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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 06:47 am:

How much admission is charged for children at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse?

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 06:50 am:

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By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 07:52 am: I can sleep at night.

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 08:22 am:

Seeing the Arcadian Copper Mine sign brings up many happy memories of taking my son on the tours there while he was growing up. Do they still have them?

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 08:37 am:

Is the Arcadian Copper Mine sign a work by Dan Belo??

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 09:46 am:

Yaaaaa Alex you did it! And isn't that some invention, lawnmower and seated relaxation! Only a Yooper! :O>) Good morning all. Looks like a lovely day here on The River. (Just like The Lake UP there).

By Yawnee55 (Yawnee55) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 10:57 am:

Am planning a trip to da UP and wish to know when the best time is to avoid the black flies! We camped one year on the Little Two Hearted River and when we walked out of our tent we were immediately covered in black flies. My whole pant leg was covered, couldn't even see the fabric. Please enlighten a former troll looking to make a trip back to Gods Country but without the black flies.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 01:41 pm:

The Arcadian Copper Mine was turned over to the Quincy Mine Hoist Association in 1987 and I believe the tours ceased in 1989 to give the Quincy Mine tours a chance to get going.

I remember going into Arcadian as a kid and hearing the tour guide tell the group that if anyone could remove the piece of copper out of the adit they could have it. After myself, my father, and grandfather picked it up and started carrying it out, the guide quickly changed his mind.........

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 02:41 pm:

Good pics. That riding mower is interesting.

By Yooperdoo (Yooperdoo) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 03:49 pm:

Yawnee55, your guess is as good as mine. You basically have to play it by ear, or by bite. It seems that if you have the Gitchee Gumee breeze, the flies aren't as bad. I do know they tend to hover around rivers, small lakes and streams. Drink plenty of brewskis and you won't feel a ting! Dem flies are very unpredictable.

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 04:49 pm:

Yawnee55 --

Black flies tend to be worse in May, June, and July. You'll find more of them near rivers and streams because their larvae live in running water. However, they seem capable of appearing almost enywhere, even miles from running water. If you're planning a summer trip, August can be a decent bet, especially during a dry year. But, caveat lector: These aggressive little beasties have stripped me to a skeleton even in September.

Just be sure to bring lots of bug repellent, including at least one kind that relies on something other than DEET, because some black fly species don't give a hoot about DEET. If you can stand to wear one, those bug nets that cover your head and neck seem to work pretty well...just look for one with fine mesh.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 08:06 pm:

Those blackflies always get me around my ankles. one bit me on the back of my arm and drew blood, still have a bump where it bit me. ;O(

When my mom was alive and living in Lake Linden, Bill and I use to take rides and I would take movies for my mom to watch. One place we stopped, the flies got so bad, but, I did not want to stop filming and there were quite a few cuss words at those flies. She just looked at me as if to say, 'better you than me'.

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