Nov 28-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: November: Nov 28-03
Nature's Ice Statues    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Shawn Monica Stone
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Photos by Shawn Monica Stone

Toivo from Toivola on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 07:12 am:

For our regular Cam Watchers who only visit Superior in the summer - - bet you've never found driftwood as cool as this. Of course I think there's driftwood under that icy cap. Shawn Monica Stone caught the wave just right to show us how the coating is produced.

Kinda warmed up over Thanksgiving across the U.P., with rain in lots of places. The Lake hasn't started any serious freezing yet, but remember we're still in Autumn. You'll be able to walk on this water in about a month. Ms. Stone had a WOW back in June, and I wouldn't be surprised if she scores one again this week.

Careful if you venture out today in all that Christmas shopping traffic. Better yet - - why not just stay at home and order some pasties ;>

By DJB -MI. on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 08:11 am:


By Rose, Illinois on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 09:47 am:

That is a WOW for sure! Great Photo! I would like to see the UP in winter sometime. Although we have been coming up there since 1968 we have only seen summer and fall. It's great any time you can be there!

By Ray D. New Mexico on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 09:51 am:

Reminds me of the Carlsbad caverns stalactites.
Natures beauty on display. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy the shopping today.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 10:13 am:

No artist could sculpt anything more perfect than this work by Mother Nature!

By Mike B. Pittsburgh, wishin I was back in the Yoop on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 12:56 pm:

Rose, Illinois
If you ever got to see a real, UP winter, you would never forget it. It's not for the faint of heart but it is definitely one the most beautiful things you would experience. Winter is my absolute favorite time of year. Most people around here (Pennsylvania) complain nonstop about the winter. I tell them they have no idea what a real winter is like.

By Curt B, Phx AZ on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 01:02 pm:

Mike B...try listening to the folks here in phoenix complaining about 60 degrees being COLD....I tell them to sign on to and look at a Michigan winter then break out the shorts...This is a WOW pic for sure! great shot

By Dave Mi. on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 02:39 pm:

I havn't seen anyone write about the deer kill in Keweenaw this year. How about someone giving the lowdown.

By YooperGearle on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 02:53 pm:

..... to be whole and harmonious, man must also know the music of the beaches and the woods. He must find the thing of which he is only an infinitesimal part and nurture it and love it, if he is to live.
William O. Douglas (1960)

By Fran, Ga on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 02:55 pm:

What an absolutely beautiful picture!!! So much detail shows.a WOW for sure.

By Nancy E. Nelson, WI on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 05:42 pm:

I have sat by the shores in all seasons, in all types of weather and taken a bazillion pictures (thank goodness for digital cameras) trying to catch a wave that beautifully. That's a beautiful shot. A true Yooper loves the lake in all seasons. Did anyone see Jeopardy the day before Thanksgiving when "Yooper" was one of the entries in an Odd Words category?

By Steve the flying Troll on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 06:34 pm:

A big blow in Nov of 64 my first year at Tech. An upperclassman took some of us out to the old Coast Guard station at McClain State Park to watch waves break over "entry" and blow spray over a half mile away. Watch that once and appreciate forever those that sailed those waters, before steam, oil, or GPS. That Superior Girl is a tough act to follow and deserves all the respect you will ever give her. She can be beautiful and deadly all on the same day.

By Trish, WA on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 06:35 pm:

My mother tells us of the time -in the 1940's maybe?_
when several men and women were stranded on floes
of ice during the Lake breakup. Does anyone know this
story? I believe it occurred near L'Anse.

By Steve Racine Wi.calumet on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 10:39 pm:

TOo Mike B.
I'm with you,they have no idea. I now live in south eastern Wi. Tell them the same thing, you have no idea what winter is all about.These guys complain about the smallest snow, thet have no idea, again!! CALUMET

By Gus in Chicagoland on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 10:55 pm:

Nice pics. I hope that later in the winter we may see some shots of the ice piled up on shore, like castles, many stories tall. I have seen them piled up to thirty and forty feet high.

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 11:03 pm:

Saw that mention of the 'yoopers' on Jeopardy and meant to put a comment about it last night, was tired in here 'bout that time. :>)
Love that pic and the close-up. Sorta reminds me of some of the old Meryl Streep movies.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 08:57 am:

To: Trish, WA
I remember reading a story in Outdoor Life about a large contingent of Lake trout fisherman far out on the ice in Keewanaw Bay. A terrible off shore storm came up, and seperated a floe from the main shore ice. There were several people trapped on the floe, that was being blown out to sea. Some of the main shore ice people took their snowmobiles to shore to look for boats. One small rowboat was found and dragged to the now large ice seperation. They rescued some people from the ice floe. But, then the seperation was too large and the waves too big to make any further trips. Four men were left on the drifting ice floe, to a certain death.

By t.s. on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 09:34 am:

Not realy to many years back(joe den) and his dog from negaunee township was on an iceflow on the lake--a helocopter came to pick him up but told him not the dog--joe won out by refusing to leave without his collie

By Love the Outdoors on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 09:45 am:

That ice flow story is why so many folks from the Yoop grow up with a generally respectful attitude. I remember hearing stories like that about the woods, the animals, cold weather and the storms and came away with a big respect for what can happen when you're outdoors and don't pay attention to what's going on around you. SCARY STUFF! I never wanted to BE in one of those tales told, so I took a lesson and always plan my adventures accordingly.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day!

By Uncle John on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 10:39 am:

Happens more often than you might think. It's almost a yearly occurrance down on Saginaw Bay and on Lake St Clair.

By rob in dc on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 09:01 am:

What was that about a mention of 'yooper' on Jeopardy? It wouldn't surprise me. The inventor of the show, Merv Griffin's wife LuAnn, was born and raised in Ironwood.

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