Aug 03-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: August: Aug 03-07
Isle Royale Queen IV    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kevin Henriksen
Harbor Haus    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kevin Henriksen
Bella Vista Motel    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kevin Henriksen
The Jam Pot    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kevin Henriksen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 07:18 am:

We kicked off this week with a hike out to Hunter's Point and we're ending the work week in the same area, visiting four of's many Copper Harbor sponsors. Kevin Henriksen takes us on the mini-tour, starting with a view of the Isle Royale Queen IV resting quietly in her home port. If you're looking for a quick ride over to the Island, the Queen is the boat to take!

Next stop is for a bite to eat at the Harbor Haus, where you'll not only feast on a great meal, but will enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Superior while dining. After a delicious meal, you might need to take a nap, so make sure you book a room or a cabin at the Bella Vista Motel, where yours truly can vouch for the excellent hospitality you'll receive when staying there!

Then of course as you head back home, you have to make a stop at the Jam Pot and pick up some scrumptious goodies to take back with you.

You realize that this is only a handful of the Copper Harbor businesses that are Pasty Central sponsors... Many more can be found amongst the "Browse and Shop the U.P." links on the Main Page. When visiting these establishments, remember to mention that you saw them on the Pasty Cam!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 07:29 am:

And along your way up and back on US-41, stop by The Hut Inn Family Dining in Kearsarge :0)

The Hut

Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 07:30 am:

A fine selection, Mary. I got my cousins kid hooked on the Jampots apple butter last month.

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 07:31 am:

Harbor Haus, Bella Vista & Jam Pot are all places I've been several times and they're all great! Wish I were UP there right now........

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 07:47 am:

My next excursion to the UP will include these fine businesses. Did get to stop for goodies at the Jampot last year. But had to pass on the rest. Next time I'll be able to enjoy Sharon Smith's favorite meal at the Harbor Haus. Next year!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 08:06 am:

The Queen is also known for her Sunset Cruises. We had a great cruise one summer night, she took us out to the shipping lanes to do freighter chasing with the Mesabi Miner. We were about 60 ft. from her port side. What a blast!

By John Lee (Trapandfish) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 08:07 am:

The Bridge Cam Photo is brilliant today! The colors just jump out at you!

By Erik Nordberg, MTU Archives (Techarchives) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 08:18 am:

I noticed that the Queen is parked on the north side of the dock in this photo. It seems like I've always seen her to the west of the dock in the past.

Wonder if anyone can confirm if this is due to low lake levels (i.e., she can't park on the west side 'coz it's too shallow this summer).

By John W Anderson (Wd8rth) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 09:06 am:

This new Queen IV is longer the then the old Queen III. It can not dock on the west side, water levels might also have some effect.

73 John

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 09:15 am:

look at that water ! great day for a trip up to Isle Royale ! smooooooooth sailing on the big lake.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 09:26 am:

The Harbor Haus is very great!

By Donald Kilpela (Commodore) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 09:45 am:

The water levels here in Copper Harbor are of no consequence to the Queen IV. We park at the front dock because it is easier and more convenient for the longer boat (Queen IV is 20-feet longer than the Queen III). Occasionally, we put her in at the west side.

The water level toward the bow of the boat is a little too low even in high water so we let her stern hang out a bit. However, had we not rebuilt the dock last year, we couldn't have put her at the north dock.

Thanks for the plugs, everyone.

By Anna Roehrich (Updreamer) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 10:02 am:

I haven't had the pleasure of sailing on the Queen yet, but I have patronized the other 3, and ADORE them all! You're making me sad, as it will be at least next summer before I can get there again!

By jeffryeleconte (Upwannabee) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 10:58 am:

Good morning,
On our one and only trip to Copper Harbor, so far,we stopped, by chance, at The Jampot for breakfast (tasty carrot cake muffins) had lunch at Harbor Haus (ironically sitting next to complete strangers from St. Louis who lived across the street from a fellow I worked with),rented a room at Bella Vista Motel and looked at the Queen and the lake all evening. Thanx for the memories!!!
also did Ft. Wilkins and the pine forest thing

By Eva (Upergal) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 01:43 pm:

Beautiful pictures! Just want to go on a cruise right now! Hopefully some day I will! Went Isle Royale many many years ago for a quick trip. Must be a bit different now. Thanks for the great pic's!!

By FJL (Langoman) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 05:49 pm:

Gonna be taking the Lake Express across Lake Mi. then on to Mac. Island and the Soo locks. Will be stopping at all those mentioned above and then some. Just can't get used to not having "crusty Bread" while up there.......

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 06:07 pm:

What a great display of local places. I LOVE the Harbor Haus.......It is the best place to eat any where.....Ron has done a wonderful job...yummy, yummy, food.

Have a safe weekend everyone and as always....God Bless

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 06:50 pm:

What a way to open the pasty page. ooooooo and yum yum.

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Friday, August 3, 2007 - 08:02 pm:

I'm going up to each of these places next weekend. Normally, the photographer of these photos and I visit Isle Royale each June (for the past 10 years) and visit each of these Copper Harbor attractions. Unfortunately, I couldn't go this year because of a job change to Tennessee. So, I am flying in next weekend to visit by myself because I need my annual Copper Country fix. I should begin my fast right now or else bring a larger, second belt because of the Jampot and Harbor Haus gorging I expect to do. I also plan to visit the Hut Inn with its new management. "What's good for the Hut Inn is good for" Seriously, I am a pasty fanatic and will put Pasty Central's pasties up against any I've had in the U.P. Some of the others are slightly too greasy or bone dry.'s pasties are "just right."

By Marc Gaden (Mgaden) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 10:30 am:

Great photos, Kevin. Sounds like Tim Holland is planning to hit it hard during his next visit to the Harbor House. They better have the standby keg of Weihenstephaner ready.

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