Apr 15-19

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2019: April: Apr 15-19
Stuck in Whitefish Point    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Frances Czapski
Hon. James L. Oberstar    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Frances Czapski
Cason Callaway in Whitefish Bay    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, April 15, 2019 - 03:07 pm:

Even though shipping has been open on the Great Lakes since mid-March, it’s still rough going on Lake Superior, due to the ice shifting with the winds. Today’s photos were snapped by Frances Czapski from the Whitefish Point Facebook page. That’s the Paul R. Tregurtha on the right and the Algoma Strongfield recently stuck in the ice at Whitefish Point. They were waiting for the Coast Guard Ice Breaker Mackinaw to come cut a path through the ice for them to continue on their way. The second photo zooms in on the Hon. James L. Oberstar, showing the choppy ice that’s holding them in place, too.

The sailors on Lake Superior this time of year, are a special breed, braving the cold and icy waters to deliver or pick up the cargo they’re carrying. Keith Baker is one of those sailors aboard the Cason J. Callaway. He posted today’s video on his ”Storm Warrior” Great Lakes Sailor Facebook Page, as the Callaway was “sledding through the ice on Whitefish Bay this past Thursday morning.” Sure gives you a good perspective on Lake Superior sailing in the springtime.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Monday, April 15, 2019 - 06:52 pm:

Interesting to see. We only had a trace to an
inch down in Jackson, MI today when we woke up.
And it melted quickly.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, April 15, 2019 - 08:03 pm:

Glad to hear that Kathyl!

A lot of schools closed farther North in the LP and some bad accidents. Time for Spring to show up!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:02 pm:

Nice Pix and cool video, hope the Mackinaw comes to the rescue soon!!

Alex, where you headed for your vacation now that the tax season is over Pal, perhaps the Caribbean where you can put your chair on the beach and sing....
" I got my toes in the water, ••• in the sand
Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
Life is good today, life is good today"

Zac Brown

You've earned it!! :=)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:49 am:

Where am I?...what year is this?
Yesterday, my frustration was extended preparing extensions, because our cloud-based tax software that we pay thousands for every year was so overloaded, it crashed. So much for modern technology :(
And yes, UC...if I could fly, I'd be on that plane tomorrow buddy, but I think I'd be headed UP, taking in a few waterfalls...that sounds heavenly right now :)

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