Mar 23-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: March: Mar 23-09
Little Girl's Point    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daniel Nelson
Ragged shoreline    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daniel Nelson
Melting snow and ice    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daniel Nelson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 06:05 am:

We welcome a new Pasty Guest Gallery Photographer to the daily Pasty Cam today, Daniel Nelson. He was recently on the shores of Little Girl's Point, where it looks like the ice and snow built up is beginning to recede. This location is somewhere completely new to me, so I did a little research on the Internet and this is what I came up with...

Little Girl's Point is located about 21 miles north of Ironwood, on Lake Superior. There are several legends as to how this spot was named. One tells the story of a party of hunters who were rounding this point of land and thought they saw a little girl, dressed in green amongst the trees. They beached their canoes to try help the little girl, thinking she must be lost, but once they were on land, they couldn't find her. They had caught several glimpses of her and then she had vanished.

There's actually another form of the legend that the Chippewa told, which is quite similar in description. You can find that story and a bit more information from several articles that were previously published in the Ironwood Daily Globe by clicking HERE.

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 07:42 am:

The Point is one of my favorite places. When the ice breaks up, the sights and sounds are hard to beat.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 07:49 am:

Looks like a cool place to visit. Here is some more info:

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 09:14 am:

Amazing story! I really am interested in seeing it someday.

By Lisa R. (Sisugirl) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 12:57 pm:

Nice pics today! Thanks for sharing the info, too. Little Girl's Point is one of my favorite places in the Western U.P., along with Black River Harbor, Presque Isle, and the Porkies S.P. I highly recommend a road trip to that area! Have a great day and week!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 02:21 pm:

I just received these two additional shots from Neil Harri, to add to today's Little Girl's Point photos. Neil says, "The recent one (top photo) shows deer in fields if you look real close, taken on 3/9. The Montreal river (in the second photo) is the border between Michigan and Wisconsin. You drive through a lot of woods and come to these farms at the end of the road and the end of the State at the Montreal. Kind of a unique place with a campground near end of road."

Farms and deer
Montreal River border
Thanks for the additions, Neil!

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 03:26 pm:

Here's a closer crop of the field, so you can see where the deer are grazing there.

Deer in field

Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 05:09 pm:

Beautiful pictures, all 6 of them.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 07:16 pm:

Love the pictures. Hope to be in Calumet in June.

By Connie Davey (Cdavey_53207) on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 01:53 pm:

This is where my family comes from. My uncle headed the group that put up the ski flying hill and we have camped at LGP since 1952. I now have my own place there and I LOVE it. The view from the park is delicious, loons, eagles and other wildlife are often around. The water is clear and wonderful for swimming and boating. It is on the Lake Superior circle tour. Mid-July - Sept are the best times to come for summer fun.

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