Jan 08-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: January: Jan 08-08
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Photos by Mary Drew
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Photos by Mary Drew

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 12:59 am:

Today's first photo was snapped in Chickenville with Black Bob driving the caterpillar. Now if you're familiar with the Lake Linden - Hubbell area, you probably know where I'm talking about and maybe even who. Chickenville is between Lake Linden and Hubbell on M-26 (commonly referred to as the Hubbell stretch, if you're from Lake Linden). Bob, from Dion Contruction set up this catapillar display in memory of a friend of his with the same first name and even has it lit up at night, complete with motion lights around the track. When we first drove by, I thought it was a real person driving the machine and had to do a double take, then chuckled as we backed up to snap a picture of Bob's creation.

On that same drive, we noticed the ice on Torch Lake looking rather unusual, so we drove down by the marina to get a better look. The way the snow had blown, it almost looked like it had been raked into windrows, like when you bale hay in the summer. Somewhat of an interesting variegated effect.

You just never know what you'll spot if you keep your eyes peeled along the Copper Country highways.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 05:11 am:

The Lake Linden area is an area I would like to explore. My family
was always in such a hurry to get to Copper Harbor that we rarely
took the "other" road. It sure does seem to be home to a lot of the
Pasty Cam crowd.

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 07:08 am:

Go Rev!!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 07:17 am:

Great shots!!

Kosk, if you ever wander through LL when I'm there, be sure to give a holler! I'll give you the number.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 07:31 am:

I would love that Deb.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 08:30 am:

How did I miss that? I am looking tonight if its still there! Great pictures Mary!

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 08:31 am:

Memories again today.
I had my first job at the "Potatoe Warhouse" where the Cat is displayed in 1952, working for Mr. Best along side the Strawberry inspector for the MSU extension service.

Second shot covers the coal dock area where we played on the coal piles and often got to eat on the freighters. (no MIOSHA saftey people around when we were growing up in those days).

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 08:34 am:

Okay, it's a date then.

By Pete Wilberding (Peshtigopete) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 09:59 am:

That has to be Black Bob Codere

By Gus LL (Gusll) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 10:51 am:

The D2 Cat shown in the pic is one like the Dion Bros Logging Co.used for skidding in their logging operations years ago. This cat could be one of them. Nice display Tar Ball. Gus

By Gus LL (Gusll) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 10:59 am:

The second pic looks like Portage Lake, maybe off Bootjack or Chassel. There hasn't been any ice fishing on Torch Lake in the area off the old coal dock. No safe ice yet.

By Pete Wilberding (Peshtigopete) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 11:09 am:

So that must be Black Bob Codere then eh.

By Gus LL (Gusll) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 05:11 pm:

I worked for Bob Codere in the late 40s., cutting pulp wood in the woods south of his camp. There was an older fella living in a 1 room shack near Bobs main camp on the Rice Lake road. He was known as Black Bob by all who knew him. I think the remains of the shack are still there. Bob Codere was never known as Black Bob at that time. That name was probably given to him in later years. In the mid 40s was the time when the loggers were switching from horses to tractors. Bob Coders first tractor was an Allis Chalmers HD5. Bob was a good man on a tractor and did a lot of bulldozing in his later years.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 08:15 pm:

Thank you Mary for mentioning my birthday yesterday. So sweet of you to think of it. As my 'puter was down I just got message tonight. I've never had a birthday bother me before. But now that I'm 70, I keep thinking...I'll never be sixty something ever again! Holey Moley that sounds so OLD. You're one of a kind, thanks again.

Ms. Katie, I'd love to take credit for the original post wishing you a Happy Birthday, but that was Deb S.! I chimed in with the rest of the well-wishers after her post. As for the number 70 bothering you, just remember age is just a number! :->

By Bonnie Hartman (Bonniehartman) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 09:16 pm:

I always thought the area between Lake Linden and Hubbell was called Taint.  Taint Lake Linden, taint Hubbell!  The second photo reminded me of Jaws!  I thought the small trees in the background were shark fins...too many years of living in Florida.

By Danielle Adams (Badkid) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 03:58 pm:

Hey Eddy..speaking of the coal piles..where was that coal dock located. I am still trying to find info on this and nobody seems to know anything. I have a research paper to write and would like to find out as much as possible.

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