Nov 25-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: November: Nov 25-02
New artwork at Ontonagon    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by the Z-man

The Z-man, Ontonagon on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 09:47 am:

This is a mural of the Ontonagon River with it's founder of the town James K. Paul. The fishing tug boat named "The Tramp." The Ontonagon lighthouse and the great Lake Superior.

These murals are located on the island in Ontonagon. They were started this year and are not quite complete yet.

By Dam Guy, Parasite Creek, Negaunee on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 10:36 am:

It should prolly be noted that James K. Paul was also the owner of the first Pet Rock (1842), a solid chunk of Michigan copper weighing roughly 3700lbs. In addition to founding Ontonagon, Jim also owned and operated the Deadfall Saloon there.

By Mike B, Pittsburgh, wishin I was still in the Yoop on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 01:05 pm:

Are you guys finally getting the snow you were expecting? I was reading the journal on the John Dee site and he said it had mysteriously avoided the area as of Sunday despite perfect snow-making conditions.

By Kathi, Detroit factory rat on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 01:31 pm:

Those murals are so colorful and vibrant! Who is the artist?

By Daryl on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 01:41 pm:

Keweenaw Snow Thermometer and
Weather Report
shows the snowfall amounts. We try to
update it during the week. By the way... we're looking
for new pictures of the Snow Thermometer on a sunny
day with some snow in the background.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 03:36 pm:


"We try to update it during the week"...
It sure would be nice if there was a date stamp on the Snow Thermometer page. As it is, "To Date" in this display:

Keweenaw Snow Report and U.P. Weather

2002-2003 Snowfall To Date = 32.1"
4"on the ground today - Last year to date 2.1"
doesn't tell us fer shure when the data was last updated.
Daryl Laitila (Daryl) on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 08:55 pm:

Thanks for keeping me on my toes. Good idea. We aim
to please.

By The Z-Man, Ontonagon,Mi on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 11:47 pm:


I believe these murals are created by a group of local artist. The murals are just amazing with awe. My shot of these do not do them justice. I will be doing a pano of this scene in a week or two. Stay tuned!!!

By Kathi, still near Detroit on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:32 am:

You betcha! Thanks, Z-Man! Ahhh... to have talent like that!

By LeashyD, Shelby Twp but really,MQT MI on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:13 am:

For Goodness' Sakes! This is the best page I've ever seen! If I don't get back UP sometime soon, death is eminent. D-town is killing me! The UP is online now? Wow. Great job, Judy Bailey..... hah.

By Phil , MI on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 01:08 pm:

Hey, That dude with his deer on the bike should be painted on some wall. He might have got it hunting but he's not kidding me, he got it stuffed. He is on his way home from the taxidermist. Thats why the neck is sticking straight out, probably only weights about 50# now.

By KP, GA on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 04:02 pm:

The picture is very good.

By Kerri L. Corser, Michigan on Monday, January 13, 2003 - 09:21 pm:

WELL.... I'll have you know that HOLY CRAP!!!! That is MY MURAL UP THERE!!!!! My name is Kerri Lyn Corser. I designed and painted this 8x44 ft. mural last summer and no, it is not James K. Paul, but it is an old fisherman guy pineing away for the smell of the fish you know. These figures were based on my grandaddy Kerrihard's sketchbook from 1918, while a sailor on the ships in WW1. The other murals were painted by Paul Wilson and Carol Huntoon, both great artists and friends. I want the kids and the people of Ontonagon to remember what kind of brave souls these people were to venture forth out into those freezing waters of the great Gitchee Gummee, that for most of them these folks were their ancestors, this kind of tenacity is in their blood and that they can achieve anything they set out to do. So there, I am glad that there have been so many kind comments (thanks to you Z) come on up and see somethin other than the •••• snow eh? hahaha aloha nui nani ohana sksksksksk(Susie)

By kerri corser,michigan on Monday, January 13, 2003 - 09:30 pm:

oh yeah... we also have a wonderful new community arts center here called the RIVER STREET CENTER! it is a wonderful idea brought to fruition by wonderful people, especially (L.W., you know who you are) we have a youth center, a gift shop with wonderful gifts for all kinds of tastes, and great kids art kits and toys, but... most of all is the art center and gallery. we will be opening soon (few weeks) so please you all come up to the UP and see us. we are located on the main drag in Ontnagon, thanks again, kerri

By Toivo from Toivola on Monday, January 13, 2003 - 10:00 pm:

Kerri - - How long did it take you to paint that?!

By kerri,mi on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 08:47 pm:

dear toivo, we painted from july through the first week of september on the big murals. there was also alot of time spent painting the original paintings (18"x24") kerri

By Tricia, Wash on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:24 pm:

Who in Ontonagon knows Eric Hartzell?

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