Mar 23-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: March: Mar 23-01
Superior-land Snow Flakes    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Steve Brimm

Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 07:27 am:

Let the record show the first shipping traffic of the season spotted by yours truly occurred at 4:54am, March 23, 2001. Like an old friend, the lights of a freighter appeared before dawn off the coast toward Isle Royale.

Also, Steve Brimm emailed me a few frosty pine needles in the dark. Luckily they didn't melt in my modem.

Have you ever seen the website which tracks shipping on the Great Lakes in real-time? It gives locations and names... and I can't seem to find the bookmark for the site. Any ideas?

By Joel, MI on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 08:25 am:

Hello Charlie,

Here is the link to the "Great Lakes Vessel Passage" web site that you are looking for.

By Chris K, Chicago on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 09:43 am:

I think this photo is absolutely awesome, even better than the diamond the day before, which blew me away. Thank you, Steve and Dan, for such photographic artistry.

By Doug S. Wixom, MI on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 10:13 am:

Could you share with us how you made this beautiful photograph? I have never seen snowflakes or frost such as this!

By susan hooker on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 12:16 pm:

That is without a doubt one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen.It's my new wallpaper.

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 12:23 pm:

I agree, Chris K, Chicago. I have been flipping back and forth trying to decide which one to set as wallpaper. Absolutely wonderful pictures!

By Nancy Nelson, WI on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 10:05 pm:

If I captured that picture I would put my camera away forever and call it a job well done. Indidvidual snowflakes?? WOW!!!

By Mary - MI on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 10:27 pm:

This is truly an amazing picture! I am envious of your great talent. Anybody can take a picture, but you turn it into an art! WOW is just not enough! Great job, be proud, and give thanks for your talent! We sure do!

By Dennis Kemper Hancock, MI on Saturday, March 24, 2001 - 05:55 am:

That pic of the snowflakes is, by far, one of the best pics I have seen with a macro lens! Good job!!

By Pam...Livonia, MI on Saturday, March 24, 2001 - 07:22 am:

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy the photographs. They are always beautiful. Quite an inspiration! Thanks Guys!

By George Hite on Sunday, March 25, 2001 - 01:02 pm:

Charlie, I believe this is the ship locator link you are looking for.
It's not yet updated for this year.
Also, to watch the lakers and salties lock through the Soo, go to

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By The Fischers - Arizona on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 12:01 pm:

Great photography like this makes us really homesick for winters in the U.P.!

By bob the troll, mich on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 03:22 pm:

real cool close up.

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