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By julie b., MI on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 06:23 am:

Good morning!
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By smf in troll land on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 06:24 am:

Good morning!

By joe on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 06:34 am:

Morning all From Ann Arbor, YEA !! no more snow

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 06:36 am:

Mornin', 71 today.

By pete h waterford mi on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 07:10 am:

just found this site, and I'll tag it for favorites.I like the pasty cam and the notes from all around.It has been a long time since I traveled through, an I'm afraid it will be a while before I get back.
See you all later,

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 07:29 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. 44 this morning. Have a good day everyone.

By R. Ollila Westland, MI on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 11:12 am:

Morning All. Bridge Cam is back on line. All is well with the world again. Need my daily 'FIX' of live updates from home. Enjoy the day everyone.

By Stix out West on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 11:18 am:

Good morning! It's 70 degrees (couldn't find the cam notes on how to use the degree sign!!)here in Phoenix and.....sunny of course!

By trol with connections, Mi on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 11:32 am:

I just read the April 20th edition of the Daily Mining Gazette (the local paper for the Copper Country) and noticed information of a seminar concerning wind tower generators and the possiblity of having some put on the western shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Did anyone attend the seminar? If so, can you pass along what was talked about. While I realize we need alternatives to our current methods of power generation, I would be concerned about the aesthetics of having a 300 foot tower with a propeller. If this is not the proper place to discuss this topic. Please let me know.

By Stix out West on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 11:44 am:

Are these power towers you are referring to similar to the ones that are along I10 in Palm Spings? If so, they are absolutley unreal to look at while driving by but I have to agree, I would not want to see them along the shore. While fascinating, they are an eye-sore!

By danbury on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 01:37 pm:

On a little island off Norways coast, there's an experimental energy solution without any fossile fuel, only wind and hydrogen (for when there's no wind).
Said a local regarding the rotors: "They're beautiful!"

By R. Ollila Westland, MI on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 01:38 pm:

If you want a good sense of what the power tower might look like up in the Keweenaw, there is one at Mackinac City that is visible when you are traveling south across Big Mac.

Mackinaw City windmills

By Knit-Wit on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 02:22 pm:

I guess we have differing senses of what is attractive and what is ugly....but I find this better looking than a big, smoking power plant any day.

By maijaMI on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 02:46 pm:

I think the Mac City windmills are cool looking. I also think any source of non-fossil fuel needs to be investigated.

By R. Ollila Westland, MI on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 04:18 pm:

Knit-Wit. Thanks for the Visual Aide.

By joesyopper on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 05:19 pm:

They do not have big smoking power plants anymore. They still have the big plants, but the EPA has stopped the smoke. What you are seeing is steam. Ask the hawk watchers on Brokway how cool they think these giant props are. Redtail-whack! Perigine-whack! Eagle-whack!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 06:27 pm:

Joesyopper - The wind generator on Brockway is not at all like the ones you see in the picture from Mackinaw City. The windmill on brockway has 16 inch propellers, and is very close to the roof of the gift shop. Besides, we only use wind power between November and April. The rest of the time it is solar alone. We'll have more to report on tomorrow's Pasty Cam, but you can read more about it in this week's Great Lakes IT Report from WWJ Radio in Detroit. (see the paragraph in the middle of Monday's journal)


danbury, just slightly rolling. on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 05:40 pm:

Yap. Coal plants: Exhaust, invisible, but still there, including acid rain. Nuclear: Highly dangeraous waste, radiation for a long time to come. Water: disturbed rivers. Wind: bird trouble and asthetics (?). Solar: Lots of place used. Tidal: troubled fish. Geothermal: uh, suggestions, anybody?
Just to name a few.
I'd rather have an eye sore (which is debatable) than cancer, or sore rain.
And rotors don't have to stay everywhere. where I live, the local authority has just suggested places to build more of them, in a tourist area that is known for it's beautiful landscape (sounds familiar?). Result: most of the best (read: with the best wind conditions) places were not on the list for aesthetical and environmental
(sic!) reasons.

By Beverly, San Jose on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 07:20 pm:

Stix out west: If you have Windows XP just Press down the Alt key and hold and type in 167 . Whaaaaa Laaaaaa!

By Beverly, San Jose on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 07:36 pm:

Here in northern California we have the wind towers. It seems like there are hundreds of windmills generating power here. I believe the only concern is the bird population is dwindling. I would rather breathe clean air than to see the layer of brown air I see as I come off my mountain every day.

By Clf. Mich. on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 07:37 pm:

Beverly,San Jose.

Does not work on my windows XP.Clf.

By Paul, Webberville Troll on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 11:54 pm:

clf.Mich. Works on my XP.

By sur5er on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 12:39 am:

They also have these wind/power towers in Traverse City. Can't remember what route they are on, but there is a field of a hundred of them, just east of 31.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 01:39 am:

Clf. Mich.
"Does not work on my windows XP.Clf."

You have to hold the Alt key down while entering the 167 on the numeric keypad -- not using the numeric keys above the "QWERTYUIOP" on the main keyboard. Another method: enter \ch{deg} and you'll get the "°".

See the
Special Characters chart on the PastyCam formatting page.

By sur5er on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 01:49 am:

Thanks Beverly and FRNash :)

The Alt 167 works on the ME addition too.

43 here on the southern shores of Lake Michigan.

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