July 18-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: July: July 18-05
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Photo by Paul Schultz

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:12 am:

This peaceful photo from our expanding Guest Gallery, was taken by Paul Schultz, who doesn't really say where he spotted these clouds in the sky and the water! I'll surmise, from the other images he's uploaded, that it's somewhere near Copper Harbor. Although, since just returning from five beautiful days at Isle Royale, that was the first locale that crossed my mind, when I spotted the reflective waters and the trees along the shoreline. It truly is representative of just about anywhere here in the U.P., so maybe we'll just let everyone imagine it's their favorite spot!

By troll person on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:14 am:

Beautiful picture!

By RD, Iowa on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:20 am:

My guess would be Fanny Hooe, probably standing on the bank at Fort Wilkins.

By sur5er on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:55 am:

Ooooooooooh, this looks peaceful. I can even see myself floating on my floaty on this lake. Aaaaaaaah, the smell of the pines. :)
Mary, I hope you had a wondeful time at Isle Royale.

By John S, Laurium on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:24 am:

Or it could be Schlatter Lake, taken from the island.
Nice photo.

By Kathy, Fowler, MI on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:28 am:

I agree with RD - looks like Fanny Hooe from the campground. Oh, how I would love to be up there right now instead of sitting at my desk . . . REALLY need my UP fix!

By Missin the UP from NJ on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:29 am:

Hi sur5er! You took the "Aaaaaaaahhhhh" right out of my mouth!! The floaty is a great idea, I'll see ya there!
What a cool peaceful wonderful picture for a hot muggy Monday morning. Thanks, Paul, for the 'escape'....now, if I can only figure out how to expand this picture all around me and carry it as I go through my day.....!

By Sarah, Central WI on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:31 am:

What an interesting picture and may I add beautiful too!! Thanks Paul!

By Leslie at the Northern Lights Lodge - Cadillac, MI on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:38 am:

What a great visit we had in the UP last week! Pasties, waterfalls, big water, warm weather, no bugs (ok, only a few) ... it doesn't get any better! Thanks for your hospitality!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:51 am:

Great shot! Added to the desktop this morning.

By Roudy Mi on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 10:04 am:

Just got back to normal life style after a ride on the Sullivan. Waved in Marshas direction once. Vicki Raes direction several times.

By Dave - Corryton,TN. on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 10:30 am:

Hey! How'd did Paul Schultz get into my favorite spot inside my head to take this picture in my Dreamland state of mind?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 10:34 am:

I caught that wave and sent one right back, Roudy!
Anyone go to the Aura Jamboree?

By sur5er on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 10:51 am:

Missing the UP, Remember how I joked with you awhile back about there not being any trees in NJ? Last month when I went with hubby on his NJ run, I was awake in the wee hours of the morning as we crossed into NJ from PA...just as the sun was rising. I told hubby, "Well I be...there are trees in NJ just as Missing da UP said."
Ok, now I know where you are coming from. NJ is beautiful in the mountains.
Getting floaty inflated...and a book to read. I will only be in my pool...but will be thinking of this lake. :)

By Shelley , Corunna, MI on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 10:52 am:

Beautiful picture!! Only 4 more days until we leave for the wonderful UP for 10 DAYS of fun and relaxation!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!

By Paul Schultz, MI on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 01:33 pm:

Yes, it is Lake Fanny Hooe, taken along the trail between Fort Wilkens and Copper Harbor. My wife and I always hike that loop from Copper Harbor to Fort Wilkens, back out across M-41 by the water and the lighthouse overlook, down to the water treatment plant, and then back to Copper Harbor. There are so many neat spots like this to walk to from the trail and see so many things. And it seems we always see something new!

By Emma, UP on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:25 pm:

Pretty soon with all this warm weather and water, the shores will turn green with algae. Also with the extremely warm water in large bodies of water, I think there will be severe weather patterns.

By Trish, WA on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:41 pm:

Can someone fill us all in on the legend of Fanny Hooe?

By Mel, Kansas on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:43 pm:

And here I always thought the four seasons were June, July, August and Winter.

Almost through July!

Yooping it the 8-13 of August. Can't wait to get back. Don't know who's going to drag me back down, but will have to find someone, or they'll miss me at work.

By googler on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 05:22 pm:

I Googled "fanny hooe legend" for this..

By Lowell Mo. on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 05:47 pm:

We always were told that ther were 9 months of winter and 3 months of poor sledding.

By ert, GA on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 06:14 pm:

I know someone in NH who says the four seasons are winter, mud, bugs, and almost winter.

By Dan, Copper Harbor on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:21 pm:

Because the Copper Country is full of legends of all kinds, there are several Fannie Hooe tales out there... some say she was eaten by a bear, some say she was kidnapped by an Indian, others say she drowned in the lake. All are false.

The teenaged Frances (Fannie) Hooe became known around Fort Wilkins when she lived with the Ruggles family on the post during the 1840s. (It was not uncommon for family members to join officers on extended visits.) Her sister was wife to the First Lieutenant, Daniel Ruggles (who later became a powerful general for the Confederacy.) As well as a descendant of famed Virginian George Mason, who laid the framework for our Bill of Rights, she was also an aunt of an aide to the escape of assassin John Wilkes Booth.

Ultimately, the winter and isolation proved too much for her, and after a brief stay in these remote regions, she returned to Virginia and died in Fredericksburg from cancer.

Several of the officers at the Fort named lakes after women in their lives. This include Lake Martha Stevenson, now known as Lake Manganese.

By erica florida keys on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 10:00 pm:

Dan,Copper Harbor--Yours is essentially the same story I heard when we visited Copper Harbor--except that we were told she(Fanny Hooe) returned home and married a few years later but never returned to Copper Harbor. Interesting all the tales that abound about her. Anyhow,I loved Copper Harbor and Lake Fanny Hooe....

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 11:02 pm:

Hei Marsha,Genessee & Aura, Mimi and I went to da Jamboree, along wit' many, many more. Was it hot? Holy Wah! But we all had a heckuva good time. We didn't see you and/or the beanpot now for a coupla years. Maybe next year, 'eh?

By A Finnpole on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 07:29 am:

Name: Fanny P Hooe
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1836
Birth place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince William, Virginia

This is from the 1850 Census

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