Jan 25-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: January: Jan 25-01
Mackinaw City winter scene    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jon Jacobson

Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, January 25, 2001 - 09:08 pm:

Jon Jacobson, of PictureMichigan.net fame keeps us in touch with the right-hand side of Upper Michigan. His shot from Tahquamenon Falls (see January 4) was definitely a favorite among Cam Watchers, judging by our email. ...Which raises an interesting idea. What if we started now taking nominations for the 2002 Pasty Cam Calendar? There have been some great ones so far this year.

I just like to stare at the sunlight in this picture. Does a body good this time of year.

By the way, if you don't have a 2001 Pasty Cam calendar yet, we still have a few left. Still Waters is providing them as a "thank-you" for a gift of any size toward our carpeting fund, here at the retirement home in Calumet. To find out more click here.

Thanks for the eyes in the east, Jon J.

By From the UP to NC on Thursday, January 25, 2001 - 09:39 pm:

Ur wakin up in the UP, Eh! Starting now to pick out the shots for next years calendar is an EXCELLENT IDEA. I have often wondered why you started so late. Have never ordered one because I prefer a calendar before the new year starts.
Have never seen a bad shot - some are just better than others! Keep up the good work.

By Mary - MI on Thursday, January 25, 2001 - 11:06 pm:

Charlie, I'm not positive, but I think this is Mackinac Island, looking at the Arnold Line dock and part of the marina. Not Mackinaw City.
FYI--Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island are spelled with a c. Mackinaw City is with a w.

By Rich, MI on Friday, January 26, 2001 - 07:23 am:

Charlie, I'd have to agree with Mary, this looks like Mackinac Island. I'll bet Jon is standing in the road across from Marquette Park. The visitor's center would be on your right.
I really enjoy the high quality pictures that are posted everyday. Keep up the great work.

By Dave, OK on Friday, January 26, 2001 - 10:22 am:

Charlie, I definately agree with Mary and Rich. I worked several years at the Chippewa Hotel on the island. You can see a corner of the hotel's patio on the lower right hand part of the picture. But whether Mackinac or Mackinaw, the photo is beautiful.

By Alice Neilson, Ventura, CA on Friday, January 26, 2001 - 01:04 pm:

How about a "Winter Scenes," "Spring..." you get the idea, just as other calendar companies do? You could have a flower, a water, or a sky theme...

Also, this year I didn't even have a calendar after the new year began because I was waiting for the Pasty Calendar to be announced. I eventually had to by a "store-bought" one to get me through for a while. So one earlier would be great!

Another suggestion...I love the small size of the current calendar, but I would also like the larger size like the black and white one you had for 2000 with Eino and Toivo, but with the colored pictures. I would be willing to pay a little bit more. In some locations in my house the larger calendar is vital both to write on and to see it!

By Tim on Friday, January 26, 2001 - 07:42 pm:

I just wanted to add a comment about the spelling and pronunciation of "Mackinac." From what I understand, the real way to spell it is "Mackinac", but it is a French word that is actually pronounced "Mackinaw", with the "w" sound at the end. Therefore the names spelled Mackinaw may be official, but they were just spelled the way it sounded. This used to confuse me to no and as a child whenever I would cross the mighty mack!

Tim-the home away from home yooper

By pat on Friday, January 26, 2001 - 08:30 pm:

What he said. :) I lived in the northern LP (Pellston area) growing up. Working at a gas station there, we always had a good laugh whenever a fudgie would say something about "Mackinack Island". (And yes, actually had someone ask about taking the Mackinac bridge to mackinac island....).

Jeez- now when I go back I AM a fudgie! :/

By Paul, Houghton, MI on Saturday, January 27, 2001 - 09:48 pm:

Actually, I think it is the other way around. Mackinac is the French version, It was named Mackinaw by the Brits. If you go to Mackinaw/Mackinac city down south, the Frog (Sorry, French) fort is called Michi - Mackinac, although I cant remember how to spell the first part.

By Heidi Geranen Champigny on Monday, July 2, 2001 - 03:41 am:

Well, gotta tell you....visited Macinac Island just last week, for the first time since I was about 12 years old. (I'm over 1/2 century now!) The instant I looked at this picture I recognized it as the marina on the island, looking at the Arnold line docks. We took many pictures of the beautiful mansions and hotels right across the street from here. My pictures were taken at the end of June, 2001. Love seeing the snow. Don't see that much in Phoenix. I'm homesick!!!

By Jim Rambus, Plum Island MA on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 03:40 pm:

Ok Guys---The picture was taken on Mackinac Island. I was stationed at the Coast Guard Station from 1965 till we closed the station in 1968 and moved to the new station in St Ignace. You can still see the tower on the right side of the picture.

By amber, oxford wisconsin on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 01:55 pm:

hi i am a highschool senior who would like to know a little more about mackinac island it would be verry cool if i could get a little historical information if you could to send to me please e mail me at amber_heathcock_56@hotmail.com i like the picture of mackinac island 2.its verry pritty open to talk to anyone from mackinac island

By steve plymouth, indiana on Thursday, September 9, 2004 - 04:34 pm:

Great to see any pictures of Northern Michigan(I'm from Pellston.) In all the time I had lived up north, I've only been to Mackinac Island once. Sure makes me think about how much I miss all that undeveloped land that was so nice for hiking and just getting away from it all.

By KENTUCKY on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 07:28 pm:

Hi ;
I have wanted to visit Mackinac Island since I saw the movie Somewhere in time. I love that movie! Someday I will visit there and see that lighthouse. THE Grand Hotel too. I don't care if it is winter, spring, summer or fall. I want to be there.


By judy mclaren , ontario canada on Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 07:19 pm:

I would like to go to Mackinac Island. I need to ask my own questions, like do you have riding horses and the cost of my trip. I have a expensive hobby (horses) and I am a budget person. I would have to save up for the trip and need to know how much the horse would cost, the ferry ect.

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