Aug 07-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: August: Aug 07-11
Lower Bridge on Eagle River    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Mary Long
Fashions at the Fort    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Charlie Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 07:16 am:

What a busy time of year here in the Copper Country! There are more scheduled events than one could possibly attend, with today's pictures illustrating the contrast. The Eagle River Bridge Festival - coming this Friday (8/12) at 6pm - celebrates the history of the lower span here in the village, while helping to raise funds to maintain it. Mary Long dug the bridge picture out of her Shoebox, just a short walk from where I type these words. It no longer carries cars, but connects foot traffic from West to East Main, the street where the Pasty Cam has lived for the past 14 years.

I took the second photo last night at Fort Wilkins, during the antique fashion show, which came at the end of busy day including the Copperman Triathlon. By the way, that's Edie in the bonnet on the left (my better half), playing a role from the early 1800's... kind of a "Jane Austin" outfit. Next weekend the Fort hosts the Battery D Civil War Encampment, continuing the flow of time travelers through Copper Harbor.

August especially is a wonderful time to be in this part of the U.P., as the weather is ideal and the bugs relatively few. See more news about things to do in the Keweenaw at the KCVB website, Fort Wilkins event schedule, and the Public Calendar.

Have a good week :o)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 08:17 am:

Nice fashion show! I did not know Edie was a runway model. Your a lucky man, Charlie.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 08:44 am:

Hope Edie didn't wear that bonnet while driving. ;) Her dress is my favorite color.

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 06:18 pm:

Hi Charlie:

Are any of the buildings shown in the B&W bridge photo still around today?


By dane l. christensen (Danech55) on Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 10:08 pm:

yup all of them!

By Gary W. Long (Gary_in_co) on Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 10:18 pm:

I have a copy of an old photo of this bridge with a sign that states that driving faster than a walking speed will result in a $10 fine.

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