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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:37 am:

We're on a roll with shipwrecks for Day in History. What's the name of the 1908 casualty in today's episode?

By Lindsay R. (Newyooper) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:39 am:

City of Bangor Shipwreck
Credit for first answer, just not the right one. Bangor went down in 1926, showed up in Decade Review, not Day in History.

By Kenty (Dashamo) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:44 am:

Lizzy A. Law???
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By Lindsay R. (Newyooper) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:46 am:

City of Bangor

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 08:43 am:

Interesting neckwear for the football team.......

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 09:14 am:

Happy birthday Margaret. Hope your birthday is as big as the state where you live.

By Rob (Robze) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:08 am:


The neckwear is actually "nose armor"

Football in 1890 was a brutal sport, played before the introduction of helmets and other protective gear. Serious injuries and even deaths were common occurrences in the game. Harvard's All-American center, John Cranston, was the first player to wear equipment to protect his face during an American football game. In order to protect Cranston's "weak nose," Harvard captain and 1889 All-American Arthur Cumnock invented a device that he called "nose armor."[2][3][4] Cumnock's invention gained popularity, and in 1892, a newspaper article described the growing popularity of the device:

"By the invention of nose armor football players who have been hitherto barred from the field because of broken or weak noses are now able to thrust an armor protected nose (even though it be broken) into the center of the roughest scrimmage without danger to the sensitive nasal organ. The armor is made of fine rubbber and protects both the nose and teeth."

By Rob (Robze) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:12 am:

here is a link to a nose armor picture.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 11:15 am:

Voted again, stuck on ranking of 13, I have my doubts if this is legit, we haven't moved in the rankings, I'm begining to think this is a waste of time.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 11:51 am:

I voted. Uncle Chuck, there are 1147 projects competing, according to the Pepsi site. We are number 13. I'm thinking that we will roll over to November, if we don't make it this month. We just have to all vote every day, through Oct 31. Thank you to you and all who are voting every day! This is indeed a very worthy project, to help save lives in the Keweenaw!

When I started voting last month, we were in something like 122nd place. We ended up last month in the top 100 places, and were rolled over to the October contest. We are now in 13th place, which is a big improvement over last month!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 02:53 pm:

Good variety of photos, today. Like the Autumn (as usual) and the historic ones.

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 04:18 pm:

Ever since I started voting for the ambulance barn, I've been getting pop-up ads. I'm with UP UC, I think it's a scam. Sorry, I tried.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 06:10 pm:

I was thinking the same yooperguide, I tried as well.

By Richard Wieber (Dickingrayling) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 06:25 pm:

I have voted almost every day and my pop up s haven't changed. Vote anyway, if you are right you have already triggered the pop-ups so what is there to loose.

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:11 pm:

I voted too. Don't take the lazy way out, just like Marianne said we have come along way up! Turn on your pop-up blocker. You can still vote. I have been with no issues. Keep on voting, Copper Harbor needs us!!

By Sldmi (Sldmi) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:18 pm:

Our local school district did the Pepsi challenge a couple of months ago (for a smaller amount) and ended up in the top 10 their second month. That was enough to earn the money for that category. I don't believe it's a scam; I think, unlike the shelter challenge, this voting is a little more involved so I don't believe there are as many "pasty cammers" voting. Plus, the shelter challenge allowed us to vote many times in one day.

By Martha Kirk (Misschiefie) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:24 pm:

I started voting in the Pepsi contest several months ago for a spay and neuter clinic for an organization my niece is involved in. They started out way down and it took five months, but they ended up in fifth place in September and won a $50,000 grant. You have to keep voting and encourage friends and neighbors to do the same. I suspect that many people give up and that's one of the reasons why P.A.W.S of Michigan finally got their prize.

One of the things that helped them was that they allied themselves with other organizations in the other prize categories and encouraged P.A.W.S. followers to vote for those projects in return for the other folks voting for them. Since you have 10 votes a day and these would be in the other prize categories you wouldn't be lessening the chances of the ambulance barn winning. I've noticed that there are several UP organizations in the other categories. Perhaps the people involved with this should contact some of them about arranging a trade in votes.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:30 pm:

Marianne, I didn't say I'd stop voting, I won't, just with all the pasty cammers, I would think we'd be moving from 13th place. I'm voting everyday, I know the importance of the cause!

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