June 29-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: June: June 29-07
Big Bay Lighthouse    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Daryl Laitila
Winter view    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Tom Cook

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 07:10 am:

Today we're making a summertime visit to the Big Bay Lighthouse, with the same view of this beacon, as the photo that appeared back in January, 2006, only then everything was covered in white. Fellow Pasty.NET employee, Daryl Laitila was touring around the Marquette area when she snapped this picture and sent it on, reminding me that the winter view linked to above, also graces the cover for the 2007 Pasty Calendar. There are definitely some interesting characteristics in this lighthouse building, no matter the season.

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 07:16 am:

Great pics!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 07:26 am:

Designed with the two entry doors, gives it a "condo" style lighthouse look.

By Cindy, Now in New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 08:46 am:

A lighthouse picture just makes my day! This lighthouse is extremely beautiful, and the view of Lake Superior from there is fabulous. It sits on a high cliff overlooking the lake, and when the lake is roaring it's a sight to see. Wonderful pics.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 08:46 am:

Mary, Mary ......... How can you even think of winter.....burrrrrrrrrrr
Today is going to be a beautiful day.......looks like we will have the cooler days for a week or so. Yesterday was a bit chilly but today is suppose to be warmer.....I love it when it stays around 70-75. the humidity can go south where it belongs!!!!

You all out there have a wonderful safe weekend and enjoy this wonderful U.P.
God Bless..........

Are you missin me Blue eyes...????

By Steve Tebbe (Slt) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 09:01 am:

The reason there are two doors is because back when this was a functioning lighthouse the house was divided into two halves. One side for the Keeper and his family and the other side for the Assistant keeper and his family. And, the rooms on Keeper's side are one foot larger than the rooms on the Asst.'s side to maintain the status quo.
This Lighthouse has been converted into a Bed and Breakfast, but the "walls" that used to divide the two halves can still be seen inside.
Also, this lighthouse used to be haunted by the ghose of a past lightkeeper who hanged himself out behind the lighthouse because he was distraught over the death of his son. But, an exorcism was perfomed by a nun who was staying in the B&B and the ghost has moved on...

By William J Mullen (Billmullen) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 09:07 am:

Good morning Commodore K,

It is - as you say - gorgeous!

By Donald Kilpela (Commodore) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 09:25 am:

Great to see you come aboard the UP express-yourself pasty cam, Bill Mullen. Keep it up and read all the wonderful comments about the UP and Copper Country where, incidentally, your and my mom were born. Incidentally, Bill's father, Bill Sr., was the captain the the MTU hockey team in 1938 and was known locally as "Moon" Mullen. In fact, Russ Hoyer remembers him.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:24 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka, IN. I was thrilled to see this picture. My husband and I spent two nights at Big Bay a few years ago. The place is a great place to stay. Breakfast is a real treat. The black flies we out in full force when we were there. Only down thing about the whole trip.

In just 13 days we begin our trip to the UP. We won't be staying at Big Bay. We will be making our first trip to the Keweenaw. I can hardly wait to visit some of the places I've only seen on this website.

By Edward J. McDonald (Edmcdona) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 01:29 pm:

My Great Grandfather, John Archibald McDonald, was the lighthouse keeper at this station from 1915 to 1929.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 04:59 pm:

I love lighthouses.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 05:43 pm:

We are on our way to the Embers at Mt. Pleasant for a 8:30 P.M reservation on the next to last day they will be open. We will be celebrating a daughters 52nd B'Day.We have celebrated previous B'Days and college graduations there. Seems kind of nostalgic to think it won't be there anymore.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 05:44 pm:

Oops, wrong page. Sorry!

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 06:47 pm:

Hey, Thanks Steve T for the Lighthouse info.
How creepy to think there was a ghost (demon) living there....yuck-O

Interesting also is the one side being a foot bigger for the head Hancho.

Ahhhhhhhhhh where would we be without all our head Hancho's today.. ???? (probably allot richer, with less headaches in this world.) Find that dear nun and send her to the Senate and Congress........we could do without allot of the losers and dead beats.
You all have a great weekend and have a wonderful, safe fourth.....God Bless America....land that I love!!!!

By Edward J. McDonald (Edmcdona) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 08:13 pm:

My Great Grandfather, John Archibald McDonald, was the lighthouse keeper at this station from 1915 to 1929. He lived until 1957.

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