Jan 15-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: January: Jan 15-02
A tower and a town in the U.P.    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jon Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 10:30 pm:

Next month will complete 4 years that I've had the priviledge of editing the daily pictures of the Pasty Cam. This has been a remarkable experience, because for every picture you see on these pages, I get to look through about 20 shots of the surrounding area. That's about 30,000 photos of the U.P., from which we try to bring you the best.

The other shots on this digital film included snow shoe tracks and fish shanties, just out of view of the shot above. But I found especially interesting those rocky mounds and the water tower , which reminds me of an old train set.

What fascinates me most, though, about these daily visits with the Pasty Cam, is how people share their thoughts and memories about each scene. So now I'll let someone else answer our trivia questions: the town, it's nickname, and the lake.

Any Cam-watchers ever ice fish here?

By YaaYaa on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 10:34 pm:

Negaunee...Iron Town...Teal Lake

By Toivo from Toivola on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 10:42 pm:

Wah! Looks like you had a winner in record time tonight.

By Kate, CA on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 11:16 pm:

Charlie, I find your committment to provide us
with daily quality photographs of our beloved
U.P. incredibly admirable. Although my feet
are elsewhere, my heart will always belong to
Upper Michigan. Thank you for all you do. You
help me to stay connected!

By Gary Brown , Michigan on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 08:16 am:

Hey charlie, Ive only found pasty central for about 7 months. but i love it. ive visited the copper country two weeks every summer since i was born 32 years ago. My dad is little jimmy brown from quincy. he was a star athelete at hancock in 52. his mom Emiline wells brown was a proud member and volunteer at hancock methodist, and im sure is remember by many. she was born in 1898 married my grandfather edward brown. after having my uncle jack(john) and my dad. my grandfather died and my grandma raised them with the help of her sisters up on quincy. she lived until 1990. THe copper country has always been my heaven. i stand on the shore at eagle river. stare out at superior. the world clears up. all my decision become easy. and im refocused. i buy my thimbleberry jam and drive back to detroit.

By Joe Roberts on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 08:35 am:

The lakes name is Teal Lake!

By D. Utzman on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 09:31 am:

Just discovered Pastycam. Sure love it. Makes me just a little homesick. Was born and raised in Calumet. On January 13th you had a message from Pat Prusinowski about John Sustarich. I believe that John was a border (actually a part of our family) when we lived on Calumet Avenue. John's name comes up in family conversations alot. He was a wonderful man. Unfortunately, we lost our mother this past August, and we seem to be talking alot about "the good ol' days" and John's name is always a part of the conversation. I am hoping this might be the same man. Thank you for the wonderful "touch of home".

By Mike R, New Berlin WI on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 10:02 am:

That stretch of road has a lot of memories for me.
None of those buildings existed when I grew up in Negaunee. Walking that road home from high school in January and February with a North West wind hitting you in the face with the temp below zero was a killer. Love Pastycam, but escaped the UP winters to the Milwaukee area in 1965. Nothing romantic about shoveling snow that is over your head.

By Cindy on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 11:23 am:

My grandmother, Rose Jacobsen, daughter of Andrew and Christine Jacobsen, was born in Negaunee. I wonder if there are any of this family still in the area.

By Carole, Mi. on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 07:28 pm:

I agree with Gary. Just looking at the Lake and witnessing its many moods helps me to refocus and reestablish priorities. Stress becomes a foreign word until we hit the lower peninsula and work, traffic and responsiblities are again a reality.

Of course no trip is completed without a few jars of thimbleberry jam and a dozen cans of Baronis' spaghetti sauce.

By Lori, WI on Thursday, January 17, 2002 - 12:14 am:

Hey Dad (Mike R, New Berlin),

I thought when you used to tell us the story about you walking to school and back that it was uphill both ways.

By Doug Smith, Wixom on Thursday, January 17, 2002 - 09:09 am:

Mom used to tell us it was up hill both ways too, only she'd have to share her boots each day with her 3 sisters!

By Lynette Moyle Beinlich on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 11:47 am:

What a treat to see a picture of Negaunee while sitting at my computer here in the Mpls area (O degrees today with barely enough snow for much fun outside) I love telling snow stories of the UP to anyone who'll listen! It's a special place with remarkable people.
send snow!
Where can I buy thimbleberry jam?

By Lori, Minneapolis on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 01:47 pm:

Go to the home page of this site...you'll find links to the thimbleberry jam lady. Also..the brother (monks) out of the keewenaw have their own website too..don't know it off the top of my head though...

By Tami P.- Flint Curtis orig. on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 08:52 am:

To Linette in MPLS. Make your own jam! Alot cheaper!!!! But you'll have to go to the Keweenaw to pick the berries. Then all you do is add equal amounts of sugar and boil. The berries have natural pectin in them, so It's so easy. They wanted $15.00 for a pint last summer,so I made my own.

By Eric H. Florida on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 10:01 pm:

Teal Lake! What a site. Grew up in Negaunee on the North Road in the '70's. Hi Lynette. How is brother Mike doing?

I remember hikes to "Big Swede" in the summer.

Great job on bringing the UP to those that are no longer there.

By Pining Yooper in TrollLand on Monday, January 28, 2002 - 03:39 pm:

- and the name of the Negaunee High 'annual' (yearbook, anyplace else), is The PIONEER! - Re-instituted by the Class of 1953. So what was the name of the original 'annual'? Starts w/"N.....

By Patty NHS Class of '72 on Monday, July 8, 2002 - 12:18 pm:

Re: the former name of the Negaunee High
yearbook... the Negauneensian.... I have the
1931 version here in my hands to be able to
spell that!

By Pete ,Negaunee,Mi on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 11:37 am:

Am blesed to live on Teal Lake in a 108 yr.old log cabin. I face north and have seen wonders daily on this precious inland wonder...a lone wolf coming down from the rock faced north face heading south on the frozen plain only to stop!..watch logging trucks on us 41,then turn to vanish in the labrynth of granite...I lay one autumn afternoon in the bottom of my canoe along the north shore,silent! as two North American Bald Eagles soared and fell ,talons entangled in their love flight....directly above me!!!!!! They say times are hard,the economy is slipping...I unplugged eight yrs from glitz town with no stock portfolio or pension and live day to day in Paradise.

By mjp, Buchanan MI on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 02:28 pm:

After reading the article in the Detroit Free Press Re: the Byzantine Monks near Eagle Harbor, I found this website by looking up Thimbleberry Jam. And I thought Thimbleberries was a quilt book! Your love and pride in being from the UP is evident in the comments - I'm from the Lower Peninsula (way down southwest) but I truly love Michigan too! Love those pasties!

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