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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: June: Jun 24-17
2001: Construction of the Soo Locks    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Ken Austin
2005: Norway Spring    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mary Drew
2016: Victoria Dam    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Michelle Nelson
2017: Rice Lake and Lupines    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Barb Bouwkamp
Victoria Dam    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 08:53 pm:

With the U.P. surrounded by three of the Great Lakes, it's no wonder that so many photos in the past 19 years have involved water. Today we look at some of the different water types, beginning with a photo featured in 2001, but actually taken in 1966, by Ken Austin when the Poe Lock was being constructed in Sault Ste. Marie. Quite the undertaking to build these locks, an amazing engineering feat, so that shipping between the Great Lakes can happen.

Next in the lineup today is a photo of a small scale water found here UP North, it's the Norway Spring which was featured in 2005. According to an informational sign nearby the Spring, it was caused by a 1094 foot hole drilled in 1903 by the Oliver Mining Company in search of iron ore. Interesting...

Another water structure here in the U.P., over in the Ontonagon area, is the Victoria Dam and Hydroelectric station. We featured it on this day in 2016, snapped by Michelle Nelson. Located on the Ontonagon River, it was constructed in 1930 by the Copper District Power Company and is owned and operated by the Upper Peninsula Power Company now.

Our last water shot was taken by Barb Bouwkamp out at Rice Lake early yesterday morning. Such a peaceful spot complete with lupines and calm waters. Great way to start any day!

For those of you, like myself, who have never visited the Victoria Dam area, today's video takes us on an aerial tour there, produced by the folks at UPGraphics.com. Enjoy the view!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 09:27 pm:

Another superb drone video and a technological achievement. I loved the ending with the kids, the dogs and the outhouse, to boot. Looks like a nice place to go (and I don't mean to relieve myself).

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:17 pm:

My favorite is Barb's Rice Lake picture!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:32 pm:

Very interesting stuff today. I don't understand why we don't use water power to produce a lot more electricity than we do. Sure would save a lot of grief.

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