Aug 09-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: Aug: Aug 09-04
Green, green grass of slough    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Kevin Vrsek

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 05:46 am:

Kevin Vrsek is one of the newest photographers over in our Guest Gallery, which by the way, has almost 11,000 pictures now! He snapped this scene and titled it... Baraga Sloughs. I hate to admit it, being a born and raised Yooper, but I'm not certain where you can find this peaceful looking green scene. It's a sure bet that there's someone out there who can lead us right to it, though. Looks like a good spot to check out the local wildlife in their natural habitat. Make sure you take your bug spray along!

By Gliderrider on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 05:48 am:

G'Mornin Everyone....another great day in the U.P.
First Post

By Debi, Laurium on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 06:00 am:

Quite the thunderstorm we had early this morning. Hard to believe it's 6 am and it's so dark! Have a good day, all!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 06:34 am:

Mornin', it might rain here too.

By Paul in Illinois on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 06:58 am:

Looks more like Illinois than the UP!

By smf in troll land on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 07:04 am:

Good morning everyone!

By Marko in Columbus Oh on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 07:19 am:

Looks like OHIO , NO WATER !!!!

By PFD, MI on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 07:34 am:

Good morning from Houghton. That sure was a dandy T-storm we had during the night--heavy rain along with nature's fireworks. I wonder how the young lady doing the fundraising in the harbor made out. Being a mother, I hope she did take cover in a safe place. Any information on how close she is to her goal???

By Sparkless in CC on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 07:36 am:

What a light show last night.

Saved electric for four hours.

What's green, and sleeps three?

By bjmi on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 07:54 am:

What's green and sleeps 3? How about the UPPCO truck.....

By Jeff K, Gaylord on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:02 am:

hey, anyone live in HULBERT? I was through there the other day and saw a GREAT old car (probably 50's) with a huge plow attached to it. the car was right on the side of M-28 as you pass - north side of the road....

If you live there please post the pic here !!

Plow Car

By Sparkless in CC on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:16 am:



By paul on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:18 am:

looks like the sturgeon river sloughs, the dnr made a holding area there for birds , used to be a homestead where the trees are.

By Bek, wisconsin on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:20 am:

Mornin' from Fond du Lac. It's dark, gloomy, rainy and the thunder has been going since about 6am here. It's a nice rain, nothing like what hit the U.P. last night. There's only the occasion flash of lighting and the thunder is the slow rumbling kind. Makes me want to curl up with a good book in my favorite wicker chair in the porch. Unfortunetly, it's Monday. Which means back to work......

By Yooper in Westland on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:21 am:

Looks like the Sturgeon River Sloughs between Portage Entry and Chassell to me. Maybe there's a similar place in Baraga around the Sturgeon River? The Baraga Plains area?

By Dennis, Dearborn, MI on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:43 am:

I love all the photos. Keep them coming! It's always my first Internet stop in the morning. The photos and comments transport me into a better mental place.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:51 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka, IN. Rain coming in later today.

By Lori, Commerce Twp on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:51 am:

Jeff K from Gaylord, I saw that car on M-28 with the plow attached on my way back from the Copper Country a couple of weeks ago. I told my son about it, and of course now I wish I had taken a photo of it. Good morning to you as well big sister! P.S. don't forget to bring that thimbleberry jam on Friday...

By elm on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:58 am:

This is not the bird ponds in Chassell. There's no tower. Looks like the Sturgeon River Sloughs off the Arnheim rd that the dnr also worked on to make ponds.

By Nivkes on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:02 am:

This is the Sturgeon River Sloughs off of 41 on the way back from Houghton. This was taken from the wooden observation deck....

Thanks for posting my picture! This site is the coolest!!!

By Yooper in Westland on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:05 am:

10 points to me! ;) Just kidding...

By Yooper in Westland on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:06 am:

Another name for this place is the Daffy Duck Airport. I grew up less than 5 miles from here...

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:35 am:

Gee, I wouldn't want to mow that lawn!!!!

By Roudy Mi on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:37 am:

The seringhetti (sp)? Couldn't find the spelling. Anyway another aspect of the UP to go with the ocean,desert,and mountains in our microcosm.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:45 am:

Just checked out the link to Aurora Photography from the pasty cam page. Nice photos there. I often look at the link to the "business of the day" and have learned of many shops, etc. that I wasn't familiar with.

Also, Sharon Smith often talks of the jewelry she makes and sells. Where does she sell it?

Coming up Thursday!

By Yellow Snow on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:45 am:

U.P. Green???

I do not!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:52 am:

Roudy: Try the seringhetti At Geminhani's (sp!)in Hancock.

By Roudy Mi on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:56 am:

It'll have to wait till I get back UP there again. By the way,I waved again on the way home Sat.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 10:10 am:

Morning from Houston! My girl friend is here from Gaylord, Michigan and we've had nice cool weather for her. Instead of it being 96, its been 90!! :)

I hope we get rain today! Tired of watering my plants before I go to bed!

Have a nice day y'all!

By Mary Lou on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 10:10 am:

I had a car like that "plow" was a "55" Buick. I loved the car!!!....mine was grey... but no plow.

By Suzanne, WI on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 10:11 am:

Back to reality. Just returned from two weeks in Copper Harbor. Perfect weather, great time, didn't want to come home. Marsha, Genesee- Sharon Smith has her jewelry at the Mariner gift shop in Copper Harbor. She has some beautiful things. I bought two bracelets myself. Oh well, back to work til next year.

By Scott, IL on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 10:25 am:

Good morning all!

FYI: There are planes visible in the Houghton County Airport Webcam at

By Mel, Kansas on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 11:49 am:

We had a pretty good rain here in Kansas last night - the first in a couple weeks or so. Air felt pretty ominous for an hour or two before anything hit - still and stuffy, but only a few clouds to give anything away. Didn't have any of the hail they were warning about at our place (up to 3" at one point), but got probably a good inch or two of rain. Started moving in around 6, finally hit at 8, rained until at least 10. Fun stuff, but nothing like waiting for a storm to roll in off of Superior, and being able to watch the rain heading your direction.

Have a good one, all.

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 11:56 am:

Okay. Am I the only one who wonders what those balls are in the it a tree, behind the car with the snowplow? Maybe everyone else is familar with the things.

Mary says: It looks like a bowling ball tree, which is not native to the U.P.! :-> Anyone out there know the story behind the tree?

By maggie on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 12:14 pm:

They always looked like bowling balls to me plus the tree isn't real. The whole thing is a sulpture.

By Dave, Cairo on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 12:27 pm:

Greetings from Cairo. Alexandria was a good trip, went by the desert road and returned on the agricultural road. So, I'll be filled with Mangos, Dates and fresh pineapple juice before too long. Alex. was cooler only 84F with a nice breeze off the sea, returned to Cairo it was 105F at 6:30pm local time. Can't wait to get back to cooler weather. :-)

By Roudy Mi on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 12:49 pm:

That's actually a Hi Gain Automobile radio antennae. You'll notice the balls are different color.... especially tuned to the frequency of a particular station. There's not many stations in the immediate area and this allows much a broader range of programing to be received on those cold lonely early morning plowing trips. Naturally this unit can get from one job to the next very quickly allowing for a much larger territory to be covered necessitating better radio reception to keep the driver amused.

By Jeff, FL on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 12:57 pm:

I looked at today's picture with its green field and green trees, and then I looked at the calendar. We're about a third of the way through August already, and I realized that in about another month, those trees could begin turning colors as the fall approaches!
During my first year in Copper Country, the hardwood trees atop Mt. Horace Greeley (at the Radar Base) were already showing color by the end of August. About a month later (Oct 1st) we had 8 inches of snow!
Hang in there, Copper Country! Better skiing is ahead soon!

By John P MI on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 01:04 pm:

The balls look like blueberries to me.

By Lowell MO on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 01:10 pm:

Should label the picture of the car "A necessary Item in the U.P."

By H from Oklahoma on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 01:30 pm:

hey UP_Girl yes that was probably me driving down Bootjack last week. Where were you? which day was it?

By Plower on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 02:46 pm:

The car snowplow looks like its a old Chevvie body mounted on an old FWD pick up chassie. It sure is an eye catcher.

By danbury; germany on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 03:13 pm:

Buick, Plower. If something has to be said about that thing, I think it should be Buick. Approx. '55-'57, but I'm no expert.
And as much as I appreciate old cars, I admit to care more about today's, well, grass. Since I know nothing about UP-landscape distribution I couldn't care less where exactly it is, still looks great in a simple way to me, though.
For car folks: more '56 MkII than '59 Caddy.;)

By One of the Daves on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 03:17 pm:

If the bowties on the hubcaps are any indication, I'm guessing there's a K5 Blazer lurking 'neath the curvy body. Also, when the red Franken-Buick with white bumpers and a blue plow is the SECOND ugliest thing in your yard, you need to re-think your landscaping (re: balloon tree) :)

By Betty, AZ on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 03:58 pm:

I just received an email from a name I didn't recognize The subject 'hey'. I am not going to open it, but wondered if anyone else got the email too. I have not seen that name on here so don't know if the person sending it has a virus or knows anything about this. Anyone else get this email?

Betty, this is a virus technique known as "spoofing". It did not come from any member, but most likely from someone who has that person in their address book. At random the virus selects a name from the infected computer's address book and shows it as "From:", just to obscure the real source of the message. Point at the message, right click, and delete it.

By Me on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 04:06 pm:

There is a new "Bagle" worm spreading today. Watch what you open.

By Connie.. on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 04:59 pm:

If you don't know...don't open. That's the first rule in learning how to run a computer! What could anyone send you that you absolutely have to open and know? It could be a hard lesson learned.

By In G B wi on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 05:02 pm:

It is a 55 -57 Buick ...Probably a "Buick Special".I swear checker stole the body style for their last cab design!

By Newbie on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 05:13 pm:

How so you delete an e-mail without opening it?

By UP_gal on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 05:18 pm:

Depending on your e-mail usually right click and choose delete...

By larryk, nh on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 05:18 pm:

Definitely a Buick Special. Check the three decorative pieces on the front fender above the chrome strip. Buick Specials had three of them...Roadmasters had four.

By finngal&guy fl on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 06:00 pm:

Tomorrow's a big day here in W FL as the President will be in town.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 06:29 pm:

When president Bush was in Marquette, all the Press said it was the first time a seated president was in the U.P. since Taft. Not true! President Eisenhower stayed a week at Land of Lakes Resort. The resort was in Wisconsin, but the golf course was across the road in the U.P. He spent most of his time on the golf course in the U.P. Doesn't this count?

By downstate don on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:13 pm:

Karen; Originally I am from Calumet and Lake Linden. I now live in Waterford. Have been down
state since l969. When do you plan to visit the
U.P.? Sure hope the weather is good when you get
up there.

By Jeff K, Gaylord on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:22 pm:

YES !! I knew someone out there had a pic of that beautiful plow !!!!!!! yee haa ! I drove by that thing twice in the last month and didnt have a camera handy either time !! thanks for making my day !

By Gee wha on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:24 pm:

A three port "holer" Buick

By duff on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 08:27 pm:

Joe Finn,
"Fore" sure Ike's visit to the UP golf course counts!

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 09:37 pm:

Joe Finn, I have posted this before, but it will be helpful in reading about all the presidents who have visited the U.P. The last time we talked about this, I knew that President George Bush Sr. had visited the Soo in 1992 and stayed at the Ojibway Hotel. Anyway, it makes for interesting reading.

By John-Canton Mi on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 10:05 pm:

Used to take nice walks at the sloughs but
the last time we were covered in ticks.
Any boby know if they are still bad there?

By Delaware on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 10:41 pm:

Hello all!!
I've tried multiple times to email to find out this info to no avail...
Can ANYONE help me find the original link to the Dec 16, 2001 thread where there was a very lively discussion re: the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church?!
I'm sure it got moved to another area because it got too lively and definitely off topic, but I'd really like to see it again to see what else was discussed...
Any help greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!
God Bless!!!!

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 11:04 pm:

I thought it was a '54 or '55 Buick on a Blazer or Chev FWD chassis. Nice lookin', ain't it? How's that for a little UP ingenuity?
Pytavay, "Kilpela and Friends" are playing for the Tuesday evening dance at the pavilion in Covington tomorrow, 7 - 11 pm. You like Finnish music or a mix of Slovenian, etc? C'mon out, Covington's not that far! The dance floor is really nice. On Thursday we'll be at the Marquette County Fairgrounds at 4pm and 6pm.

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Monday, August 9, 2004 - 11:08 pm:

Is everyone aware that 'slough' is pronounced SLEW? Just wondered. You're welcome. :>)

By Russ E., St. Clair county MI on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 02:48 am:

Definitely a 57 Buick!--- Special or maybe Century. Roadmaster & Super (top of the line) had the four portholes. Don't remember if the Century did. The original engine was a 364 cu. in. "nail head" V8. One of the best engines EVER made. Hot performer too!. However 57 & 58 Buicks were not known for their good looks and appeal as was the 57 Chevy!

By AČ, Sedar Bay on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 04:10 am:

To Delaware, I found this picture/comments.

Click here: Past-E-Mail

By Karen.. on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 05:53 am:

downstate don, We are flying in Saturday and will be in the Milford area on the weekend of the 21st. I see you are having some rain. We've had rain everyday for two weeks. It's all those storms in the golf and Atlantic brewing. It's that time of year. It will be nice to have some cooler weather though.

By Delaware on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 09:21 am:

To A2, Sedar Bay.
Thanks for the link. It has more of the original content. But the Dec 16 was a lot longer with much more back and forth discussion about the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church. I hope it was just moved, and not permanently deleted...
Still looking for HELP!!!!!! :)

By Delaware on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 09:23 am:

If anyone has info about the above referenced Dec 16, 2001 missing info that's better emailed than posted, I'd love that too!!!

By Meggie,MI on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 03:49 pm:

Here it is, Wed, Aug 11, and the rain is still coming down here in the U.P.!! Getting the ground prepped for the snow already??? Sure feels like it with the cold temps. But, still was swimming in the lovely Big Lake yesterday!

By Meggie, MI on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 03:54 pm:

The picture (link of Aug 10) of the Apostolic Church on Pine St. in Calumet, is NOT the OLD Apostolic Lutheran church. The Old Apostolic Lutheran Church is the small church, now Northern Consultants building, across Pine Street from this, the new or first apostolic church.

By bob,maryland on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 10:40 am:

good morning

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