June 28-06

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Photo by Frederic W. Koski

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 06:15 am:

Lake Superior is a powerful force when it comes to anything weather related, so when you see something like this brewing out over her waters, you'd better make sure your feet are on solid ground. That's exactly where Frederic Koski is standing, safe and sound from the storm that's building in the distance. The Big Lake is something that is viewed with awe by most and should also be given plenty of respect when venturing out on this vast body of water. She really can stir up into a storm quite quickly and you don't want to be caught out in the middle when you see clouds forming like these here today or like the ones we featured back on June 12th.

By sunnyinNM (Bob) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 06:51 am:

Good morning everyone. I hope you all have a nice day.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 07:18 am:


By John Preisler (Jpreisler) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 07:22 am:

oh that big lake, she's gettin' frisky!

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 07:38 am:

From reading the many messages over the years I've seen a tendency in all of us to use these words linked when talking/writing of Lake Superior. Seems like it should be an alternate name, but would it be:
Big Lake,
I'm betting we could get it on the maps on the basis of common usage! Love this page and the folks on it. Good people, all!

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 08:09 am:

Notroll, actually "the Big Lake" means whichever of the Great Lakes you're closest to. I'm sure Bob Seger meant Lake Huron, in his song:
"...swimming in the big Lake, taking it easy,
Taking any comfort we could find..."

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 08:09 am:

Gitche Gumee works for me, Richard!! ;-)

By Paul (Grizzlyadams) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 08:15 am:

Question. Is there any word on the opening date for the hut? I heard July 1 but I've also heard that it wasn't. Plus driving by it almost every day and not seeing a lot of activity has led me to wonder what's happening with it?

Check out Dean Woodbeck's note (the first post), on the What'sUP page for some info to answer your question: Wednesday's What'sUP page.

By Dr. Nat in Texas (Drnat) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 08:28 am:

I miss the lake so much!
The thing I like best is all the different shades of blue it can be, depending on its mood.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 08:34 am:

Awesome picture! Superior with her dander rising.

By Doug Smith (Smitty) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 09:14 am:

I was up on Brockway Mt drive a few years ago and was lucky to catch a storm like this out on the "Big Lake" coming right at us. What an awesome sight and feeling to be able to experience nature's beauty and power as it got cold all of a sudden and the rain came over in huge sheets. We took refuge in the car and waited it out. Once it passed, the sun came out and and you could smell that most cleanest air on earth.

By lz (Llamamama) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 09:22 am:

Lake Michigan is nice, but there is nothing like Superior for grandeur.

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 09:24 am:

In reference to Notroll and Kathyl's posts about the Big Lake. I believe Superior is called The Big Lake because it is the largest of the great lakes.
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By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 09:37 am:

Kathyl: Bob Seger could have meant Superior. He has land (or did) in the Keweenaw. My cousin once met him in a local bar. Wonder if they were playing his great songs on the jukebox? We always play a Seger or two in the Ambassador.

By Cotton (Cotton) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 09:59 am:

Sailors, boats BEWARE!!!!!

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 10:31 am:

Cotton or anyone, how does the saying go, red skiies, etc.? Something about sailing conditions. I can never remember it correctly.

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 10:43 am:

Red skys at morning, sailor take warning;red skys at night, sailors delight.

By FJL (Langoman) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 10:47 am:

Red sky at night,sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors warning............

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 10:52 am:

MrBill & FJL, thankyou both!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 12:12 pm:


By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 12:19 pm:

That red sky in the morning and at night business refers to sailing weather in the trade wind belts where the weather moves in from the east! so it doesn't work for Lake Superior.

By MarilynnB (Marilynnb) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 04:06 pm:

Wow! What a beautiful shot! Dennis and I will be heading up on Friday, and I can't wait to get to the Big Lake.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 05:07 pm:

Kesä myrsky päälle sisäjärvi.

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 06:25 pm:

Did you hear about the Native American lady that bought her sons a sailboat ?.....She wanted red sons in the sail set.

By Mel, Kansas (Mehollop) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 07:03 pm:

On the contrary, Donald... bad weather does move through Superior coming out of the east. Been there, done that! (It's why we didn't see a storm coming that forced the research boat to spend 6 hours in 20' waves trying to get back to safe harbor.)

While I was going to Tech, we lived right across the street from the Union, and the flag on top was our weather guage. If it was blowing from the west, it was going to be a fine day. If it was blowing from the east, you'd better take your umbrella/rain gear. If the flag was blowing straight up and flapping wildly, STAY HOME!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 08:11 pm:

I would like to be in a nice cozy cabin watching that storm.

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 08:19 pm:

Red skies at night, sailors delight.....
Red skies at dawn, sailors be warned...
And as a long time pilot in the Great Lakes region, it does work....When da skies be red early, I be home in da plane early too....

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 11:38 pm:

Margaret, I had to look up the word you posted:
unpropitious - not propitious
unfavorable, unfavourable - (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose; "unfavorable winds"
propitious - presenting favorable circumstances; "propitious omens"... and To Donagain, I have to mention, My father is a fisherman (often out on the Big Lake of Superior) and he always says: "Red sky at night, sailors delight, Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning."

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 11:50 pm:


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