Jan 24-19

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2019: January: Jan 24-19
2010: Old Flour Mill    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo courtesy of MTU Archives
2013: Sawmill Ruins    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jeff Kalember
2019: Browns Fisheries    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brenda Leigh
1920's Logging in the U.P.    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 08:33 am:

The archives on this day of the Pasty Cam, took us back to the days of a Flour Mill in Houghton. The photo comes from the Michigan Tech archives and appeared here in 2010. The Houghton Flour Mill was on the waterfront on the east end of what is now the Isle Royale National Park property.

The second archive photo was taken in 2013, by Jeff Kalember in the Lake Gogebic area. That remaining wall standing there, was once part of his Grandfather’s sawmill in the area. It's always a good thing to revisit our heritage and what formed our lives, nice that Jeff and his family have this U.P. property still in their family, so they're free to explore it whenever they want.

Brenda Leigh loves to explore and was just recently in the Whitefish Point area, where she photographed the barns that sit on what used to be the Browns Fisheries property. I wasn’t able to find much history on the business, so if you can enlighten us, please chime in. If only those old barns could talk. It looks like it’s been abandoned for some time and falling into disrepair now.

Jeff’s sawmill wall photo, got me to thinking about logging and sawmills from days of yore. Thus we have an interesting look at what logging was like in the 1920’s here in the U.P.. It’s well worth the 12 minutes to watch what a tough profession it was back in those days.

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 09:02 am:

WOW....Wow, Wow, Wow....those guys worked HARD back
in the day....

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 09:21 am:

What an incredible video. I could have watched more, if there were more to watch. Those men were tough back then. There is a real nice lumberjack memorial in Oscoda. The men on the monument were dressed just like the men in the video.
The DNR discovered a sawmill on Belle Isle. The building was covered with ivy. It was said all the trees cut down went there to make the wood that built Detroit. It is there hope to get it running again.

Love the video.

By George L. (Yooperinct) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:15 am:

In the first pic, it struck me that that 1960 Chevy 4-door hardtop looked so out of place compared to the other old vehicles. Almost like it was sent back in time to give a glimpse of what "newer" cars were going to look like.

By Jeffrey Kalember (Jkal) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 01:13 pm:

I'd love to salvage those bricks and use them when
I build my retirement home!! Such great color.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:33 pm:

I like the picture of the Houghton Flour Mill. The juxtaposition of the cars makes me think that the folks working at the flour mill weren't getting paid "new car" wages.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, January 25, 2019 - 05:33 pm:

Message from Tom Kregoski:

I have enjoyed your Past .Com Site for many years. Today’s pic of the Brown Fisheries Buildings was of particular interest. Browns was the dominant fishery in the Whitefish Bay area for many years after the family emigrated to the US from Canada in the 1800’s. Tom
(Buddy) Brown ran their boats until he sold the fleet and retired a number of years ago.

Today “Buddy” runs a restaurant in Paradise MI, Brown’s Fish & Chips where you can sit down to the best Fish & Chips you will ever taste. Buddy is generally at the restaurant and would be the person to interview for the history of Brown’s Fisheries. He’s really a neat
guy and still works most days. Another great source for information of the Whitefish Bay Area is Jan McAdams Huttenstine’s excellent book “Remotely Yours” “A Historic Journey Into The Whitefish Point Area”. I purchased the book when it was published and have read it several times. Jan had planned to write a second volume but sadly, it never happened.

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