Jul 12-21

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Photo by Joe Kirkish
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Photo by Joe Kirkish
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Photo by Joe Kirkish
The Mason Dredge    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, July 12, 2021 - 09:26 pm:

Joe Kirkish sent in some fun “puzzle” photos recently, that he snapped at Esrey Park between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor. He claims the face in the first photo is obvious and that you have to look a bit more carefully for the big-nose one and the profile. Joe also mentioned that you can only see the faces under certain lighting and he just happened to hit it just right that day.

So what do you think? Can you find the faces? I found two in the first shot and I can plainly see the big-nose guy in the second photo, but that third photo, Joe says is a profile. I actually can see a face with the eyes closed on the face of the rock and finally spotted the profile face after turning my head every which way to see it.

Alexis Dahl gives us some history on the old mining Dredge between Tamarack City and Mason today. Her lead in to the video says: “100 years ago, people started sucking toxic sand out of a lake. They weren't trying to clean up the environment, but they WERE on a quest to find copper — and it went shockingly well. Here's how they pulled it off, and the rusty legacy they left behind.”

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:19 pm:

A Capt. and Dr. Nat video, for sure. Personally,
I'm stoned.

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 09:39 am:

That was an excellent video...except for helca. but
hey....she done good.

That first pic looks like the beginning of Mt.

By JoAnne Stefanac (Davejostef) on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 09:49 am:

I lived in Calumet for about 10 years. Saw that
dredge so many times, I can't count but I never
knew the FULL history of it or that of Torch Lake
and the stamp sands. Knew they were there, didn't
know the full history as to how they got there.
This video gave a great explanation on all that!
Thanks for posting. I learned a lot today!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 04:36 pm:

Donna (Donna):
… That first pic looks like the beginning of Mt. Rushmore!

Or the beginnings of Crazy Horse's face?
(click →) The Crazy Horse Memorial.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 05:04 pm:

Also made me think of Mt. Rushmore. I guess it's now known as Mt. Esrey?

Great video although no mention of where all those chemicals used in the copper separation ended up...back in the lake maybe?

In 2016 I went on a 4 day MTU Geo-Heritage study tour that included a demonstration of the present status of the bottom on Torch Lake. After a small scale dredging, this bucket of "goo" was brought up. Almost nothing can live in it.
Torch Lake

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