May 03-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: May: May 03-04
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Photo by Roger Kangas

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:43 am:

I've looked at this shot of Hancock several times, trying to figure out where it was taken from. The angle of the photo makes it look like Roger Kangas was out in the water when he snapped it. But then again he could have been on the Houghton shoreline too. It's hard to pinpoint exactly where the shutter was fluttered. No matter where, though, it gives you a calm feeling with the mirrored surface of the Portage reflecting the shoreline twofold.

By rjs, VT on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:51 am:

good morning from Vermont

By troll in Eagle Harbor on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 06:06 am:

Mornin' from the Harbor

By Magnus O'Magnuson, Lexington, MI on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 06:12 am:

Good morning from the lower great lakes. Is that white building a hospital?

By Mike-Transplanted Yooper-Redford, Mi on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 06:24 am:

The white building was indeed a hospital. I was born there in that building, as were a few other members of my family. It used to be called St. Joseph's Hospital, before they changed the name to Portage View. It now is empty, as they have built a new facility up on the hill in Hancock.
Maybe another local Yoop can fill us in on when it was built, etc...

By Kosk in Toronto on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 06:26 am:

Good morning from Toronto. I check this site
every day...sometimes more often when I'm
homesick for the UP. Soon it'll be summer
and I'll be there in person..

By wright Ky on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 06:27 am:

Good morning,from Ky.Hello former Big Boy Market in Tamarack Mills.

By Matt ,Union City, Michigan on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:08 am:

Is it dry in copper country ? it sure has been down here only 1 mushroom so far.

By Tyler in GR on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:45 am:

Wonderfully peaceful pictuce. Wish I was there.

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:57 am:

The frost is slowly disappearing this morning. Sunday was a great picture taking day around the Keweenaw. Here's a couple pics from a lil further towards the east on the canal....

By Dan Belo, Lake Linden on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:58 am:

I did some subcontracting for James Leck,general contractor of St,Joseph hospital about 1950 0r 1951.

By Jean, West Texas on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 08:40 am:

Good morning from "balmy" West Texas-lovely morning with sunshine and 50's but going up to the 80's today. Will be headed to the beloved U.P. this summer for the all school reunion at Lake Linden. Looking forward to seeing some old friends:)

By Ellen,Sunrise Side,Mi. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 09:00 am:

Well, I'm heading back tomorrow to the Sunrise side from sunny Sacramento,Ca.They have had record heat and dry here.Two years ago at this time, I brought back 80* and we had a hard freeze and Traverse City lost 95% of their cherry crop. We don't want that. Its been great keeping in touch with our Beautiful State. Everyone have a Wonderful Week.

By T on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 09:08 am:

I can see my parents house in that picture from the south entry light! :)

By Jerry Florida on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 09:09 am:

Good Morning from sunny Florida, in the 80s today again summer is here. Coming to the UP in July I hope the black flies are gone then.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 09:53 am:

Good Morning from Lodi CA. In the 90's yet again today.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 09:56 am:

Ellen, Sunrise side......It's alway's dry here in the summer. The people here can't believe that Mich. gets rain in the summer time. We only get it in the winter here. The cherry harvest started here last week.

By Ginny --Capt.'s dtr. #3 on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 10:13 am:

It's always so nice to check the beautiful photos on Pasty Central in the morning in
No. Cal. and feel like I am there!
Nice pic of the Lower Entry Light--just like one I took many years ago!
Thanks for the memories! Gin

By Gin- Capt's dtr #3 in Ca. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 10:17 am:

To Kevin in Lodi from Hayward, Ca--
Are there farms to pick cherries in Lodi? Looks like another warm day here in the Bay area. Gin

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 10:24 am:

Morning from Texas! We had lots of rain on Saturday! Today is lovely, too bad its Monday!! :)

By Jerry Florida on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 10:30 am:

The Weather forcast in Michigan doesn't change much in (winter partly cloudy with a chance of snow, in (summer partly cloudy with a chance of rain,)I was born in Laurium and have family there, been coming there every year and you have to spend some time to get the nice the big bridge seens like in rains all the time when I come thru.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 11:14 am:

Gin Capt's dtr #3 in Ca.......To our east and south are the Cherry orchards, most have stands were you can buy fresh picked cherries. The town of Linden just east of Stockton will have their Cherry Festival on May 15th.

By Ellen,Sunrise Side, Mi on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 11:42 am:

Kevin, Jerry, Born and raised here in Mi. Visiting Son (air force)(Travis) and family. Really enjoying all the different foilage, and birds. Checked the weather and Saginaw is to have 77* on Saturday. Sure is nice to visit all on Love all the pictures each day and its always a surprise. Later.....

By yooper wife on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 11:52 am:

yooper from vegas is visiting relatives in calumet and is freezing. what a wimp! wish i was HOME too. will have to wait until july for fresh vitalizing air.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 11:58 am:

Ellen, Sunrise...Born and raised in Michigan also.
That will alway's be "home", as far as I'm concerned I'm just on an extended visit here in CA. Someday I'll be back! Until then I have Pasty Central every morning to visit and take me back.

By ralph, yooper at heart, stuck in Fl. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 11:59 am:

Good afternoon from rainy Florida

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:00 pm:

Since everybody seems to be "checking in" this morning, good morning from warm and sunny San Jose (at least it's still morning here, as it's only 9:00). Great picture today!

By Fran,Ga on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:19 pm:

I was about 13 in 1952 when St Jos's was dedicated. It was dedicated on the day (Sun) I was confirmed. My girlfriend Betty G.,her folks and my folks and I went to it. I remember it was a warm day and the Hosp was just beautiful.

By Allouez Andre on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:26 pm:

Nice pics of the lake and South Entry. There is actually a Portage Canal and a Portage Lake. Anybody know where the canal ends and the lake starts. My guess is from the Lily Pads west is the canal.

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:27 pm:

Youse people living in the balmy parts of the U.S. would enjoy our lower michigan weather today. Here in Warren, MI (where I work), its a beautiful sunny day and in the 40's. Beautiful but chilly.

By Roudy Mi on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:32 pm:

Does anyone know the first set of identical twins born at the hospital?

By Bob M, Muskego on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:43 pm:

Reading this mornings posts and seeing the light house reminded me of the add in yesterdays Milwaukee Journal/Sentinal.

LIGHTHOUSE FOR SALE Historic Lake Superior Lighthouse in Upper Michigan. $499,000 www. (480)225-8836

By B. Stoyer. UP. MI on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:45 pm:


Still to cold for da shrooms this way.

Better luck later eh.


By Lynn in A2 on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:56 pm:

Hei Hei,
Can we still get Fish from Nubby at the Fishhouse (Lake Superior Fisheries)? That would be the white building with the stack on the canal.

From the Archives
by Jonathan Hopper, Pasty Cam: Feb 19,2000

By Ace,Tx. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 12:57 pm:

Good Morning All- Here in Arlington, Tx. it's 64* & sunny, better than Sat. nite we had hail the size of ping pong balls & lotsa rain. Everyone have a great day.

By Carol in Milwaukee on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 01:13 pm:

That ad for the lighthouse sounds like a good deal to me!

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 02:50 pm:

Carol in Milwaukee....Talk about a light bill!

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 03:11 pm:

You'd get a good work out though, no need for a stair master!!!

By Bob on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 03:31 pm:

I took a walk around Hubbell today with my camera.
you can view the shots here

By DJJ on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 03:52 pm:

To Lynn: yes you can still get fresh fish from Nubby at the fish house.

By Curious on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 04:01 pm:

Has anyone got a report on the "Laurium Glacier"? I got such a charge out of the reports in past years, was just wonderin'.

By Debi, Laurium on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 04:26 pm:

Curious--Go to John Dee's website (found on the home page--John Dee Weather). Go to "Journal". He recently posted a picture of the Laurium Glacier on there. My guess was June 24th. That's pushing it, but I was late in entering and all other dates were picked. The way our weather is going, who knows? It's not impossible!!

By maijaMI on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 04:52 pm:

Jerry Florida: You must be having very bad luck visiting MI. I've gone from Detroit to Keeweenaw since the Mighty Mac, every year once or twice or more. Never encountered rain on the bridge. Have seen days upon days of glorious weather in both summer and fall. And personally, I like the winter, though it is too long. Cold and fresh snow and sometimes sun and always good air. No mush and slush and bone-chilling damp like we deal with. Maybe you've only been coming in the 'spring'?

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:07 pm:

Curious...Hey, I had nothing else to do so I went out a few minutes ago and took a pic of the Laurium Glacier. It is still going strong....May have a couple weeks of life in it yet. Enjoy!!
Laurium Glacier

By susan, MI on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:08 pm:

I think St Joes opened in early 1949 - I was born there april that year.

By walter p tampa on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:14 pm:

nice reflections how does one cook smoked ice interesting picture

By Jerry Florida on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:23 pm:

I have been there various times of the year and I think the best weather was in October the year my father past away, oct. 3 at the bridge it was 27 degrees and snowing the next Day went into the 70s for the next 2 weeks It was great time staying at the camp no bugs no rain I don't like staying in town, live being on the big lake.

By Victor P., Houston Tx on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:43 pm:

I had a few lures like that (but much smaller) in my tackle box when I was a kid. Never caught much with them, but then I didn't have a boat either... about 75 degrees here today with low humidity for a change.

By Curious on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:49 pm:

Hey! Thanx Debi and esp. Dave of Laurium! Absolutely loved the pic of the "glacier" today. I was tickled to see someone do just what I hoped someone would do!! Provide an up to the minute pic. GREAT shot! Thanks again.
Dave, would you consider another pic in 2-3 weeks so we get to see the "Great Shrinking Laurium Glacier"? (I'm assuming that's you in the Pic?)

By Daryl Laitila (Daryl) on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 05:51 pm:

Today's Mining Gazette says the new board game called
Calumetopoly is really selling like hot cakes. It's like Monopoly
only all of the businesses are from Calumet.

Mining Gazette

Just wanted to let you know that we have them for sale online at
Pasty Central's very own gift shop. These will be a real
collerctor's item someday.
Pasty Softwear

By wright ky. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 06:13 pm:

Hey Bob,How about taking a walk around Tamarack Mills. And take a few pictures of what used to be the big boy market,marty's bar,fire dept.etc.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 06:18 pm:

To Bob... I just LOVED your walking tour of Hubbell! A great way to see the town. Anytime you feel like doing that for other towns in the area, feel free to do so!

By Paul , Webberville Troll on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:10 pm:

Hi Troll in Eagle Harbor! We saw your brother Steve and his wife Maureen and a son tonight. They were eating out in "Beautiful Downtown Webberville" tonight!

By Victoria, Hancock on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:21 pm:

I was born in that hospital and my Dad was a Pharmacist. I was told that when baby's were born they would page your name over the speaker, at least they did that for me.

By JP from MI on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:35 pm:

To Bob.....Enjoyed your pictures of Hubbell. I live here and you managed to take a couple that I really had to look at to figure out where they were. Nice job!

By grimace on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:38 pm:

Hey Bob!,how about a picture tour of MTU hard at work.
The outside world doesn't have a clue what goes on there!

By Fran. C.Fl. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 07:54 pm:

It's getting too hot in Florida! The Motor Home will be headed North on Wednesday. We will arrive in Houghton about June 1st. See ya all soon!

By Jerry Florida on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 08:00 pm:

Bob nice pictures of Hubbell stop at Bob's party store many times on the way down the camp.

By ed on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 08:30 pm:

Bob, thanks for the memories. We grew up in Hubbell in the 40's and still have brother Art holding down the fort there. Brother Don wrote the book HUBBELL, A COPPER COUNTRY VILLAGE and these pics are a great supliment to that.

By Ms Katie on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 08:46 pm:

To Bob, thanks for the photos of Hubbell.I can only remember vaguely some of the businesses from about 1948, the summer my sister and I stayed part of the summer with Uncle Bernie and Auntie Carol Slattery. Lots of fond memories, playing in the woods edge by the "company" houses. Was a potato storage building there too. Remember some tennis courts in the area too. Seems to me there was a chain-link fence along the sidewalk on the highway along the way into town. Oh, I sure hope I can get up there this summer and see what grandpa's house looks like now. Can't remember the name of the street going up hill. Thanks again Bob.

By still in the great state of michigan on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 09:36 pm:

yes st joe's hospital

i believe this picture could have been taken from the exposed sand bar south of water st in hancock.
i wandered around there when i was a kid. there was a beacon marking the point. nice to see these views after so many years.

By Down State Dave on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 10:04 pm:

Great pictures today. Thanks Roger, Dan, Dave and especially to Bob for his walking tour of Hubbell. I wonder how the waterfalls near Hubbell are doing with all of the runoff?

By his wife on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 10:31 pm:

Roger's picture was taken from the RV Park on the Houghton side of the canal.

By A friend from the U.P. on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 10:42 pm:

Kevin K.from Lodi, CA.. . . . Would your mother happen to be Joyce? I grew up in L'Anse, MI and I knew a Joyce Nelson. She and her husband moved out to Lodi, CA years ago. And since then have both passed away. They were dear friends.

By YOOPER FROM VEGAS on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 11:09 pm:


By troll in eagle harbor on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 06:20 am:

Paul the Webberville Troll...Thanks for the news from home...In a bit over a week my son And his boys will be making the trek up...can't wait to see them.Have a great day!

By ck,Hancock on Friday, May 7, 2004 - 09:42 am:

The old portage hospital is now the Portage Campus of Finlandia University. It will host the Art and Design, Business, and Nursing programs in the near future. stay tuned.

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