Sep 16-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: September: Sep 16-05
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Photos by Josh Pifke
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Photos by Josh Pifke

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 06:55 am:

Marquette Harbor has a number of activities to enjoy…watching the freighters come and go, strolling along the breakwall or just watching the waves splash and lap against the rocks. In these shots from Josh Pifke, we get to enjoy two of those three, without worrying about where we step along the way. Of course, you don't get to smell the fresh air that surrounds Lake Superior though. That reminds me, I really need to talk to Charlie about the "scratch and sniff" idea someone mentioned awhile back! :-> Back to the pictures, take a look at that outcropping of rock in the second photo, could that be Picnic Rocks? I think I can see the painting on the rocks from here!

By Brock Waugh (Brock) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 06:58 am:

Good morning everyone have a nice day

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 07:04 am:

Great shot!

By NKR (Nkr) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 07:04 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. I love the color of the lake in the second picture. Its a pretty shade of blue. Have a nice day everyone!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 07:28 am:

Good Morning Everyone! I don't get to see this shore line much at all but when I first glaced it kind of looked like it could be the lakeshore headed to Copper Harbor. Beautiful.

Enjoy your Friday everyone! It is going to be a beautiful day in the Keweenaw, again.

By bethany richards (Beth) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 07:55 am:

It certainly is wonderful to wake up in the morning and have a contact with the UP and that beautiful Big Lake. Thanks for having this website and all the great pictures you provide

By Cindy Lee Maki (Cindylee) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 08:09 am:

Beth, I agree with you. Can't think of a better way to wake up each morning. I just love this site, pictures and the people!

By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 08:25 am:

If you were standing at this spot 40 years ago the air would have been more than fresh, it would have had the sweet chemical (alcahol?) smell of the Cliffs Dow plant behind you!! When the wind was from the North you could smell it all over town. Since the EPA had the tar pits removed you can seldom smell it any more. I am still in my wife's doghouse over the pictures from the digital camera that I reformatted into cyberspace earlier this week.

By Rob Bier (Robindc) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 08:45 am:

Donagain, thank you for the memory of the Cliffs Dow plant. I've long wondered why pictures of Marquette Harbor always carry a slightly sour tinge for me. Some part of my brain still remembers how bad that could smell.

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 08:48 am:

I really like the second picture. There's just a hint of color in the trees, making it have the feel of an early fall day. It will be here before we know it!! Have a wonderful day everyone!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 09:02 am:

Love the pics of Lake Superior...I can smell the crisp cool breeze coming off the lake.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 09:48 am:

What a beautiful morning. Aren't we lucky to live in the midwest, even here in Illinois. Boy how I wish I could make a painting of that first picture especially. Thank you for starting our days with the glory of The Lake!

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 10:14 am:

I loved Marquette when I went to school there briefly almost 40 years ago, but that SMELL from Dow will ALWAYS be a part of that memory.....

By J.T. Toivola (Joyce) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 10:22 am:

It was August of '98 and we were slowly cruising down Wright Street,the car packed full to bursting with college freshman stuff. I was about to turn into the parking lot near the dorms when my daughter said,"We're here already? Let's go to the lake first!" So we did.
We were walking along the beach,not saying much;trying to prepare for the changes about to take place.We were all plagued with the college jitters.
I was walking along the rocks in the water and just as I said "Hey!This is great.I wish I had taken my swimming duds",I slipped and fell in. I can still see my daughter's eyeball roll and the sound of the "Tsk,arrrrgh!!!" rings in my ears yet today.
I wasn't allowed to help unload the car because I was wet. Too embarassing. My job was to stay inside the car,out of sight. Sit,mom. Stay!
Years later,when in Marquette,we try to visit the places she has discovered while attending NMU. There are many,so close to town,yet so secluded. Great pics! They withdrew a few bucks out of my memory bank today.

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 11:20 am:

It's funny,I was born in Hancock, left after C&H closed, went back and graduated from Tech, spent every summer of my entire life (except for one) at Jacobsville (a ghost town outside of Houghton) and I STILL see and hear about places I didn't know existed until they are on Several times I have taken notes on hikes people have taken, beaches that we see in the Pasty pic's etc. and hope to visit them some summer! Add to that the amazing photographers and historians that bring it all to us! I often email a family member or friend and tell them to check out today's picture or conversation.The beauty and diversity of that area is truly amazing! The older I get, the more I appreciate it. What fun...thanks!

By Richard Johnson (Dick_fl) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 03:16 pm:

Hey Dr. Don,
It's good to see you here. You and your Dad operated on me over 35 years ago and I am still going strong. Thanks!

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 04:07 pm:

Oh, Joyce, that is so funny! I can see you now -- banished to the car!

By AllouezAndre (Allouezandrephx) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 06:40 pm:

Was in Marquette yesterday. A cruise ship came in about 11:00 am and sent touristas ashore in their long boats. Lotsa shutter clicking goin' on downtown.

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 08:17 pm:

stix says it best. I spent five years at da Tech from 64 to 69, dated a local girl, and knew about Jacobsville from the get. She showed me everything from Douglass Houghton falls to Mink Farm Road and Little Traverse and I thought I had it down cold too. Everytime I visit this site I find another place I want to visit......winter or summer, the UP is the place to be.....

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 06:35 pm:

Wonderful pictures.

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