Jan 18-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: January: Jan 18-12
A light in the night    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mike Schneider
Michipicoten    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mike Schneider
Engine 3011    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mike Schneider


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 11:28 pm:

Last Saturday, I made mention of the final day of the shipping season on the Great Lakes and here it is today. The Soo Locks are officially closed, so shipping on Lake Superior is done for the season, until March when the locks open up once again.

These photos, courtesy of Mike Schneider, were taken on Monday, of the Michipicoten at the ore docks in Marquette's Upper Harbor. Beautiful night time photos at the dock, and fun to see the train engine #3011, busy bringing in the next load for loading.

So with that... the season here on Lake Superior is suspended for a couple months. For those of you that love seeing the freighters, I suggest you bookmark this page, so you can return back to it whenever you need a freighter fix, at least until March.


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 11:42 pm:

Another close call for keeping our perfect record finishing out 14 years of a picture-a-day here on the Pasty Cam. Thanks to all who followed the earlier link to the message about current legislation that would make life more difficult here at Pasty Central. And thanks to all who signed the petition, and for all the encouraging emails.

This morning I made a snapshot of the Marine Traffic map and saw a few boats making one last run across the Lake. But now we see it's a big empty blue bathtub out there:

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By
Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:01 am:

"Michipicoten" at the end of our road in better weather!


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By D. A. (Midwested) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 01:21 am:

How are you guys ever gonna get up Thursday morning at your regular time?

Sleep in an extra 20 minutes for a job well done.


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 04:32 am:

Love those Great Lakes freighters.


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 04:52 am:

These big Lakers pics are always great to see no matter the time!


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 05:15 am:

You're right Janie. Think I'll take Mary's advice and bookmark the
page.


By john mich (Johnofmi) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 05:18 am:

Can anyone give me the correct pronunciation of that boat's name?


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 07:27 am:

Was the daylight photo of Michipicoten taken at the St. Clair River?


By Therese (Therese) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 07:45 am:

I think it is "Mee-she-pee-coe-ten".


By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 09:32 am:

My Canadian friends from Wawa pronounce the name of the neighboring town and harbor as:

"Mishi-pi-cotten" (short "i" on the middle syllable)


By Jeffrey P. Carlson (Dlineman) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 01:14 pm:

I wonder what rail line owns that engine in the picture.


By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 02:00 pm:

Alex---Yes St. Clair River just north of Marine City near where our road ends. Privileged to be not far from the big river. Most of my ship pics are from right here, some down near Algonac, and some by the Blue Water Bridge Port Huron. Yes that is Canada in the background just shouting distance away!


By Diana P. (Diana) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 03:54 pm:

Love all of these wonderful pics at the ore dock at the Upper Harbor in Marquette at night ... the dock all lit up, and the freighter pulling up it with all it's lights on, including it's "headlight" ... the close-up of the front of the freighter ... and the great view of the train engine on the dock. Excellent photos!! :-)


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 04:13 pm:

Gosh! I must've missed a day somewhere....this wasn't on here when I 'cut out' yesterday evening. Anyway, that first shot of the ship put me in mind of the recent tragedy of the cruise ship.


By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 05:00 pm:

Jeffery,
I believe the engine is the LS&I 3011 (Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railway).


By Mike Schneider (Upmike) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 08:03 pm:

You are correct Bob, its the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad which hauls iron ore from the Empire-Tilden Mine just south of Ishpeming and then goes 16 miles to Lake Superior at the Upper Harbor Ore Dock in Marquette. You can see the LS&I in white on the engine if you look a little farther back from the 3011. What's very interesting too....as I look at the Marine Traffic website it shows the Michipicoten again at the Upper Harbor in Marquette...


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 08:03 pm:

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper):

" Thanks to all who followed he earlier link to the message about current legislation that would make life more difficult here at Pasty Central.


Fine, I can click the link in the above message and get to the "End Piracy" page, but try as I might, I am unable to find "the earlier link" Charlie mentioned above. How could I have missed that, and where did it disappear to?

Not that it matters much but I gotta wonder if I'm "losing it", lately!


By Diana P. (Diana) on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:15 am:

Frnash: My recollection is that on Wednesday, for most of the day, there was a link to the SOPA/PIPA information in a large black box on the main page of The Pasty Cam ... late Wednesday night, when the photos of the Marquette Upper Harbor were uploaded, the black box became much smaller, but with the link still in it ... even that small black box seems to have been removed now, and the only link is the one that you found in Charlie's message for Wednesday ... not to worry! ;-)


By Peter Ouillette (Peterouillette) on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:44 pm:

I love that nighttime shot with the ship's spotlight beam. I would buy an enlargement of that and hang it on the wall.


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