Aug 14-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: August: Aug 14-03
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Photos by Jason Jeannette

Toivo, takin' my time up the coast on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 12:16 am:

Yep. We had a full moon this week. Reading Cam Notes looks like we may have to pass out the boxing gloves. Or maybe it's the summer heat that makes people get on each other's nerves. Whatever, I don't have a bone to pick with anybody. Just glad to be alive, and glad to have Pasty Cam to stay in touch wit da U.P. while I continue my trek toward Alaska.

Today's shot by Jason J. is just one of a plethora of photos in his personal gallery. (Yes, Mr. Wheatman, I'm working on my vocabulary). I especially liked Jason's slideshow about Quincy Mine, where he crafted this self-portrait.

I for one have been enjoying "vacation week". Everybody keep those fine shots coming! If you haven't signed up for your own personal Gallery page, check it out.
By JohnK,Mich. on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 02:11 am:

As Mr. Wheatman would say: A resplendent presentation of eventide's soiree.
As the rest of us would say: WOW!

By Wistful Child, CA on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 06:07 am:


By Cindy, St. Clair Shores on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 07:05 am:

Beautiful sunset, Jason! That's exactly the kind I like to put in my memory bank to refer back to on stressful days. Thanks.

By Sarah, stuck in Ohio on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 07:23 am:

It has only been about 5 days since I have left God's Country and this picture makes me REALLY miss it! Nice job Jason!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 07:48 am:

The current calendar quarter in the WOW department is shaping up to be quite a variety. The guest gallery has become a rich resource for high resolution screen savers, and prospects for the 2004 Pasty Cam Calendar:

Matthew Nyland
Keith Meyers
Tex DeGraves
Rick Anderson
Donn de Yampert
Kathy Jennings
We would like your input again this year as we design the 2004 edition of the Pasty Cam Calendar. In the Guest Gallery we have created a special album for 2004 Calendar Nominations. Anyone may add pictures from the archives or Guest Gallery, but please be sure to use the 'big picture' format (scroll down to use the 'Submit URL' to FTP from archives to gallery). Also, you can add your comments why the photo would make a good calendar shot, after the picture loads to the album. If you would prefer to email your nominations, send the dates of your favorites to, and we will add them to the special album for you.

This is a little different than we have done the voting in the past. We'll see how it works out, and settle on the final choices by Labor Day. Thanks for collaborating with us on this colorful annual publication!
By Dave, Manistee on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 09:27 am:

We just returned from a great few days touring the Copper Country. My daughter joined us for the first time and truly loved the area. She has a question about the origin of the name Cat Harbor between Eagle Harbor and Eagle River. Her cats don't like water. Can anyone help?

By Greta, Milwaukee on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 09:43 am:

Cat Harbor - I always thought it was called that because it was a snug place to curl up and rest.

By jack, coeur d alene, id on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 09:48 am:

this may be a old forelore, but someone told me that "cat harbor" came about because there used to be a "cathouse" in the area

By Gal in Kalamazoo on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 10:18 am:

Can someone remind me again why I'm wasting away in Kalamazoo, where we never see anything that's nearly as beautiful as what you folks in the U.P. are treated to all the time?

By Dave Cloutier - Colorado on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 10:35 am:

Gee, I'm sorry Gal in Kalamazoo, but I can't think of a single reason...

By Yooper Joe stuck in GB, WI on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 10:39 am:

That Gal in Kazoo needs a Yooper so she will not be so sad in Kalamazoo, oh wait she already does!

Check out for a nice pic of Escanaba looking towards Stonington Penninsula.

I love you gal in Kazoo

By Connie - Colorado on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 10:52 am:

Is it the Almighty Dollar? Or is Love? This is a question I've asked myself at least once for every star in the sky!

By Nosey Pasty Fan on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 12:01 pm:

Did Gal in Kalamazoo and Yooper Joe meet on Also, are we able to place pasty orders again?

By Jason Jeannette on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 12:54 pm:

Everyone's sentiments about missing the UP and it's beauty are going to be echoed by me when I leave here after I'm done at MTU. It's sad, but I think the fact that this is the only place like it makes it all the more wonderful. If we could see these things any old place then there wouldn't be as much to appreciate, so I'm thankful for the uniqueness of the UP. I will definitely miss it though.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 02:15 pm:

Now THAT'S a sunset! Bee-U-tee-fullll!

And I'm enjoying all the vacation shots. Almost look like my sibs and I when we were pups. Or my own kids when we visited the UP over the years.

This site keeps me sane. Thank you.

By Gal in Kalamazoo on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 04:26 pm:

Hey Nosey (and whomever else is interested)--

Yooper Joe and I met here in Kalamazoo, where I toil away behind an editorial desk. Unfortunately, however, he has since relocated to Green Bay. We're hoping that one of these days we'll be back in the same state together, wherever that may be. Until then, we've got, and some lovely sunset pictures.

On a related note, we were up in the U.P. this past weekend, and I had a great time. So if you saw a short brunette with a ridiculous smile plastered across her face, it was me. . . and Yooper Joe couldn't have been far away.

By Paul in Illinois on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 06:03 pm:

Cat Harbor: The story I have always heard is the name came from its shape. It looks like the arched back of a cat.
As to the "cathouse" theory, the location wasn't really good for enterprise of any sort during the Keweenaw boom years. It would be too far from the potential customers. Such an establishment would be on the fringe of the community and off mining company property, so the clientel could walk to the shop. The "soiled doves" would flock close to the mining camps and commercial centers, so Copper Falls, Cliff, Central, Phoenix, Eagle Harbor, or Eagle River would be a more likely location. That is not to say that, in later years, when transportation was better, there wasn't some freelance work done near Cat Harbor. It is just that it has had the name since the very early days.

By things that make you go Hmmm?? on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 06:41 pm:

To Paul in Illinois:
Your apparent comprehensive knowledge regarding the history and likely locations for "cat houses" rings suspiciously of direct experience...

By Steve in Illinois on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 07:30 pm:

Yes, I'm sure Paul's knowledge of Keweenaw happenings in the 1890's is all first hand. LOL!
Sorry Paul.....I couldn't resist!

By kal MI on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 10:56 pm:


By Ken from da UP on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 11:03 pm:

Wouldn't we all be 'purring' if we were close to Cat Harbor again? It is most beautimous!
Does anyone else perceive a woman with a bonnet in the Stonington Lighthouse pic? Looking toward the east (left). Stand back a ways to see it.

By Paul in Illinois on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 07:35 pm:

Steve and Hmmm,
I'm not THAT old.

By Steve in Illinois on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 09:23 pm:

I KNOW Paul....that was my whole point! :-)

By eyes wide shut and full of algae. on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 11:30 am:

Hey, we were at Cat Harbor on Tuesday, and the water had about a three foot wide reddish/brownish algae bloom totally across it. Gross. Decided not to swim there after all. Ended up on Eagle River beach where there was some algae but not too bad. We were bummed as Cat Harbor is our favorite little beach when we come up to the Harbor areas.

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