Nov 08-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: November: Nov 08-04
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Photo by Rebecca Jennings

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 07:24 am:

Fall signals the change of many things, including the amount of sunlight here in the Keweenaw. We begin to see more cloudy days, than the bright sunny ones. Whether the billowy masses are blotting out the sun or not, Lake Superior's beauty still shines through, as Rebecca Jennings found on a recent visit to the Big Lake. The beaches are deserted, the leaves for the most part have fallen, but she still has the power to draw you to her edges and gaze at her expanse in wonder.

By John from the prairie on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 07:26 am:

When I'm not in the Keweenaw, I'm wishing I was.

By JBM ..Warren Mi. on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 07:26 am:

Looks so peaceful. Good Morning.

By smf in troll land on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 07:28 am:

Good morning. Great picture!

By joe on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 07:41 am:

Good Morning

Great picture

By Brent, in unusually sunny Rochester, UPstate, NY on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 08:05 am:

Wooo Hooooo! First snow this morning! Just a smattering of little frosty pellets but it covered the deck and started to melt. Gropple I think it's called. G'mornin' all. Have a great day.

By BWL, mi on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 08:05 am:

Winter is on the way!

By Doug the troll, Wixom, MI on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 08:08 am:

Well... not too long before there'll be snow on them thar hills!

By Doug the troll on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 08:09 am:

Ok, maybe I should say that thar beach. Sorry.

By laker of U.P on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 08:17 am:

But , oh how that lake is ROARING now, and will until it freezes over; then those of us along the north shoreline will hear quiet again. Oh, yes, do just LOVE watching it, when can't be IN it. 32 degrees here this early a.m.

By Dan Hancock,Michigan on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 08:27 am:

Saw some HUGE waves on the Lake yesterday. We were over at the WaterWorks Park near Calumet.

By Suzanne,OR on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 08:44 am:

Good Morning.What a peaceful picture.Makes me miss the U.P.

By troll in Eagle Harbor on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 09:04 am:

OH YEAH!!! That lake was really rolling yesterday...I still wouldn't care to be out on it today either...Lots of whitecaps out there. It's a great pic for today...Hope y'all have a great day.

By Mel, MI on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 09:16 am:

I hear the Northern lights were visible in Detroit. How have they been up there? I miss their beauty.

By PJF, Petoskey on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 09:36 am:

I drove across US-2 last night from Menominee to the Bridge. The Northern Lights were spectacular the whole way across the U.P.

By Yooper in Indiana on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 09:37 am:

According to our local TV Station, Channel 16, WNDU, here in South Bend the Northern Lights were clearly visible last night and should be able to be seen again tonight.

By Bob Niederer Eagle Wisconsin and Eagle River, Michigan on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 09:56 am:

Ahhh...the northern lights. Always makes me think of the "da UP der hey". The northern lights were clearly visible in the outskirts of Milwaukee too. Lots of greens with shades of pinks and reds. I'm 40 miles southwest of the city and they were spectacular, almost as good as the UP's light show. A number of shooting stars were also visible which made it even more amazing. It was a wonderful "Keweenaw/Lake Superior" moment right out in my own backyard.

By Mary in BC MI on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 09:56 am:

I so miss the big lake, beautiful picture.

By Lena, MN on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 10:13 am:

I look in everyday for the photos. Sure would be nice to see one of the waves everyone is talking about. I still haven't seen the place in person, but someday will be living there.

By Chris K, IL on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 10:32 am:

I love the photo. Brrrrr!

The pasties we just ordered (along with Dan's calendar) are the best we ever ate! Thanks.

Everyone lurking around here - order these delicious meat pies. You will not go wrong.

By RK, MPLS on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 10:36 am:

The Northern lights were out in Minneapolis last night also. My bride and I were not sure if are eyes were fooling us or if they actually were the Norhtern lights. We have lived in MPLs for almost 10 years and could not recall seeing them ever. Almost made us feel like we were home!.

By Candy, CA on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 10:41 am:

Beautiful pictures, Rebecca -- is this Calumet Waterworks Park?

By UP dreamer stuck in NJ on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 10:45 am:

My idea of Heaven would be to be sitting in the middle of today's picture, eating a pasty. Someday...! :-)

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 10:56 am:

What a beautiful picture. It's screaming peace and beauty! The bridge looks awesome today, too! I wish I knew how to place a small picture of it in here, because I'm sure what I just saved will change soon.

The UP is just so wonderful.

By Judy Michigan on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 11:11 am:

The northern lights were absolutely magnificent here in the Saginaw Valley last night. At 1:30 a.m., the brighest show was directly overhead rolling and spreading fingers across the skies while accompanied by flashes of red and gold. God is in His Heaven even though things are not well with the world.

By Steve, Livonia, MI on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 11:44 am:

I also witnessed the northern lights show in metro Detroit (Livonia area), taking it all in from about 11:45 to 12:30. There were pulsing fingers of green mixed with pink, and a small area that had a golden color to it. I'll definitely be out again tonight.

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 11:57 am:

This picture really gives a feel for what is to come in the next few months. I live in southeast Michigan and I was so disappointed to hear what I missed last night. I have never seen the Northern Lights and I would never expect to see them in metro Detroit. I'll keep my eyes open (or try to)tonight. Thanks to Rebecca for the nice pic.

By Laura, FL on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 12:23 pm:

I have too agree, sitting next to the big lake with a pasty in hand sounds heavenly.

By Becky in Orlando on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 12:33 pm:

Laura, Fl - I agree with you 100%. Sitting on the Atlantic shore with a pasty, even with our recnt 'cool' weather, just doesn't cut it!

By Cyn from unda dabridge on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

I heard on the morning news about the northern lights in Detroit. I peeked outside right away (5:30am) and tried to find 'em, no luck. I'll be looking up the St. Clair river tonight in hopes of seeing them.

By CP,LB on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 12:43 pm:

Look's like a picture from the south shore, can't wait to get there!

By DH, Flushing, MI on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 12:43 pm:

I will be coming up on Thursday for 4 wonderful days in the UP with 2 being in the Keewanaw visiting my son at MTU. I hope to see the northern lights if they are still visible then. They were great in Flushing last night, but I've seen better in the UP. The best night down here is to be Wednesday night. I'm counting down the days!

By Karl from Cadillac on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 01:21 pm:

Northern Lights were bright in Cadillac last night, at first I thout I was "seein things" then realize that they were the real things!! Has anyone got pictures of the Big Lake waves? I wish I could just take off and go UP and take pictures of the Big Waves!

By Sue, Calumet on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 01:37 pm:

The lights watchers weren't "seeing things". Here's your proof from last night:

Here's a more recent, very different aurora map:

By Bubblegum in Wisconsin on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 01:38 pm:

Hey PJ in Michigan......I recognized your old phone number from yesterdays post about the old switchboards and party lines. I was remembering our old phone number while reading other posts, it was 1147W11, one long ring and one short ring. Then I remembered always calling your house which was easy enough. Pick up the phone and tell the operator J4 on my line. The trick was, I had to hang up the phone, and listen to all the rings before I could again pick up the phone and hope someone on the receiving end would be there. It wasn't always easy to guess when to pick up the phone at the right time. Many times it was just easier to run down the hill to your house to see if you were home. I'm still laughing at the memories about the old sixteen party line that we all shared in Eagle River until about 1968. There weren't many secrets back then. Anyway, I had to put my 2 cents worth in about the old party lines. I'm sure thankful for cell phones. Well not always, sometimes its nice not to be able to be reached.

By Ms. Katie, Il. on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 01:39 pm:

Would like to know in which direction is Sharon Smiths cam directed? West? Thanks.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 01:58 pm:

Ms. Katie... the cam is facing West.

By Sharyn on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 02:14 pm:

Cindy...we did have the Northern Lights in lower Michigan (I'm in Howell) a year or two ago, October/Novemberish. I was able to get some pictures. The cops got loads of calls of unnatural action in the sky that night. haha!

Great picture of the day!!

By cheryl mi on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 02:49 pm:

I was traveling from Ann Arbor last night & saw the nothern lights. They were beautiful. I was surprised that my friend didn't know what they were. Laura--fl, wish I were on the big lake sharing a pasty with you. Come on up!!!

By Sven, MN on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

Lena, this is what you can look forward to! What a great

By Russ E. St. Clair county MI on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 03:12 pm:

Cindy SCS & Cyn under da bridge: Check my yesterdays post! They did seem the brightest over the St. Clair River/Canada side! After about 2:30 AM they did start fading. Cindy- when we lived in St. Clair Shores we saw Northern lights on several occasions over the years!

By Renee in AL on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 04:13 pm:

Hello all!
We got to see the Northern Lights all the way down here in AL last night! What an awesome display! I can just imagine how better and more intense they would have looked from the shores of Lake Superior tho! Any one caputere any pictures of them?
Also, some weeks ago I asked if any one knew what work was going on up at the Black River Harbor campground. I didnt get any reponses so I thought I would ask again. Does any one have any info on what is being done to that area? What improvments or changes? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Some pictures of that area would be wonderful too!!
Best wishes,

By Mary, NWOh on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 05:12 pm:

Your pictures always make me ache to be up there on a shore somewhere. Cold doesn't matter. Thanks for sharing.

By Mary-lake linden on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 06:08 pm:

Don't forget to order your French Meat Pies from St. Joseph Church in Lake Linden. They will be making them Nov. 14-20th. 9 inch pies at $8.00 per pie. Not bad. Old French Tradition in Lake Linden, Mich. Yummy! Hope I say this on

By Joe, Copper Harbor on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 07:03 pm:

To Renee
oh their put a animal park there to feed the hungry fellas!

By a on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 07:59 pm:


By Lena, MN on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 08:08 pm:

Sven, the images I see on here are truly remarkable! I can't wait to actually live up there and see the changes. Just might have to stay year round.

By sandstone princess aka grandma on Monday, November 8, 2004 - 10:10 pm:

Love this pic. Did someone say "tourtier"???
I'll be right over! Do they send to Iowa??
I may not have spelled it correctly, I'm Norweigan and not French;-)

By Dick B. Troll Land on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 02:06 am:

To Lena, MN on Monday,
I've a picture of a big wave taken during a snowstorm a couple of years ago on my album. The house on the shore is where I hope to retire and is two stories with a steep roof. You can see the size of the wave in comparison. The other stuff in the air is mostly snow and spray reaching me where I took the picture. The site is on the north shore of the Keweenaw west of Copper Harbor. You can find the picture if you go to the album listed below;

The other pictures near it are taken in the spring and show what wind driven spray can do in subzero temperatures.

I'll post this tomorrow in case you don't get back here.

By Renee in AL on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 03:51 am:

To Joe in Copper Harbor:

Neat....I like feeding the hungry critters ;-) I must go see it some time. :-)


By cm wisconsin on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 07:32 am:

has anyone captured any pictures of the northern lights please post them so we could see them

By pat on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 04:20 pm:

pat from below the brige keep up thewonderful pic>s thank you/

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 04:28 pm:

The Gazette has a great pic of the northern lights on its homepage today (Tuesday) -- anyone else out there capture them?

Check out Tim Minich's Gallery for a wonderful
slideshow he captured of the display!

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 09:02 pm:

Tim, how fantastic -- thank you!!!

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