Nov 03-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: November: Nov 03-08
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Photo by Aladino Mandoli

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 04:00 am:

If you're a wave watcher on Lake Superior, you already know that you can view some pretty amazing water displays in the month of November. Thanks to Aladino Mandoli, we have a perfect example from the breakwall at the Marquette Harbor. Actually when you look at the Lake, it doesn't look all that stirred up, but it must be coming toward the wall at a good speed and just the right angle to make an impressive spray of water. Fair warning to anyone venturing out to observe the Lake Superior... if the water is worked up and splashing around like this, stay well clear of the breakwall. Otherwise you could get accidentally sucked into the water and with the temperature this time of year, that's not a good thing. It's best to give this Great Lake the respect she deserves and not take any chances.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 07:54 am:

Good morning!

I love heading to "Breakers" out on the Houghton side of the canal to photograph the big waves. But inevitably, any time the waves are high enough to make some really good spray, somebody out there feels the need to walk out on the breakwater and get drenched. Luckily I haven't had to haul anyone out of the water yet, and I hope I never have to.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 08:21 am:

That is really gorgeous. A friend of mine sent me a picture a little like that one. She's got some great pictures of the lake in the Marquette area also.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 08:40 am:

BEAUTIFUL shot...WOW!!!!

Don't play with Superior in November...she ALWAYS wins!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 08:52 am:

Good timing!

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 09:00 am:

I think some college kid did drown, a few years ago, going out on a pier near Holland, Michigan when the waves were high (not sure; it may have been a different beach town). Big waves are fascinating, but nothing to take chances with.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 09:23 am:

Beautiful picture! When the winds reach 35 to 40 mph from the NW, I make a special drive from Hancock to the Calumet Waterworks so I can take in the wild action of Lake Superior...the energy is something to behold.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 09:23 am:

2 college kids from NMU in Marquette.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 09:34 am:

The Lake is beautiful anytime and no matter what mood its in.

By Ryan James Byykkonen (Rbyykkonen) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 09:48 am:

Great picture of the harbor Dino!

By Katie Tormala (Yooperkate) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 11:09 am:

SO pretty! Love all that blue... :)

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 01:54 pm:

There is a plaque at the entrance- if you will- to the breakwaters with the kids name on it and how old they were and the date they died.
I do not like to go on Lake Superior- any way shape or form.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 02:06 pm:

Mic- only in the summer, with a bottle of shampoo and a bar of soap!

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 02:23 pm:

What a fantastic photo!! Great shot Alidino.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 04:47 pm:

Lake Superior can be a treat as well as wild. All the many Sunset Cruises out of Copper Harbor my hubby and I have been on, she was always a delight!

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Monday, November 3, 2008 - 05:06 pm:

As with any body of water, respect and common sense with go a long way, great picture Aladino, thank you for sharing.

By Sandy G (Artessss) on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 12:56 am:

Michael....COMMON SENSE. So many though have never been around water and know not it's power. Those who sit through hurricanes realize that eventually. We get powerful electricity from wind and water! Beautiful picture!

By Jackie Ogden (Jackieo) on Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 10:46 pm:

great picture!!!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 09:48 pm:

Good action pic!

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