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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: February: Feb 08-18
2006: Superior - over the edge    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala
2011: View from Mt. Ripley    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Lindsay Butala
2017: Going down    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Cathy McKenzie
2018: Superior wall of ice    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Emma Stout
Winter storm at Devil's Washtub    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 01:43 pm:

Looking back in the archives each day, makes you realize how different our winters here in the Keweenaw are from year to year. Some years we have more cold and ice build up than others, for example, back in 2006, Joyce Tormala was looking out over Lake Superior from an embankment high above the water. A good vantage point to see how far the ice has accumulated into the Big Lake.

Our next archive shot was snapped by Lindsay Butala back in 2011. She was at Mont Ripley with her nephew, doing some snowboarding and captured this scene from the top of the ski hill. Thatís quite a view of the Portage Canal and everything below, one of the bonuses of skiing/snowboarding this scenic hill.

Just last year in 2017, Cathy McKenzie was up at Calumet Township Waterworks Park, also known as Buckyís. She shot this scene looking out at Lake Superior, framing it with the stairway there. From this vantage point, it looks like the ice goes on forever out there on Lake Superior.

So that brings us to the present, with a photo from Emma Stout. She was out cruising with her brother and they stopped at the Devilís Washtub location on M-26, before you get to Copper Harbor. They walked out onto the ice to look at the ice volcanoes, where they captured the photo here today, showing the huge wall of ice that built up over the Washtub rocks there. Emma said it was pretty cool to see where they jump off in the summertime all frozen like that.

Our video today, takes us to the same spot on a February day in 2013, filmed by Amanda Wais Rogers. There wasnít as much ice, but the waves and wind were pretty amazing.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 03:26 pm:

Very nice! 2018 would make a nice border-wall, if we could just convince the Mexicans to move up to Canada. (This is what tax season does to preparers.)

By George L. (Yooperinct) on Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 04:02 pm:

Ahhh, Bucky's at Waterworks Park . . . too many
good memories there from long ago! Thanks for the

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Friday, February 9, 2018 - 08:56 am:

Alex, lol.... made by mother nature as well, nobody has to pay for it!!

Nice pics and video, as always!!

Back in Commerce Twp. 1500 miles later, good successful trip.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:16 pm:

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