Oct 15-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: October: Oct 15-03
Bumbletown Hill Panorama    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Scott Laurie

Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 11:06 am:

Scroll right to see the whole view

Scott Laurie took the request mentioned on last Friday's Pasty Cam as a personal mission, and made his quest to Bumbletown Hill for a fresh panoramic view.

As you scroll to the right, first Ahmeek comes into view, then farther out you can see up US-41 as it passes through Mohawk. Scott has even a wider perspective in his photo album if you don't mind waiting for a larger file to download.
By Missin the UP from NJ on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 11:20 am:


Great panoramic shot.

By Carole on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 11:27 am:

Thank you Scott, this picture is absolutely stunning. Well done!!!

By Bob Roysdon Arizona on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 11:43 am:

Hi,This is the best web site anywhere.I am from Indiana but I now live in Arizona.I wanted to know if I put in a boat at the Portage River Light can I go all the way to McLain State park.??Are there small towns along the way ..About how long would this take if I can go ??Bob in Az.

By Jon Maninga - Ypsilanti on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 11:55 am:


Great Picture!

It was good to see the colors and the old hometown (Ahmeek Location)! I can almost see the house I grew up in..

Have a good day!

By Kerry, Mi on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:18 pm:

Yes Bob can launch your boat from certain places along the portage canal. 3 places that I know of are the Keeweenaw Entry Docks, Chassell Boat launch but there is a $2 charge there. And another spot closer would be in the City of Houghton right near the Bridge by the city park.

By RCW on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:22 pm:

Another fantastic job Scott.

By Kerry, Mi on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:24 pm:

Oh I forgot to mention Bob that there are not really that many small towns along the way, the only one is Oskar. and the trip usually takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs by boat on where you launch your boat from.

By Frank,,, Milw.... on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:25 pm:

The large hump in the upper left. Is that cliff drive, or Brockway Mt.?

By fy on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:29 pm:

Cliff Drive

By directionally challenged! on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:33 pm:

What direction is this picture facing? Since I don't know where Bumbletown Hill is, I can't get my bearings!

By Marsha, Genesee and Aura on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:39 pm:

I stood on the same spot Saturday and took video in every direction. Had a great time! The leaves were falling rapidly due to the high winds, but leaves underfoot are good, too, especially at Silver Falls. Maybe I can find the time to add new pics to my site tonight.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:49 pm:

How absolutely awesome!

By Trish, WA on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:52 pm:

Beautiful photo, Scott! I feel as if I'm walking along that
ridge as I scroll it along. I enjoy this armchair travel to
the UP each day. Thanks to all the photographers who
bring it to us.

By Cathy Anthony, Norfolk, VA on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:54 pm:

Hi Scott. Thanks for the picture. Jon Maninga was right you can almost see our house from up there. Thanks again, Cathy(Maninga) Anthony

By Bee-Sarasota,Fl on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 01:05 pm:

Hi all: Just left the UP about 7 miles N of Ameek right on the Lake....about 2 weeks ago. Had 3 and 1/2 months there at theCamp enjoying all our friends, the weather and the serenity, back to the mad house of traffic.... hope to see some of our Mich friends this winter.

By Rivera on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 01:10 pm:

Ahh, indeed. Good old Bumbletown. Infamous for its chimney-top snow drifts and gale force winds as well as the namesake of a pretty talented local slo-pitch team back in the hey-day of said sport.

By Kathy Hoatson, Towson, MD on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 01:16 pm:

What a beautiful picture. It certainly depicts the beauty of Autumn. Thank you, it made my day!

By FH & NLC on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 04:46 pm:

Beautiful picture. We too just left the area and are in Port Charlotte, Fl for the winter. Our summer home is in Lac La Belle. We enjoy this site and check it daily.

By PSmith SC on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 05:02 pm:

I too am confused on the direction. If Mohawk is center top then I assume Calumet would be to the right of the screen. Where is the information booth between Ahmeek and Mohawk? Thank you,

By Jim Copper Country on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 05:51 pm:

Calumet would be way to the right....out of the pix; the Keweenaw Tourist information booth is most likely just hidden in the trees....it would be at the "top" of the long paved hwy stretch (US 41) as the hwy curves to the right, apparently not visible due to the trees, kinda right where the paved stretch seems to disappear...

By directionally challenged again! on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 08:32 pm:

Please, can someone tell me where Bumbletown Hill is?

By k on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 08:38 pm:

Approximate location of bumbletown...
Just west of the little town of Allouez.

By opie on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 08:41 pm:

Gee, never heard of the town of Vaughsville...
Must be where the "Vaughsville" Bar is !!!

By opie on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 08:46 pm:

Oooopppps......sorry, copyrite map !!!!!
Thought of that after I posted it....but to late.
OK....go to a "mapping website" and enter in Allouez, MI.... you'll see the star on the map.
Bumbletown hill is just up the hill, to the west of Allouez....

By Norsk on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 08:59 pm:

Are there many Swedes living in Swedetown? How did it get its name?

Just curious - I know a lot of Finns live up yonder.

By DB--LL on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 09:10 pm:

some map---they left Calumet & Laurium off. as well as Mohawk & a few others.

By Janine Turnquist, MI on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 09:29 pm:

I think that I can see my mom waving to me from First Street in Ahmeek! Thanks for bringing me home, Scott!

By Betty, Sun City, AZ on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 11:01 pm:

Scott - thank you so much for 'filling my request'. This is 'TERRIFIC' and beautiful. Oh to be 'up home' right now and see all the colors. We do not see that here in Sun City, AZ.

By Ken from da UP, on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 11:35 pm:

They didn't even put in Eagle River or Eagle Harbor. Maybe you'd have to zoom in a little closer to see 'em. :>) They show Boston, but no Salo or Paavola. But it does give an idea where Bumbletown Hill is. But, yes, it is a beautimous picture. Can almost see my step-dad's house on Bollman St. in Ahmeek.

By Troll, MI on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 09:16 am:

My grandfather was born in Allouez (Oh ick-- a French named town...). I believe Swedetown was given it's name at the turn of the century when a lot of Scandanavians came to the U.P. to work in the mines. Each culture settled in with their "own" and thus Swedetown was created.

There were a lot of Finns,Swedes,Danes and Norwegians that settled in the U.P. as well as, Italians, Germans,Croatians,French and of Jewish religions...(Lutherans,Cat-licks,Baptists etc...) a multiple melting pot, if you will.

By Lee, Mi. on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 09:31 am:

To Opie,
I found this old newspaper article cut out at a rummage sale.I don't know what paper it came from but it gave a brief history of Vaughnville.
Vansville which is located about 1/2 mile south of Phoenix,Keweenaw county.
In Feb. 1849 Joel A.Vaughn was notified that he was the owner of about 8 acres of land in Keweenaw..He and his wife Polly lived in a rough shack until he built a log cabin.He was working at the Cliff Mine at that time.With the influx of people, Vaughn
had 5 buildings on his acreage and the town was named in honor of him., then called Vaughnville.Joel Vaughn died in Oct of 1862 and was buried in the Eagle River Cemetery.His widow sold the property to Morris G.Hanover in Aug. of 1864.
In May 1865 Morris sold it to James Prideaux who set up a grocery store on it.Prideaux died in 1901
Vaughville had a Tavern and a Commercial House and a postoffice.Early names from Vaughnville history are Fecteau,Knivel, Bruneau , Dee , Daniel Sullivan and former
sheriff of Houghton , Joseph Trudell.The Prideaux store supplied the local mining towns with goods.
The store was vacant from 1901-1927 when Mr Alex Rota bought it.He converted it into a resort.Later years Alex's son
Bernard joined in.The Rota family to this day still own it.

By Debi, Laurium on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 02:18 pm:

Hey, Ken from da U.P.: Mind saying who your step-dad is? I used to live on Bollman Street.

By Marvin, Bumbletown on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 06:04 pm:

Hey Charlie.....My wife and I are out of town working a job in St. Joseph, Michigan for a month. You have made both of us very homesick. Our beautiful house is on the top of Bumbletown hill and we miss home pretty bad. My work takes us away from home every now and then but we keep in touch using the pasty.net. You should have seen the hill this spring when all the apple trees and such flowered. We enjoy everything about living in the Copper Country.

By Michelle, MI on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 06:41 pm:

Hi Marvin, Your summer neighbors are homesick too!
Wish we were there

By Malcolm on Friday, October 17, 2003 - 10:16 am:

Bumbletown is also very pretty at night. Steemed up the windows in the car a few times. :)

By Jim B-Downtown Milwaukee on Friday, October 17, 2003 - 03:21 pm:

Scott- Many thanks for honoring my request and taking the great panoramic shot from on top of Bumbletown Hill. Its awesome to say the least!!!
Its going to be a super screensaver for me.It will be great to click on my PC everyday and see Ahmeek and the surrounding area staring me right in the face. What a way to start the workday in "Brew City". Say hello to my brother Larry when he comes in from Negaunee.
Once again... thank you Scott for taking the time to do this for me.

By walter p tampa on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 04:51 pm:

fantastic picture a adams must be rolling

By Tanya, Orion Twp. on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 04:02 pm:

I can see my Grandpa's house!

By yooperwannabe/richmond mi on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 04:49 pm:

Whats up with the picture. It is not the same one. Check the date.

By danbury on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 05:14 pm:

As always, a great pic. Although somewhat, well, not quite up to date ... :)

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 06:45 am:

A technical glitch on November 29, 2004, transported visitors back to this date. For a couple of hours folks thought they had fallen into a time warp.

Later that day, we fixed the calendar. Thanks to the sharp Pasty Camwatchers who alerted us to the problem.

By rachel ,chicago il on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 07:10 pm:

If you have any info on the prideaux clan would love to hear about it.

Rachel Prideaux

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