Aug 13-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: August: Aug 13-09
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Photo by Dan Brown

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 03:58 am:

Dan Brown found some interesting markings on the rocks across from the Copper Harbor Lighthouse. Turns out it's the U.S. Lighthouse Service Survey Marker and it looks like it's dated 1864, at least I think that's a date there. If that is the year, what do you suppose they used to "chisel" those markings into the rock there, back then?

I'm actually spending some R&R time up here in Copper Harbor this week, so I think I'm going to try to find this survey marker and check it out in person.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 06:24 am:

Thanks for the great picture Mary - and Dan! Very interesting part of history.....

By John Preisler (Jpreisler) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 06:40 am:

Looks like the tip of Porter's Island.

Be sure to have the Harbor Haus breakfast special of smoked lake trout and scrambled eggs.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 07:14 am:

That's awesome! I've never made it all the way out to the tip of Porter's Island, now I see that I really should. Great photo, with the lighthouse in the background.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 07:32 am:

That's an island? It looks like it's right across from the lighthouse, near Fort Wilkins! Very interesting picture, though.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 08:15 am:


By John W Anderson (Wd8rth) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 08:25 am:

The markers are on the main land, walk out past the range lights just west of Fanny Hooe creek. Walk all the way to the water edge. Found them last year while Geocaching the Keweenaw.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 08:44 am:

I never knew that was there. Thats what is so great about this site you always see something different.

By John D. (Hansvonuper) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 09:03 am:

Ummmmm, the Harbor Haus. Time for a trip to Copper Harbor. Best German food in the UP. After that we could hike out to the point to burn off the extra luggage.

By Michael Musiel (Virtualyooper) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 10:53 am:

I'm sorry to inform the group that Harbor Haus stopped serving breakfasts over a year ago. (Even on weekends...)

Ron had one special breakfast open to the locals on June 15th this summer, but that has been it for this year.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 03:25 pm:

Mary: While there can you get a GPS on it? Would be interesting to compare!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 03:45 pm:

I'll guarantee if that's carved into the lakeshore traps (which it looks like it is), they didn't use a copper chisel as it would have been too soft and they would have had a copper lump in no time. Interesting too as it's only the latitude and not both lat and longitude (guess they didn't care how far from England they were... ;-)

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, August 14, 2009 - 06:16 am:

can't access the galleries...get this error message:

Coppermine critical error:
Unable to connect to database !

MySQL said: Too many connections


By RCW (Rcw) on Friday, August 14, 2009 - 07:51 am:

I get the same thing Donna!!

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Friday, August 14, 2009 - 03:24 pm:

Same type situation here! Had to retype todays short comment and Wednesdays also with my short comment about Monarchs! This has been happening for quite some time and on many (most) other websites also. Called " tech guys and 2 of their finest are checking into this but haven't heard anything yet. Continuous "error" pages of all types when browsing. Sometimes lose the whole message (or photo if the case may be) even sometimes get knocked right off line! Outlook Express seems OK but slow as usual. I think there is something going on with the internet!

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