Apr 25-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: April: Apr 25-02
Stormy Keweenaw sunrise    ...scroll down to share comments
photo by Robert C. Wetton
Keweenaw shaped cloud    ...scroll down to share comments
photo by Kraig Mahrley
Here comes the sun    ...scroll down to share comments
photo by Kelly Wenberg

Charlie Hopper, Eagle River, MI on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 07:27 am:

At Pasty Central we are blessed to have many friends who take the time to share their photos, their unique window on the world here in the U.P. This is a first for the Pasty Cam, however, as four different views of the same great sunrise came all at once.

Above, Robert Wetton captured both smooth and rugged formations between the lightning strikes. Kraig Mahrley spotted a cloud which looks a whole lot like the Keweenaw Peninsula (amazing!) And Kelly Wenberg shares a silhouette of the treetops and rooftops greeting the irresistible sunrise.

Finally, Kathy Baker shot this rainbow near Calumet Waterworks while dodging the drops, just barely ahead of the rolling thunder.

Photo by Kathy Baker
Thanks to all Pasty Cam contributors for sharing the beauty of this region through your eyes.
Toivo from Toivola on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 07:40 am:

And if you're wondering where to find Calumet Waterworks...

Copper Country

Mike B, PA wishin I was still in the Yoop on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 08:30 am:

That does it. I can't take it anymore. I'm moving back home :)

Beautiful shots, one and all. Thanks Charlie and everybody that contributes to this site. Visiting Pasty.com everyday is what keeps me going away from home. Please, keep up the great job you all do.

By Beverly, Mississippi on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 09:31 am:

I enjoyed the lovely pictures today. And I always appreciate the addition of a map. This is an excellent web site and I always recommend it to my family and friends. Thanks again.

By Grandmas Pasties, ,MN on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:40 am:

What incredible shots. Thanks, Charlie. Look forward to seeing you, John, at Horse Expo this weekend at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. ---Sandy---

By David S. - FL on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 11:35 am:

Beautiful as usual. Dad, Mom, Grandma, Grandpa and I lived right across the street from the Calumet Waterworks in the 50's in that little green house. And Grandpa actually worked at the Waterworks for many years (not far to travel to work) before he retired and the big blue building was torn down. Great memories. I had it all; the forest, the lake, visit Grandpa at the pumphouse and the park with the candy stand (Buckies). Compared to the cities, I was one lucky little yooper.

By Jeff ,VA. on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 12:38 pm:

The other day I went back in the archives to 24 April 1998,and saw the two pictures of Gitche Gumee beach house,which is very nice.Would you tell me where it is in the U.P. and where did you find plans for it.My wife and I are looking for a cabin like it to build.She has family in chassell.
And we plan on spending lots of time there .Thank you

Jeff -

There were not any formal plans for the cabin. It was an old beach house (I wish we had some old pictures!) which Gitche Gumee rebuilt because it was grand-fathered in on the dunes as an existing structure. It sort of grew out of the old footprint.

Maybe Mel Jones at Gitche Gumee would have some sketches of the floorplan:


Copper Country

By Frank C, NE Illinois on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 12:59 pm:

Beautiful pix, all--thanks!

George Hite's Eagle Harbor Web says it's going into hibernation until fall. Is George OK?

By Cousin Jack on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 01:34 pm:

I think George goes sailing in the summer, Frank. WOW! What a collection of great shots. That Keweenaw cloud is definitely going to find a slot in my Copper Country folder.

By patron, Vancouver WA on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 02:52 pm:

Thank you again for all the beautiful pictures!!!
I truly enjoy these every morning...and Toivo, you are a little bundle of interesting information. How do you post those maps? Do you have a map like that of the South Range, Baltic area? I'd love to see a village street map of that part of the UP, to see how it has changed over the years. Thanks!!

By Ladyyoop on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 07:55 pm:

That was SUCH an incredible morning. I travel from Lake Linden to Hancock for work, and right prior to walking out around 7am, the sky was yellow. Kinda like tornado weather looking. By the time I got on the other side of Tamarack, right before Mason, I saw the rainbow, and just a bit over, was that incredible red/orange sun coming up over the horizon. Right there on the canal. What a glorious site!! I MEAN GLORIOUS!! It was just a breathtaking site. By the time I got to Dollar Bay, it was raining, and by the time I got to Hancock, the sky was almost black, and it was lightening and just a good old fashioned thunder-boomer.

It honestly was one helluva ride!

By Bill Wolkenhauer, Wa on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 07:56 pm:

Nice pictures but how come they don't show any little black flies, mosquitoes or "no-seeums?"

This from an old ex-yooper..

By dennis jarvi fenton mi on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 07:57 pm:

great shots people, must be nice to see this all the time. copper harbor here i come.

By Sherry, MS on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 12:16 am:

Great picture Dad, keep up the good work!!

By Sam/Alabama on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 04:24 am:

Lots of times I can see clouds that look the shape of the U.P., With his help and Charlie's Pics I am able to keep my passion for the U.P. alive, and for that I am Thankful! It is also neat to see other southerner's post, Glad I'm not the Only person down here that knows what the U.P. is all about .

By Yooper in Indiana on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 08:28 am:

Will miss George's Harbor web page for the summer. Was nice being able to find out the happenings of the Harbor and the Keweenaw! Hurry back George.

By Yooper in Indiana on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 08:30 am:

Sam, are u the snowmobiler?

By Jeff,Va. on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 11:10 am:

Charlie,very helpful
Thank you

By Frank C, NE Illinois on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 06:36 pm:

If George's website is down for his sailing, he must have one heckuva big boat or it's an awfully long trip! :D

By Sam/Bama on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 07:16 pm:

Nope, Not Yet !!!

By Anne, California on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 03:47 pm:

Beautiful pictures! Am looking forward to visiting the area some day!! Have heard
some wonderful tales from several misplaced locals!

By another yooper on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 11:23 pm:

This can't be the Kraig Mahrley from Angle Road, can it?

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