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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2016: December: Dec 21-16
Whitefish Point Lighthouse    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Lighthouse tower    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Washed out stairs    ...scroll down to share comments
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Remnants of a dock    ...scroll down to share comments
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Wood Teepee    ...scroll down to share comments
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Smoke signals?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
What is that smoke on the horizon?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:41 pm:

Brenda Leigh described this day at Whitefish Point as "wickedly windy and cold, but so serene and beautiful". You can tell that she loves the outdoors, no matter the weather and that she especially loves being on the shores of Lake Superior. This adventure was last week during the blizzard weather the U.P. enjoyed.

It's neat to see landmarks like this Lighthouse under the spell of winter, with the snow blowing around in gusts, the stairs from the lookout to the beach washed away from a previous storm, the pilings in a row all iced from the freezing temps and someone's handiwork left on the shore.

If you take a closer look at the three photos with the wooden teepee on the shore, you can see what looks like smoke coming out of the top of the teepee. Move on to the next photo and you see that it's really out further on the Big Lake and then the third in the teepee series shows the smoke better still. So what is your take on the smoke out there on the horizon? Brenda thinks it could have been a ship out there, but she said that generally when they are moving forward, you don't see that effect of smoke coming out like that. It's more when a boat is firing up their engines, getting ready to leave a port or dockage, often referred to as "pouring the coal to it." So what are your theories?

While we're waiting for your thoughts, be sure to click on the video from Brenda, too. It shows Lake Superior with her "hackles UP" as she described it. The video was taken near Brimley. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Mother Superior in the midst of the storm.

By john mich (Johnofmi) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 03:03 am:

Several Great Lakes freighters have recently been equipped with scrubbers for their engine exhaust gas. These scrubber equipped ships emit a lot of white water vapor "smoke" instead of black diesel exhaust smoke.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 04:40 am:

I've visited there. Love it.

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 06:58 am:

We were told by the Creator:
"This is your land. Keep it for me until I come back."


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 08:51 am:

This is a must see museum, it's amazing!

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 08:59 am:

Nothing short of STUNNING!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:45 am:

Yikes! My monitor is about as close as I want to get.
The roar of the beast is incredible.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 10:33 am:

It makes you think about anyone out in the weather on a ship. It reminds of the line from the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald:
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay if they put 15 more miles behind her

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:21 am:

Great pictures of a beautiful area under siege by the winds of winter. I will second the motion that the museum is a very interesting place to visit.

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:58 pm:


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 12:11 pm:

Awesome, as always, Brenda!!

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