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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 06:14 am:

Which two bridges appear in today's decade review?

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 06:17 am:

Lift bridge and Big Mac!
First Post

By Bruce (Bessemerbj) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 06:17 am:

Portage lift Bridge and the Mac
First Post
A perfect tie to begin the week

By Lowell La Fave Little Beaver (Lowell) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 06:21 am:

Good Morning

The Portage Lift Bridge, 2002 and
The Mackinaw Bridge, 2006
Close Second
Even more details. Worth a bird.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 07:30 am:'s Monday...whoopdie doo...

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 07:59 am:

30 days to 1040 time and once again, we are all legal (most of us, anyway) :)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 08:16 am:

As usual, great photography. Eagle Harbor Lighthouse is impressive, 2.

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 11:37 am:

As a Plumber.... I noticed right off the 'Moon' crescent shape on the privy is misplaced. It needs to be high and not at chest height, on the front or side wall to let the gases out. And the shape was crucial so that no one could peek in while a Lady was using. lol, I can't tell if the Moon was just a shape or is it actually a window to see if its unoccupied. And to top it off, the horseshoe is upside down!... letting all the luck out.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 12:06 pm:

OK, I'll ask: Why the crescent moon on the outhouse door? Where does that tradition come from? (I hesitate to dwell on the notion of "moon"!) {smile}

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 01:28 pm:

The crescent moon was so that the gasses would escape, that accumulated in the outhouse and vent through the opening. Literally they would blow up from gases. So it is to be as high as possible and not low like on the door in the picture. If it was a full moon "God bless 'em " people would peek in and scare woman while sitting on the pot, or play tricks on who ever was in there, like dumping water and dropping pebbles. The shape is thin enough so that a human head can not get in and open enough for fumes to get out.

By John W Anderson (Wd8rth) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 01:36 pm:

And I thought that a horse shoe was to be pointing up to keep the good luck in.
That is what Col. Potter told Radar.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 03:56 pm:

Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013):
"The crescent moon was so that the gasses would escape "

Gee, all the ones I've seen had vent pipes extending well above the roof, you'd think that would be far more efficient for venting gasses!

Louvers would also have worked at least as well as a crescent moon cutout, with less visibility / more security as well.

There must be something we're missing here! {smile}

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 04:44 pm:

I'll bet vent pipes and louvers weren't invented or available when the first outhouse was built. I'm sure there was more function than fashion involved in the design and build.

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 04:48 pm:

FRNash, the crescent moon has really helped my flatulation, I can actually sleep tight without the "star war" explosions and the dog doesn't wake up growling.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 05:54 pm:

Secrets of the rich and famous. :(

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 09:09 pm:

The vent used to be built into one of the back wall corners, using two 5" or 6" boards to the roof and then continued up for a ways with 4 boards and a little roof at the top of it. As the vent 'worked', the fresh air would come in from the door or the cresent moon. 'Nough said?

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