Apr 24-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: April: Apr 24-12
Nahma P.O.    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jodi Corrigan
Side view of the Inn    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jodi Corrigan
Nahma Inn    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jodi Corrigan
Front view of the Inn    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jodi Corrigan
Yooper Red Wing fans    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jodi Corrigan


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 07:50 am:

On a recent trip to the lower peninsula and back, Jodi Corrigan and friends made a stop in the small town of Nahma, where she snapped a photo of their Post Office and the Nahma Inn to prove she was there, since she said she never even knew of the town before their stop that day. In case you're unfamiliar with the town and the Inn, let me quote a line directly from the Nahma Inn webpage: "The charming bed and breakfast has everything you need for a relaxing and entertaining vacation in the beautiful town of Nahma on the shores of Lake Michigan" Jodi added that they stopped there at the Inn for a bite to eat and were treated to a wonderful buffet by the owners, Charley and Laurie MacIntosh.

Did you notice the tour bus in front of the Inn? It was filled with the folks in the bottom photo (and a number of them not pictured)...genuine Yooper Detroit Red Wing fans, who were on their way back from a game down state. The stop at the Nahma Inn not only provided some delicious nourishment for the fans, but also a great rest stop to get out and stretch their legs before continuing on the rest of the journey back to the Keweenaw.
Sure looks like a great place to spend a few hours or better yet, a few days relaxing from the stress of everyday life.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 07:55 am:

Sure DOES look like a great place to spend some time. Will definitely keep that in mind. I don't know of this town, but am hoping to some day find out more about it. Thanks for sharing!


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 07:56 am:

Are Charley & Laurie relation to Donna! Pretty place to stay!!

Mary says: Yes they are! Charley and Donna are brother and sister.....good people, too! :->


By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 08:17 am:

Ah, Jodi, there is something glorious in traveling beyond the ends of the earth, being in a different world which men have not truly discovered...cutting loose from the bands of worldwide civilization. Outrageous magnificence, our U.P.


By mary lundberg (Mjl) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 08:23 am:

1958-59 basketball state championship Trout Creek 45 Nahma 55 Da-- still remember former Trout creek grad 61


By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 08:44 am:

Nahma is a beautiful location on the bay. I used to fish the area years ago. Like many Keweenaw locations, the town whithered when the resource ran out, timber in their case. It is just off the beaten path, but if you pass that way, it is worth the detour.


By John Marino (Puckjam) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 09:14 am:

Charley and Laurie were up for the Old Timers Tourney in mid March. They sponsor a team. Played cribbage with Laurie at the B&B (yes, had a few eggs). Good people and they are proud of their place. I plan to stop in when in that area. They have a good tie to the Oldtimers.


By Eugene Zuverink (Zube) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 09:24 am:

I also fished in that little burg in the 50s.
Not much there but it is a neat place yet. I fished for pike there.


By Nick Karjala (Nmkarjala) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 09:42 am:

If the Nahma post office is still open for business, I wonder if it is on the USPS list of those that will be closed...


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:42 am:

The only P.O. I've ever seen that was smaller than this one at Nahma, was in Lugoff, SC.


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 02:36 pm:

Namah's ZIP Code has the same numbers as Traverse City's. Only the 8 and 6 are switched around.


By Just me (Jaby) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 02:39 pm:

Well,what interesting photos today! I have never been there either. I did hear of the place though, since my former boss,Arlene Stevens, another of Lake Linden -Hubbell school's marvelous head cooks--grew up there and often spoke of good times in Nahma!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 03:05 pm:

Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio):

"The only P.O. I've ever seen that was smaller than this one at Nahma, was in Lugoff, SC."


I wonder if that one was smaller than the Copper City post office from (click →) August 14, 2001, or the old Gay, MI post office?

(Do we have any pictures of the former Gay, MI P.O. in the Pasty Gallery? Anyone?)


By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 03:05 pm:

Well, well, well....how incredible!!!

Yes..the Nahma Inn is definitely a wonderful place to go to. It's like being in your living room. If you don't know the folks there when you get there, you certainly will by the time you leave!

Charley is a good friend of Mickey Redmond's and everything RedWing related.

Laurie is good at making pickled eggs!!! In fact, I believe the story goes, that Charley was with her boss and eating some of her eggs and mentioned to the guy that he'd like to meet the person that made those eggs...and that, shall we say, made history!

Pasty did an introduction to the Nahma Inn:
http://www.pasty.com/discus/messages/4918/5364.html

And here's a pic gallery:
http://gallery.pasty.com/thumbnails.php?album=3123

And Brenda and Jim head there every now and again, and Pasty did another wonderful story on Nahma:
http://gallery.pasty.com/thumbnails.php?album=3123

We were born and raised in Lake Linden, and Charley has played hockey his entire life...and he's in the old timer's hockey tourneys annually, and in fact started a few down in Nahma!

And yes...Arlene Stevens....went to Nahma high school and graduated from there. The Nahma Historical Museum has all the graduation pics hanging in it....pretty cool~!

EXCELLENT fun in Nahma!!!


By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 03:09 pm:

So nice to see Nahma on pasty today. IT IS A SUPER PLACE TO VISIT. They are having a music fest there in June. My husband and I have traveled past the junction that goes south to Nahma a thousand times and never knew anything was even there. IT IS THE QUAINTEST LITTLE TOWN and the owners are super yoopers! If it were not for pasty.com site we would have never known about such a fine spot. The rooms and food are great.

On another note thank you to everyone for all the great comments on my photos. Also a great big thank you for Charlie and Mary for doing such a great job daily on here.


By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 03:11 pm:

And you can LIKE the Nahma Inn on Facebook!!

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=665040684#!/pages/Nahma-Inn/346786532120


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 03:30 pm:

FRNash: The Postmarks website has 2 photos of the Gay, MI Post Office. Here they are:
http://www.postmarks.org/pop/1600/1658.htm


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 04:25 pm:

FRNash, about the same size as Copper City. One little room.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 05:44 pm:

Thomas Baird (Thomas):

Wow, what a great site (the Postmarks web site) — an absolutely fabulous resource! Priceless! Thanks for the link!

Click on the Post Office Photographs link on that web site, then click on the state of interest. I see there are 260 Michigan post offices shown there, many of very early vintage, and of course many from the UP!

For example: You just have to love this one: Covington, MI November 28, 1939!

And I bet you never heard of "Pail Mail" on the Detroit River!


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 06:31 pm:

Bambi!!


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 07:34 pm:

Mary, I remember when Lake Linden beat ETC in the playoffs, also. It was 1969, I believe. Nobody could believe it because Trout Creek had been #1 most of the year and LL was NOT that good. But our defense slowed them down and we won with a very low score, something in the 30's. It was awesome!! I don't ever remember being so excited about a basketball game.


By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 10:13 pm:

I've heard of 'pail mail'. I used to get it when I sailed the Lakes. The Wescott Jr.(?) was the mail boat on the Detroit River then. (1959 and 1960)


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 06:31 am:

Wasn't there an accident/sinking of the Wescott not all that long ago? A wake from a Laker sunk it?


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 01:07 pm:

Janie T. (Bobbysgirl):
"Wasn't there an accident/sinking of the Wescott not all that long ago? A wake from a Laker sunk it?"


She apparently sank on October 23, 2011. Here's (click →) a report on her sinking (from boatnerd). No word there on how she sank. Scroll down the page to find "Westcott II Sinks" on 10/23.
There are a number of later articles (including the first article on the top of that page) on her recovery as well, perhaps including the cause. (I haven't found it yet!)


Evidently the Westcott II was repaired and put back in service.

For more (a lot more!) go to the Boatnerd site and enter "Westcott" in the search box at the top of the home page, you'll get a zillion hits! <grin>
By
Al Harjala (Alsocal) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 04:22 pm:

Smallest official Post Office has to be at Rock Harbor on Isle Royale, just one room for the Postman. Copper City P.O. has bathroom & backroom. At least 4 - 6 times larger.


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 05:03 am:

Thank You FR! I believe the boatnerd site is where I read about the sinking. If I remember a lady was the Captain and she and other crew mates drowned.


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