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By troll person on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:13 am:

First Post

By Mike, MI on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:14 am:

Hey all Good Morning

By lz, mi on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:53 am:

Good Morning from Southwest Michigan. We probably don't have the warmest temperatures, but it really sticky here. Our shore of lake Michigan had water temps only in the 40's recently. I went out yesterday and it is warmer then that, but decidedly refreshing. Boomers predicted this afternoon. Stay cool everyone! (Yooper, do you have a "refreshing" pic for us? Loved the ones this weekend!).

By sur5er on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:00 am:

lz, I don't know how close you are to Indiana...but here in Beverly Shores, the Lake Michigan temps are at an all time high for this time of the year. Usually it still takes your breath away in July.
Hope everyone is staying cool.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:49 am:

Mornin', still wish I could put my foot into something other than a puddle. Going to take the g-kids to the pool today.

By lz, mi on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 09:34 am:

Sur5er, my work "port" would be Holland, MI, my home "port" would be South Haven, MI. Apparently the recent east winds have sent all the warm waters heading west. A change to southwesterly winds is changing that for us! As much as I love the UP and Superior, I am too old to enjoy water temps similar to Superior! :)

By Paul and Cora, Webberville Trolls on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 09:47 am:

Good Morning all! We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Chuck Muer River Crab below Port Huron yesterday. While eating, the freighter Fred White, Jr. passed thru heading north. I found myself wondering if it was going to the "Big Lake"!

By Charles in Adrian, MI on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 09:50 am:

Yesterday ran a pic of a car on the old M & L.S. I
commented that when a boy a friend of my father took us out to
a lumber camp he ran. Mary Lou on this site later in the day
wondered if this was a friend of hers. The name she gave was
not familiar. My father's friend had a last name of, I think,
Slining. I am wondering if Mary Lou's friend would remember
someone from the 1940s with that name. If so, I am wondering
what company he worked for and where some of their camps
would have been working out of Manistique.

By Knitter on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 09:52 am:

Heavy rain so far this morning in the Keweenaw but clearing this afternoon. I just heard a weather alert for strong winds with gusts up to 45mph for this afternoon. Between this and the heat; we have had everything except s*** this week.

By Mary Lou on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 10:17 am:

Charles.....Carl Howard owned lumber camps in Newberry and Seney. The name Slining was not familiar. Incidently, my friend, who is Carl Howard's daughter is a golf partner of Ruthi Vinette, Dale's wife. (fellow who built the Isle Royale Queen ll & lll.)

By lmr in hancock on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 12:51 pm:

Yesterday,with temps in the 90's, we went from one end of the Keweenaw peninsula to the other and saw so many people swimming in Lake Superior. We finally stopped in Betsy at a friends house to swim. The owner of the house took a thermometer into the lake and checked the temps. Near the shore it was 88 degrees and in 1 1/2 feet of water out furthur, it was 77 degrees. Never swam in such warm Lake Superior water. All the surface water warmed up but now with the wind, it will be gone.

By Mike B., Pittsburgh, Wishin I was back in the Yoop on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 01:18 pm:

I just read this and had to post it. Sorry its so large

You know you're a true MICHIGANIAN when.............

1. "Vacation" means going up north on I-75.

2. You measure distance in hours.

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging
blizzard, without flinching.

6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including

7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave
both unlocked.

8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how
to use them.

9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled
with snow.

11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and
road construction.

12. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to
your blue spruce.

14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

15. Down South to you means Ohio

16. A brat is something you eat.

17. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole barn.

18. You go out to fish fry every Friday.

19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

20. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

21. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."

22. You drink pop and you bake with soda.

23. Your doctor tells you to drink Vernors and you know it's not medicine.

24. You know what a Yooper is.

25. You think owning a Honda is Un-American.

26. You know that UP is a place, not a direction

27. You know it's possible to live in a thumb.

28. You understand that when visiting Detroit, the best thing to wear is a Kevlar vest.

By Charles in Adrian, MI on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 01:33 pm:

Concerning water temps, I was going to say earlier that the
water temp. in Lake Erie at Toledo yesterday was 77 degrees.
Then I thought why condemn Lake Erie more than Yoopers think
of it already by showing how close to tepid bathwater it is down
here. But then you tell me water temp. in Lake Superior is just
as bad if not worse! How depressing! But are you sure?

By tom ghering on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 01:40 pm:

Mars is getting closer...the lakes will all boil away and we'll all be killed...oh my !

By Mike, stuck in Fl on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:06 pm:

Water temp off Tampa is in the 90's, and the locals think that's
great!! These are different people down here.

Wish I was back in the UP!!!

By Yooper on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:23 pm:


By Emma, UP on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:39 pm:

What ever happened to Dave of Laurium? Does he only post in the winter?

By sur5er on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:49 pm:

Lake Temperatures:
Lake Michigan, Beverly Shores IN: 76.5 degrees.
Lake Michigan, South Haven, MI: 79.0 degrees.
Lake Superior: Keweenaw Penisula (west) 68.1 degrees.
Lake Superior: Keweenaw Penisula (east) 73.0 degrees.
Lake Superior: Copper Harbor: 57 degrees.

According to hubby, Lake Michigan's normal water temps (northern IN), for July/August are about 65-70 degrees. So right now, Lake Superior is warmer than Lake Michigan's normal water temps. WOW!

By sur5er on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:51 pm:

Lake Erie: Michigan (Monroe): 81.5 degrees.
Lake Erie: Ohio (East Toledo) 82.4 degrees.

By gJ,Laurium on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 03:25 pm:

Went swimming at Rabbit Bay yesterday, first time in fifteen years at least. Took the water temp by shore, it read 86 and five feet out it was 78. I don't recall ever spending such a long time in the water. Gorgeous sandy beach as well as sand bottom in the lake , truly a wonderful time. We left to go home before ten and there were people still swimming.

By anon on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 03:31 pm:

Does anyone know if the Arcadian Motel just south of Calumet is still for sale and what the asking price is? I have friends who are looking for a motel property to make a move to the UP.

By Arcadian Motel on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 05:18 pm:


51950 US 41
Calumet, MI
Price: $269,000
Lot Size: 291 x 321 x 277 x 303
Sq. Feet: 5595
Township: FRANKLIN T


Well maintained motel in highly visible location near the airport. Thriving repeat business from snowmobilers and tourists. Owners of 19 years are retiring. Qualified buyers only. Clean and quiet - you will be impressed!

Additional Information:
Continued Directions; Road and US 41.

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By Butch on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 05:57 pm:

Mike B. Pittsburg
That would be Michigander.

By Ellen,Sunrise Side,Mi on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 06:15 pm:

Yooper, Thanks for the birdbath with cardinals. The cardinal was my mom's favorite bird and now it is mine. Love to hear him sing in the mornings. Everyone have a great week.

By Not a Michiganer or Michigaiian on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 06:33 pm:

Butch wouldn't that be ..Pittsburgh?
I agree. I always prefered Michigander eh.

By Joe on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:01 pm:

Joseph "Joe" Eskola
Keweenaw Real Estate, Inc.
(is anyone NOT a pastycam regular?)

By Jo Ann, Hancock on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 11:33 pm:

We went picnicing and swimming at White City Beach on Sunday....the weather was so warm and Lake Superior was too...but the further you walked out the cooler it was very strange to have Hot and cold stops...and I would mean hot spots...I actually went in and it didn't even take my breathe away. My granddaughter (2 and a half) stayed in forever and even with rattling teeth and saying she wasn't cold she cried hard when we told her we must get out of the water. There were many many people at the beach cooling was very refreshing but then had to go back to Hancock where it was still over 90. But I will not be complaining about the cold this winter as I will try and remember the heat from this summer...;)

By downstate don on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 11:49 pm:

To the New Buyers of the Arcadian Motel...are all
of the folks going to get a discount?
That sure would be nice!!! You'd sure have a hefty

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 12:04 am:

I wish I had posted this much earlier today, so all the folks in the TV6 viewing area could have tuned in, but Buck LeVasseur was part of our entourage of friends on our getaway to Isle Royale last week and he featured the trip on Discovering tonight. It was an awesome trip with superb weather and even better company. Buck portrayed the entire trip so well, it felt like we were out there again! Here's a shot of Buck hard at work, interviewing one of the cook's (my hubby!)...

The talent behind the camera!

sur5er on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 01:36 am:

If you missed Discovering this evening, you can download the segment and watch it on Realplayer. :)

Editor's note: As of 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 19th, the Discovering segment you can download at this link is about the Isle Royale Queen IV's maiden voyage, which was actually last weeks show and also worth watching. Not sure when it's updated to this weeks show, but you can keep checking!

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