Aug 01-04

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Photo from Richard Barclay

Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 08:48 am:

Betty Hainault strikes the perfect pose in the middle of some rushing rapids in the Keweenaw in 1945. This captured moment in time was stored in Richard L. Barclay's shoebox, until it became part of an excellent slideshow in his Guest Gallery album here at Pasty Central. Our thanks to Richard for sharing some wonderful memories of youthful exploration here in the tip of the U.P.

If you are new to Pasty Central, you'll quickly discover there are thousands of photos and hundreds of discussions about topics mainly related to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This corner of the planet is one of several which enjoys pasties as part of its culinary heritage, thus the name '' since the early days of the world wide web. Since 1996 we have shipped almost a quarter of a million of these meat and potato pies throughout the U.S... During the month of August we suspend shipments while our staff bakes a bunch for local supply, as well as the Minnesota State Fair. You'll be able to order again come Labor Day.

Another tradition here at Pasty Central is the annual selection of photographs for our color calendar. Every year this is a visual feast of the U.P.'s scenic beauty, and in August we'll be inviting visitors to select the scenes for the 2005 Pasty Cam Calendar. Stay tuned in the next few days for details of how the voting will take place.

Have a good week!

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 08:59 am:

Good morning!

By Seney, Ohio on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 08:59 am:

Good Morning!

By Liz, Pocatello ID on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 09:22 am:

Slide Show and Bicycle camping...wonderful. I remember when the Calumet Boy Scout Troop would do it's 50 miler through the Keweenaw to earn their biking badge. I don't remember if they camped or not. We rode our bikes to Eagle Harbor the day school was out every year. Can't think of a better place to ride...that was before gears.

By Ms. Katie on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 09:25 am:

Good morning and adios for a week. Heading for friends in Door Co. Used to feel about there as I do the UP but nothing alike any more.

By David S. - FL. on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 09:26 am:

A good to wonderful morning; I just checked the bridge cam and it looks like it just can't get much better in the U.P.

By Ms.Quilt/LP on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 09:27 am:

It looks like Betty was the apple of somebody's eye! The photo is great. Does anyone know what falls this might be?

By Mr. Bill on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 09:49 am:

For all those still waiting to come up:

Friday nights showers refreshed all things green. 60 in the morning and 70's in the afternoon, coupled with the purest air, AND, the "you know whats" appear asleep.

For all you rockhounds, and want-to-be's, next week is Keweenaw Week with lectures, swap meets, bus tours led by area historical writer, and collecting trips to the various mine dumps.

There's always something in the Keweenaw!

By Jackpine Savage '05 on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 10:17 am:

Mornin, from da land of da trolls! :)

By just curious on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 11:33 am:

Was also wondering where the Traprock Park was.

By maijaMI on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 12:06 pm:

Fun slide show! Loved the resorts sign.

Biking Beauties

By Trap Rocker on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 12:12 pm:

The Trap Rock falls is actually at the Township Park on the Trap Rock River. You turn East on theTownship Park Road, or some call it the Keranen road. Traveling down the Trap Rock Valley road heading North from Lake Linden, You come to 4 corner intersection, Left is Mayflower road,Straight ahead is Copper City, Right is the Township or Traprock Park, about 1- 1/2 mi. from the intersection. That was my old stamping grounds when I was a kid, a long time ago.

By CCfan on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 12:31 pm:

Great photos today!
How many of the cabins and resorts listed on that cool
log sign are still open? Love those fat-tire bikes, too.
Wonder what's in their baskets? And is Betty available
on Funny how girls of today are now
wearing rolled up jeans like hers as fashion, while she
was just trying to keep dry!

By Helen on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 12:43 pm:

Great pictures I love them. The bikes in those pictures brings back memories. I use to have one just like it. I remember how heavy they use to be!!! Gosh I guess I am showing my age now. Doesn't seem like that long ago. Are those signs still standing as of today? That would be great to get a picture of it and post it!!

By ed mi on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 01:05 pm:

Does the WPA park still exist or is the area now in private hands. Growing up in Hubbell we had many of the "Boy Rangers" picnics there in the late 40's and I am interested in any info on the park for an article that I have in mind.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 01:08 pm:

Love all the memories this conjures for me, too! When I moved out here in early 70's I bought a fat tire- one speed Schwinn to ride my toddler around on. I remember many times having him fall asleep against my back as we rode up and down town streets.
Great Picture today, bet Betty's feet were numb, but being in such a beautiful place overrides any discomfort!

By Mary Lou on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 01:51 pm:

Was Betty from Hubble? She looks like Joan Hainault,who was in my class at LLHHS... wonder if Joan was a younger sister or cousin ..........we always managed to have a good time growing up in the Copper Country........ the clothes and bike rang a bell too....we took (almost) daily bike rides from Lake Linden to swim at Dreamland or Greenspot..."in the good summertime"

By mjg/lake linden on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 02:43 pm:

In memory of my aunt Florence Dulong who passed away on July 28th 2004. A great lady and we are all going to miss her. She was 94 and really busy and alert all the time. God took her home to rest on my mom's birthday. Florida M. Dulong (mom) may you rest in peace.

By Blunderbuss on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 02:44 pm:

Always wondered how Dreamland got its name. Isn't Area 51 also referred to as Dreamland?

Anyone seen any UFOnens in da UP?

By Sassil sky watcher on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 03:27 pm:

Duh lass dime dare vus dat U-eff-o wus seen vuss ven Sulo and Heikki run dat merry-thon frum Toivola two Tappeyola.Wen Sulo ko roun dat Korhonen korner he plue out dat swamper and duh heel vent flyink up in duh sky out overr Portish lake and come down in Margit.Heikki vun a brize,he get 2# pox smoked herring) ya hey?

By Kim near Lansing on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 03:53 pm:

I don't know how that lady got out there...cause if it was me...I would have been on my hinnie!!

By sg/Milford on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 05:36 pm:

There's a ship at the bridge! Well, some kind of boat anyway.

By UP_gal on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 05:41 pm:

Quick..the bridge is up...someone tell us what kind of boat/ship that is and what it is loaded with ! Great pic..I already emailed it to everyone I know!

almost live

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 05:58 pm:

I wanna see! Can anyone send it here?

Hit your refresh button, Marsha.

By Therese Dulong on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 08:45 pm:

This is your cousin Therese and was suprised to hear about Aunt Florence as I haven't written to Alice lately she was doing good Last summer when I stopped in there . Didn't see you at the Lake Linden School reunion we where at the pastie dinner and it rained lucky they had nice tents
we also went on the boat trip and i got sun burnt Face & arms.
you have a new E-mail sent it to me as yours comes back
Love Cousin Therese
P,s. yes Aunt Florence was a real nice person

By sg/Milford on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 08:46 pm:

It looked like a beautiful day in the UP today. I hope the blueberries are getting ripe. I sure would like to pick a few while there in August.

By Therese Dulong on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 08:48 pm:

Yes Joan Hainault is Betty sister along with Mary, Paul & Joe and can't think of the rest

By Me on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 09:19 pm:

Way back when, when the Calumet Air Force Base was in operation, my gram told me they'd call monthly for UFO reports. Many folks have seen them up here. Many times.

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 09:25 pm:

You asked about UFOs in the UP. My dad, who was not much of a jokester, and his friend Babe Willmes claim to have see one. I don't remember the year, but probably in the 50s. They saw it on Babe's place in Ontonogan...I can't remember if it was on the Flintsteel or Firesteel Road near the Little Calumet Road. They were out at night, and saw some strange lights. The next day they went out to the field and saw a scorched area where the lights had been. I think it scared the dickens out of them. Forever after my dad believed there was something out there. Who knows? Had it been my uncle who had reported the sighting, everyone would have scoffed at him. He was full of pranks and jokes. My dad was dead serious about it.

By Rich, Midland, MI on Sunday, August 1, 2004 - 11:02 pm:

Ah yes, looks like the Alpena - downbound from Duluth. It came into Duluth harbor on July 28th. Since there are no cement terminals along the Portage or in the Keweenaw that I know of, it must be on a sight seeing cruise or it was rough out on Superior.
"Carrying a crew of 21, the Alpena continues to sail actively under the Inland Lakes Management banner carrying cement products between Lafarge facilities. Her trade routes encompass all five of the Great Lakes.

Overall dimensions
Length 519'06"
Beam 67'00"
Depth 35"00"
Capacity (tons) 13,900
Delaval turbine engine horsepower 4,000"

Another great pic from the liftbridge cam!

By phil MN on Monday, August 2, 2004 - 09:02 am:

Yes Yoopers this is power cement

By Blunderbuss on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 - 01:47 pm:

To Sassil ski watcher:

Your UFO story was hilarious!!!!

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