Dec 11-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: December: Dec 11-08
Snowy light    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by E. Neil Harri
Across the Harbor    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mike Peterson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 03:21 am:

No matter the weather, the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse stands atop the rocky shore and shines out its light for passing sailors. It can be snowing all around the grounds, like the top shot from E. Neil Harri or just windy and wavy, like the second photo sent in by Mike Peterson. Either way, that lighthouse shines through and flashes its red beacon, should anyone be in need of navigational help.

By the way, if you're looking for some great U.P. gifts for Christmas giving, make sure you click on over to Neil's website, where you'll find everything from Aerial Tours on DVD's (which now include winter tours, with more to be added soon), to notecards with photos similar to today's shots.

Another great gift idea, is to send a shipment of U.P. Pasties from Pasty Central. You can add a 2009 Pasty Cam Calendar (featuring Neil's aerial photography), while you're at it, too. With all these ideas, you're sure to please everyone on your list.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 03:37 am:

In response to numerous requests to revive Pasty Central's DAY IN HISTORY, we have posted a help wanted note on the Pasty Cam. Any budding writers among our ranks?

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 04:01 am:

Gorgeous pictures this morning! Eagle Harbor and Crisp Point are my two favorite lighthouses. Great way to start the day! Thanks Mary!

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 05:26 am:

Eagle Harbor is my favorite lighthouse, and I've always wanted to see it in the winter. Both shots are beautiful. Despite the wind, snow, ice, and waves, the lighthouse always stands strong.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 06:01 am:

Fantastic pics!

By jim hoef (Wilson) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 07:00 am:

that first picture sure would make a beautiful christmas card!

By Jackie Ogden (Jackieo) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 07:07 am:

Oh my gosh,yes it would make an awesome Christmas card!
Happy Thursday!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 07:51 am:

Take away the Lake and the lighthouse, and you have what it looks like around here this morning. East of Houston, they picked up about 3 inches which has closed a lot of roads and bridges. We had about 2 inches NW of town at 9 last night, but it melted by this morning. Still, many of the bridges on my way to work were icy.

Here's what our local news is saying:

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 08:16 am:

Have many of those same pictures from our snowmobile vacations U.P. there. Always beautiful to look at in any season!

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 08:35 am:

Wonderful shots! Have to see this some day!!

By Lisa Rowan (Sisugirl) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 08:45 am:

Wow! Both pictures are great, but that first picture is incredible -- straight out of a calendar. From down here in the south, you can almost feel the snowflakes on your cheeks and hear the steely waves crashing on shore. Thanks for sharing the pics!

By Lisa Rowan (Sisugirl) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 08:50 am:

Captain Paul, my partner happens to be on a business trip in Houston at this moment. Being a southern boy, he was not adequately prepared. (Even I hadn't guessed it would actually snow!) He told me last night he's been running around in only his suit jacket. Brrr! I'm hoping to acclimate him to colder weather gradually so we can be regular visitors up north in the colder months, but there's nothing like a sudden slap in the face to make him feel happy to live in the south. ;) Best to you! Lisa

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 09:12 am:

Capt Paul....your post made me think about this social worker I worked with when I worked for a hospital here. Poor Grace, she is a wonderful lady, but she hated Iowa winters and took on a job in Houston to have winter and year 'round warmth! Now this, I hope she can make it through! Hang in there Grace! :)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 11:25 am:

Capt...I hope you guys don't run out of salt.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 12:15 pm:

I nominate the top one for the 2010 calendar, is it too soon for that?

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 01:15 pm:

The first lighthouse picture is a great shot. If the second one is current, it shows you have a lot of open water.

In the news story Capt Paul sent, it mentioned a reporter named Adela Uchita; there used to be someone of that name at Channel 10 TV news from Lansing. Hopefully she can give then some driving tips.

By Pauline (Yooperinpa) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 02:58 pm:

Great Picture! Wish I was UP there now. I wanted it to be white not wet. Thanks for sharing.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 03:08 pm:

Salt!! sheesh, they just let it melt here on its own. It's already up to 53 and bright sunshine. The snow was fun while it lasted though. I took a bunch of photos so maybe I'll post a couple over the weekend.....

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 03:46 pm:

Thank you for the gorgeous shots of my favorite lighthouse! I wish I could go and see it, but this trip it's not possible. Too much to do and I'm really not in the mood to see it anyway. So, it was nice to see the pictures.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 06:12 pm:

Wow Charlie, I wished I still lived in the Keweenaw, for I would take over the Day In History in a heartbeat. Unfortunitely, living down here may present a problem..... ;-)

By Lisa Rowan (Sisugirl) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 08:33 pm:

I, too, would love to do the Day in History. I'm already a writer, so that part's not a big deal. The time devoted to research -- every day -- would be another matter. I'd have to do it in my spare time from down here. Charlie, if you find it difficult to find someone to do it, you may think about splitting the work up over a few people. That may be easier for people with other work commitments to do on a part-time basis. Just a thought, and best of luck! Like Capt. Paul said, given other circumstances, I would do it in a heartbeat, too.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 10:16 pm:

How I love the two lighthouse pictures.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 10:45 pm:

Great Pic's!

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:13 am:

I cant believe no one has said anything about how low Neil must have been flying when he took the picture.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 11:29 am:

Always enjoy lighthouse pictures. Good 1.

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