Jun 28-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: June: Jun 28-09
Lighthouse Sunrise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mike Rudzi
Observation Deck    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by James Ludos

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 04:32 pm:

Mike Rudzi and James Ludos give us a unique *sunrise* perspective of a familiar landmark, if you're acquainted with the Keweenaw Peninsula. Eagle Harbor Lighthouse is just one of many historic icons here in the Copper Country maintained by Keweenaw County Historical Society. The KCHS received an award at yesterday's meeting of the state Historical Society of Michigan, the subject of today's Pasty Cameo.

This is a good opportunity for me to point out a discovery we made recently. Are you familiar with Google Streets? It gives you a 360 degree view of any location on the map in areas where it is available. I had been familiar with Google Streets for some time, but just recently my son Jonathan informed me that Google Streets are now on file for most of the Keweenaw Peninsula. If you look up, for example, Eagle Harbor, Michigan... and pull the little man on top of the zoom gadget on Google Maps, you can roam around the streets of town, looking left and right, up and down, front and back, and EVERYWHERE. It is an amazing feature, of which we give you a little sample in today's Cameo.

Our congratulations to all the hard working volunteers of the Keweenaw County Historical Society, beginning with Virginia Jamison, who accepted the award on behalf of KCHS. We at Pasty Central are proud to be among the 1,000+ members who keep the society moving ahead in its mission of preserving the rich history of this corner of God's Country.

Have a good week :o)
Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 04:38 pm:

Very cool info on Google Streets! I will definitely try that. And I'm sure my hubby will, because he loves every inch of that area.

Thanks for putting one of my favorite lighthouses on here.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 05:44 pm:

I never tire of lighthouses. Good pictures.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 07:44 pm:

Google Street View is an amazing feature. I read that in one country, it was not allowed because they claimed it was an invasion of privacy.
So just make sure the curtains are closed when you use the can :)

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 09:44 am:

Congratulations to KCHS for surpassing 1,000 in their membership. I'm sure there are many larger counties that would love to have half that number of members.

By Iron Range Dave (Blackhawk) on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 10:40 am:

Tomorrow I will experience some of those streets as I return to the Copper Country for a vacation. One week of R&R, can't wait. If todays work day just ends now I could be on my way!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 06:46 pm:

We had no trouble getting around Houghton with all the construction going on, just had to take it a little slower- that's all.

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