Feb 21-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 21-08
Marquette Harbor Light    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Aladino Mandoli
Where's the breakwall light?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Aladino Mandoli

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 04:10 am:

Just over a week ago, the weather was quite nasty with strong winds and blowing snow. During that barrage of inclement weather, most people stayed hunkered down in their warm and cozy homes. Not Aladino Mandoli, he braved the elements and ventured to the shores of Lake Superior, in the Marquette Harbor, snapping an interesting shot of the Lighthouse looking all vivid red, while the rocks and ice seem subdued in contrast. Maybe it's all the white in the scene, making everything fade into the picture?

Dino reported that the temperature was -2, with 30 mph winds as he made his way to the Breakwall in the Harbor and captured one churned up, angry lake. You can just barely see the Breakwall Light amidst the thrashing and crashing of the waves. Quite the frigid looking scene, yet beautiful at the same time!

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 05:02 am:

Thanks for the great pictures!

By bruce koski (Asidtw) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 05:58 am:

Fantastic photo's--- Bring on Spring.....

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 06:22 am:

wow, that's looking a bit chilly. great pic. I couldnt count the number of times i've walked out on that breakwall ... sure wouldnt do it on a day like that though!!!!!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 06:45 am:

Brrrrrr! But thanks, lighthouses are my favorite. The waves are not half bad either. Makes me want another cup of joe this early in the a.m.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 07:50 am:

Great pictures but it looks awfully cold. Our temperature is warming up. It's all the way up to -4.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 07:53 am:

Excellent photos! Good eye, Aladino.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 08:58 am:

You can see the wind! Those are some great pictures.

By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:14 am:

Surfs up! Just kidding i think you would freeze your noggin pretty quick today. Stay warm everyone and Tinksno!

By John W (Jwahtola) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:25 am:

Great pictures. Love the one of the waves.
29 days until spring(March 20). Yea!

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:44 am:

Man, you people in the Mid-West are troopers. Are you close to setting any records for the length of this deep-freeze?? Sure looks pretty in Hoton but COLD! Brrrr!!

By SteveL (Xyooper) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:51 am:

Great pictures! Must have been mighty cold out there, as a big time lover of lighthouses, I really love the lighthouse pictures..

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 02:20 pm:


By Mel, MN (Mehollop) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 04:11 pm:

Yeah, the winds were pretty crazy when the temps dropped back into the basement. Thankfully it was fairly calm yesterday while I was out working in the woods, since the temps were still in the negative teens. All the wind plus bitter cold and sunshine has built up a very nice crust on the snow, so it's easy to get around with the snowshoes.

I have to admit, I've never had to kneel to measure diameter at breast height before!

By k j (Kathiscc) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 05:38 pm:

I love that second picture.

By John R (Parrotjohn) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 07:00 pm:

Ain't it great! You never know what the big lake is going to do.

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 11:25 pm:

These are some of the best photos I have ever seen here. Outstanding! Awesome!WOW material for sure!

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 04:10 pm:

I was there yesterday!

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