Aug 19-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: August: Aug 19-10
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Photos by Rod Burdick
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Photos by Rod Burdick

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 08:03 am:

Rod Burdick is always on the lookout for freighters in Marquette Harbor and today's photos from the Upper Harbor are unique with the low fog obliterating the bottom half of the Herbert C. Jackson at the ore dock, while another laker sits off in the harbor awaiting her turn. Then he snapped a shot of two Canadian fleetmates, with the Saginaw at the dock waiting to be loaded with ore and another one waiting behind, almost looking like a mirror image off in the distance. When they're lined up waiting to load like this, it makes me wonder if they sometimes travel together to the next destination for unloading. Although I don't think I've ever seen two of them traveling on Lake Superior together

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 08:16 am:

Nice pictures. It's a big lake but sometimes they're not too far apart. They keep in touch with each other by radio.Maybe email. Just a joke!!! LOL Sometimes you see them come through the Soo Locks not too far apart.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 08:28 am:

Good morning all ~

Charlie, saw an announcement about the awarding of the internet funding ~ any word about Pasty Cam?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 08:28 am:

Love boat pictures!! Thanks!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 08:35 am:

Two out of the three of my favorite Pasty Cam pictures, Freighters and Lake Superior. Number three, Lighthouses.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 08:46 am:

I like those Great Lakes freighters that have the pilothouse at the bow.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 09:09 am:

I agree with you, Thomas, those with the forward pilothouses look more like 'real' ships, at least in my opinion. Thanks for the pix, Rod and Mary, always a pleasant sight for this landlocked 'nerd'!:-)

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 11:50 am:

I haven't been able to get Up North as much as I'd like this year & shipwatch from our beach. But, it seems like I've seen more of this "classic" style this year. I wonder if the cargo sizes are down enough that these old guys are more cost-effective than the longer newer ones with the pilot house at the back.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 07:12 pm:

JBuck- what do ya say I get us a 12 pack and we out and watch them freighters unload, then we get a juicy cheesburger from some where on 3rd street? Im buyin! Of course by


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 07:14 pm:

That was supposed to read "head out and watch"

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 07:59 pm:

Sounds like a great night UC!

Sure do miss the adopted homeland and those hikes out the breakwater and around Presque Isle. Hey ~ maybe check out the new 'park' out on Hogback too. Haven't been to that one yet. Guess its a bit easier to climb than back in the day! (tho we're not talkin' Sugarloaf here!)

By James Alain (Charlevoix) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 08:10 pm:

I certainly agree with the comments re the old "classic" style freighter. The newer 1000 footers, with their squared-off appearance, look more like floating warehouses!

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 08:59 pm:

Just left there was great watching the freighters!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 09:12 pm:

My brother in law Ray Du Temple was the steward on the Jackson. I have been watching it go up and down the Detroit river at Belle Isle. Every time it goes by reminds me of Ray. He was from Hubbell.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 10:17 pm:

JBuck, We could also do some cliff divin at Presq. on second thought... lol Hogback was a killer compared to Sugarloaf wasn't it? In my 4yrs. I never made it to Hogback, use to climb Sugarloaf in the Fall on Sunday's and read Psych and Sociology until dusk, that must explain the grades, too much lookin around to concentrate!lol

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 10:39 pm:

BTW, that first picture is Great!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Friday, August 20, 2010 - 06:38 am:

Never had the guts to jump from the black rocks, UC! But did make it up Hogback. Might have gone a little easier if i'd have left 1/2 of the 50 pounds of camera equipment back in the car..... LOL!

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