May 02-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: May: May 02-04
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Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 07:53 am:

As it is our custom each week, we fire up the way-back machine to transport Pasty Cam-watchers to another place and time, with a Shoebox Memory. The time is 1935, the place Isle Royale. Who is this mystery lady? Did she land these whoppers by herself? What is the publication (brochure, magazine)? Who came up with such compelling copy... "Never a dull moment for those who must be doing something..." Sure makes me want to start planning ahead for summer vacation.

The month of May marks two milestones here at Pasty Central. It was in May of 1996 when I woke up one morning with the thought, "Wonder if is available as a domain name?" The rest is history. Three years later we had outgrown the local ISP, so in May of '99 Pasty.NET was born, eventually becoming a nationwide network, with over 7,000 dial-in locations. Our high-speed Copper Country wireless takes a quantum leap this month, as Lake Linden-Hubbell and Dollar Bay come online. We hope to complete the Brockway Mountain link by the end of the month, with wireless DSL all the way up to Copper Harbor. Will we ever find time for fishing?

Never a dull moment for those who must be doing something :o)

By murphysurf Michigan on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 08:05 am:

Good Morning,
As I get ready to go to church it is snowing in beautiful Rochester Hills, Michigan

By UP dreamer stuck in NJ on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 08:17 am:

Good Morning!

Wish it was snowing here! As we get ready for church, it is 62* and muggy, damp and yucky. I'm sweating already, and would much prefer the wonderful coolness of the UP. Have a great day up there in God's Country! :-)

By Steve the flying troll on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 08:57 am:

Now those look like F I S H. I saw a couple caught by two old guys in Chassel when I was at Da Tech. Those two old guys were younger than I am now........Where did those decades go. Enjoy the U.P.

By camwatcher on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 09:56 am:

I wonder if that gal caught them? Or just has the honor of cleaning them and cooking them up? LOL. Looks like she was having fun.
Saw a few snowflakes here this morning in Houghton county. Never a dull moment with the weather either.

By Jo Ann, Hancock on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 10:18 am:

It is snowing in Hancock today, will spring ever come?

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 10:25 am:

Spring sprung here. Everything is in such bloom we all have our allergies blooming.

By Dave of Mohawk on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 10:26 am:

The advertisement is certainly correct when they say "countless beauties of Isle Royale". The National Park Service has done a terrific job at preserving the wilderness and naturual beauty of Isle Royale. There's nothing like fresh lake trout caught from Isle Royale waters.

By on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 10:34 am:

Keep up the great work Charlie and the rest of (especially the Sunday postings).

By C.R. Mi. on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 10:56 am:

Does any one have a picture of the Minong Lodge
on Isle Royal?

By Ralph stuck in Florida on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 12:05 pm:

Wish I was in Michigan with cool temps. Got up this morning 82*

By Brent, in springy, rainy, Rochester, NY on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 01:03 pm:

Couldn't find anything on the Minong Lodge on Yahoo except for this: (Surprise, surprise, It's a Pasty link from 03/08/03.

Look about 2/3 the way down for a message "By Minnesota on Saturday, March 8, 2003 - 06:10 pm"

By rob on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 01:27 pm:

You guys make me sick. Stop rubbing it in.
It is 94 degrees is Los Angeles right now.
I can no longer stand the day after day after day of sun and ridiculously warm weather. Oh how I long to return to Michigan.

By Keith, Kansas on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 01:59 pm:

Nice ad Charlie! It got me to thinking that it is about time to make another trip out to Isle Royale. It will be 22 years this June since I was out there last...I have a few shots from that trip in one of my albums in the guest gallery at:

Have a great day!

By in wI on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 02:13 pm:

According to Michigan History Magazine, minong means "good place to live" in the Ojibwa language.

By ts on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 03:03 pm:

Have a old letter--1907---sent from rock harbor lodge---mentions Jim Mc Naughton (head of calumet @ hecla mining co) being there on vacation--and how he pays dearly the 2.00 a day to rent a boat

By BT,TC on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 05:04 pm:

Just got home from a weekend opening the cottage in the good ole U.P. At Curtis....It was a beautiful weekend in the north. Wish I could have gone a little further like 4 hours (LOL) to the Copper Country!! Did some antiquing and found some great old U.P. mementos before all the rest of the Trolls arrive.

By One Finn to Another on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 07:47 pm:

Hey BT in T.C., you still sellin cars there?

By Victor Parisian on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 08:12 pm:

Does anyone know? Is there a lodge on Isle Royal? What sort of accomidations. Just got back from Big Bend National Park last week. Great lodge there in the Chisos Basin.

By WALTER P TAMPA on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 08:42 pm:


By Chevysac, Bev Hills MI on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 09:29 pm:

Victor, There is indeed a lodge on Isle Royale. It's the Rck Harbor Lodge. There site is: Be sure to chck out the location and go to Isle Royale National Park for many other details that are very important to know when going to this true wilderness park. It's not an easy trek, but worth every minute. I've been only twice in my 50 years but I've not ever stayed in the lodge. I'm headed again this year in July and can't wait!

By Chevysac on Sunday, May 2, 2004 - 09:30 pm:

OOPs that's Rock Harbor Lodge

By BT,TC on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 02:34 pm:

Hey One Finn to Another.....we're still tryin!

By Capt. Frank Filkins, Houghton, MI on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 06:56 pm:

Isle Royale is truly the gem of Lake Superior. I've gone over every summer/fall for the past 25 years and count it as the highlight of my year. Park personnel have always been dedicated, professional, and welcoming to the visitor. Stories stating otherwise are usually from those that demand preferential treatment to the detriment of the other visitors! Isle Royale is a wonderful piece of northwoods paradise.

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