Jun 07-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: June: Jun 07-04
Preserving Keweenaw's resources    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Steve Brimm

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 06:44 am:

On the northernmost point of Keweenaw County there's a parcel of land, with forest and rocky shoreline, preserved as a Nature Conservancy - The Mary Macdonald Preserve at Horseshoe Harbor. One of Pasty Central's newest Guest Gallery contributors, Steve Brimm has actually been a regular with the Pasty Cam for awhile. By the looks of it, Steve laced up his hiking boots and made the two mile trek in to bring us a beautiful vista of the shoreline of Lake Superior. Of course if he had a four wheel drive he didn't need his hiking boots at all. Whichever mode of transportation he chose, it's a very peaceful scene to start out the week.

Pasty Central/Pasty.NET now hosts nearly 300 websites in the U.P. and around the country. One of the earliest to join the Pasty family was Brimmages, where you can read more about Steve's new book "Spirit of Place". Wonder if we'll see Steve at Pasty Fest 2004 ?

By RD, Iowa on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 06:45 am:

I'm wondering if we'll see Toivo??
First Post

By Renee in AL on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 06:49 am:

Good morning!
Awesome picture!! Should be a WOW!
Best wishes to all,

By Sharyn in Howell on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 07:16 am:

I agree, this is a wow!

By Tyler in GR on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 07:18 am:

Nice and peaceful. Good Morning all.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 07:34 am:

Grand! please encourage more pics like this!

By Tot Malgren Peterson, Olympia, WA on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 07:35 am:

Good Morning from Olympia, WA. Just caught up on reading cam notes from yesterday. Julie Beck from Chassell - just a bit of history from yesterday's pic of DREAMLAND. Back in the 1930's my grandfather, Jim Bonini, either owned or managed Dreamland. I have pictures very similar to the one on these pages of my Mom and her sisters and brothers on the porch, etc. The people in the picture here don't look familiar to me though. Was an earlier time. Not sure what year but my grandpa moved into Lake Linden and owned and ran the hotel across from Lindel's. Jim, Francis and George Sarazin were brothers and had the Dreamland by then. Jim and his wife Gladys ran the hotel ever since I can remember and their kids helped, maybe they run it now, I am not sure. To my shame I cannot remember all the kids names, at least two sons and two daughters, but all I can remember is Dan at the moment. Which one are you related to? My mother's sister, Lillian, married George. E-mail me and I will answer your questions if I can.

By . on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 07:42 am:

Name that lichen.

By Patti, TN on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 07:55 am:

Please link us to where we can purchase Steve Brimm's new book.

By Steve in VA on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 07:58 am:

This looks familiar. Isn't it a WOW from a couple years ago?

By H from Oklahoma on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:10 am:

Good Morning U.P. I am a trucker and I have just left your area from a visit at CLK Elementary School. I can't believe how much more beautiful the U.P. is than what it seems to be here, on this web site. I think that the hardest thing that I had to do was cross that wonderful bridge to leave and head back to what I call the real world. I mean that in a most respectful way. If I had a chance to meet you, Thanks for being so kind and friendly. If I didn't, maybe I will see you soon, as I am looking forward to many more trips to the U.P. Have a wonderful day and always remember the little people, They are the Future. Harold E. Allen Jones, Oklahoma

By Mary Lou on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:22 am:

I believe that the Dreamland Hotel has always been owned by the Sarazin family. This is a very old and interesting family. There is a book, I am not sure of the title but it is something like "Characters of the Keweenaw" and there is a chapter dedicated to Jim's grandfather. He built the Bootjack school for the children in the area. I met an elderly women, Eilly Lahti, who was one of the first teachers. She was originally from Jacobsville. As a young women she was hired by Mr Sarazin and roomed with the family in the large Victorian home that was once across the road from the school on the lake(it eventually burned down). Miss Lahti was told that the Indians,who fished on Portage Lake, were given permission to enter the house to take what food they needed. He told her not to be afraid and that they would only take what they needed. She said one day they did tie up their canoes, walk into the house and went directly to the pantry and silently took what they needed and left ... .. Miss Laht eventually went to nursing school and served in WW11. She said her family had strawbery fields in Jacobsville and family donated the land on which the church was built.

By Todd, Bootjack on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:31 am:

To Julie Beck,
My name is Todd Sarazin. My sister Lori and I Now run the Dreamland We are the son and daughter Of James and Gladys Sarazin. as far as Family history goes give me an email sometime as we had a family Reunion a few years ago and we put together a family tree that goes back to the 1600's would be Happy to help you make the connection of how your husband is related to us.

By H. Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:46 am:

Congratulations to Mr. Steve Brimm on some great contributions to the Pasty Daily Magazine. I hope that you sell out of your photo book today. I especially like http://pasty.com/pcam/sbrimm/loon_and_chick , http://pasty.com/pcam/sbrimm/woodlilly , http://pasty.com/pcam/sbrimm/bond_falls , http://pasty.com/pcam/sbrimm/owlett . I will be calling you today to order my copy of your book for sale.

By tampa, fl on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:54 am:

Good Morning,
Just wondering if anyone is hoping the Lightning will win tonight? We are excited down here in Tampa. Go Lightning!!!!

By pegg, fla on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:59 am:

Same picture as June 6, 2002. oops? That's okay. Any shot from the Keweenaw is okay by me.
Not certain when I'll be coming up this summer. Hope it's soon!!

By Rich, SW MI on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:01 am:

To Mr. Steve Brimm:
Fantastic photos! I've visited your website in the past and have always enjoyed the quality of you photographs. These new ones are no exception. Thanks for sharing!

By Jill, Saginaw on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:04 am:

Can you purchase prints of his pictures?

By Old Time Hockey Fan on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:06 am:

Heck no!
The cup doesn't belong in Tampa.
Go flames!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:14 am:

My apologies for the duplicate picture folks. I sometimes have trouble remembering which photo I chose two days ago, let alone what was posted two years ago! :-> Guess this proves what a good shot it was and still is...
Here's a bonus shot from Isle Royale, where I'll be going tomorrow...maybe that will clear the cobwebs from my brain!

Isle Royale

By PJL on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:18 am:


By Betsy, MI on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:19 am:

Happy birthday to my brother West Ely who introduced our family to the Pasty cam!

By Betty, Central Texas on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:55 am:

Mary, you do excellent work. No need to apologize for a duplicate picture at any time! I enjoy everything you do and your comments are very,very helpful.

By Ms. Katie on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:56 am:

Time to thank The Nature Conservency for the wonderful work they do. Thank you Steve for bringing us a glimse of this magic place. Ahd, Mary, thank you for bringing us these photos to our daily lives. A repeat of anything so wonderful as that is not a mistake, just a bonus for us wannabes!

By ShawnR, GR MI on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 10:28 am:

Steve - love the photos! Thanks!

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 10:57 am:

Good Morning from Houston!
I too love Steve's pictures, and would like to know where to get a copy of the book!

Mary, you could use the same picture 20 times and I still would love to look at it! You do a great job, and I count it a priveledge to be able to visit this site each day!

Go Pistons!

By Steve currently down south on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 11:01 am:

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful reception I've received for the book. For those of you that have asked about buying the book, I have finally gotten around to getting the ability to purchase the book and my U.P. note cards online @www.brimmages.com
Don't forget that 5% of profits will go to preserve habitat and forward environmental awareness and education in the U.P. Thanks again for your support and I look forward to your comments as I add about 6 new shots from the book to my Pasty gallery each day.

The U.P is a beautiful place to love!!


By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 11:28 am:

What a great website!

Do you have any note cards with flowers?

By Doug Smith, Wixom, MI on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 01:35 pm:

For a real treat, do the slide show feature of Steve's Gallery!

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 01:49 pm:

Oh, yes! It was really neat. I never noticed that we could do slideshows in the gallery. Learn something new every day. :>)

By H. Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 02:14 pm:

You can order directly from Steve by calling (910)620-7569 or hopefully online in the next
few days- orrr... you can see Steve Brimm at the Eagle Harbor or Copper Harbor show
in August.

By bill on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 02:15 pm:

who is anyone to say where or where not the cup belongs....

By Cindy, MI on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 02:36 pm:

Happy Birthday to you too - Betsy Ely -

I remember the day you were born on your brother's birthday. How are you celebrating today.

Love you,

By gg on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 02:38 pm:

Would that be Brockway Mtn in the distance?

By D JARVI on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 02:50 pm:


By relative on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 03:19 pm:

Does anyone remember that the role that defined Ronald Reagan was Laurium's own George Gipp? He is buried in Lake View Cemetery....I know because he was a relative, and is buried near my folks.

By One Finn to Another on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 03:28 pm:

Great Pic today! Also right out there is High Rock Bay, both beautiful spots, and a great 4 wheel drive ride! or by boat if you have enough gas and a calm day. Hey Tampa, yes we want you to win, because of Bill Davidson (owner of the Piston's as well) plus Ville N. on Calgary is a cheap shot bum and he's a Finn, too bad!
Go Pistons and go Lightning!

By Greta, the Flame lover in Milw on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 03:36 pm:

Go Flames - the cup needs to reside in Canada for a while. It's been gone too long for us die-hard fans. On another subject, did scads of bugs make their appearance known over the weekend? Sure hatched a zillion of them here in Milw.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 04:04 pm:

Please explain the Ronald Reagan thing more "relative".

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 04:18 pm:

George Gipp was born and raised in Laurium. Eulogies of Ronald Reagan referred to him affectionately as "the Gipper", a nickname he earned not during his years in politics, but for one of his most famous screen roles.
Reagan's first big role as an actor was playing ill-fated football star George Gipp in the 1940 film classic, Knute Rockne - All-American.
In the one of the movie's most famous scenes, a dying, bed-ridden Gipp - nicknamed the Gipper - urges his college teammates to win a critical football game in his honour.
"Win one for the Gipper," Reagan says in the film.
The role catapulted the young Ronald Reagan to fame, and the nickname "the Gipper" stuck with him forever after.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 04:52 pm:

Ohh, 1940's was a little before my time. Thank you for the explanation. :)

By Dave, Battle Creek on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 05:06 pm:

What a great shot, well, both are. Every picture from the UP is beautiful. Any way, I'll be up at the end of June and was wondering if the black flies are out yet. Can't wait to get back to Gods country. Go Pistons and Flames!

By uper1 on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 05:14 pm:

Pistons...Yea!! Lightning....Yea!! Flames...BOOOOO!!!

By walter p tampa on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 05:37 pm:

we are all for the bolts god is on our side sometimes he does say yah
i remain walter p tampa

By walter p tampa on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 05:38 pm:

thanks for the repeat fantastic photo

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 05:46 pm:

See you guys in da mornin!

By crusin'thebackroads on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 06:04 pm:

ditto on the photos! THEY ARE FANTASTIC!!

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:01 pm:

To Todd of Bootjack: I have known your sister Sally for many years. She is married to my cousin Ron Beaudette. I believe my Uncle George spends alot of time in the Dreamland Hotel --- in which capacity - not sure - probably at a stool in front of the bar! :)

By Paul in Illinois on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:03 pm:

I remember the movie well! It was standard "old movie" fare on TV during the '50's and '60's while I was growing up in Kenosha, Wisc. WGN on Chicago would run it several times during the football season.
George may have been the most famous Gipp, but there many others in the Gipp clan with exceptional talents.
Probably the toughest of them all was the first Gipp in America, Anton. He came to America during the early days of the Copper Country and enlisted in the 27th Michigan during the Civil War at age 46! He served in all that unit's campaigns which included the terrible battles of 1864 and 1865 and was wounded at the "angle" at Spotsylvania. He recovered, finished out the war and returned to the Copper Country where he lived into his 90's. Would have loved to have talked to him! What a life story.
"Related", please contact me off line.

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:10 pm:

As the sun goes down after a glorious Copper Country day, this 'almost live' pic from Calumet Waterworks show's a weather change for the evening...
Calumet Waterworks

By Mob1-Mich on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:10 pm:

Neil Harri got some nice Aerial photos in the guest gallery

By PT on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:19 pm:


By Hieki on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:20 pm:

anyone know how Manilla Gipp,the nurse at Calumet Hospital was related to the Gipper?

By Therese Dimet on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:56 pm:

Julie your Grandfatehr own a Bar in Hubbell when i was Little but it torn down now i think an Jim Sarrizan went to school with my Husband Jean Dimet
Therese Dimet

By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:13 pm:

25 more days and it's 2 whole weeks in the U.P. Can't wait! I couldn't wait to graduate and get the heck out of there, now I can't wait to retire to go back :-)

By Fran,Ga on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 10:10 pm:

My husband worked with a Gipp lady at the Atlas Powder Plant at Point Mills.I think her name was Marilyn. This was in the late 50's. She was from Laurium.

When I worked at the County Hosp.in the 50's I took care of a Mr.Sarazin. He was a nice elderly gentleman.

By WALTER P TAMPA on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 11:04 pm:


By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 12:12 am:

In reference to Paul's note above, you can read more about the Gipp family in the Pasty Cam archives, November 17, 2002. I appreciate Paul's contributions to this forum over the past few years, with a wealth of knowledge about the Copper Country.

On that Nov 17 page, I noticed a note from John Kaleita:

It's too bad that "Win one for the Gipper"
Ronald Reagan isn't well enough to enjoy
today's Pasty Cam.
John Kaleita himself passed away last September. He was another gentleman who contributed much to the oral history of our region, and occasionally graced the pages of this daily journal.
And about the repeated shot today... Don't worry Mary, that happened to me once. I put on a great picture of the Montreal Falls, just to discover we had the same scene several years before.

For the Pasty Cam, somewhere along the line, day after day has become year after year, with a wealth of photos, comments, history and entertainment along the way. I appreciate the help Mary has provided since last fall preparing the Pasty Cam shots (which I did for the previous six years) and with countless hours as volunteer moderator of our Guest Gallery, which now has almost 8,000 photos.

So thanks, Mary, and thanks also to everyone who supports this website in so many ways.
By Bthecute1, San Jose on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 01:27 am:

To PT:
Sunburst.Lotsa??? I've studied the environment, and I think there is a lot more then the environment twisted here, if you get my meaning. LOL :)

By pastycam fan on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 01:29 am:

Ever pastycam picture is so enjoyable, it is fine to see a "rerun" once in a while. Steve Brimm's album is outstanding. The lilypad photo with its bright colors look great on the computer desktop. Both cheerful and peaceful! As always, everyone's comments are so informative and interesting. That's what keeps this site head and shoulders above all others. It is refreshing, and makes me thankful to have grown up in such a particularly special and beautiful place on Earth as the Copper Country.

By Toiva from Toivola on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 01:39 am:

Dave, Laurium

I love that photo you added. Superb!

By John, mi. on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 02:41 am:

2 A.M. and it's 80 degrees in Houghton! SUMMER IS HERE! OK, you can let out the Black Flies now.

By Deb S on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:00 am:

This website helps to cure my homesickness for "God's Country". I am a Mass City Finn girl misplaced in Oklahoma City for a spell. I always save the beautiful pictures of the Great Lake (as well as others) as wallpaper. So nice to have something so special for every season. Keep up the wonderful photography everyone. Ya'll should know how much those of us away from home enjoy them. Can't wait to get back! They talk funny here!

By anita, MI on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 03:21 pm:

the pics are GREAT! it's amazing that someone is awake before me and has a new daily pic. Great work. I would have mentioned this earlier. just found the email section. Thank you

By Paul in Illinois on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 12:01 am:

My Uncle Robert Haun, has spent alot of time and effort tracing the family geneology. It appears that all the Gipps are decendants of Anton Gipp who was born about 1810 in Lutzerath, Prussia (Germany). He came to the Copper Country very early - late 1840's. He married Agnes Boeltes. The decendants of their children form the various branches of the Gipp family. George was Anton's grandson. His father was Matthew Gipp. We trace our family back to Anton through his daughter Mary. It is safe to say the person you mentioned is at least a cousin by blood or marriage to George Gipp the football player. By the way, football was his second sport - baseball was his main interest.

By In Wi on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 02:11 pm:

Somewhere i have a book about the Gippers life .I do think Anton is mentioned.It certainly discussed his love of baseball at Calumet High. Was he awarded a contract to a major league team before his death? By the way, the book refered to Calumet & Hec{K}la {with the K}every time C&H was brought up.It sure made me wonder about the authors research.

By Paul in Illinois on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 08:22 pm:

I believe the team was the Cubs. I would have to look it up before I say it with 100% certainty.

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