June 07-05

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Photo by Susan Hooker

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 06:29 am:

Most everyone knows there's a bridge joining the Keweenaw's twin cities of Hancock and Houghton across the Portage Canal. Susan Hooker snapped a rare shot of three bridges spanning the very same canal and shared it with us in her Guest Gallery. Of course the extra two spans in this shot are the double rainbow arching over the Portage Lift Bridge. This may have occurred on the same recent day when the Lift Bridge Cam captured the arch from a different angle. I wonder how many folks rushed across the bridge to try to find the pot of gold?

Power House
You can cross over the bridge and find your own pot of riches at Pasty Fest 2005, taking place on July 2nd, in Calumet. The riches I'm speaking of are the free pasties to the first 400 attendees. Only 25 days left to be one of the lucky ones that snag a special coupon, then join us at lunch time as we serve them UP.
By Susan, Fl on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 06:23 am:

And I do set my bow in the clouds....lovely shot. Thank you.

By smf in troll land on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 06:33 am:

Great pictures!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 06:39 am:

Super pictures. Great shot of a great wonder.

By Jim & Pam - Calumet on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 06:42 am:

Really cool - plus the double rainbow

By Donna on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 06:45 am:

WOW!!! Incredible shot!!

By chk -Traprock on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 06:48 am:

Great pics! We, who have the opportunity to live here, should be thankful to see all of Nature's beauty. "WE" are the pot of gold in God's country. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder!!

By kosk in Toronto on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 07:15 am:

There are few things more beautiful than
rainbows. Most of us know about Noah and
the rainbow and the Pot of Gold at the
rainbow's end of the Irish. Anyone know other
stories, myths or legends about rainbows?

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 07:24 am:

That pot of gold is worth the 600 mile trip. What a fabulous picture!

By Pasty Fan on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 07:31 am:

Hey! I always thought that there was gold at the end of the rainbow, not copper!

By FLYIN da MOONEY on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 08:12 am:

There is a pot of gold at each end of that rainbow.......Houghton/Hancock......rainbows observed from a plane are round, appear on clouds, and you can make them happen by your position. So....if you got a little kid on board, you tell them you are going to make them a special round rainbow, then position the plane to make it happen...They love it. See ya on da 4th

By Vicki Rae in Mi. on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 08:29 am:

Shh! Don't tell anybody where the pot of gold is!!

By Shirley Laurin, Farmington Hills, MI on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 09:03 am:

What a beautiful picture! Can hardly wait to come up there in a few weeks.

By erica florida keys on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 09:08 am:

Lovely picture ! Love crossing that bridge to copper country!

By Betsy, Marquette on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 09:56 am:

Great picture, you captured a cool bridge at the right time with that rainbow!

Happy Birthday West, I know you wish you were there right now.

By Shelley , Corunna, MI on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 10:01 am:

absolutely awesome pictures!! Only 6 more weeks until my visit to the Keweenaw! Can't wait!

By shelly on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 10:05 am:

Somewhere over the rainbow......

By Yooper in MN on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 10:05 am:

Beautiful pictures! I agree that the UP is a sacred pot of gold!! Only 25 more days till I get to become married there!! :)

By Missin the UP from NJ on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 11:08 am:

S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R!!!!!! Pastycam Photogs are getting better every single day! Wow- for sure!

Was in Bruces for a week visiting my mom. The weather was strange and wonderful. Just like I wished. We saw rainbows then, too. And 3 more on the way home--- in the LP and in Ohio and in PA (a double one)!! Sooo lucky and grateful!

By Julia, MI on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 11:13 am:

This one makes my jaw drop, incredible!!

By Dave Hiltunen In the Smoky's TN. on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 11:15 am:

Always a WOW for me when The Bridge is in the picture.The Double Rainbow is icing on it over the Copper Country.

By Ed Warren on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 11:23 am:

I wonder if the rainbow leads to the wall of silver in the cliffs

By Maggie, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 11:37 am:

This picture will a make a fun gift for my daughter. Today is her seventeenth birthday and she has always considered this "her" bridge. Thanks so much for the picture!

By Laure--near Mpls on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 11:51 am:

I know I'm always "close to home" after crossing that bridge !!

By Traver, Fruitport on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 11:52 am:

Yes! It is the "Pot of Gold" to me!!!! Be coming for 4 weeks 3rd week in July!!!!! Retiring in 2 to 3 years!!!!! Best Place on Earth and in the Universe to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 11:55 am:

OH MY!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! These two pix are so awesome. One for the front of 2006 and one for the back!

These are now wallpaper for me. It doesn't surprise me that the rainbow ends up in the U.P. (Grin).


By montana on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 12:24 pm:

i am going to cry!! so beautiful.

By Harold Haapala Milw Wi on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 01:35 pm:

What perfectly beautiful photos of my home area. Really enjoy this. Thanks!!!!!

By Kathie, SD on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 01:56 pm:

Beautiful picture. We will be bringing our son to Tech in August. I can hardly wait to visit the great UP again.

By Jim, Houghton on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 01:58 pm:


Great shot! We'll have to get a copy of this up in the the gallery in the new Portage Lake District Library building that will (hopefully) be going up on the waterfront in Houghton. It will be where the old Gundlach warehouse was before it burned. If you squint at the upper rainbow photo, you can see under the bridge to the Ranger and the UPPCO building. The PLDL building will be just to the west (toward the bridge) of the UPPCO building.


By Steph, Hubbell, MI on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 02:11 pm:

hehe i love it!

By Janine, St. Clair Shores on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 03:22 pm:

The last bridge before Grandma's house!

By Grimace on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 07:10 pm:

That pot of gold is lying in the "powerhouse"
The DOD and GS engineering are bringing Millions
to Houghton in grants , keep that incubator profitable ! After all if we don't get that Grant money some other goverment will.

By Fran,Ga on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 08:55 pm:

Susan, these are so beautiful! The bridge scene is always my favorite but todays view is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. I am sure that most of us wish we could be crossing it right now!:)

By off to the powerhouse to find the gold on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 09:00 pm:

great pix

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 09:17 pm:

I STILL can't get over these pix. I'm showing everyone! They are simply awesome.

By FLYIN my MOONEY on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 - 12:34 am:

so Yooper in MN......you aren't inviting your friends? Linda and I were married at McLain 28 years ago.......on the beach.....but it was the 70's........If you mention venue, date, and time, you might find a few extra folks standing around outside when you come out......might me fun.......

By Lue,Illinois on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 10:23 am:

I wish my dad was here to see the beautiful picture of the bridge. I had to bring him to Illinois and he must have died of a broken heart. He missed his beautiful Copper Country. His name was Edwin Baker. He was an artist.

By Georgie,MO on Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 08:16 am:

Our rainbow in Columbia wasn't as pretty as yours, but that's ok. We're coming to the UP this September. YAHOO!!!! Can't wait!!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 09:52 am:

Nice rainbows. Something you don't c everyday.

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