Nov 03-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: November: Nov 03-07
Unloading at dusk    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Z-Man
Daylight aerial    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by E. Neil Harri

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 08:35 am:

Many folks are fascinated by the Great Lakes freighters, as are a number of people enthralled with the setting sun and the glowing sky it creates. Both these categories of Pasty Cammers should be pleased with the photo from Z-Man today. He spotted the John G. Munson, unloading her cargo in Ontonagon recently. Then, almost as if he knew Z-Man's photo was going to appear on the Pasty Cam, E. Neil Harri snapped an aerial shot of Ontonagon while up in his flying machine. Perfect way to catch a glimpse of where the freighter pulled into the area, along with what the town of Ontonagon looks like under the guise of late fall.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 08:42 am:

Good morning. Nice pictures.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 09:04 am:

We saw the John G. Munson at the Soo when we were there this summer. They're probably in my gallery That is one huge ship.

Very nice pictures.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 09:38 am:

It is said that the John G Munson's horn has the sound of a sore throat. Fantastic pictures gentlemen!!

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 10:44 am:

Z-Man did it again! Superb photos. Thank you!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 10:45 am:

Z-man....pure majic! And Neil great perspective on a favorite UP town. Wouldn't mind living there. And thanks all around,Mary.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 10:56 am:

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew):
"… along with what the town of Ontonagon looks like under the guise of late fall."

Not to mention showing the NEW fixed-span M-64 Ontonagon bridge!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 11:09 am:

Z-man caught it all! What a great shot. Neils shows that all the leaves are gone (or most anyhow)

By Margy Davis (Michmargy) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 12:14 pm:

Speaking of Ontanogan....did anyone know of Gladys Manniko from Ontanogan. She was a real character! I worked with her at Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital in the Soo back in the early 80's. I believe that I heard that she passed on -- but was wondering if anyone in that area had any funny stories about good ole' Glady!

Have a beautiful day all!

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 02:00 pm:

Beautiful pictures again my best friend Z-Man!
Outstanding as usual!

By Sheri (Sheri) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 04:08 pm:

I knew Gladys and she passed away in 2001. Very funny lady. Her sister still lives in Ontonagon.

By Mel, not in KS anymore! (Mehollop) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 04:10 pm:

Before reading the tidbits and looking *too* closely at the photo, I saw the new bridge span as well.

My first thought?

"Wow! When did they put in a bridge at the South Entry?!?"

Yeah, my brain's a little fuddled today.

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 04:56 pm:

I wish I were on that huge beautiful boat that looks so similiar as to the one I have the connection with. But it's even mucher prettier without the gray stripe on the side of it. I'd be enjoying a cup of joe & some conversation with my Dad his buds.I wish I had taken more advantage of those times I coud have visited & gabbed & gabbed for hours with everyone on board those ships. They were a real breed of their own.

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 07:27 pm:

That top picture is just awesome. Thanks for sharing it. It's amazing what some people catch on film!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 09:47 pm:

Nice pictures, Z-Man and Neil! I really like the surprising detail in the first picture, down to the smoke coming out of its smokestack, as the ship uses its own power to unload the coal. That's really cool. Thank you, Z-Man, Neil Harris, and Mary for sharing with us!

Cotton, I am so sorry about your Dad. I'm sure that November is a tough month for you and your family! I think of you as the anniversary gets closer, although it is now just a week away. Hang in there! I don't know if Gordon Lightfoot's song helps or hurts, but it surely immortalized the event and makes many of the rest of us remember it for eternity. It is a favorite song of mine. :-)

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 10:17 pm:

Mine too, Cotton. We'll listen to the song and read a book about
it and each kid in my class will have a chance to hold a replica of
the freighter on that day. I have a real love of the freighters--like
you, thanks to my uncle, I had a chance to go on board and talk to
the guys. I will be thinking of you. There's always more to history
than just the facts, isn't there?

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