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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: April: Apr 11-18
2002: Where is Spring?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Kelly Wenberg
2007: Lake Superior thawing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Paul Roberts
2016: Icebreaker on the Portage Canal    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jon Hopper
Just Waiting for Spring    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:24 am:

Another round of Copper Country Spring photos from the archive. Although, looking at today’s choices, you’d not be thinking it’s the same Spring folks south of the U.P. experience. Kelly Wenberg was at the Upper Entry Light, near McLain park when she snapped today’s first photo back in 2002. Icy or not, it’s a beautiful shot!

Then in 2007, Paul Roberts was on the Keweenaw shore, checking out the dirty ice that was still holding on to the beaches there. The wave action must have been stirring up the sand along Lake Superior’s shoreline, coating the ice with a sandy shine.

The third archive photo came to us from our own, Jon Hopper, in 2016. He captured the USCGC Alder as it made its way along the Portage Canal. The Alder was here on the Keweenaw Waterway to conduct icebreaking operations, entering from Keweenaw Bay, moving along through Portage Lake and ending at the Upper Entry and the open waters of Lake Superior. Recreational users of the waterway, were cautioned to plan their activities carefully and to use caution near the ice.

Today’s video is a short clip to show what us Yoopers are doing while we’re waiting for Spring to arrive. From the sounds of the forecast, it won’t be happening this coming weekend, either, as we have more snow in the making.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:56 am:

Funny stuff! It is snowing (AGAIN) in SE-MI as I type...it's like a bad dream and I can't get up.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:05 am:

Nice review, and hilarious video! and Alex, I couldn't have said it any better!! Enough already, it's baseball season, and I want to take the salt bags (additional weight) out of the back of my truck!! C'mon Spring, where are you???? lol

By D. A. (Midwested) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:20 am:

Here in northern Illinois it's in the 60's today. 70's for tomorrow. Spring is finally here...wait...what? 25 and snow this Sunday! Nevermind.

By George L. (Yooperinct) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 04:03 pm:

I echo D.A. Midwested from here in CT.....50s tomorrow, 60s Friday, well into 70's (the first time this year) then cold rain / high 30s Sunday. But fear not, we're almost there! Hang in!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 06:58 pm:

At this rate the morels won't be up until
Independence Day!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:38 pm:

Wait a minute..... is that The Stig in the video clip??? I didn't realise he was a Yooper!!!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:08 pm:

LOL Capt. you're right, that is the Stig!! I miss that show, Top Gear, the American version!!

By john mich (Johnofmi) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 03:23 am:

Drinking out of a cup while wearing a full face helmet can be very messy ... from experience!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 08:23 am:

Where is spring is right? I'm thinking that it
this continues, wishing opener will be done on the
ice. Wow, just wow!

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