Aug 22-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: August: Aug 22-09
Clelia II returns    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Robert  C. Wetton
Paradigm visits    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mary Drew

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 08:26 am:

Seeing boats on the Keweenaw waterways is a common occurrence during our summer months. There are innumerable small craft around that you'll spot nearly every time you're near the water and of course there are the freighters passing by and sometimes even through the Portage Canal. But this summer we've had a couple of unusual visitors by water. We've seen the Great Lakes Cruise Ship, Clelia II visit Houghton this summer a number of times, but its most recent arrival was captured by Robert C. Wetton. It's not that often that the Portage Lake Lift Bridge is lifted to let a 290 foot ship pass underneath her span, so it's always a neat event to witness.

The other uncommon sighting of a larger ship to the area was this past week while we were in Copper Harbor. We were out enjoying some time in our kayaks when we spotted a boat coming into the harbor there, followed by the Isle Royale Queen IV. It really stood out, since it made the Queen (at 100 feet long) seem a bit smaller than usual. It turned out to be the 115 foot luxury yacht, Paradigm, which was sailing from it's home port in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The ship anchored in the Harbor for the night and the next morning headed out to Isle Royale after Capt. Kilpela, from the Queen, gave them a few pointers over the marine radio about anchoring in Tobin Harbor and the amenities they'd find at Rock Harbor once they arrived.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 08:30 am:

I love these pictures. Thank you very much. I always enjoy seeing the bridge at any time.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:22 am:

Super pictures! Loving this bridge, too, as we live about 1-1/2 miles from it so see it everyday when bopping to Houghton. Beautiful sight and never tire of it...Little Mac, as we call it here.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 07:08 pm:

Great pictures again today...never get enough of the nautical pictures of the Keweenaw.

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