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Dean Woodbeck (Dwoodbeck) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 07:20 am:

In this shot from eight years ago, the Mariner North doesn't look very different than it did yesterday, except the parking lot was packed yesterday. Copper Harbor hosted the annual Fat Tire Festival, with more than 200 mountain bikers getting dirty on some of the toughest trails around.

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 07:19 am:

First PostGood morning.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 08:22 am:

Good morning everyone :) Looks like we're in for some rain today...hope it avoids the folks doing the Mighty Mac bridge walk today ;)

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 08:58 am:

Here is the cam for the Mackinac Bridge. So far the weather looks good.,1607,7-192-33010-85112--,00.html

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 08:59 am:

Good Morning everyone!

Happy 1st birthday to Jack Robert Wetton of
Lake Linden, MI

Uncle Rob
Auntie Grace

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 09:06 am:

I love the food at the Mariner North! Have a great day off for those of you who are lucky enough to have it off.

By Ozzie W. (10330) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 09:08 am:

Judy and I just returned from a trip to Finland.Visited relatives and sightseeing for 2 weeks.Had a great time and sunny days.Got on while we were there.

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 10:43 am:

For all you Steve Hamilton fans his new Alex McKnight novel, "A Stolen Season" goes on sale tomorrow.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 11:34 am:

Bob: I was just going to say that. I already have it requested at my library. You must have gotten an email from him, too.

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 12:10 pm:

I had it requested from our library also. Unfortunately they are only getting two copies and I'm sixth on the list. Do I wait or buy it?

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 12:13 pm:

I haven't gotten anything from Steve Hamilton' site lately. Was wondering when his next book was coming out. If any of you reading fanatics like light mysteries, supposedly about "up north", have you tried "The Cats Who..." series? I forgot the authors name exactly right now (senior moment) but it's like Lillian ----Braun? I have about 15 of them and they're fun. But Steve H's are equally as good in a more serious manner. Enjoy.

By k j (Kathiscc) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 12:17 pm:

Here's a link to the Mackinac Bridge website.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 12:26 pm:

Ms. Katie, I think you're right about that author's name. I'm pretty sure it's Lillian Braun. I will be checking Steve's books out next time I'm at the book store.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 02:09 pm:

Mr. Bill, Thanks for the info. I wouldn't want to fall into Lake Superior, especially with all those rocks down there. Wish I had as boat but I don't. I guess we could always rent one, eh?

By Danbury (Danbury) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 03:45 pm:

Lillian Jackson Braun. Funny stuff.

To my embarrassment, I now know why The Northern Lights Motel sounded familiar - from her books. Seems like I got literature and reality all mixed up. Oops.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 06:15 pm:

Who are some other Authors who write books based on UP areas?

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 06:32 pm:

Ernest Hemingway: Adventure of A Young Man

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 09:12 pm:

I returned from the UP at 6:30PM. When my husband, dog and I
crossed the Big Mac this morning, the walk was going on. I
wanted to walk with the others, but my husband wanted to get
back to Toronto in a timely fashion. I had done the Bridge Walk
a few years ago and had a grand time. Unfortunately, I couldn't
find my husband when I crossed the bridge. I made the mistake
(sigh...) of having him paged. I did find him that way, but he
didn't talk to me until we reached Saginaw. I guess he was
afraid of a repeat today.

Anyway, it was a good day for the walk,but oh how different
from the past. There were police cars watching the cars cross
the bridge and National Guard soldiers posted along the bridge.
Underneath the bridge I saw Coast Guard boats and military
personnel in kayaks. I was thankful that they were there, but oh
so sad that the world has come to such a sorry pass.

About authors who write about the UP: Besides Jim Harrison, a
prof at Northern named Smolens, Philip Caputo who wrote
"Indian Country" there's a new author on the scene. I just
bought Deb Baker's 'Murder Passes the Buck," billed as a "Yooper
Mystery," no less.

Now I really am koskintoronto, not koskintheup. School starts
tomorrow. But oh boy did I see lots of freighters: one on Lake
Huron as we crossed at Sarnia on Satuday, one in Marquette
Harbor when we went to Presque Isle on Sunday, one offshore
between Marquette and Munising this morning about b:30, four
near the Straits as we approached Big Mac, one under Big Mac as
we crossed it this morning and one under the Blue Water Bridge
this afternoon. Wow!

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