Apr 26-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: April: Apr 26-02
Calumet Waterworks, Lakeshore Drive    ...scroll down to share comments
photo by Karl Johnson

Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 05:53 am:

One of those rare combinations of light and motion which makes life on the edge of the Big Lake seem like a painting or a picture postcard. Thanks, Karl.

By Gary, Rice Lake on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 08:34 am:

Brad D. of Canton, bring back any memories?????

By Naomi, East Lansing MI on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 09:15 am:

Wow beautiful...Brings back a flood of memories to me...I used to go swimming and hang out right near the spot you took the pic....it was a great summertime spot! Makes me so homesick! But I love seeing it: )

By Roy B. - TN on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 10:08 am:

Great picture. We had a cottage about a mile down the road. I remember when all of the drinking water in Calumet came from the pump at Calumet Waterworks. The inlet pipe was out in the lake about 100 yds and sometime, during real cold winters, the ice would block the inlet. The C&H fire department would use the pumper fire truck and hook up to the pipe and blow out the ice. The truck was that real old one currently in the Calumet Fire Museum.

By Darrell Oinas, Dewitt MI on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 02:10 pm:

Great picture of superior, an actual lake. Not like the little ponds down here they call lakes. It still looks the same as it did when i was a kid. I wonder how cold that water is, makes me homesick.

By Frank C, NE Illinois on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 06:35 pm:

Darrell, here're the water temps (and more) from a data buoy straight north of Copper Harbor, about 1/2 way to Canada shore. See http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.phtml?station=45001.

By Chris Harris, Redford MI. on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 09:54 pm:

I remember the class field trips to the state park for our end of the year picnic!
Funny, the people that are still up there that I grew up with have families and stress. I left there a long time ago, and want to go back! No one said it better than Alan Jackson,"Where were you when the world stop turn'n?". I think I'd rather be back home.
Remember, We are blessed to have a great connection! From Road Island, to Arizona, to British Columbia, we all have a great respect for eachothers families and origin! I think that this is something to reflect on todays society. Without the U.P., there would be no "cross-gene" Irish/finnish/german/cornish people in todays "Midwest". Look, the point I'm making is that, Its kind of like a relationship. You dont know what you have until it's gone. Weather you were born and raised in the Keweenaw, or have a great granfather that is 90+ years of age, and still loves smelting this time of year.We all can connect to eachothers values, and that is what this country was formed and built on! We live in dangerous times. But you know what? I can pull up next to a guy who is a complete jerk to everyone else on the road. But, if we talk and find out that his father worked with my Grampa Toivu Ojala, then we are the best of freinds!
Something to think about the human spirit, and it's strive to find happiness!
Thank you. I wil also have a 9:00 and 11:00 semenar about "Fast Abs"!

By Judy, Muskegon on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 10:38 pm:

My aunt and uncle had a cottate right up the road and what wonderful memories I have of summers out there. Still go out to the area when we come home. Loved to get ice cream out there too!!!

By Beverly, Mississippi on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 11:15 pm:

Well, I've followed you folks throughout the day and I am sure I will be the last one to drop by the Pasty Central site. At least this is my goal and we all need goals. Right? Chris, enjoyed you seminar.
Good night
sleep tight
don't let the bedbugs bite.

By Tbel on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 12:04 am:

if they do, take shoe, and.....

By Brad of Canton on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 12:19 am:

To Gary Of Rice Lake, AHH yes, almost like it was yesterday. The big lake is very cold in October.

By Patti, TN on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 08:30 am:

There's another site I visit frequently (besides the Pasty Cam). http://www.cornwallcam.co.uk/

From here you can see one reason why our ancestors chose the Keweenaw to settle in. The similarity in landscape is incredible. This picture reminded me of that, once again.

I agree with Chris. My family is so large; I can't tell you the places I've been, and I can connect people I've met back to where I grew up; and sometimes even related! It is truly a small world.

By patron, Vancouver WA on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 11:56 am:

WOW, Patti, Thank you for the info on the Cornwall cam site. I agree on the similarities to the Copper Country. Maybe Charlie should put out some CD's as they do. Make more money for Stillwaters.

By Ruby, Northern Lower Mich. on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 05:15 pm:

No kidding about being someplace and running into someone from the U.P. I was in a bakery in California and met two guys whose grandparents were from Boston Location. They were surprised that I knew where the Boston Dam was! And all of this started over a loaf of nisu.
It happens more frequently than one would think, and truly makes you realize what a small world it is.

By Beverly, Mississippi on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 05:42 pm:

Patti, Tn.: Thanks for the Cornwall cam site. It is lovely.

By Carole on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 06:10 pm:

I have been going to the Cornwall Cam for a couple of months now. Learned about it from this site. (someone indicated there was a delicious looking pasty in a window in Cornwall and gave the sites address). From that time on I was hooked. A couple of weeks ago there was a photo of saffron cake. Yum!Yum!

By Erika N-J, WI on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 01:39 am:

That is my dad's picture. I think it is fabulous, though not that I am biased or anything.... Miss you Dad! -Erika NJ

By Patti's Mom in Calumet on Saturday, May 4, 2002 - 08:03 pm:

One of the pages listed on the Cornwall Cam shows a small town with an Italian Restaurant on the corner named Ginos Thanks Patti For putting your Mom onto this site also

By linda k on Sunday, June 1, 2003 - 12:03 am:

Karl, I still like this picture.

By finnfishferrfunn on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:24 pm:

This is a test picture: 1,Jacob's Falls.

By finnfishferrfunn on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:38 pm:

test: falls .

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