Jan 11-13

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2013: January: Jan 11-13
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Photos by Henry Sakari
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Photos by Henry Sakari
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Photos by Henry Sakari
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Photos by Henry Sakari

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 07:59 am:

Henry Sakari was out last Saturday, hiking the trail across from Great Sand Bay and afterwards went down to check out the beach, where he spotted three freighters passing by, all in a row. He said they were pretty far out on Lake Superior, but even without a tripod, he managed to get two decent shots of them to share with us.

If you had tuned in on Sunday, you might recall that Charlie snapped a shot of the same three freighters from his Eagle River living room window, so it's pretty neat to see that someone else was watching them sailing on their way to another port. The shipping season is quickly drawing to a close (January 15th), so we won't be seeing them too much longer, making this triple spotting more special.

Henry also took the time to get some photos of the ice built up in the bay, forming what many of us call "ice volcanoes". Please don't try this at home, as Henry pointed out to me that the ice really isn't safe, so he stayed on the safe side and just took his photos from behind the mounds built UP there. Sure is some chunky water out beyond. Makes me wonder what it's like out where the freighters are passing by.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 08:00 am:

Not only did Henry take shots of the same scene I was watching, but Sunday afternoon I received this note from Darlene Vuorinen, a neighbor in nearby Eagle River East:

I took the same photo of those ships last night, though I did them one at a time, I couldn't see them otherwise. Anyway, in order of appearance they were the John G. Munson going to Duluth, the CLS Tadoussac going to Superior and the American Mariner heading to Two Harbors, and I am pretty sure you knew this. Just had a little to chuckle to see "my" pictures up this morning! Thanks for the good and interesting work you do.

Darlene Vuorinen
Our thanks to all who have kept the Pasty Cam cranking along all of these years. Later today we will be announcing the "Toast to 2012" prize for all of those who contributed photos at the end of the year. Winter shots had become sparse, as it has been an unusually warm winter so far (34 degrees and rain this morning). When we put out the "Toast to 2012" appeal, more than two dozen photographers rose to the occasion, and we want to do something nice for all of them, in addition to delivering the "toast" to one lucky Pasty Camist. Check back later :o)
FJL (Langoman) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 08:24 am:

Good morning. So much ice. Got the chills.....

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 08:34 am:

Those freighter pictures are hard to beat. The ice pictures makes me think of the surface of the moon?

By Taana Kalliainen (Taanarae) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 08:47 am:

Nice picts Henry! My dad managed to get a photo of the second one here down in Portage Entry anchored by the lighthouse, I'll have to share when I get home. :)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 08:53 am:

Love the pictures this morning. Anybody who loves those lakes, loves to see those freighters. And I don't think any of us would want to be walking on those icy chunks. Scary indeed!!

Thanks for sharing!

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 09:08 am:

Great shots. Love those freighters!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 09:15 am:

Love all the photos! I thought that was the Munson....could tell (by markings) that it was one of the USS Great Lakes Fleet. My favorites. However, I don't think that's their fleet name anymore.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 11:16 am:

Great pictures of the few remaning freighters that are still sailing this late in the season. I was part of this scene some 55 years ago. It is a cold and lonely trip this time of the year. Lots of freighter info can be gathered at:

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:17 pm:

Thanks for posting that, Eddyfitz, very informative. Love those freighters!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 02:12 pm:


By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 02:48 pm:

Wow great photos. I love the ships passing by.
Only four more days!

I can only imagine how lonely it would be to sail in the dead of winter. While hiking the shoreline now, at this time of the year, it feels so desolate.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 03:54 pm:

I'll be checking for freighters as we cross the Blue Water Bridge
tomorrow on our way to visit my father in the LP. I always think of
eddy fitz and our other "boat nerds" who used to write in as I do so.

By Waveaction (Lakelover) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 04:39 pm:

This is who should win the contest. The sweetest picture I have ever seen.


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 05:59 pm:

Yep, little 'Minnie' is hard to beat!:>

By Allen W. Philley (Allen) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 07:03 pm:

Wish I were there. Thanks for the daily pictorial.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 11:18 pm:

No doubt that Judy's dog is adorable!!!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 07:33 am:

My apologies for not getting back in time Friday night to keep our promise about naming a winner of the "Toast to 2012". Please check Saturday's Pasty Cam for the announcement.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 07:57 am:

Looking forward to that, Charlie.:)

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