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2010: Heading in to Copper Harbor    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rose Riemer
2011: Historic Ford Sawmill    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Eric Stewart
2015: Tioga's Pilot House    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Tom Hall
Alberta, MI - Town & Cars that Henry Ford built to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:53 am:

You can imagine all the different photos that have appeared on the Pasty Cam in the past 19 years of postings, ranging from critters, to buildings, to people and so many with places and things to see. Today's collection fits into the latter category of places and things to see…starting in 2010 with the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, snapped by Rose Riemer. She captured it from a unique angle that not everyone gets to see, unless you get on a boat that will take you into the Harbor with the buoy there to guide you through the rocky waters.

Jump ahead one year, to 2011 and Eric Stewart takes us all to the historic Ford Sawmill in Alberta, MI. It is now operated by Michigan Technological University as an outdoor and environmental education center with full-service conference facilities and lodging in the historic Alberta Village, built by Henry Ford and donated to the University in 1954. The Tech webpage states you can: "Cruise Husky Drive. Model T Lane or a timber stand, in the 3,700 acres of diverse hardwood, jack pine, and forested wetlands. Tour the sawmill museum. Canoe, or ice fish, on Lake Plumbago."

Our final stop on the U.P. tour of places to see, is brought to us by Tom Hall, who was on hand in 2015 when they moved the Tioga Pilot House from M-26 behind an Eagle River resident's home, serving as his tool shed for years. It was moved up the hill to the Eagle River Museum, which was new back then two years ago. The Tioga was a ship that sank off the shore near Eagle River in 1919. I'm not sure what the story is behind the old pilot house landing in someone's yard as an outbuilding, but pretty neat that it finally made its way to being a part of the Keweenaw Historical Society's museum in town there. Check out the following link to read more about the Tioga shipwreck and other ships that sunk in Lake Superior waters around the Keweenaw peninsula, making up the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve.

Today's video is a three minute plus tour of the "Cars and Town the Henry Ford built" from 2014. The film maker takes us along in his car as he drives around the Historic Alberta Sawmill area, including a number of old Fords that were part of a Car Club that was meeting there.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:35 am:

Another neat little place that I passed by dozens of times, but never checked out. I was either in a hurry to get UP or anxious to get home. :-(

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:37 am:

Same with me Alex: I've driven thru Alberta and past the sawmill a gazzilion times and have always been in a hurry to get somewhere so I've never taken the time to stop and check the place out. I have to do it one of these days.

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