Jan 16-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: January: Jan 16-08
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Photos by Brenda Leigh
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Photos by Brenda Leigh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 05:31 am:

Lake Michigan is the southern border and US 2 runs alongside, as you make your way across the U.P.. There are a number of interesting things to stop and see along that route, one of them being the Manistique Lighthouse. This time of year her shoreline resembles Lake Superior with what looks like rocks, but is actually sandy looking ice. Brenda Leigh stopped by there recently and treats us to a great view, plus a short lesson with a number of facts about the lighthouse too. Almost as good as being there in person.

By Dennis Kemper (Denkem) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 05:44 am:

Hi all and have a great Wednesday!!

By Brent in UPstate NY (Brent) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 05:56 am:

More lighthouse! Lighthouses? Lighthice?
(Mouse, mouses, mice)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 07:17 am:

I love the lighthouse pics. This one is especially dear to me and thanks for including it today. We were there on the last vacation.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 07:32 am:

I love pictures of lighthouses. This past summer we drove by there and took many shots of this particular lighthouse. However, at that time, the water was so low that there were people out on the lake with 4 wheelers. It was a sad sight to see indeed.

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 07:49 am:

Happy Hump day to everyone and great photos.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 07:54 am:

If anyone happens to be in the Manistique area, be sure to stop by Big Spring (Kithi iti Kipi). It is well worth the side trip.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 08:13 am:

I have been to Kitch iti Kipi. It is fascinating! A definite must-see!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 08:18 am:

The Manistique area has changed a lot over the last few years. They have done much to beautify the stretch along Highway 2. The Big Spring is a must to traverse. We always camped at Indian Lake with our five kids when they were young. It's an ideal campground for little kids, because they can enjoy the shallow lake which doesn't get deep too fast. It wouldn't be my cup of tea if it was just my husband and I, because I would prefer a more wooded spot, but it's perfect for kids.

By Debra J. McCumber (Debwaugh) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 08:31 am:

I love both shots! Great job Brenda!

My husband and I are treated with this sight several times a year since it is on our way from Norway to Muskegon and back. However, we have never taken the time to stop and actually see it, nor have we stopped to see the spring. Guess what just got added to the 'to do' list!


By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 08:59 am:

This is one of my favorite routes in the UP. And all must visit the fascinating springs.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 09:28 am:

It's definitely worth staying or stopping in Manistique. They've created a walk along the Lake with interesting signs explaining the differrent lake habitats, plants, and Animals. It's a beautiful, easy walk with no wheeled vehicles (except wheel chairs)allowed, so you can stop and gaze or read the signs without having to look out for bikes. I always spend one night there on my way UP in the summer.

By Danielle L. Adams (Badkid) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 04:52 pm:

Awesome shots of the lighthouse. The lighthouses have some old stories to go with them as do the lakes and ships. Speaking of lighthouses, Kraig Funkey gives a lighthouse tour I believe in the fall which they cover about 10 different lighthouses during that tour. Check out http://www.keweenawexcursions.com/lighthouse_tours.htm for more info. I personally have never gone on this tour but would love to!

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 12:59 am:

Great shots, and a bit chilly to remember. However, it's now -9 in Craig, Colorado, so I guess winter can only be cured with a little dose of July! Have a great day, everyone...or should I say, "have a U P day, eh!".

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