Nov 15-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: November: Nov 15-09
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Photo from Ed Chaput

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 08:22 am:

This past week when we remembered the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975 on a stormy Lake Superior, I recalled this picture from Ed Chaput, standing on the deck while passing through the locks. The shot had been uploaded near the end of a daily discussion, so I had to do some looking. Perhaps some of our Pasty Cam regulars missed it, too, so it reappears today as our main Shoebox Memory.

Also, I ran across this mini-production from "Far North TV" which gives a different perspective of the Lake in calmer times (set to some nice music, I might add). Wonder if "Far North" has done any more of these vignettes?

A salute to all of the hunters on this opening day of deer hunting season. Be careful out there.

By the way, next Sunday we hope to have a cameo about Pipe Organs of the Keweenaw, a great collection of pictures and history you won't want to miss.

Have a good week :o)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 06:21 am:

To all our hunters on Opening Day:

May our Lord keep you safe

May you enjoy your time in the woods

May you 'bring home the bacon', so to speak!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 09:15 am:

Like the historic photo, and thank you 4 sharing the mini-production.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 09:37 am:

Charlie...the Far North TV video was great and I especially like the music. I tried searching google, but had no luck. I would love to know who the musical artist is, if anyone has ever heard of them.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 09:39 am:

I always enjoy Ed, a.k.a. eddiefitz, sharing his stories and adventures sailing the Great Lakes, especially his time servend on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Those were the "hay-days" to be on the lakes!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 10:46 am:

I knew Ed as an older neighbor kid. He comes from a great family. His brother Art worked on the Bishop Baraga statue by L'anse. When one of his sisters was married I ran over to their house as Mr.Chaput was throwing pennies to the neighborhood kids. That was a custom that has vanished. Anyway I was too small to catch any and the bride called me up and gave me a handfull of pennies. Don't remember which sister it was. It was great growing up in the forties and fifties in Hubbell.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 12:00 pm:

I'm with Janie!

By Deb L. (Lakegirl) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 12:04 pm:

I really enjoyed the mini production on Lake Superior. The musical score reminded me of the sound track from the movie "Titanic", that Irish blend/melody. It, the music, is very moving and leaves you with a profound feeling. I'd like to see more mini productions like this. Thank you for sharing!!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 12:19 pm:

"Those were the "hay-days" to be on the lakes! "
Okay, ya got my curiosity up. I often see the term — hay-day(s), hay day(s), heyday(s), — used, but how is it really spelled, and why, (etymology!) So for my own edification, and for the record, see …

1. Cambridge Dictionary of American English: heyday
2. Online Etymology Dictionary: heyday
I guess I'm never too old to learn something new!

Clearly there's some confusion about the term, no doubt in part due to the snomobilers' "Hay Days": Snowmobile Grass (i.e. "hay") Drag Racing.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 12:42 pm:

I hope eddiefitz won't mind my sharing this with the Pasty Cam
family. On more than one occasion, he has sent me pictures and
information to share with my class on the anniversary of the
sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. It gave me a lot of "street creds"
with my class to know that I "knew" someone that cool.

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 01:44 pm:

Neat photo, and the Far North video was very well done, I liked the music and the scene where you can see the frieghter between the rocks. Keep up the good work.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 04:13 pm:

I also loved the mini-video and am about to search youtube for more (not Google Alex).

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 06:24 pm:

Awww Frank, I was just seeing if you were still with us or slacking off.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 07:23 pm:

No, seriously, Janie, I had let my curiosity about the "hayday/hay day/heyday" issue linger for too long, you did finally inspire me to look it up.

My motto: Never miss an opportunity to learn something new!

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 08:52 pm:

As I always got it from the "old-timers" when a child, "Hay Days' were those good days of summer when the hay was mowed and baled, if the crop especially was good, meant good times, celebration, that good weather prevailed. Hay on a farm was like money in the bank (still is!), assured security and something to count on for the rest of the year. A time of activity and accomplishment! (Gotta make hay while the sun shines)!etc.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 09:18 pm:

Russell that's exactly what I was deducing. Make hay while the sun shines.

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