May 13-04

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Photo by Dan Brown

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 05:27 am:

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not certain where Dan Brown is with this photo shoot. I know one thing, it's in the U.P., and I'm guessing maybe the central part? Wherever Dan is standing, it's quite an awesome spectacle. The contrast of the darkness being illuminated by the radiant sun gives a heartwarming feeling.

We are continually greatful to all the members of the Pasty Central Guest Gallery who provide such a variety and depth of the beauty of the upper Great Lakes region. There are now over 7,000 photos in the Gallery!

By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 05:36 am:

Morn'n all!Nice picture...must be some place bigger than Eagle Harbor....
First Post

By Down and out in Kalamazoo on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 05:41 am:

What a fantastic way to start my Thursday! Absolutely gorgeous picture (now my wallpaper) Thank you for bringing the UP on down to me when I can't bring myself up to God's Country :O)

By Jim & Pam Calumet on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 05:49 am:

Good Morning. Marquette upper harbour.

By dick, fl on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 06:03 am:

Yeah, Marquette Upper Harbor at sunset.

By maijaMI on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 06:11 am:

Breathtaking! And yes, it's Marquette.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 06:34 am:

Morning! Lovely, just lovely

By Jim & Pam Calumet on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 06:38 am:


By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 07:33 am:

Great shot, I just love sunrise and sunset photos. There's is a special spirituality around them I think. Anyway, on my way out of the area the other day I happened to be lucky enough to catch this photo of the lift bridge that I'd like to share...time to get to the golf course...

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 07:36 am:

OOPS!! Need another cup of coffee first...Here is the pic....:)
lift bridge

By Shirley Laurin on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 08:02 am:

Thanks for all the beautiful photos on this site. Can't wait to go up there around July 4th. Since the 4th is on Sunday, does anyone know the dates for the parades - South Range, Gay, Lake Linden?

By Marsha, Genesee and Aura on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 08:11 am:

Good morning from Genesee! Anyone interested in a pasty cam picnic, read Charlie's post from 8:53 last night. Sounds like a good time!

By Jack in CT on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 08:17 am:

Even though I'd really like to put faces with the names I see here every day and thank the Pasty Central gang in person for this site I won't be able to make it to the picnic this year. I'll be coming all the way from Connecticut and won't make it to the UP until probably the middle of that week.
Oh well, maybe next year!

By finnferrfunn on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 08:20 am:

Pasties and the '4th of July',.... sounds like a GREAT Yooper-American tradition, looking forward to it...

By rob in dc on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 08:39 am:

For about a week now, I've had as my wallpaper Joshua Suomis' iconic photo (week of 4/11/4) of a freighter and the moon riding on and above the vastness of Lake Superior. It has come to bother me. My problem is the boat. It has neither bow wave nor wake. The sun appears to be shining brightly on its port side, although the lake itself suggests a bright but lightly clouded sky. Most of all, the Columbia Transit vessel appears too large to be as close to the horizon as the small arc of water 'behind' it suggests. In other words: Was the boat actually there, or was it carefully dropped in from some other photo? Either way, it's a stunning image. Comments?

By vaalea on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 08:41 am:

Will we get to meet Toivo at the picnic??

<Toivo sez>:

Are you kiddin'? A free pasty?? Wild horses couldn't keep me away!

July 4, 11am-4pm, Agassiz Park, Calumet

By Bob on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 08:46 am:

I'm on the Hubbell Fire department and all the stuff
we do is on the 3rd this year, including the parade
thru Lake Linden, Hubbell and Tamarack City.

This probably means Gay also right afterwards, but I'm not sure.

By eddie on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 09:06 am:

Marquette at the Presque Isle taconite dock.

By bob on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 09:22 am:

Get a load of this beautiful picture I just found on E-bay

this is the same area as todays picture only taken from downtown Marquette...

By kc, MN on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 09:47 am:

I think it's a nice picture. I like all of the sunrise and sunset pictures people have posted. It's sometimes nice to imagine yourself being there. Better than being at work anyway..

By Matt in Green Bay on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 10:11 am:

I agree, kc

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 10:18 am:

Morning from Houston, shall I say soaking wet Houston. Haven't seen the sun for a while so its nice to log on to Pasty.Net and see one staring back at me. Good job!

By Misplaced Michigander, NJ on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 10:36 am:

Good morning. I'm happy to see that someone else is curious about the freighter/moon picture, which by the way is my wallpaper right now. I have a slightly different question. At first I assumed that the shot was taken from the shore out into Superior, and realized that the moon couldn't have been there, in the north. Then I noticed that there was some land appearing in the right-hand side of the shot. That made me think the photographer was standing somewhere along White Fish Bay. Does anyone know exactly? Whatever, it's a beautiful picture.

By camwatcher on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 10:50 am:

I took a closer look at this beautiful photo and I think appears to be Photoshopped. If you enlarge it, you can see that the boat is not in the water, but placed on top of. Very well done. Lovely to look at.
Wish I knew how to create this kind of artwork.

By An old Readers Digest and Ogden Nash on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 11:09 am:

A princess who lived near a bog
Met a prince in the form of a frog,
Now she and her prince
Are the parents of quints,
Four boys and one fine pollowog.

There was an old man of Calcutta,
Who coated his tonsils with butta,
Thus converting his snore
From a thunderous roar
To a soft oleaginous mutta.

Couldn't help but think of Mr. Wheatman when I saw this. :>)

By Rice Lake Gary on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 11:22 am:

Since gas is $2 a gallon in Detroit, whats a current price up there ?? Need to know if I need a home-equity loan to purchase gas for the trip north this summer>>>

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 11:44 am:

$2.09 is the price at the pumps today.....

By Leisa, MI on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 11:53 am:

to rice lake gary....if you end up needing that home equity loc, let me know...i work at a bank.....LOL....seriously, i was in the soo about 3 weeks ago and it was $1.60 a gallon...which was about 28 cents less than mackinaw city

By Paul , Webberville Troll on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 12:16 pm:

Troll in Eagle Harbor. Sorry to read in yesterdays Lansing State Journal,, of your Aunt Germaines death. She was 5 years ahead of me in school. Wasn't she the youngest of your mom's family? I remember your grandpa from the mid 40"s. Adolph I believe, lived on Dietz Road just north of M-36.

By Aunt Mary on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 12:36 pm:

Brad in Canton: Just scrolled through your slide pictures and boy are they ever great. Sure miss all of you and can't wait to see you all. The kids are sure getting big. Your scenery pictures are beautiful. Thanks for the picture of St. Paul's Church in Calumet. You should take some of the inside at St. Joseph's in Lake Linden and post them on Love to all of you
Aunt Mary

St. Joseph Church
From the Archives: Dec. 8, 2002

By ric, WI on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 12:39 pm:

Hmmm...took a CLOSE look at the Snow Thermometer today. Seems it is resting on some sort of "ground."

Of course it COULD be a fake snow thermometer. I mean, how could it be real? Probably photoshopped too...NO ONE could get that much snow.....

Just Kidding

By Jack in CT on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 12:47 pm:

I don't think the picture of the ship is doctored. If it is then he went to great pains to put waves next to the ship and add the wispy smoke without interrupting the gentle shading in the sky behind it.
It also looks like the ship is sitting idle in the water or moving very slowly just as the sun broke. That would give it no wake and only a small roll for a bow wave and the lake wouldn't be lit up by the sun but the ship would.
As for the closeness to the shore - I don't know. Maybe he was out in a boat to get a closer shot and a different perspective.

By Betsy,MI on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 12:56 pm:

That picture shows one of the many reasons I am glad to go to the college in the UP

Great picture DB!

By Rice Lake Gary on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 01:00 pm:

Hi Aunt Mary, Not too much longer before we see you again...........

By Troll, Lower MI on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 01:06 pm:

Just got back from lunch and the gas prices in the burbs of Detroit range from $1.98 to $2.13...and climbing.....well, looks like we won't be coming up to the Yoop this summer. I'm sure this is not going to be good for tourism.

By HarryM, Missouri on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 01:21 pm:

It looks great from Kansas City.... Marquette's Upper Harbor that is!!!

By Alan, Kansas City on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 01:24 pm:

Hey, Harry M. I'm a PastyCam regular. Are you originally from KC or a displaced Michiganian?

By Mohawk on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 01:46 pm:

I think the freighter picture is the real thing. Because of the angle, you can't see the wake. With all of the beautiful scenes here, why would you bother setting up a fake?

By J.P. on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 01:53 pm:

Whats Old Milwaukee going for these days? Last time it was $9.99 + deposit.

By good ole rock and roll, calumet on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 01:55 pm:

I just got back to Calumet, from Green Bay.
My wife and I went to see Fleetwood Mac in concert at the Resche center. What an awesome
performance. They have still got it, after all these years.

By CP,Commerce MI on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 02:02 pm:

Hey Yooperland, Saturday May 15th is Norma (Vuolle) Aittama's 80th birthday, for those of you who know her and those that don't, get your well wishes in, after all finnish pasties and basically all bakegood products come from the Vuolle/Aittama Kitchen! Aunt your the BEST! live it up! Happy 80th!

By Dave - Colorado on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 02:08 pm:

Jim & Pam:
You were correct the first time... It is a sunset. The photographer is standing towards the tip of the breakwall for the upper harbor... must be pretty close to the light beacon at the tip. Walking back to Presque Isle over those slippery, rough boulders in the dark must have been a bit treacherous!

By Rice Lake Gary on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 02:13 pm:

1200 mile round trip to the UP
15 Miles Per Gallon on the Van
80 gallons of total fuel used.
Added increase of 60 cents per gallon from last summer
Increase of $48 in fuel costs
Vacation in the Keweenaw………Priceless….
Heck Yeah See You In 4 weeks……………

By dave on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 02:27 pm:

The shoreline from downtown Marquette to the north harbor where the freighter photograph posted on April 14 was taken runs roughly north-south so the moonrise is in the east as it should be (not the north as someone commented.) The sun angle is very low so the water is not illuminated and the sky looks a bit hazy, but the last rays of the sun catch the side of the boat. The photo is real/undoctored... Ya just gotta be in the right place at the right time... Great photo!

By Debbie - U.P. on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 02:44 pm:

Gas is now $2.14.9 at the Citgo in Hancock.

By Bob from Illinois on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 03:11 pm:

Rice Lake Gary has it right. Hope to make the summer solstice celebration at Agate beach and fishing in fall. Gas prices could triple...I'll still enjoy the U.P. whenever possible.

By BT,TC on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 03:16 pm:

CP, Commerce....Aunt is the best...How's unc doin..have you heard? And you are right...the best baking in the CC came out of those two kitchens I'm sure.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 04:15 pm:

I just received an email from Thomas Heltunen with this message and picture, referencing a Shoebox Memory photo back on 04/04/04

"I was going through some of the photos and came upon the one of Rick Laplander, Rick was an old friend and fellow ham. In fact I bought his tower and one of his radios. Here is a later photo of Rick at his station. Tom"

Rick Laplander
Thanks Tom!

Barbara, Michigan on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 04:57 pm:

Does anyone remember carnivals in Atlantic Mine or South Range? Who sponsored them? Any Photos?

By Paul , Webberville Troll on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 05:57 pm:

$2.48 a gallon for full service regular at the Carriage Hills Marathon station in East Lansing at the corner of Lake Lansing and Hagadorn roads yesterday!!! Minus a 10% discount for senior citizens! Holy Wah! Check out the story in the John Schneider column in 5-13 Lansing State Journal.

By trish, wa on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 09:37 pm:

Rock and roll in Calumet, was Christine McVie on tour
with Fleetwood Mac? Who was in the band? Didn't
know they were on tour again!

By Steve the flying troll on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 09:59 pm:

Linda Rondstedt (sp?) and the Stone Pony played Tech Winter Carnival 68 just after they had hit it big, but were still locked into the gig. My girlfriend at the time (a current professor at Finlandia) and I picked up Linda and the band in a borrowed Chevy at CMX. When we hit the overview where you can see Houghton/Hancock and the canal, she expressed dismay and suprise at the geographical mess she had apparently gotten herself into. It was the first time I ever heard a "lady" use the "*" word. Her loss. not ours
I had way too much fun at Da Tech..........

By new york, ny on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 11:06 pm:

there is where it is.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 02:10 am:

To Steve the flying troll. Is CMX still in operation? Haven't been there in years!

By CC Yooper on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 02:58 am:

Interesting story about the Ronstadt concert--and I'm not surprised. Back in '68 when I was a junior at Houghton High School, I was one of the people who attended that Linda Ronstadt concert. If I recall correctly, the audience was not at all thrilled with the performance or her attitude (she seemed "out of it"), and quite a few people walked out before it was over. Only one of 2 concerts I've ever attended through the years where that happened (the other one was Hank Williams Jr., but not in Mich.). I remember going to see Neil Diamond at da Tech back in the late 60's, and the concert was great. I also attended two John Denver concerts at Tech. At the first concert, he was a member of the Mitchell Trio (having just replaced Chad Mitchell), and a year or so later he returned as a solo artist. Both times were quite excellent. Somewhere in my stuff I still have all the posters. I also remember the Buckinghams, who played at Hancock High School auditorium--I think they were sponsored by Suomi College. My friend got to interview them for the high school paper and that was a big deal. Haven't thought of any of this in many years! As young people, we were pretty thrilled that these concerts actually came to the Copper Country.

By maijaMI on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 05:53 am:

to bthecute1: Yes CMX is there and operating fully.

By rock and roll, calumet on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 07:51 pm:

Christine is not with the band anymore. The rest are still original members. Stevie still
looks great. Mick, Lindsey, and John have aged some.
The tour was called the" say you will" tour,
after there last album.

By Bthecute1 on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 11:01 pm:

Thank you Maija for the information

By TOM on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 07:28 pm:

Wernt the carnivals by SKERBECKS???

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