Apr 08-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: April: Apr 08-04
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 06:44 am:

Waterfalls can be found in every county of the U.P., some tucked away, some on the side of the road. Z-Man seems to have frozen this one in time, but he hasn't clued us in as to where this magnificent spectacle can be enjoyed. This now has me wondering, not only which falls and where, but just how many waterfalls are there in our beautiful Upper Peninsula?

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 06:49 am:

1st post! Good morning everyone.
Go Tigers and Red Wings.
Have a Blessed Easter.

By Uncle John on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 06:50 am:

Looks like lots of tannin in that water. Must be near a cedar swamp, eh.

By Renee in AL on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 06:57 am:

Nice waterfall shot! One of my favorite sights of the UP (and here in AL too!)
I hope all have a blessed Easter weekend!

By troll with connections, Mi on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 07:17 am:

Great shot. With all of the snow melt going on, I was just wondering if there are any flooding problems yet in the Copper Country. How about the Sturgeon River?

By Julie Barrie The Netherlands formly of Michiagn on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 07:48 am:

Nice pic Mary... looks cold doesnt ?...brrrrr .. Happy Easter to all.

enjoy your days.... :)

By BIG REDWINGS FAN on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 08:21 am:


By Steve the flying troll on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 08:32 am:

Spring of 68 a buddy and I took a 14 foot alumacraft with a little outboard from Chassell up the Sturgeon to the first large lake and were proclaimed first boat on the lake by some local fellow. Quite an adventure for us. I guess it is usually way to shallow to do that most of the time. (or too hard) We took along two extra shear pins and used them both before we got home. Our plan was to drift down of we ran out of shear pins. It was the 60's...I guess you had to be there.........Tech Toot 69

By kewgal on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 08:52 am:

Looks like the Gratiot River off of Cliff Drive, down by the falls! Great picture!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 09:27 am:

Anyone want to play a little "find the hidden picture" game? Z-Man sent me an email asking if I was able to find a Scottish Terrier, barking at a flying quail in this shot....like I need another reason to spend more time staring at such a great photo! I hope the boss doesn't catch me shirking my duties. ;->

By Dawn B. Kzoo, MI on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 09:40 am:

I found the Scottie and the quail. Thanks for the little challenge. All these wonderful shots lately are making me homesick. (Baraga yooper transplanted to troll-land.)

By Linda/NJ on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 09:47 am:

I found it! Great shot.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 09:53 am:

Too early here on the West coast, I must need more coffee. I don't see it.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 10:07 am:

OK, the coffee has kicked in, I see it now.

By H. Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 10:19 am:

Another Z-Man masterpiece for the WOW and the Pasty 2005 calendar. I have appreciated your friendship and professional advice.
Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT.

By U P Birdman on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 10:34 am:

Nice pic Mary..I think its looks like a Cocker Spaniel and a partridge.Har Har.

By Kate, CA on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 10:36 am:

I KNEW it was a Z man photo!!! His style is certainly distinctive! And over in the left hand side of the photo there looks to be a jester face winking at us from the snow.....Hmmmmmm, more flurries around the corner? Or is that the barking terrier and flying quail?

By geri: kingsford on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 11:28 am:

to mary drew.....about the number of waterfalls in the u.p.
there is a soft cover book that i have read and the title is "the 199 water falls of michigan" and it is stated in that book that ther are 198 in the u.p. i'm sorry i cannot remember the author.
the reason i remember the number is that when we read that, my husband and i, vowed to see them all when we retired and finally we are getting there!!!!

By geri;kingsford on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 11:30 am:


By Jeff M, FL on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 02:24 pm:

Has anybody got a current shot of the falls at Eagle River, as seen from the bridge? That was my favorite scenic waterfall when I was an honorary yooper.

By Suzy-Minnesota on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 03:06 pm:

Is there an Easter Egg Hunt in Eagle Harbor this week-end? Our 3 yr old grandson will be looking for one! Thanks!

By Julie H, mi on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 03:22 pm:

This is a great picture. Re: Current picture of Eagle River Falls, I would love to see a picture too. My father lives right there. Beautiful area

By former band geek on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 03:22 pm:

Has anyone heard how the Calumet Copper Kings marching band
("the pride of the Keweenaw") did down at Disneyworld this

By David Antikainen on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 03:35 pm:

I just posted a few pics I took today of Eagle River Falls in my gallery, my photos are on page 7 of the pasty.cam gallery pages. I don't know how to move a pic to the message page.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 03:39 pm:

For the Eagle River Falls fans, from over in the Guest Gallery.

Compliments of David Antikainen
Eagle River Falls - 4/8/04

By Janie, Ia. on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 04:41 pm:

I noticed the Scottie right off...but, then again we have owned and raised Scotties since 1988 I guess I had a bit of a head start to recognize it in the photo. Enjoy this site greatly!

By RD, Iowa on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 04:48 pm:

One of my favorite shots on the Pasty Cam was a "live" shot of Eagle River Falls about 5 years ago. This has been flowing back in the Archives since 1999!

wet and wild

By troll in Eagle Harbor on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 04:54 pm:

SUZY-MINN. I sure haven't heard of a Easter Egg hunt here in E.H.try emailng the twp office and ask them.Good Luck!

By Mike R. New Berlin, WI on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 05:09 pm:

Holy Wah. How bout dem Tagers.

By Jeff M, FL on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 05:53 pm:

Thank you, David A.! And thank you, Mary! I appreciate your efforts to bring Eagle River Falls to life.

By Margaret, Amarillo, TX on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 06:13 pm:

Well, since I only know one, and it happens to be in the UP, I say Tahquamenon, because of the tannin. Found the scottie and quail. Happy Easter everyone.

By Another former band geek on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 07:11 pm:

I remember the trip to Disneyworld with the "Pride of the Keweenaw"... won't go into details, but it was a blast... :)

By Grant in Grand Rapids, MI. on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 07:14 pm:

Definitely not the Taquamenon.
An interesting thing, I have been visiting the UP since I was 7 years old starting with my Grandparents. Yesterday I was at a customers home here in the lower peninsula and found out she has an acre of land on the Taquamenon river and lived in the area while a child. We starting discussing interesting places and ghost towns in the area and I knew of one between White Fish Point and Crisp point that she had never heard of.
It is much like the first questioned posed by a U.P. resident about how many falls there are. I may know of more than him.


By MOMTIP on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 09:30 pm:

Has anyone heard how George Hite is doing? Waiting for him to post again but maybe I missed it. Sure hope he is up and at it again soon as I really miss his ramblings. Love the Pasty Cam too and all the beautiful pics. Thanks for all your hard work.

By Catherine--Holland MI on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 09:31 pm:

Is it Bond Falls? Or maybe Greenwood?

By Susan, Fl on Friday, April 9, 2004 - 12:20 am:

Grant in Grand Rapids.....my grandparents used to take me to the UP also, starting when I was around 5 or 6. (early-mid 50's) Most always in the Paradise area. Spent LOTS of time at Whitefish Point (remember when the fog horn sounded all the time?), on the Tahquamenon river (Nelson's boat livery), and at the Falls, which I always felt were my very own back yard. I was just so generous and kind hearted as to let all those people wander through! This all started when there wasn't even much of a trail back there....and I remember them telling me when they started going there before my time they would stop along the road and listen for the noise of the falls in order to find them. Not quite like that today, but in my own peculiar little mind they are still "my falls"! Used to stay with George and Vergie Kurtz at the Ver-Geo cabins just north of the corner in town. Wonderful times. Can't wait to retire and go "home!"

By Kate, CA on Friday, April 9, 2004 - 10:11 am:

Momtip, I saw a post from George a few days ago to say he was doing well.

By I Love Band! on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 12:41 am:

Holy wha... CHS band trips to Disneyworld are still goin' strong, eh?

I went back in '92... 12 years ago, and it seems like yesterday. Quite a few stories out of that trip that I won't forget for a long time... ;)

By Connie - Colorado on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 01:05 pm:

The scotty and the quail are racing each other to see who can go dirty up the snow on that rock.

By Just got a craving on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 01:54 pm:

Looking at that Root Beer colored water, just got a craving for a Root Beer Float!! Yummmm!

By Al & Carole Bryer, Michigan on Sunday, December 12, 2004 - 08:43 pm:

My Husband and I live in Troll-land, too. Not that we're bragging - we'd rather be Yoopers. There's no greater vacation than being above the Mighty Mac. If we ever have a chance to buy vacation land, it will definately be in the UP. We haven't been there since October and miss it terribly. We usually try to visit at least once a month.
Al and Carole
Allegan, MI

By M.Antikainen Finland on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 04:50 am:

Hello from East-Finland!From here comes Antikainen-surname.

By Catherine, Hawaii on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 02:47 am:

Does anyone know when Mae Nelson of Nelson's Boat Livery passed away? I used to go and stay at her cabins every year for many years before I moved away from Michigan. I became quite fond of her. So glad to see that Nelson's Boat Livery lives on after she and her husband have passed away.

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