Oct 13-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: October: Oct 13-05
Montreal colors    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Roger Kangas
Keweenaw colors    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Roger Kangas

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 04:37 am:

Vibrant colors can still be found along M-26 and US-41 as you make your way to Copper Harbor. Having spent the weekend up there, I was surprised at the amount of green in the trees there yet. These shots by Roger Kangas, give an excellent idea of the colors to behold. With the top picture, my first thought was the Silver River park at the base of the Brockway Mountain Drive. Upon closer inspection, I realized it wasn't, (I think the signage saying "Montreal River" helped!), but I'm not quite sure where this shot is located. No matter though, it sure is a beauty! Roger's second shot is another unnamed image, but is definitely a road in the Keweenaw. With the cliffs in the background, I'm guessing somewhere near Phoenix!

By John (Johnmich) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 04:50 am:

I find those pictures very appealing and somehow comforting. Maybe I need to take a ride around the Keweenaw, or at least see the sun on the trees again.

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 06:49 am:

What absolutely beautiful pictures! The colors are still not that vibrant here in the middle of the lower peninsula. Sure wish I could be there to see yours!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 06:55 am:

Grand pictures. It's nice to know that happens somewhere.

By SGT Nate (Sgt_nate_tormal) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 07:33 am:

Oh wow, these pics look so beautiful, I can just about smell the fall scents all the way down here in Texas. Thanks for sharing your pics with the Yoopers that can not be in the Yoop right now to enjoy them in real life. Take care everyone!

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 08:06 am:

Great shots,in the second shot looks like he must of been laying down in the grass to get that shot.

By PAUL (Pungvait) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 08:16 am:

Roger-thanks for the unusual composition of your photos-i would have stayed on the road and gotten a ho-hum picture

By Eric Horner (Hornerea) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 08:35 am:


By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 09:27 am:

If I were to guess, I would say the second shot is a little further down the Delaware/Lac La Belle Road from the Montreal River heading toward Mt. Bohemia.

Dr. Nat and I won't get to see Keweenaw colors this year, but we're hoping that the gold of the aspens in the Rockies are still out on our way to Salt Lake starting tomorrow. Not much color here north of Houston, unless you like green from all the pines (hence why it's called "The Piney Woods!! ;-)

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 09:44 am:

Roger, Thanks for the beautiful pics. What I wouldn't give to be there right now, enjoying a walk through the woods.

By joe Pio (Joe) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 10:32 am:

Yep, thats the road to Lac La Belle, stopped at this bridge many a time. Had to cancel plans for October, so I will be there in November for sure.
I figure these beautiful colors will be long gone by then. Flight Geese should be coming over my house on Lake Medora about now....

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 11:11 am:

Mary, the trees in Copper Harbor and on the lake side of Brockway always turn long after the rest of the peninsula, in fact frequently after the rest of the leaves have fallen. Has to do with the warmth of the big lake.

And Joe, the geese started coming by in early September. Haven't seen any in quite a while.

Mary says: Thanks for the info Sharon!

By Chris Allen Anderson (Wood) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 12:13 pm:

oh, nothing like these photos that just make me want to be there right now. i miss you keweenaw.

By Marg Rohrer (Marg) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 12:52 pm:

Capt. Paul and Dr. Nat, How are things in Texas, I see you are heading north but wondered how you guys faired in the Hurricane.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 01:30 pm:

The pictures today are really something! Such great color---I do wish I could be there,if only for a few days.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 02:40 pm:

I am looking out my office window and my trees and my neighbor's trees haven't even started to turn colors yet..still as green as can be...as you say, because we are off Lake Michigan.
But, if you go further inland, the trees have already changed colors, in Indiana.

Hubby said that the trees peaked in color in the PA mountains, about two weeks ago. He says it is strange to see all that color on the trees out there, and then come home to the green of our trees. ;)

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 04:54 pm:

Hey Marg, what hurricane?? We ended up going to Nat's Parents place just in case it got bad where we were. All we got out of it was about 15 minutes of rain and no worse winds than a Keweenaw cold front; I think a November Witch is worse!! Although I hear right in the eye things were pretty bad. Luckily we didn't get that.
Things here are going well for us, though we'd rather be living in the Keweenaw (we miss Husky Hockey!!). But you never know what might happen down the road after a few years....

By Pauline (Yooperinpa) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 06:05 pm:

Absolutely B-E-A-UTIFUL! Wish I was there. Thanks for the pics.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 08:39 pm:

Just a thought...would we appreciate it if the trees were this beautiful all summer. Then turn green for a few weeks in the fall before falling?Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Just a meandering thought. :>)

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 09:06 pm:

What's the light on the horizon on BridgeCam at 19:44 tonight?

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 09:10 pm:

Lights to the Houghton High School football field?

By cheryl rozman (Cotton) on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 10:09 am:

is there a reason why there is not a picture & cam notes on line for today,Oct14th?

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 10:19 am:

cheryl,I was wondering also. Maybe if wewatch real close one of us can be first post!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 11:27 am:

When the picture and new day don't come on,I realize how much I love this site....I feel like a kid who can't have what she wants.At least,you know you are appreciated.

By johnny (Smilwaukee) on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 11:45 am:

Does anyone know if the dredge pictured Monday has any logos or nameplates on the structure identifying the manufacturer?

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 02:53 pm:

johnny (Smilwaukee)
"Does anyone know if the dredge pictured Monday has any logos or nameplates on the structure identifying the manufacturer?"

Did you check the link posted by Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Monday, October 10, 2005 - 08:32 am in Monday's Cam Notes?

I don't know about a "logo or nameplate", but the manufacturer was identified in that link, wherein it says (emphasis added):


"Today, the Quincy Dredge #1 is barely visible above the surface and can be seen from Hwy. M26 by Hubbell. Her sister dredge, the Quincy Dredge #2 lies near her, up on the beach at Mason. The Dredge #1 is a truly creepy dive and offers low visibility, especially near the lake bottom. Her steel superstructure is all that remains, and it rises over 40 ft. off the lake bottom. A good deal of machinery has been left at the site, but low visibility and general creepiness hampers most exploration. Divers who want to explore the Dredge should do so in early Spring or late Fall with a good dive light. Ice diving the Dredge in the Winter may also be a good option for divers with ice diving experience.

Although not a divable wreck, the Quincy Dredge #2 [the one shown in Monday's Cam Notes picture -FRN] is also interesting to explore and is partially submerged along the nearby shore. She sank under similar circumstances in the Winter of 1968. She had been contructed after the loss of Dredge #1 by R.C. Buck Contractors of Superior, Wisconsin using locally cut pine wood. The wood apparently was green and had problems with rotting and leakage which eventually caused the dredge to scuttle. Because copper prices were low, the Dredge #2, along with the reclaimation project was abandoned."

Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 12:26 pm:

Autumn is such a colorful time of the year. Thanks 4 sharing.

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