May 14-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: May: May 14-08
Boating begins    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Roberts
Across the canal    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Roberts

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 08:01 am:

I can't say this Michigan Tech vessel is the first boat in the water at the Houghton County Marina in Ripley this year, but it's at least one of the first. Paul Roberts spotted it tied up to the dock and captured the owner (Tech) in the background. I didn't realize Tech had their own boat, but I suppose it makes sense that a college on the shores of the Portage Canal would have a boat to study the waters in the area. We're hoping someone can 'fill in the blanks' and put to rest our wondering minds, as to what the college uses this watercraft to study.

Back to the sure is a nice spot to spend your summer. You have dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities all within walking distance or just a dinghy ride away, if you motor across the canal to the Houghton side. Whether you rent a spot at the dock for the entire summer or just a transient slip for a few days, you'll have found a good place to relax and recharge your batteries. Make your reservations before the docks are filled up.

By Ceil Jensen (Ceil) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 12:37 am:

Call for Calumet Polish Miner Memorabilia

A team of researchers is documenting the Polish Pioneers of Calumet, Michigan. We are looking for families who would like to be included in a forthcoming book. Do you have family stories,photos, parish booklets, or documents to share? Ceil Jensen will met with collection owners to scan or photograph items in the metro Detroit and Houghton Co. Please call or email to arrange an appointment. or 248-841-6747. See what we have so far:

Can't meet to scan? Contact Ceil for further information on how to scan and send the files via email or the free website

By Susan Hockings (Shockings) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 09:43 am:

The correct link to view what is there so far is:
Cool site!

By Jeff Lewin (Jlewin) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 09:53 am:

You can find lots of information about the RV Agassiz at their official web address:


By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 12:39 pm:

When we were up there for Tech's graduation, the Isle Royale Queen, I think is the name, was tied up at the dock near the beach in Houghton. The Park Service Boat was in the water (that may be in the water all winter?), and the smaller tour boat was moored next to the park boat. And, there was a big sail boat a ways beyond the Hancock marina. :-)

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 01:26 pm:

Here's a link to info about the MTU boat.
MTU boat Agassiz

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 02:47 pm:

I love the water pictures.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 04:16 pm:

It is nice to see the boats moving, just made it back over the bridge yesterday before it was blocked to go up right after work. I think the Ranger was coming through, we here it in our office when it leaves.

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 09:02 pm:

All this talk of boats and BridgeCam is stuck! Darn!

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 09:44 pm:

yak ze maze polkski

By Lisa Rowan (Sisugirl) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 09:26 pm:

That boat looks familiar, but it's probably not the exact same boat Michigan Tech had 15+ years ago when I was there. I was a student research assistant for Dr. Charles Kerfoot, an aquatic ecologist in biological sciences, and we used Tech's boat on little trips out to collect zooplankton samples and data(temperature, refraction, etc.) from Keweenaw Bay. It was interesting and great fun -- some of my favorite memories from Tech.
Lisa (Dahlbacka) Rowan

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