Jan 22-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: January: Jan 22-12
Tobogganers at the Soo    ...scroll down to share comments
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 07:59 am:

In the digital archives, this winter panorama above Sault Ste. Marie has an extra bonus, identifying a few of the subjects (looks like a project they meant to complete, but never got around to it). I did a quick search on P.T. Rowe and found that he was the first Rector of St. James Episcopal Church when it was incorporated in 1885.

Rev. Rowe looks like quite a snow-boarder for his day! The congregation soon outgrew the original building that had opened on Christmas Day in 1881, back when it was just a mission church. St. James Episcopal's current building was constructed from stone carved out of the Soo Canal, and the bells in the church were donated by Chase Osborn, subject of one of our Pasty Cameos. The first services were held in 1903.
Courtesy of StJamesSaultMi.com

In case you missed last week's Shoebox Memory, one of the Copper Country's church leaders from the past passed away last Sunday Morning, Pastor Charles B. Hart, who fed the flock at First Baptist in Calumet for several decades, as well as directing Camp Gitche Gumee during all of those years. Pastor Hart's funeral is tomorrow afternoon (Monday) in Calumet, and maybe we'll see some of you there.

As always, thanks for stopping by Pasty Central. Have a good week :o)
Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 08:27 am:

Love to go tobogganing! Never had one, but went with friends a lot. I still have 3 Flexible Flyers that have been in my family since the mid 50's.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 08:40 am:

Cool pics! I heard this morning on the radio that the Soo Locks stayed open an additional 3 days allowing the movement of over 400,000 tons of additional cargo. That is a lot of pasties...way to go, Charlie.

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 08:58 am:

I just watched the Pasty Cameo of Chase Osborn again and noticed that today is his birthday! He would only be 152 years old.


Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 09:51 am:


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 10:05 am:

The thing that I find most interesting is that the St. James Episcopal building was constructed from stone taken out of the Soo canal. Hopefully that will never be destroyed.....to be replaced by a 'parking lot'. But then, Yoopers hang on to their history, don't they?

By Bil T. (Beertuna) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 06:26 pm:

I'm trying to imagine the effort it took to get one of those big box cameras and a tripod to that location, in that weather, that long ago. Then pose everyone, then preserve the plate on the way back home. Even the photographers were heroes !

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 07:00 pm:

I have never owned a tobaggon either, Janie! Loved to go sledding down our hill in Lake Linden, though. Had to be careful if you decided to go all the way down to Main St. Sometimes there were cars coming, lol!! Lots of fun!

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Monday, January 6, 2020 - 06:07 am:

My condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Charles B. Hart.
May he rest in peace until the Day of Resurection when Jesus will
welcome him home. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

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