Mar 22-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: March: Mar 22-09
Offshore at Eagle Harbor 1995    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Neil Harri

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 07:53 am:

We've seen the Ice Breaker Mackinaw on the Pasty Cam before, but I don't recall seeing it so close to the spot where the Pasty Cam is published each morning. This particular shot near Eagle Harbor from Neil Harri happened to be taken a year before the name "" came into being, back in the mid-90's. I bet if we had been looking out the window here in Eagle River that day, we might have seen it bust its way through the ice, getting ready for the shipping season.

Our thanks to both Neil and Don Hermanson at Keweenaw Video for these memories. Thanks also to Don for helping to bring Pasty Central's Day in History, which today tells about a time when Great Lake levels were so low that Niagra Falls ran dry! I don't think wer're in danger of that happening again any time soon.

Have a good week :o)

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 09:04 am:

Jim Boggio called me about the ice breaker off Eagle Harbor that day.It was making slow headway in heavy ice. That was before I moved to the harbor full time.
The Mackinaw had to back up and ram the ice many times to get through, It was a year when ice was across the big lake.
I need to reprint these rolls of film and rescan them at higher resolution.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 09:28 am:

I loved that ship! But heartbroken when they painted 'her' red....and even more heartbroken when 'she' was decommissioned. Beautiful photo, Neil!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:00 am:

The original USCG Mackinaw saw a lot of duty. I'm very proud of the U.S. Coast Guard. My favorite branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 01:47 pm:

Great looking picture!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 05:44 pm:

Love that picture. It brings the promise of spring!

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