Apr 11-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: April: Apr 11-04
Boating - 1935 style    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Barb Nelson

Toivo from Toivola on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 05:28 am:

This patriotic pair (note the flag in the bow of the boat) sure seem to be hamming it up for the camera. That's Barb Nelson's Dad in the back of the canoe. What a fun picture - - it's hard to say exactly what these two are up to. Could be they're re-enacting Washington's crossing the Delaware or they could just be out breaking up the ice for an easier way to ice fish in the Keweenaw? Although I've never seen anyone fish with a rifle before! Either way, they ought to have their hattu and hansikas on, it looks cold out.

Happy Easter!

Lowell MO on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 06:11 am:

Good Morning Happy Easter

By Barb Nelson, Jacobsville, MI on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 06:37 am:

That's my Dad, the great hunter, in 1935 on spring break from
college. This was taken at Mirror Lake, Illinois, where the family
had a cottage. The fellow at the bow is a fraternity friend of
Dad's, from Lake Forest College.

By julie b., MI on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 06:47 am:

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

A blessed Easter to all!

By abe on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 06:58 am:

Good morning, and a blessed Easter to all

By me on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 11:33 am:

Hope you have a wonderful day. Peace to all.

By The Dam Guy, Parasite Creek on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 12:44 pm:

There is nothing as certain as death and axes, particularly when waiting for ice out... reminds me of many a Spring trip to Ontario. Barb, that's truly a great photo of pipe-smoking college guys on Spring Break. Makes me wonder if
Mirror Lake is now a condo-smothered resort area plagued by jet skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Too many people, too little planet...

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 01:58 pm:

Good Morning, and Happy Easter! from the west coast.

By Zeke on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 02:42 pm:

Nice picture, Looks like they were enjoying themselves. Not a care in the world, standing up in a canoe , not wearing any life jackets in icy waters. I know, I,ve been there when I was young & carefree .Lucky to still be around. Happy Easter everyone.

By anon/milw on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 02:55 pm:

Have a safe and serene Easter. Please pray for all of our young who are at risk in the dangerous parts of our world. Give courage and strength to their families as well.

By Dave, Laurium on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 02:56 pm:

With the flag there, looks like they were trying to reenact Washington crossing the Delaware???

By Victor Parisian on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 05:53 pm:

Great memory box picture. College kids around here go to South Padre Island for spring break. I suspect they couldn't begin to fathom the cold.
Nice cabin in the background. Happy Easter to all.

By Kerry, Mi on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 06:05 pm:

Well I know you Yoopers live far away from detroit but you definately have to get down here quick while the Tigers are at their best. And go to a game, I know it's a long drive and some of you maybe Twins Fans and Packers Fans but This is a good time to be down here while it lasts. Great game they played today as I was there.

By JAD, Oskar, MI on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 07:21 pm:

Looks not like a canoe but an old Thompson rowboat! I've rowed ALL OVER Lake Michigamme in one just like it.

By Jean, West TExas on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 08:15 pm:

I am reminded of my father and Judge Phil Kukkonen and their quest to win the great Traprock river canoe race...complete with a parade and all through Lake Linden. This took place in the late 70's to early 80's.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 08:50 pm:

Happy Easter! Happy Springtime!

Looks like those guys had a great time whatever they were trying to act out! Just goes to show, when winter drags into spring, Yoopers just get creative, and funny!

By moi on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 10:46 am:

A thought after reading "too many people, too little planet".......we recently visited the Great Lakes Aquarium (neat!) in Duluth. One of the Lake Superior stats is "With the entire surface frozen (a rare occurence) there would be enough room for every person ON EARTH to spread out a picnic blanket 12' x 12'." How's that for size? Definitely a Superior lake!

By Doubting Thomas... on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 11:27 am:

At first I doubted the factoid about Lake Superior being large enough to hold every person on earth on their own 12' x 12' blanket, so I ran a quick check to see if it worked... If there are 4 billion people on earth, and Superior measures approximately 150 miles by 150 miles (for simplicity sake), then there would be plenty of room! Amazing!

By walter p tampa on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 05:43 pm:

domhnach casca shona duit from the irish

By mudjacker on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 06:23 pm:

Doubting Thomas; just read your post then did two Google searches: 1- Lake Superior has 31,700 square miles of surface area. 2 - world population estimated for mid year 2004 6.375 Billion people. @ 27,878,400 sq feet per square mile it works out to 138.6 square feet per person or roughly a three inch overlap with your neighbor's picnic blanket. I've ignored the curvature of the earth in this quick calculation, but what it boils down to, is that most of those folks would have forgotten something warm to drink, their hats and gloves etc. So they would want to huddle together anyway.

By Walt, Ohio on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 08:30 pm:

julie b.

He Is Risen Indeed!!! Alleluia!!!

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