Aug 28-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: Aug: Aug 28-04
Pointing the way    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by W.R. Maki
Marking the reef    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by David Roberts

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 06:53 am:

W.R. Maki leads the way for a stroll along the Lake Superior shoreline and a view of what I think is the Point Iroquois Lighthouse. This beacon is part of the Hiawatha National Forest and stands watch where Lake Superior joins with the St. Mary's River and the Soo Locks. The second photo by David Roberts, takes us to the southern end of the St. Mary's River for a view of the Detour Reef Lighthouse which guides ships through the mouth of the river, along the 'Gateway to Superior'. You might say these two fixtures guard the passage in and out of the Big Lake, along the eastern portion of the U.P.

By davedatroll on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 06:59 am:

Good Morning!
First Post

By Nancy on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 07:01 am:

Good morning, have a good day.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 07:19 am:

Good morning! I guess 3rd post isn't too bad! On our way out the door to catch a plane to Minneapolis and then Hancock, MI!!! Will be there later today. Yippee!

By maijaMI on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 07:47 am:

Wonderful galleries, W.R. and David. Great pictures to get sentimental over while it's thunderstorming here in Motown area, hopefully breaking our hot, humid spell.

By J.Wilson, Ohio on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 08:08 am:

Tried to get a picture of that second lighthouse several years ago, but you can't get that close to it!! Where was Dave when he got that great shot?? We went to Detour, took the boat across, thinking we could get closer, but to no avail! Thanks for the wonderful pictures...would be nice if you could run pictures of all the ones in the U.P.

By Linda in Genesee County on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 08:17 am:

Love the lighthouses! My husband and I have taken several lighthouse tours around Lakes Huron, Michigan and Superior. The Iroquois Point lighthouse has a nice little museum and is (was) open to climb to the top for a breathtaking view.

By TLM on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 08:20 am:

J. Wilson, Ohio

Go to
Seeing The Light for pictures of lighthouses on the Great Lakes.

By Ralph stuck in Fl. on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 08:53 am:

Good morning great pic.

By bek, fond du lac on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:01 am:

Good Morning! : )

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:04 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka, IN after a night of thunderstorms and more rain. It was a hot and humid first week of school. Our building is under renovation with most of it having no air. Glad to make it home every evening to the air. Hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend.

By Justin - Esky on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:11 am:

Good Morning and what a beautiful day. Only a few more weeks before the first snow clouds come rolling in (ok maybe quite a few more weeks, but I can dream!) Anyone have any shots from when the lighthouses around Escanaba were active, in particular the Stonington light and St. Martins Island?

By Karen... on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:17 am:

downstate don,

Yep, we took in all the sights everyone told us about. We had pasties at Toni's in Larium. We took in the sights at the bridge. We visited Copper Harbor, the Jampot, Picture Rock, and as many falls we could locate along our way. We went in the light house at Eagle Harbor.

Florida looks pretty bad down here. Many are volunteering to help with the clean up. It's hot; they have no air, no water, no food. It's sad to think they've been without for over two weeks.

By Suzanne/Tampa on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:27 am:

I was reading a View From The Fields this morning. Sharon speaks of making bracelets and the difficulty getting them started. Does anyone know what kind of bracelet she's making? What do people do to earn a living in the UP? Copper Harbor seems to be very touristy.

By Down State Dave on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:39 am:

J.Wilson,Ohio, we were on a boat tour of the St. Mary's River. Went from Detour up to the locks. One of those picture perfect days.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:50 am:

High School Football

U.P. Football is in full swing as of this weekend....You can hear Lake Linden take on Baraga, locally on K-Bear 102.3 FM and on the web at Pasty.NET. The pre-game show begins at 1:15 this afternoon!
By anon/milw on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:53 am:

Go back to aviewfromthefield and click on Sharon's gallery. There are pictures of spme of her work there.

By anon II on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 10:14 am:


Tourists and Timber - Both of which are very subject to the whims of the weather.

By Suzanne/Tampa on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 10:29 am:

anon II,
Thank you for the information. I know there is little industry other than timber. Then do they cut timber all year, even in the winter months? It must get cold. I guess one would get used to it, right?

By Ms. Katie on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 10:37 am:

Now that I've gotten a boost from these great photo's and those of Sharon Smith, I can face my chores on a cool, rainy Saturday. :)

By Joe , on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 10:37 am:

Good Morning From Brighton

Great pictures !!! My Girl friend and I have been to the upper 4 times this summer looking at all the light house we could find , we were even lucky enough to spend the night at Seul Choix light house on the beach in our RV. There was a storm and we seen two freighters waiting the storm out in the bay.

Only one more week and I will be in copper county again. Can't wait to see it again .Last trip was for a day not enough time to see it all.
Have 8 days this trip I really need the fresh air Allergy season is bad here in the troll land

By Mary Ann, WY on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 11:06 am:

Great photos! We love lighthouses and have started a collection. We always buy the ones we have visited. I can't wait to get by the water again and see the lighthouses. I was to Seaul Choix Point lighthouse on a beautiful Oct. day last year and was the only one there. It was so nice and peaceful. However, I did think of the ghost stories about the lighthouse. It would be fun to be able to camp by the lighthouse. Seeing these photos really makes me homesick.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 11:15 am:

Mornin', Charlotte in Mishawaka: been there, done that. Hope the project is done by winter.

By anon II on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 11:27 am:

Suzanne / Tampa

Last winter was not excessive, but we had something like seventeen feet of snow. We had a permanent three feet plus on our property, which is somewhat protected. Something like thirty days of continuous snowfall at one point, but alas, that did not break any records either.

The only major timbering that goes on in the winter is in the fireplace, and yes we've seen -25 degrees.

By sandstonewanderer on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 11:29 am:

good mornin' from wet cool Iowa.
To Suzanne in Tampa: were you born in FL? If so, your comment about it getting cold struck me funny. It's sorta like: Does it get HOT in Florida! Yes, Suz, it gets cold and stays cold. Otherwise how could you keep all that snow! However, all the winters I spent in dah Yoop were never to be compaired with the winters I spent in Mpls.--now there is COLD for you. Remember a winter it was not above -20 in month of Jan., plus the wind chill. That was in the '70 (1970's for any smart sistahs out there!)

By SarahK, MI on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 11:54 am:

Isn't it sad that we don't hear much anymore about the results of the hurricane and people are still with out water in Florida. I remember driving thru Homestead after Andrew hit with my sister who got hit hard in Miami. It was a life changing experience for her, she moved her family to Colorado. Is there anything we can do Karen?

By Ahmeek Cliff Dweller on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 11:55 am:

Hey, Sis, you don't have to change your name from princess to wanderer! I just like to give you a hard time-just because we're older, why should THAT change??!! Have a good Sat. Amy and I are heading to the south shore for a bit of a driving lesson, but don't tell the deputies!

By Beenthere-USA on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 12:17 pm:

Logging goes on year round, except for a few weeks during the spring thaw when the logging roads can get too sloppy for heavy equipment.

By Capt.Kraig on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 12:23 pm:

Hello all,

Anyone looking to see lighthouses of the Keweenaw should check out the Keweenaw Star. We have one more lighthouse tour on Sept. 25. We get to see all ten lights of the Keweenaw and Manitou Island.

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 12:39 pm:

Lighthouses have been my hobby for many years. I have always planned my vacations in Michigan around seeing new lights or visiting my favorite old ones. I did both of those things on our trip to Copper Country two weeks ago. I have visited almost all of the lights in Michigan except for those that require a boat to view them. The Keweenaw is home to several beautiful lighthouse views.

By Paul Colorado on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 12:50 pm:

I'd love to take a lighthouse tour!
Maybe some day...

By Mary Lou on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 01:12 pm:

Go-Lakes!!!!....."Making glory for Lake's the high school known to all".....

Mary Drew says: For all you 'away' fans or those like me, who can't get to the game today, click here: Lake Linden VS Baraga

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 02:02 pm:

Margaret, Amarillo---The renovation is just in the beginning stages. It will be 18 months(at least) before the library will be finished. So it will be a long haul. Thank goodness I will retire before they begin another renovation.

By jean, west texas on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 02:06 pm:

Mary Lou,
This is great....I am in Abilene Texas listening to the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!! Jean from West Texas.

By BobT/MICHIGAN on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 02:17 pm:

MTU -17
NMU - 0



By Jim B- Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 02:34 pm:

To "Bthecute1"... Theres an explanatory message from me to you in Friday's message box.

By Dave - Littleton, Colorado on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 02:34 pm:

I know it varies from year to year, but can anyone tell me how much fall color is usually left on the weekend of October 1? I have a couple of friends who are celebrating their 25 wedding anniversary in Marquette that weekend and was hoping to take my wife up to CC so she could see the U.P in fall. If I remember correctly, that should be close to the peak... if the wind hasn't blown all the leaves off and it doesn't snow too much...

By thanks on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 02:40 pm:

Thanks to and K bear 102.3 for the games !!This is great.
Green Bay

By Leaves 'R Us on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 02:41 pm:

Dave - Littleton

The first week of October has been ideal for the last three years in Keweenaw County. This year, who knows with the way that the weathers been.

I'd suggest just stay tuned here and you'll know when it's happening.

By Dave - Littleton, Colorado on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

Thanks for the response regarding fall color... We just booked a room at the Victorian Hall in Laurium for that weekend. Can't wait!

By JJ MI on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 03:59 pm:

I HEARD ABOUT A LIGHTHOUSE (while on a tour of the Ocatonogan lighthouse) that would have been between "copper country" and the "Porkies" in an in-accessable area (paved road wise). The story goes... that some kids were camping in the area, got cold, and started a FIRE INSIDE the Lighthouse, eventually burning it to the ground. I am curious if anyone can remember the accurate story, and name, as well as the location. I wonder if it was destroyed and rebuilt or forgotten...

By Jim Copper Country on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 04:25 pm:

...14 Mile Point Light House is remote and rather inaccessible (tho' not impossible to reach...via "two tracks" and "no tracks" thru miles of woods and swamp); yes, it was vandalized and burnt quite some time ago, but most of the structure still stands, sans floor and roof; I think the site has been privately owned for a long time (1950s or 1960s?) recent years it
appears the owners are attempting to rebuild or otherwise save and restore the light give directions to find the place is well nigh impossible; your best bet would be to find someone who has been there before and have him guide you to 14 Mile Pt (OR simply walk or boat the shoreline eastward from Ontonagon some 14 miles, or westward some 7 miles from the Misery River mouth)

By Mary Lou on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 04:26 pm:

LAKE LINDEN 30-BARAGA 6....."their theme song is VICTORY"!!!!!YEA TEAM!!!

By cs, wi on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 04:27 pm:

JJ, You are thinking of the lighthouse at Fourteen Mile Point.
Lots of information on Terry Pepper's web site.

By cs. wi on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 04:31 pm:

Sorry, the link doesn't work. Use this and click on Fourteen Mile

By TROLL'n EAGLE HARBOR on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 06:32 pm:

HEY NOW!!! Speaking of "lighthouses",don't forget about that newest one in the Keweenaw built by the state in Mohawk..Ya don't need a boat to see that one.. ; )

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 06:51 pm:

Troll'n Eagle Harbor, Are you talking about the Secretary of State's Office? I put up a picture of that in my gallery the other day called "Keweenaw and Surrounding Area".( I also noticed that I said it was in Phoenix and if it's the same one, it should be Mohawk. My problem is that after I take a ton of pictures, by the time I get them off of my camera, I can't remember exactly where they were taken sometimes.

in Mohawk

By Troll'n Eagle Harbor on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 06:54 pm:

CINDY....It's the one and same building.The only boats that will see that light will be the ones going by on 41...

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 07:03 pm:

Thanks, Troll. I will change the caption on my picture. I also took another pic of the Indian Country Sports store in Baraga (or is it Lanse?) that has a lighthouse theme. I put that pic in the "Baraga and Surrounding Area".

By Troll'n Eagle Harbor on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 08:14 pm:


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:37 pm:

Cindy: It's L'anse!

Marsha, technically it's L'Anse

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 09:47 pm:

To Jim B of Downtown Milwaukee...So you are a football fan, me to, but not in a bunch of football pools. I like to stick to one team, and do you notice how I'm smiling when I say that. I am actually laughing out loud. With a smiley face, when the Niners lost to Minnesota last night. Are you a graduate of CHS. I have a feeling I know who you are. And yes, I say this with a smiley face. That flag will hang upside down. And by the take interstate 80 out of Chicago and it will almost take you to my front door.

By Kevin, Ripley, MI on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 10:01 pm:

Am working on my guest gallery, everyone, I hope you will like it. I am *still* bummed about Dan U.'s passing, I just read the rest of the memorial forum page. It is sort of ironic that the latest Van Morrison CD, one of my favorites, is titled 'What's Wrong with this Picture'... odd, ironic, in retrospect.

It is still a great time and enjoy the UP, everyone... Summer is starting to fade... the fall colors are approaching and the air is crisp and clean. Skip work if you have to! go and visit the lighthouses with a camera, lol... If you haven't got a chance this summer to go out and explore the Keweenaw, do it this weekend. I know I will!

By rikwi on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 12:35 am:

proposed 2 my sweetie at seul choix lighthouse near manistique recently...then heard Keweenaw Light sang by White Water ...great weekend....

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 05:31 am:

Troll, thanks. I will change my caption on my picture. If you find any other mistakes, please feel free to let me know. I took hundreds of pictures when I was up there and afterward it's hard to keep everything straight.

By Donna on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 07:47 am:

AWESOME FOOTBALL GAME IN LAKE LINDEN YESTERDAY! Way to go TEAM! What an opener! Congratulations and let's keep up the beautiful work! Welcome back to the team Russ Laurin!

John Gervais...a gorgeous tribute to your Mother, Mary brought tears to many eyes.

And Mutti Erkkila..congrats on winning the 50-50! I hope you spend it all on your baby! Spoil her! :D

And to those that shall remain nameless...that cannon ball at the end of the TRADITION! Ha! Love it!!!

By JJ MI on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 03:43 pm:

Thanks for the info on the 14 mile lighthouse!

By Jim B...Milwaukee on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 04:48 pm:

To"Bthecute1: Yes I am, and my Copper King and NMU Wildcat banners sorrowfully hang upside down at present because they both lost this weekend!!!The Lions also lost, but I do not count it as such because it was only an exhition game. :)

Thanks for telling me how I can go to.... San Jose, that is!!!! HA! HA!

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Saturday, September 4, 2004 - 07:21 am:

Good morning from foggy Mishawaka IN

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