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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 07:34 am:

In which year can you see a basketball hoop?

By BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 07:36 am:

First Post

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 08:32 am:


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 11:22 am:

That one of Dan's 'near Lake of the Clouds' is a favorite ~ beautiful shot!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 03:58 pm:

Another fine selection. The lightning photo is a good action catch. And the Air Force jet got me thinking about something I read. Wasn't an Air Force pilot killed when his jet went down into Lake Superior while chasing a UFO during the 1950's?

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 05:04 pm:

Thought you fellow Yoopers would appreciate this;

Lake Superior contains ten percent of all the fresh water on the planet Earth.
It covers 82,000 square kilometers or 31,700 square miles.
The average depth is 147 meters or 483 feet.
There have been about 350 shipwrecks recorded in Lake Superior .
Lake Superior is, by surface area, the largest lake in the world.
A Jesuit priest in 1668 named it Lac Tracy, but that name was never officially adopted.
It contains as much water as all the other Great Lakes combined, plus three extra Lake Eries .
There is a small outflow from the lake at St. Marys River (Sault Ste Marie) into Lake Huron. but it takes almost two centuries for the water to be completely replaced.
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America with water a foot deep.
Lake Superior was formed during the last glacial retreat, making it one of the earth's youngest
major features at only about 10,000 years old.
The deepest point in the lake is 405 meters or 1,333 feet.
There are 78 different species of fish that call the big lake home.
The maximum wave ever recorded on Lake Superior was 9.45 meters or 31 feet high.
If you stretched the shoreline of Lake Superior out to a straight line, it would be long enough to reach from Duluth to the Bahamas .
Over 300 streams and rivers empty into Lake Superior with the largest source being the Nipigon River .
The average underwater visibility of Lake Superior is about 8 meters or 27 feet, making it the cleanest and
clearest of the Great Lakes. Underwater visibility in some spots reaches 30 meters.
In the summer, the sun sets more than 35 minutes later on the western shore of Lake Superior
than at its southeastern edge.
Some of the world's oldest rocks, formed about 2.7 billion years ago, can be found on the Ontario shore of Lake Superior.
It very rarely freezes over completely, and then usually just for a few hours. Complete freezing
occurred in 1962, 1979, 2003 and 2009.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 05:57 pm:

Happy Birthday to my mom, June Durocher. She's 80 today. It's nice being in God's country to celebrate with her. We just got back from the Loading Zone where she got a free meal, pop & dessert. She was happy about that. Also went out to the cemetery to put flowers and stuff on my dad's and grandparent's graves. Always like visiting with them.

Also, it's been a year today since our good friend, Laurel (llamamama) passed away. Barely a day goes by that we don't think about her. Miss you, Laurel!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 06:08 pm:

Thomas Baird (Thomas):
" the Air Force jet got me thinking about something I read. Wasn't an Air Force pilot killed when his jet went down into Lake Superior while chasing a UFO during the 1950's?"

That it did, in Novemeber 1953.
There's a lot here about the Kinross Incident.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 06:26 pm:

Not sure where the Superior info came from, but they'll have to update a few of the figures based on new data that's come out recently.... J

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 06:34 pm:

Deb S...I'm glad you were able to visit your mother. Sounds like a good time is being had! I remember when you mentioned here on Pasty Cam about Laurel's untimely death. Continue on with your great vacation UP there!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 06:36 pm:

Another Lake Superior fact...She makes the best vacation destination!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 07:13 pm:

FRNash: Thanks 4 bookmarking the Pasty page. Certainly lots 2 read that should keep one busy reading for awhile. And regarding the facts about Lake Superior, there's a center in Ontario, Canada's Lake Superior Provincial Park that has a Great Lakes map you can tip to let liquid flow from Lake Superior to the other Great Lakes to show that the water in Lake Superior would fill the other 4 Great Lakes and there would still be some water left in Lake Superior.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 12:37 am:

Laurel was one of a kind. She had a great sense of humor and was a pleasure to know her. I also think of her all the time. Happy birthday to June, was enamored with her in my youth. Deb, did you visit my dads grave also?

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 11:48 am:

Remembering "our" Laurel.She was a special person who could tell the best stories and keep you in stitches! Sure do miss you,my friend.

Deb and Ron,enjoy your time up there and tell your Mom Happy Birthday for me.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:00 pm:

Thank you guys for the birthday wishes for my mom and for remembering Laurel. She was such a wonderful friend.

Mikie, did look at your dad's grave yesterday but I forgot to water it. Sorry, maybe next time!

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