo's as I know you "guys" are diluged with many. Kinda' glad we made our trip 2 weekends ago as the winds were bad enough then while camping at the Porkies. That Sunday night we rocked more than the kids at a rock concert. For sure this weekend the camper would be in Superior instead of along side it. Stay warm & dry all!

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:49 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Beautiful color! Its 41 degrees and rainy here today. Just checked out the webcam of Holland channel and it looks a little rough this morning. Hope Cableamerica gets updated.

By Karl from Cadillac on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:53 am:

Great pictures! Love the fall colors, bet they will be a thing of the past before the weekend is up if the winds are as high as the weatherman said! It's rainy and windy here in Cadillac and leaves are falling fast. How big are the waves on the Big Lake today? Weatherman down here said they will reach 25 feet! I would drive to White Fish Bay to see that! I love to watch the big brakers on the Big Lake!

By Lorelei on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:56 am:

Good Morning from snowy Painesdale. The snow is falling as I sit and type this note. There is more than a dusting on the ground.

Brrrr. Perfect day for a sauna.

By elm on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:57 am:

Beautiful fall pictures Carl. Nice Album.

By Matt from Fulton in GB on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 09:04 am:

Happy Birthday to my brother Pavo!

By BT,TC on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 09:06 am:

Morning....it doesn't seem all that windy here in Traverse City....but I have a feeling a good many leaves will hit the ground(hopefully the neighbors ground) today.

By Mark Gilles/Lakeland, FL on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 09:07 am:

Thanks for the great picture. Right behind the water tower are the "tracks," where years of fun took place. I remember growing up with friends, and we would dare each other to climb the water tower and not one of us took the dare.

By Snow and windy on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 09:19 am:

i wake to snow and its still snowing hre in calumet 1-3 today 2-4 tonight but only half will melt whne it hits thw ground.plus calling for 50+mph wind gusts

By Spoontroll Shelby twp, Mi on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 09:21 am:

Good Morning! What happened to our gale force wind forecast?

By Paul , Webberville Troll on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 09:21 am:

To Carla, from Michigan. You can purchase Toivo and Eino's Pasty sauce through this website. We have our second order of it and like it very much. Just used it Thursday on a new order of Pasties from Still Water.

By Sue, Calumet on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 09:54 am:

Charlie, you should build a giant pasty for the Calumet skyline.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:07 am:

Love the pictures. It's 36 here.

By dave s wisc on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:22 am:


The white stuff can stay up there.

Hopefully someone can get a pic of the snow on those beautiful colored trees

By Down State Dave on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:23 am:

Mike - in Redford, The difference between catsup and ketchup? Catsup is a word derived from catsupula meaning feline dining or cat's meal as in "my cat supped on a tasty mouse." Ketchup, on the other hand is a rather complicated southern word meaning "hey, hurry up, we are waiting on you so ketchup, would ya?"

Hope this helps ;>)

Mr. Kiilunen, great picture, thanks for taking the time to share with us the GORGEOUS scenery.
Oh and Mr. Webster says the meaning of gorgeous is "dazzlingly attractive." An apt description of this weeks pictures.

By ok on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:24 am:

the winds r going to hit this afternnon 50mph and 20-25ft waves

By Ahmeek CLiff Dweller on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:24 am:

I think Sue from Calumet is on to something! I can see it now, a big, giant copper pasty, and tourists from all over would come to pay homage to it. It'd be visited as much as Bishop Baraga!

Mr. and Mrs. Yooper Willie, it was actually Capt'ns Daughter #3 you met, not the Sandstoneprincess. And no, I am not injecting Cherry Creme directly into my bloodstream, though some mornings I think I should! It was really good to see you guys, too, or is that yous guys? I don't know what came over me, but I gave your neighbor a kiss right on the lips at the reception. And that was BEFORE I had anything to drink!! I need to get out there more so I don't go over the edge again!

By cheryl mi on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:30 am:

Can anyone out there tell me how I can listen to the Michigan Tech football game from the Tech site on my computer? I live in Gwinn but can't get anything on the radio here. Tech is 6-0 & 13th in the standings in the nation. Dan Mettlach (Tech's quarterback & formerly from Gwinn)is my best friend's son & my adopted nephew. I'd love to listen to the game. Would appreciate it.

By Bobt, Michigan on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 11:17 am:

Cheryl, Go to MTU.edu then click on Athletics then go to the link for Football and you should be at the page to click on the audio webcast. I'll be listening too. See you at the Bash at the Bighouse on November 6. Go Huskies!

By Candy, CA on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 11:36 am:

This Tech webcam link (http://www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/cams/view/motion.html) gives you a pretty good idea of the weather in the CC right now -- and how cold it must be for those football guys today!

By Candy, CA on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 11:42 am:

And look at this little visitor to Sharon Smith's deck -- he must be really hungry. He just sitting on the deck in the 11 a.m. shot, but managed to jump up for a quick bite in the 11:30 version. Hope he has a warm place to go to...

sharons little friend

By Bobt, Michigan on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 11:45 am:

Candy, Switch to the Ripley cam and you can see a little of the white stuff on the slopes.

By Tom - Romeo, MI on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 12:10 pm:

Baby daughter is on the MTU Dance Team.
They have the privilege of dancing at the MTU vs. Northwood game at 1:00PM today.

I told her it will build character.

She was not amused.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 12:24 pm:

Paul Roberts checks in from Mohawk with a little accumulation beginning to accumulate:


kriss, grand ledge mi on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 12:28 pm:


My girlfriend Kristi Seppala's new property in Covington.(m-28 and Cemetery Road)
Let's Welcome the new Yooper Landowner.:-)

By Lorelei on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 12:31 pm:

I have a picture of Painesdale as of 2 minutes ago. How do I upload?

By Charlie on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 12:31 pm:

P.S. We'll be streaming the football game with Hancock and West Iron this afternoon over at Pasty.NET.

By cheryl mi on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 12:58 pm:

Thanks, but I went to Michigan Tech radio & found it. It's snowing sideways up there right now,BURRRR!!!! I already have my Big Bash tickets. Can't wait!! Going with the Mettlach family. Will be fun!!! GO HUSKIES!!!!!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 01:13 pm:

even if it's raining, I love it.

By yooper66 on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 01:20 pm:

Well, here's Iroquois Street in Laurium as of 5 minutes ago, hopefully it will disappear soon and we'll have a few more good days before the big onslaught from Heikki Luntta.
first snow

By cheryl on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 01:45 pm:

The end of the 1st quarter, Huskies are winning 21-0. Field is snow covered & very slippery. But the Huskies are used to playing in this weather.Good crowd(diehards& YOOPERS)! Thirteen fans from Northland.

By Eldred GV Az. on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 01:51 pm:

Great picture of water tower and color. I grew
up two blocks from the tower. Spent many hours
playing in the woods as a youngster.
Temp in Green Valley Az. will be in the lower
80's this afternoon.

By Lori... commece twp on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 02:05 pm:

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH... I wish I was UP NORTH!!! I missed the birthday cake yesterday and am missing the snow today. I am JEALOUS!!! I would love to feel the snow, run thru the slush, and breathe in that clean crisp Copper Country air!
Thank you for the snowy pictures...

By Candy, CA on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 02:48 pm:

Hi Lorilei,

As I learned from Karla, it's easy to upload pictures. Simply type in a back slash \ then the word image then brackets {} with the name of the picture in the brackets for the picture you want to upload. You can either put any comments before or after, but if you do it before, leave a space (hit enter) after the last line of text.

When you click on preview/post message on the bottom of the page, it will show you a "Your Image Here" place holder and ask you to tell it where the picture lives on your computer with a "browse" button. Find the picture you want and click upload and it will appear! Make sure the picture isn't huge.

By PHD, MI on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 02:56 pm:

Greetings from East Houghton!!
I ran through the slush---ended up with wet feet, wet hair and a wet jacket---that was in a quick dash into the mall!!!!!! I would rather be dry!!! and warm!!!! Thank goodness I am inside looking out right now.....Tech is winning 34 to 7 at half-time, it is snowing and blowing up at the field. My better half came home from the game cold and soaking wet!!! (He was dressed for the weather--but the wind was brutal!!!)

By Lorelei on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 03:04 pm:

Here is Painesdale at 3:00 today.
Thanks Candy and Mary.

By Lorelei on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 03:07 pm:

Ooops, looks like I need some more practice.
Sorry Guys & Gals. Guess you will have to drive up here to see for yourself.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 03:30 pm:

Here's the shot from Lorelei. We wouldn't want you driving the 'slickery' roads to see this scene! ;->

Painesdale at 3:00 p.m.
Snow covered colors

By db on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 03:36 pm:

oh boy----skiing

By Scott,Wi. on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 04:05 pm:

Really outstanding color in the U.P in the fall.
Wisconsin just doesn't seem to have the color
like that? But of course Michigan is attached
to Wisconsin and should be part of it......

By cheryl mi on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 04:11 pm:

At the end of the Tech football game, Tech won 54-7. Huskies are now 7-0. Weather was brutal,but we knew it was coming sooner than later. Tech goes to Ferris next week. How is Lake Superior doing? Rolling? Hope the boats are off of it or in safe harbor.

By mike, mi on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 04:37 pm:

Great pic ! looks like the colors have peaked. Can anyone tell me how the colors are looking from Grayling to Marquette ? And where would one find a walking stick from the UP ?

By Vern L. Lil Betsy on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 05:03 pm:

Hey Carl,

Great picture!!! And, great win for Lake Linden over Ewen-Trout Creek. Looking forward to the play-offs.

By joe on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 05:11 pm:

dscn1251 Wow snow up there here is what it looks like here in troll land ,brighton

By Jim, Twin Cities on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 05:49 pm:

Well, there was really no doubt about it. I'm mounting my Blizzaks for the trip UP Tuesday (like so many on this website, I can hardly wait) to stay with the Hoatson's.... I mean the Hurlburts.... I mean the Laurium Manor Inn for a couple of days of sightseeing and then work the Lake Superior Pro Rally (POR) Friday and Saturday. I have been paying a lot of attention lately, to all the stories about where people have been vacationing in the U. P. recently, and what they saw and did. I really appreciate the information. Unfortunately, I will only have two days to take it in. I guess I'll have to come back again. (Try and keep me away!)

BTW, I don't suppose anyone knows if there will be a lutfisk dinner anywhere, possibly at a Lutheran church. I know it wouldn't replace pasties (that goes without saying so why did I say it?) but every year as the holidays approach, I get a craving for the lutfisk of my childhood. Thankfully, you don't have to put up with the smell these days.



By Carl on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 06:24 pm:

Vern L.,Lil Betsey. Thanks, Maybe we'll see you at one of the playoff games.

By Kim Near Lansing on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 06:56 pm:

Hey! Webberville Troll...You gonna share those Pasty's??????

By joe brightom on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:29 pm:

Hello kim

Gordens food has pasties and so do walmart here
in howel mi


By walter p tampa on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:39 pm:

i believe there is a bill before congress that would make wiscon sin part of the michigan territories once again it would be a lot of work but i do believe we could make it right once again

By Lisa A. Faller --Palatine, IL on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:57 pm:

From Lisa Faller in Palatine Illinois:

WOW I am really glad we got to see the Water Tower, my Uncle Don Racine and the Michigan Tech Homecoming Game BEFORE the Snow hit. Also got a little heat when driving thru Florence WI.THEY GOT ME!!!!! Should have packed the radar detector!

By go huskies on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 08:58 pm:

for a football program that was going to be cut last year, mtu is outstanding !

By jean, west texas on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 09:56 pm:

Thanks to all who sent the snow pics to this site.....we displaced yoopers appreciate it!!!! We are predicted to be in the 90's again tomorrow.

By Judy Chesaning MI on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:11 pm:

Hail beat down for nearly five minutes here in Chesaning this afternoon. Cold and windy and wet tonight. The colors are beautiful though!

By sandstone princess on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:19 pm:

Oh, those newly fallen snow photos are neat. Glad to live where I live for the time being. Although I did "vacation" there in Feb of 2003, snowed like mad every day. Got to love it.
This little bit of snow would bring out all the snow mobilers(sp?) here in IA. They come out at the first sign of a flake....
#3, who says someone didn't meet me? How would you know, you were busy kissing people;-)

By sandstone princess on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:23 pm:

OOPS! I meant #4:>

By Another troll from Livingston County on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 10:27 pm:

To Joe in Brighton.. Like how you water them thar trees in Brighton.. (Notice the sprinkler in the tree folks.) Over in Fowlerville & in Durand, Byron etc it looks more like the UP after today's rain. So how did Brighton escape it?

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 11:55 pm:

Weird Mother Nature certainly has her surprises. I loved all the pictures of the colors in the Copper Country, and the new snow pictures too. Is this the first snow for the season?

By Paul & Cora, Webberville Trolls on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 12:16 am:

Kim near Lansing! We might! Their really good! I'm afraid that if we eat them up, all that snow in Calumet will keep the Buster Brown trucks from bringing more to us from Still Waters. Go Blue! How about them Spartans? Yankees 19, Red Sox 8, Yanks still batting in the 9th inning. Wow. Wait till next year.

By Bee .. Florida on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 12:39 am:

Can't miss a day without reading over and looking over Pasty.com....Many thanks for all the wonderful stories, jokes and general conversation. AND, thanks a million for all the beautiful pictures I see every day of special places all over the UP, especially Keewanee. Missed you all this summer, but Lord willing, will be up next year, early June till Oct. Thanks, again.

By SKYPIXS AERIALS on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 12:49 am:


By SKYPIXS AERIALS on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 12:53 am:


By flyintomorrowandeveryday on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 01:22 am:

Skypix does a great job, and we appreciate the pics on the site. I still want to run the Mooney off against the 172/182 or whatever high winger they have. Mine is so fast the pics are always blurry....LOL Rick...........

By DonnaMac on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 08:02 am:

Rick...your pictures are so wonderful....thank you for sharing!

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 08:26 am:

Wish I could be a bird.

By Paul , Webberville Troll on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 09:15 am:

Both great pictures. The second one especially! The contrasting colors really set it off. Thank you Skypiks.

By Darin, Texas on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 11:35 am:

Hi Cheryl-

The Huskies are 7-0 and rolling along. They are playing very well. We have our tickets for the "Bash at the Big House". See you there. We will be at the Alumni Tent before the game. Hope to see you and Rick.

Darin M.

By PEH, MI on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 07:44 pm:

Thanks SKYPIX. Those photos are beautiful.. I really like the one with the old RR grade... I appreciate the opportunity to see the beautiful Copper Country..

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 05:48 pm:

Beautiful pictures, especially the Wintry Autumn ones. Hope everyone had a nice Sweetest Day that day all the same.

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