Apr 24-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: April: Apr 24-02
House by the side of the road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jonathan Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 08:13 am:

We've had several comments lately about maps of the U.P. The program I use is DeLorme Street Atlas. It probably needs to be upgraded because of all the 911 re-numbering in recent years.

Here's a snapshot of the area in which you can find the view above. Where would you push the pin?


By Mike Indiana on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 08:18 am:

Just south of Chasell, north side of the road

By info inc. on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 08:35 am:

bete gris. on the side of the road. in the old river that use to flow into L. sup.

By TB, Lansing MI on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 08:37 am:

This house is on US-41 on the southern edge of Keweenaw Bay. There is a bridge that you must drive across to get to the house. Absolutely BEATUIFUL!!!

By Abe, Calumet on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 08:57 am:

Yep, bottom of Keweenaw Bay. Wonder what Jon was doing driving between home and Marquette?? Anyone have a clue:-)??

By Bayley, Dearborn MI on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 09:02 am:

Isn't that the house on the little Peninsula at the southern most point of Keweenaw Bay? If I remember, that house was for sale a few years back.

By EM, Calumet on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:07 am:

If that's the island home in Keeweenaw Bay Where
is the Bay & Lake Superior in the background

By Chuck, St.Johns, MI on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:12 am:

That house was for sale until last fall. When we came up to see our son & daughter-in-law (they live in Lake Linden)the sign was down. I am not sure if they sold it or just took it off the market. Just a little further around the corner is Baraga State Park.

By Becky, Lansing & Tamarack on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:26 am:

I agree with the base of the bay and wish I'd said that first thing this morning. With the cliffs on one side of the road and the bay etc......what a rough job to live there. (Hey to TB from Lansing.)

By Bill, Ca. on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:32 am:

Since Jonathan took that picture we can be sure that it is somewhere on the road between Eagle River and Marquette. :)

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:44 am:

TB got it first. We've got to come up with something a little harder next time.

If you're keeping track on the map above, it's right in the middle of the bottom:

right here

By TBel, MN on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:46 am:

I've past this spot at least a hundred times.
I have no doubt it's the head of the bay between
L'Anse and Baraga

By Rod Yohn on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 11:09 am:

My Great Grand Parents (Artley's) were from L'anse and as kids 20 years ago we would drive by this point most every summer. I thought those people were the keepers of the bay. I recognized it at first glimpse. As residents of Indiana Yooper blood still runs strong in our veins.

By Erin, Calumet on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 11:42 am:

Ah, I recognize this one well -- used to ride my bike past it from Houghton many days two summers ago. It usually served as my "time to head back!" point...ha. Not far from it, there is a creek with a rarely-traversed small concrete bridge -- I spent one afternoon sitting on its foundation with my feet dangling in the water, writing postcards to friends. The temperature had climbed into the mid-80s, and as it was August, I knew it might be the last truly hot day of the summer...


By Yooper in Indiana on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 11:51 am:

Between Baraga State Park and L'anse on the Lake side of the road! Remember where the road was before they changed it?

By Martha, Pekin, Il. on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 02:52 pm:

Hey, Great picture! But what happened to the little town of Mohawk on your map? I grew up there, and it sure merits mentioning more than Fulton or Seneca.

By JAD Oskar on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 03:06 pm:

Also absent: Oskar, Redridge, Lake Linden, and Hancock!!!!!

By Mary in Lake Linden!! on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 04:31 pm:

Lake Linden IS there....look again!

By ABGMan on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 05:08 pm:

Its the Bartus' place on US 41.

By Louise, PA on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 05:29 pm:

Where is Mohawk on the map?? Its such a nice little town. I miss it very much. Perhaps you could post a picture of mohawk someday???

By Rich Peoria, IL on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 06:40 pm:

It's the head of the bay (Keweenaw) on 41 between Baraga and L'anse. Swam off the little bridge there many a time in my younger days. Some good fishing too! I believe that place just sold this past year, after being on the market a long time. 3 more weeks and I'll be there.

By Matt in Green Bay on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 08:17 pm:

Sorry Martha, but from someone who grew up in Fulton, I'll have to disagree with you on that one. :-)

By Carole,Sterling Hts. on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 08:40 pm:

I don't think this is the house in Keweenaw Bay. For one thing, there is a bridge that takes up part of the driveway. If this was the place the bridge would definitely be included in the picture. I believe this shot was taken somewhere in/or near Bete Griese, or along the Gay/LacLaBelle road.

By Ken from da UP on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 09:46 pm:

This house on Keewenaw Bay belonged to a cousin of mine. It was sold a year or so ago. Cousin Norman Hiltunen passed away around Valentine's Day of 2001. Sure do miss him at the Aura Jamboree.

By Ken from da UP on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 09:50 pm:

Carole, the bridge is to the left side of this pic, just out of sight.

By kh on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:06 pm:

yes lets get mohawk on the map.i agree with martha

By Les H, Forest Grove, OR on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:50 pm:

At least the map has Copper City on it. Most maps leave it off.

By Tater, Ypsilanti, MI on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 12:41 am:

And I don't see Otter Lake on this map. Not to mention Askel, Elo, and Tapiola. Oh wait, do you need more than a gas station and diner to get put on the map?

My question is...where are the swans in the picture? 'Course, they're usually on the other side of the road. Or do they still hang around there at all?

Mother's Day Weekend my family and I will be driving by that house heading for Otter Lake.

By Bill P, Ca. on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 02:05 am:

Yes,where is Mohawk??????? Doesn't that map maker know that I was born there == in the Mohawk Mining Company Hospital during a snow storm and the doctor was on the streetcar trying to get back to Mohawk?
He got there too late for me but he did deliver my sister.

By Betty - Sun City, AZ on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 04:06 am:

I too was born in Mohawk. The first house on the right going North. In Feb. where the snow was up to the windows on the second floor. I heard it was quite a time making a path for the doctor to get to the house. Sure is alot easier now. I too wondered why Mohawk wasn't on the map. We are proud of 'our Mohawk'.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 05:28 am:

I'm not sure how the DeLorme program determines which village names to put on the map. For that matter, the names change, based upon the zoom level you select. Here's what it shows when you zoom the view above, over the spot which above only says Fulton:

Here it is!
By the way, if you look back in the archives, we have many pictures taken in Mohawk. Here are just a few:
Filling up at Kauppi's
Driving through on US-41
Governor Engler and the rock pile

Tim in Oscoda on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 09:58 am:

Those Mohawk Doctors sure had a hard time delivering you Mohawk babies!!!!

By lg on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:51 am:

we too a many sled and tobaggon rides down those rockpiles..what fun..plus the hill that goes to seneca.lg

By Lisa, Ypsilanti, MI on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 06:55 pm:

My uncle was postmaster of Mohawk!!

Did I see another Ypsilantian here??? :-)

By Jennifer, MN on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 07:32 pm:

This is my grandparent's (Norm and Virginia Hiltunen) old house. They sold it almost two years ago to a very nice couple. It's fun seeing it online. I sure do miss going there!

By Tater, Ypsilanti, MI on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:40 pm:

Hey Lisa...Yep, I'm in Ypsi too. I'm a Yooper turning Troll down here. Stuck between Ford Lake and 94.

By Lisa, Ypsilanti, MI on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 09:17 am:

Hey Tater! My mom was a Yooper...Lake Linden, specifically. I live near EMU. Nice to see another Ypsian here!

By SC Washington on Monday, January 6, 2003 - 01:54 am:

I was on Google tonight looking for a commercial dishwasher for a customer....When I was done I put in my Dad's last name...I was really suprised to see that my niece in New Hampshire had an entry about a painting my mother painted....Martha Niemela Murisoja...and then noticed the pastynet....Just a little more info about my parents.....They had a bakery in
Redford Township called Lola Valley Bakery....and made many a pasty.

In fact later my husband and I also had a bakery and sold pasties in Highland Park, Michigan.
This goes back a little......late 50's....

Mom and Dad retired after selling their bakery and lived in Dollar Bay.

Sylvia (Murisoja) Childers
Battle Ground, Washington


By Deborah Powell , Houston,Texas on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 10:28 am:

Wow...what a small world. I am at work and doing some research work on google myself this morning. And came across this site. How funny I thought to see a note written from my cousin and then my parents. Martha was my grandmother and Sylvia my mother. I have visited the U.P. on a occassion or two and have eaten many a pasty in my day....smile...Just wanted to say hello.

P.S. I saw my grandmother paint on many occassions, my grandmother, mother and myself even took some painting classes together years ago. Very fond memories.
Deborah (Childers) Powell
Houston, Texas

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