Apr 25-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: April: Apr 25-04
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Photo from Lauri Kneebone

Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 07:12 am:

More than a decade ago Casey Moore was having some good clean fun in the sauna, little realizing someday he'd show up on the Pasty Cam. His mom Lauri has this cool shot of the sauna boy on her desk at Northern Hardwoods, where she keeps the office running smoothly.

I wish there was a way for the Internet to deliver the steamy aroma of wet wood and hot rocks of a cozy warm sauna. I suppose if we had that technology perfected, we'd always be piping you the delicious air from our pasty kitchen in Calumet. Sometimes it feels like a sauna when the cooks are all at work with ovens full of fresh hot pasties. (Methinks it's time for breakfast).

Our thanks to Lauri and Casey for kicking off a new week of the Pasty Cam with another great Shoebox Memory.

By Mike, stuck in Florida,Yooper at heart on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 07:26 am:

Great picture! Love the saunas.

By Ralph, stuck in Flordia also on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 08:24 am:

I would love to have a sauna. GREAT PICTURE

By Steve the flying troll on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 08:26 am:

Hope to fire is out...........will check the cam...Learned about Sauna's at da Tech....Jukuri's in Laurium I think........

By Mike Mehrman, MI on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 09:21 am:

Does anyone know what gasoline is selling for in Baraga?

By Clara, TX on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 09:24 am:

Mike, yesterday gas in Baraga was $1.79/gal.

By jean, west texas on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 09:48 am:

Gas here in West Texas is about 1.67...makes me want to keep my burb locked away or make my hubby drive it and just park it at work:) We are sunny and 54 this am with a beautiful week in store.

By Tom TC Mich on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:08 am:

Has anyone noticed they are getting less mileage on a gallon of gas ? Do you suppose that we're getting sold a lowerd octane fuel, so at a later time the prices will come down, with us getting less bang for our buck......just thinking

By RD, Iowa on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:12 am:

Looks like that sauna was pretty fresh. You can see the sap still seeping from the logs.

By Angie AZ on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:13 am:

Boy I wish our gas prices were that low....2.03 here in phoenix!!!
Tom, i think you are right about the gas....i have to put 20 dollars in my tank a week! Its rediculous....

By Tom TC Mich on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:17 am:

Oh, by the way, gas in Traverse City ranges from $1.84 to $1.89 per watered down gallon

By Vanessa Michigan on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:42 am:

I just hope he didn't get stuck!!! LOL

By ert, GA on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:53 am:

Could someone please give me the website of a newspaper where I can read about the fire. Thanks.

By DH on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:55 am:

I'm sure that Monday's Gazette will have something:


(no Sunday edition)

By wasayooper on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:12 am:

Gas is $1.72 here in West Florida...

By Doug the Troll, Wixom, MI on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:23 am:

One of the best childhood memories I have is when we'd go up to my uncle's "camp" in the summer and use the suana in the evening. We had those galvenized buckets in our suana too! But I don't remember any of us being able to fit in one. We'd pump up water from superior to fill up the water barrel. Wow...never felt so clean!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:26 am:

I remember going to my Cousin Linda's sauna in her house next to the gas station she owned in Mohawk. Spelling is probably wrong, but, Linda and Charlie Savolainen. I KNOW that's spelled wrong! That's worse than Tiensivu! LOL.

That was my first sauna... But I remember going to a public sauna. I want to say Laurium or Calumet. I don't remember which.

I remember my dad would have pine branches. Hmmm... Were they to whip me if I misbehaved, or to clean his back? Don't remember! (Smirk).

Well... Now I'm homesick again, so I guess I'll go get depressed in some corner and tune back in here for my daily lift again tomorrow! (Sigh)... Someday, I will return to da UP.

P.S. Can you point the Bridge Cam back to the left a little bit? Too far to the right! :)

By danbury; germany on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:38 am:

Ok, sauna may be great (never tried it), but there is another finnish achievement I never thought of in connection with pasty.cam (even listening to it while reading and posting)that Bthecute 1 reminded me of - finnish Tango! How come there is a site with a whole lot of finns on it and I never (that is, in the year I'm following) found a word about tango? Did I miss something? Or is it because they're all amerifinns and prefer to dance polka? (Which is great. Just wondering. I love the music!)

By Mary Lou on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:40 am:

We were lucky....(for many reasons)..to have the John Jukkari family for our neighbors at Bootjack....they lite up the their sauna frequently and we had a standing invitation to use it!!......I loved the smell of the wood burning and the quiet walks on the path while the beautiful sunset over the Portage Lake guided us to the sauna.....

By camwatcher on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:55 am:

I think this was asked twice yesterday, but no-one answered. How do you post a photo here into your message? I tried cutting and pasting but it does not work. A little primer, please?

OK, Camwatcher, here's a little example:

From the Archives
Jan 5 2003

Now, here's the code for displaying this picture and link just as you see it:

\c{\jpeg_alreadyuploaded{../../../cam/2003/b0105,From the Archives}
See \link{http://www.pasty.com/discuss/messages/1779/1791.html,Jan 5 2003}}

Simply change the folder and picture reference to display any shot from the archives (and link to the discussion). If you want to upload an original picture, see how to do this on the formatting instructions page.

By Leslie at the Northern Lights Lodge - Cadillac on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:57 am:

Da sauna sure felt good last night... :)

By Dave, Laurium on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:57 am:

In keeping with the subject here's a good sauna joke to keep things light....it's a great day in the Copper Country, even if it is "SNOWING".
A German man, a Japanese man and a Finn are sitting naked in the sauna. Suddenly there is a beeping sound. The German presses his forearm and the beeping stops. The others look at him curiously "That's my pager," he says. "I have a microchip under the skin of my arm,"
A few minutes later a phone rings. The Japanese lifts his palm to his ear. When he finishes he explains, "That's my mobile phone. I have a microchip in my hand,"

The Finn, feeling decidedly low-tech, steps out of the sauna. In a few minutes he returns with a piece of toilet paper trailing from his rear. The others raise their eyebrows.

"I'm getting a Fax," he explains.

By Leslie at the Northern Lights Lodge - Cadillac on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:59 am:

PS... cute sauna shoebox pix... I bet little "sauna boy" doesn't fit in the bucket any more! LOL

By danbury; germany on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:13 pm:

Mileage: 39. In the city. No need to complain, huh?. More could be said but not on this site.

By danbury on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:15 pm:

Oops, sorry. That doesn't read right. Was thinking of something more along the lines of "nothing wrong with that, huh?"
Sorry for the waste of space.

By jeff portland OR on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:23 pm:

good morning fellow yoopers gas in portlamd OR is $2.OO so enjoy your low gas prices, because if it gets any higher I'm taking the bus, any way its suppose to be sunny and eighty degrees today in the north west

By julie b., MI on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:28 pm:

Interesting discussion about the gas mileage. We have a Chevy Tracker and a Chevy Silverado - and in both cases the mileage has improved lately.

By anon/milw on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:41 pm:

Jukuri's Sauna was on the corner of Iroquois
Street and Lake Linden Avenue in Laurium. Don't know if there was a public sauna in Calumet.

Checked out The Mining Journal (Marquette) -- nothing on yesteday's fire.

By Dave, Laurium on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:48 pm:

Many years ago there used to be a sauna on Pine Street in Calumet next to Basto's store. I believe my landlady, Martha Murphy, used to own it. I lived in her apartment building most of my life.The building burned down in the March of '83'. Fortunately my Mother was visiting me in California at the time. Now it is just a vacant lot. Memories.....

By Dave, Laurium on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:50 pm:

Oh.....and it's still "SNOWING"...that's what I get for putting my snow scoop away yesterday...never fails...:)

By ckll on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 12:52 pm:

Pine branches in the sauna? Too much pitch, and very, very sticky. Most of the old time Finns used birch or cedar boughs. They would tie a bunch together with cord. They would then swat themselves as they sat in the hot sauna. Supposedly it helped to improve the circulation in ones body.The cedar sure gave off a wonderful aroma. I have used them many a time and find it very relaxing after a hard days work. When we were kids out on the farm we would get all heated up in the sauna, I mean hot hot and go outside and roll in the snow.Very refreshing. A good dunk in Lake Superior is also very refreshing after a sauna.

By ckll on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 01:03 pm:

There was a sauna on Pine St. in Calumet. It was owned or operated by a Mr. Palosaari at one time.And also by the Elkies, at another time.

By finnferrfunn on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 01:06 pm:

If you are interested in the history of the sauna, here is a site called "Virtual Finland" that I visit occasionally, and it has a very good sauna info page....enjoy! http://virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/sauna.html

By steve from milwaukee on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 01:22 pm:

hi casey, great picture. see you on the golf course this summer. your cousin steve.

By camwatcher on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 01:54 pm:

Thanks for the help on posting pictures. Your photo is hilarious. I think I would look every bit as shocked in the snow in a bathing suit! Much braver than me ! Hysterical.

By ert, GA on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 02:24 pm:

Dare I say this? We have some of the cheapest gas anywhere, but I was upset Friday when gas was $1.64 when I went to work and $1.69 when I came home. Guess when I bought gas? Most stations are more than this, up to $ .10 more -- this is the best buy in town.

By Clamdigger@exit98 on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 02:43 pm:

Bought gas at a discount gas joint in W Long Branch, NJ a day ago. It was $1.59 a gallon. In NJ they still come out and an attendent pumps the gas for you. I think Oregon is the only other state where you get full service at the pumps.

By danbury on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 03:37 pm:

Check Aug 25-01, next to last post. What changes?

By mk, ca on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 03:55 pm:

Our gas prices have gone DOWN to $2.09 from a high two weeks ago of $2.19. just sign me 'wishing I was back in the keweenaw'

By Bthecute1 on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 04:08 pm:

So............What about the Tango? Thanks danbury. I don't know if all the states have the MTBE additive , however, according to news sources here in California, it is the MTBE that gives you less miles per gallon, and also ruins your engine over time. I suggest you go to the "Unocal 76" stations that are MTBE free.

By trish, wa on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 04:22 pm:

I paid $2.13 for regular last night outside Seattle. :(
Sunny with a light breeze today, and around 70.

By mb florida on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 04:28 pm:


By Tori,Arizona on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 04:33 pm:

Too cute.Hi grandpa Nelson it's me Tori Smith E- mail me

By Bridge-Cam Addict on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 05:47 pm:

As "Alex Tiensivu, Georgia" pointed out earlier, the bridge-cam needs a little re-adjustment to get back to its pre-fire setting. Not only a little to the left, but also needs to zoom out some too. It would be greatly appreciated. The pre-fire view was ... perfect.


Actually, the camera is pointed in the same direction as before the fire - it needs to be zoomed out just a little. The Bridge Keeper has been notified.

Before the fire

After the fire

UP Dreamer stuck in NJ on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 06:18 pm:

Cute sauna picture...I have 4 boys and could just picture one of them doing that!

Here in Northern Jersey I paid $1.79 last week - it took $41 to fill my tank! Of course, I was on fumes... ;)

By the way, Clamdigger@exit98, I was surprised to see someone else from Jersey on this site...I thought me & my mom were the only people here who knew the UP existed!

By Mark, Idaho on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 08:51 pm:

Who is the guy sitting in his shorts in the snow bank?

That's professor Art Hill from a previous
Shoebox Memory

By missasauna in fl on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 08:53 pm:

Laitila's had a public sauna in Baltic too. Anyone remember?

By missasodatoo on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 09:03 pm:

Laitila's treated the sauna guests with cold sodas. Thanks Bill...

By Tim in Green Bay, Wi. on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 09:35 pm:

I remember the public sauna on 2nd st in Marquette,.....back in the late 60,s early 70's.....anyone remember the name????

By Gary, CO on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 10:15 pm:

I've sat in saunas so hot that the sap started seeping out of me!!

By L. Hart, Catalina Island, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:26 pm:

You're tugging at my heart and many happy sauna memories with today's picture and descriptive notes ..maybe I can find one to heat up when I'm in the U.P. in a couple of months. Can't wait!

By the way, our gas is $3/gal. for regular here on Catalina Island, CA (it has to be barged over). That's the bad news. The good news is most of us drive golf carts to get around our small town, and whether I need to or not, I gas up once a month, and it costs me about $10! :>

By Joey, Olympia WA on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 11:27 pm:

I just filled my tank today to the tune of $1.97 a gallon for regular 87 octane. Beware of those discount gas stations-I work for a car dealership and mechanics warn not to use them. They have alot of additives in the gas that will eventually cause lifter noise and problems.

By danbury on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 12:58 am:

Yeah, can't expect modern engines (if you got'em) to run on stoneage fuel without consequences. What's MTBE?

By Joey, Olympia WA on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 01:43 am:

I don't know what MTBE is..but the mechanics tell me that those discount gas stations have alot of alcohol derivatives in their gas-my car is an '03 model and I am not risking it. They tell me that Texaco & Chevron are the best-Arko is the worst. I cannot confirm that I always go to Texaco.

By Bthecute1 on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 03:36 am:

MTBE is an additive put in our gas so our cars are not putting so much pollution into the air. However, they have failed miserably, and now they want to make the gas without it. Our Sierra Club and smart polititions at work!

By maijaMI on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 06:34 am:

Dave,Laurium: Great sauna joke. Helps starting the week with a good laugh.

By danbury on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 08:17 am:

Thanks, Bthecute 1. However, things are not always easy, and some just have to be tried. Just think of byproducts and long-term-effects. Who would like to go back to the times when smog ruled? Although I admit that espec in CA, things are occasionally getting ridiculous. Like when they defined the limits for particles in diesel exhaust. About a tenth of the natural dust in the air! That would make diesel-cars some kind of moving airfilters!

By Uncle Bud/old Mohawk guy on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 08:32 am:

There are a lot more important things to be concerned about than the price of fuel.

By Mike B., Pittsburgh, Wishin I was back in the Yoop on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 09:34 am:

What is this fire you speak of?

By . on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 09:39 am:

Mike B.: Check yesterday!

By Nicole, DE on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 09:47 am:

can someone tell me the fire that yous are talking about? i usually read the gazette online but have missed it the past couple a days... thanks:)

By Nicole, DE on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 09:49 am:

disregard that message! dont want no irate people tellin me to read what somebody else just asked right before me....hee hee didnt see that!

By Linda/NJ on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 10:19 am:

Updreamer. Im also from North Jersey. Never been to the U.P., but I check out this site everyday.
Someday I hope to be able to experience the UP LIVE.

By Nicole, DE on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 10:38 am:

Linda DO! i livein deleware now and i crave the up! i guess its not for everybody but it sure is fun if you like the outdoor stuff!

By married to a Finn on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 10:53 am:

Perhaps one of youse U.P. Finns can give me the correct spelling and definition for "Wheefu, Vaasta & loo-loo-a" All are related to a sauna.

By jmj MI. on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 11:03 am:

I was just asking were do people get those horses with the wagons . please answer me thank you!

By jmj MI. on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 11:10 am:

I was just asking were do people get those sillohuets of horses with the wagons they put on their homes or garages. Please answer me thank you!

By R Somero CA on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 01:24 pm:

I went to 2 public saunas in Marquette. Can't remember the 2nd. St. one's name however. Lytikainens(sp) had one along US41 south. Very nice one at that. The dad was a pipefitter and the son was a goalie for some Marquette team in the late '70s.

By JR MN on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 02:39 pm:

I to am looking for possible signs of fire. Nothing in Gazette.
HI Yoopers

By Nicole, DE on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 02:56 pm:

to jr in MN. go the daily mining gazette and in todays paper there is a picture showing the gundlach building on fire.

By Bthecute1 on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 03:28 pm:

Regarding Uncle Bud's message I absolutely agree, there are much better things to talk about, like June weddings, or the fragrant flowers , the warm breeze on your face, the call of the wild, and the promise of spring...

By WALTER P TAMPA on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 05:21 pm:


By Gretchen CA on Monday, April 26, 2004 - 08:00 pm:

Gas prices here in southern Orange County California.....$2.19 per gallon. That's for
regular! Sick!

By danbury on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 02:02 am:

Right, uncle bud. Just a symptom. But they're a constant topic, huh?

By Waltah! Massachusetts on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 11:36 am:

Hullo from central Mass. Gas is so watered down it won't add "fire" to the brush burning!!! $1.76 for mid-grade here @ the cheapest spot in town.

By mel, WA on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:16 pm:

You know, Dave, Laurium, I work for a Yooper out here and he told me that joke. When I went to Montana last weekend, I thought maybe I could get a chuckle or two out of them. Yeah, right. They didn't think it was one bit funny. I promptly called home just to see if my humor had worn off! Nope! Mom thought it was great-thanks for the good laugh!

By nicole, DE on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 09:23 am:

i know...that joke makes me roar! good ol japanese and german were outsmarted by the finn!

By Jason Zamojcin, MI on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 11:18 am:

Great pic of the sauna. My kids, too, love the sauna.
I started a sauna site for enthusiasts where people can posts
Q&As in a forum environment.
Enjoy. -Zammie

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