Oct 19-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: October: Oct 19-03
Making of Baraga Shrine    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Rick Anderson

Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 10:42 am:

We kick off another week of the Pasty Cam with a gian snowshoe from the snowshoe priest, Bishop Baraga. I believe this is Art Chaput, one of the builders back in the 1960's. Our thanks to Rick Anderson for posting several photos about the construction of the memorial.

By Jason Stott, OR on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 10:45 am:

AHA! First post! I just wanted to reiterate my thanks for this website. I check it daily (sometimes twice when especially homesick), and am extremely grateful for the wonderful images from home.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 12:10 pm:

I'm ever grateful for this site, too!

Cool pic today! Zoomed me back to snowshoeing with my grandpa's old snow shoes back when I was in HS. I walked for miles in the woods by my house. Sometimes our dog would follow and he'd end up with hundreds of little snowballs hanging off his fur, which he'd then have to chew off after we got home! GREAT memories. Still love snowshoeing even here in NJ. (Especially before anyone else gets to the snow!!) Even got my hubby to enjoy it as much as I do.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 12:13 pm:

Wow, by the way, is that giant shoeshoe "sculpture" still around?

By Mary Drew on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 03:15 pm:

Missin the UP from NJ~
The giant snowshoe sculpture was
yesterday's cam shot.....Bishop Baraga Shrine. The statue is located on the cliff of Keweenaw Bay, between Baraga and L'Anse and can been seen from US41.

By Mary Drew on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 03:17 pm:

Missin the UP from NJ~~
I forgot to add this: Look at the second picture you can see the "Snowshoe Priest" Bishop Baraga, holding the snowshoes!

By troll in eagle harbor on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 03:30 pm:

That reminds me,it won't be long and I'll be thinking about getting my snowshoes out.Better check the webbing.Another"gotta do" before winter sets in. One more good thing about this site.It helps me keep my "CRS" under control.heh!heh!Now,where did I put my snowsho......?

By walter p tampa on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 05:29 pm:

must be paul bunyans snow shoe i don"t recall seeing that snow shoe where is it now

By Dam Guy, Parasite Creek on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 08:37 pm:

I'm just glad that Bishop Baraga wasn't known
as the "Snowmobiling Priest"...

By Missin the UP from NJ on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 09:36 am:

To Mary Drew,

Thank you for the info... I did't look close enough at the pics!

By maijaMI on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 11:17 am:

I have a vivid childhood memory of visiting a garage or some other building in Lake Linden (I think) when the sculptor was working on Bishop Baraga. How awesome to see the parts up so close.

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