Feb 11-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: February: Feb 11-04
Gloomy over Gitche Gumee    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Roger Kangas

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 05:49 am:

Just as it's been said that Lake Superior has many moods, she also has several different names! Already mentioned is Le Lac Superieur, which properly translated means... Upper Lake. Then there's Gitchee Gumee. This became a well-known name when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used it in his epic poem, Hiawatha. Another name is, Kitchi-gummi, a Chippewa Indian translation. No matter what you call her, this Great Lake is mystically beautiful for many and Roger Kangas has a knack for capturing her majesty to share with us all!

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 06:10 am:

Lake Superior is always a gorgeous view no matter what season. I often show the Pasty Picture of the Day to my fourth grade class, and I think I'll greet them this morning with this one. Thanks for a good start to the day with another beautiful pic.

By UP_gal on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 06:12 am:

Good Morning to all ! Beautiful photo today. That snow drift looks like a wave frozen in place. The downed trees certainly show the lake's power.Looks like the forecast is only an inch of snow per day for the rest of the week. Easy shoveling.

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 06:21 am:

A WOW photograph has been selected for today. Good job Mr. Kangas. You are on a roll.
www.deyampert.com see photographs

By R.Ball,Miss. on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 07:39 am:

As I look at the great Pic for this morning,reminds me off when our Scuba Diving Club out of Lake Linden,would cut a hole in the ice,and take a refreshing dip.I remember wondering where Houdini found the air under there,as we saw none.
The water was so clear and the ice chunks floating around,made me feel as if I was in a glass of 7/7,which after that,we needed to get warm again!!!

By Greg Wilber, Virginia on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 07:46 am:

A true classic picture of the U.P. I wish I was there.

By rob in dc on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 09:03 am:

I am convinced (yet again) that an important part of the reason for the excellent photographs on Past-E-Cam is the inspiration received directly from the land, light, people, and the very air of the UP. Besides undeniable talent, what else could explain it?

By Mary Lou on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 10:06 am:

God smiled on the UP and its people.... The photos remind of how blessed we are. Thanks, Roger. you are gifted.

By Yooper in St. Paul on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 10:28 am:

Wow, is that sunshine I see on the bridge cam right now? A sunny day in the U.P. in February?

By Candy, CA on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 11:04 am:

I sure appreciate Roger's point of view!

By stefan mi on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 11:20 am:

i think that pictures is sweet kinda close to my camp

By ric, WI on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 12:26 pm:

Anyone remember the days when you could go out walking next to the snow "haystacks" on the lake?
Especially just off of Eagle River it was awesome....too warm these last coupla years though...

By Snowlover on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 02:02 pm:

WOW for sure! This is a beautiful shot of the Big Lake. Very calming and serene.

By Jennifer, WI on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 02:54 pm:

Hello! Where in Houghton/Hancock can I by soy candles. This Christmas there was a store in the Holiday Inn selling soy candles, but I don't know the name. Any links here at pasty.com that I can go to?

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 02:55 pm:

I went to the Roger Kangas guest photo gallery and saw the picture of Mt. Ripley torch parade. I was there; and his picture is much better than the real thing. Spectacular! What a talent!

By Rachel, Illinois on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 03:15 pm:

Lake Superior...it is also the most SUPERIOR lake. No water like it in color. I am reading a mystery by a new writer (for me)that is set in the UP. It called A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton. He talks about Lake Superior, and the Edmund Fitzgerald, and Paradise, MI. I look forward to reading his other books, though I don't know if any of them are set in the Keweenaw. Do any of you read his books?

By GottaGoToKeweenaw on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 03:35 pm:

This is a beautiful picture. Lake superior is surely the best lake in every way and season!

By wolverine on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 03:57 pm:

Where is today's photo taken? Should sailors be
delighted or take warning? Either way, lovely photo,

By Marg, Houghton MI on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 04:44 pm:

Rachel, Illinois I have read all of Steve Hamilton's books and they all take place over near Paradise and Sault Ste. Marie. I think you will enjoy the otheres as much as a Cold Day in Paradise. He has a way of bringing that area of Michigan to light. Enjoy his writing and keep warm this winter.


By Lorelei, MI on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 04:58 pm:

Jennifer, WI~ Check out Haug's Jewelry on Shelden Ave. in Houghton. I know that thay have quite a candle collection there.

By Leslie, Illinois on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 05:47 pm:

Soy candles -- check out http://www.daysriversoap.com/. They're in Gladstone, but apparently sell through their website and have a list of retail outlets. I've read all of Steve Hamilton's books and really enjoyed them. Love today's picture. The colors and the downed trees. Thanks.

By Curious on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 05:50 pm:

Whoa! What has happened to some of the postings??
They are V-E-R-Y L-O-N-G!

By Carole on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 07:23 pm:

Picture looks like it might be on the road between Gay and Lac La Belle. Sure is a WOW!!!

By TaDaaaaa on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 09:11 pm:

Need a good job in Houghton ????

Check out MDOT's posting, where they are advertising for 10 equipment operator's at the new MDOT HOUGHTON GARAGE.
Sorry Houghton County Road Commision, looks like you are done with the State Contracts
Go to

Then to

Only locals need apply, we're getting to many yahoo's from other areas up here already...

By Gil, il on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 09:22 pm:

This picture is more fuel for my desire to retire
to the copper country however my wife is always
cold so it will be a battle. !Help

By Linda S., Florida on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 07:35 pm:

I was born and raised in Marquette; lived in Florida for quite some time now and have not had a pasty in over 25 years. This is the first time that I've ordered pasties from you and I must say that they were thoroughly enjoyed! Absolutely wonderful! I just ordered more as a gift for my parents who I KNOW will be thrilled with them as well! Keep up the good work!

By Roger on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 10:56 pm:

Thanks folks! Your kind comments are appreciated. The picture was taken close to Betsy in Keweenaw county - where each bend in the road offers boundless photo opportunities.

By Ken from da UP, on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 12:00 am:

Back in '59 or '60 me and a few friends parked the car at the Calumet Waterworks and walked out on da big lake for 'bout three miles. Could hear the ice popping and booming, sorta scarey. There were a few small open holes out there but the ice was very thick. It was frozen out as far as we could see.

By C.F., KY on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 05:41 pm:

We are coming up next week. Can't wait!!! We are Yooper want-a-be's.

By Suzy library worker on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 11:12 pm:

To:Rachel, Illinois

Steve Hamilton has written several books which take place in the U.P.

Blood is the Sky (2003)
North of Nowhere(2002)
Hunting Wind (2001)
Winter of the Wolf Moon(2000)

Try your local library!

By Teri on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 12:10 am:

i make soy candles in ahmeek, mi. if anyone is interested email me. i have over 80 candle scents and am always looking for new places to sell them.

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