May 28-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: May: May 28-04
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Photo by Marsha Galbraith

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:49 am:

Is the suspense killing you yet? This shot brought Isle Royale to mind immediately for me, with the craggy rock formation and the puddle of Lake Superior waves. Then Copper Harbor popped into my thoughts too. Neither of those were the right location though. Today's Pasty Camist, Marsha Galbraith, was out on the tip of Pointe Abbaye taking in the peaceful scene. From here (I think a bit to your right) you can view the Huron Islands and the Huron Mountains. To get there, you head out of L'Anse on the Skanee Road, turn left onto Townline Road, then right onto the Point Abbaye Road. Total trip is about 23 miles from L'Anse. Looks like the rewards of the drive are worth it!

By Keweenawgal on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:52 am:

Very nice pic!

By Roudy Mi on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:52 am:

Talley Ho!

By Debbie - U.P. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:53 am:

Lake Superior in all it's beauty! Never get tired of the view.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:53 am:

Good Morning from Houston!

By John K, Houston, TX on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:56 am:

I went there years ago when I was at Tech. Looks so nice and refreshing, unlike the hot and humid (90F 75%) days we now have here in Houston.

By Garth// Minnesota on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:59 am:

Another beautful picture Marsha// I love the fact you LOVE the UP///Garth

By Mr. Bill on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:05 am:

Well worth the wait Mary and Charlie!

By MJS on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:08 am:

Hyvaa Huomenta!

By Bob on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:23 am:

Wish I had my camera with me on the way in this
morning, Torch Lake was a sheet of glass with
plumes of fog rising..

Frost on the deck this morning in Hubbell. BRRR

By Clyde Elmblad...L'Anse, MI on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:45 am:

Nice picture Marsha! I took a boat trip around the point on my to the Huron Islands last summer. I have some pictures of the Huron Island Lighthouse taken that beautiful day in my guest gallery that you may want to checkout.

By Evelyn, Murphys,CA. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:55 am:

Wonderful picture!! Thanks for the rain...

By Liz Benson, Pocatello ID on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:08 am:

Memorial weekend in Idaho is gloomy with snow trying to mix with rain. The opening of Fishing season and Summer cabins will be a soggy affair. But, I sure can hear the sizzling of fresh Cutthroat fillets in that cast iron skillet. Is it a dream? Darn!

By Old ME church boy on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:29 am:

Liz -

You sure that sizzling sound isn't cicadas?

By Michele Houghton on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:36 am:

Lake Superior Rocks-- It is always a pleasure to see a fine scene from anywhere on her shoreline-- especially during this May of stubbornly seasonal temperatures.(I stole that description from a friend; it seems to accurately describe this spring.) Love the pic-- call it a WOW

By bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:36 am:

Memorial weekeng has brought rain here in San Jose. Our gas prices for those traveling have pretty much stayed the same. $2.35, 2.45, & 2.55. Have a safe holiday.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:39 am:

I cannot believe those gas prices!!!! We had a picture in our paper here where a gas station had prices listed on a sign like this:

Regular 1 Arm
Unleaded 1 Leg
Premium First Born Child

By Lorelei, MI on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:49 am:

Shelly/Yankee in Texas,
Now that is funny. Thanks for the chuckle!

By Dave, Laurium on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:51 am:

Alex T, Ga., Well, are you true to your word...did you indeed have a cold pasty for breakfast today?? It's a great way to start the day!.... Great pic Marsha!!

By Liz Benson. Pocatello ID on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:57 am:

Old ME Church Boy,
It's too cold. They haven't hatched yet!

By Dave, Laurium on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:58 am:

Liz Benson, Hi from an old classmate, I also know the wondrous flavor of fresh cutthroats in the frying pan, used to eat them 3 or 4 times a day camping with my brother in the Butte area of Montana. Out of the water into the frying pan....can't beat it!!

By walt, mich on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:59 am:

I am guessing that the picture is point abbey.

By walt, mich on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:00 pm:

oops didn't read the first entry.

By Dave, Laurium on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:10 pm:

Here's a little shot I caught the other day out near Copper Harbor..I guess the gulls all had the same thing on their minds....

By Liz Benson, Pocatello ID on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:15 pm:

I'm normally a catch/release/barbless hook person BUT not the first weekend of the season!
Butte is where I had to go to get Pasties until this site appeared! Now there is an Austrailian in Idaho Falls who serves them in his restaurant.
Need to have an adventure and try his. Enjoy your thoughts and jokes along w/everybody else who checks in. Golf well!

By Dave, Laurium on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:22 pm:

Liz, my brother Gary and his wife have a little diner in Butte called "Jan's Dip-N-Diner", and she used to make pasties once a week or so, I think she still does. If you ever get over that way, stop in and say Hi. I was in there eating a few years back and who walks in but David Repola, he had set up practice in Butte. Don't know if he is still there or not, he was a year or two ahead of us in school. Anyway...enjoy those fish and pasties...wherever you find them!!

By ric, WI on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:44 pm:

Beautiful Photo!

Never been there but will find it when I go later this summer....

By Ron, Mn on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:51 pm:

This is the UP's Crater Lake

By camouflagegolfer on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 01:00 pm:


By Mary Lou on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 01:02 pm:

Dave Laurium........I think many Copper Country folks ended up in Butte.......wasn't there copper mining in that area as well???......was it C&H who had mines out there??..My Uncle Johann "Jack" Studer had a bar (open 24 hrs per day) in Butte during the 30's and 40's....and another Uncle Whilhelm "Bill" Studer spent time there after his time as a prospector in the Yukon..They were Lake Linden "boys".

By Loo Loo Mae on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 01:19 pm:

Yooper in Vegas - Well the sun is finally out, but it still ain't too warm here yet! Make sure the next time you come to still bring lots of warm clothes!

By Liz Benson, Idaho on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 01:30 pm:

Many Copper Country families have relatives from Europe who went directly to Butte for the Copper Mining rather than stop in the Keweenaw.
Some of them stopped then moved on. It is/was open pit mining unlike "our" shafts. In the late 70's, the airport in Butte had an open pit at each end of the runway....quite a thrill taking
off and landing! Of course, their most recent famous citizen is Evel Knevel. Now its a recovering city on the I-15/I-90 Freeway system.
Our Keweenaw heritage makes it easy to pronounce local Butte names. I do not remember the original mining company of that area. In north Idaho, Kennicot has/had the silver mines and were bought by "Hecla." Of course, I am always open to correction on the above facts!

By Brian Gregorich, MI on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 02:31 pm:

I would like to pass on some information about my grandmother Dorothy Malmquist from down here in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dorothy grew up in "Gods Country" for many years before moving down south. After her husband Carl retired (and has since passed away) she would spend the summers back up north visiting all of her close friends. Unfortunately she is dying of cancer and does not have much more time to live. If anybody would like to pass on a message to her please do, it would really cheer her up.

By TJK - Yooper in Westland on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 02:34 pm:

Received my first ever shipment of pasties from Da UP! The UPS driver didn't even know what a pasty was. Tossed one in the oven and became very homesick as it warmed up.

By keweenawgal on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 02:45 pm:

Did anyone check out the birds on the Copper Harbor cam? Hard to really tell what they are though, because of the shadow.

By Ms. Katie, Il. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 03:31 pm:

I'm putting my pasties together now. But forgot the rudebega ( looked in 2 dictionairies with no luck) so carrots will have to do. They'll be ready about 5:30 CT. Stop by. :> Ms. Katie

By Ms. Katie, Il. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 03:44 pm:

Opps...didn't look for rudabegas in dictionary, just the spelling :> To Dorothy and her family, the Lord be with you. Love and prayers from Ms. Katie. Peace.

By Maija in Seattle on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 03:45 pm:

Hi Ms. Katie, IL,

You'll have better luck if you spell it


By Karen P, MN on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 03:51 pm:

Ms. Katie, Il. Look under "rutabaga". The Cornish call them "Swedes". I'm sure your pasties will be wonderful with or without those morsels.

By Judy Chesaning MI on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 03:55 pm:

Brian, may God be with your grandma and all your family. I don't know you, but you all be in my prayers.

By James-Il on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 04:17 pm:

Tom in Calumet, saw your post yesterday about

"tom da tuna"

Can you please e-mail me so I can ask you something about Tom? Your name was not highlighted so I was unable to send you an


By J.P. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 04:28 pm:

Nope, you gotta have rutabaga.

By maijaMI on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 04:35 pm:

Just saw my first boat go down the canal on the Tech Ripley web cam!

By YOOPER IN VEGAS on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 04:46 pm:


By danbury; germany on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 05:35 pm:

No suspense. I just enjoy the feeling that comes with the pic.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 05:37 pm:

I agree witrh J.P., you need rutabaga in a pasty.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 05:40 pm:

bthecute1, San Jose,
Had rain in the Central Valley this morning, but is sunny and humid now. Suppose to be in the 90's by Monday. Have a safe Holiday Weekend all.

By Rose, Illinois on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 05:41 pm:

Ms Katie in Illinois, I'll be there! I'm in Illinois too. Be sure and have some cole slaw on the side........

By the way, when I make pasties I use turnips instead of rutabagas; I find rutabagas a little too strong. I'm still experimenting with the crust though, don't have that quite right.

By One Finn to Another on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 06:05 pm:

Marsha & Mary, another great shot of the big lake! Can't wait to get up there.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 06:10 pm:

Kevin, Lodi and bthecute1, San Jose...
Isn't the weather weird today? Woke up to rain! Feels like the east coast right now.
I love this site!

By Lisa in TN on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 06:44 pm:

Mom always used Turnips in her pasties, her crust is the best. She uses almost the same crust recipe as her pie crust recipe, but she also closes hers on top ;) Not on the side, but hey she is a Finn, maybe that has something to do with it. Her mother made them the same way.
Drool...., I can wait till this summer only two months away; maybe.
Hope all have a great weekend, and stay safe out there.

By Hancock, MI on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:16 pm:

Looks like the last small patch of Mont Ripley snow will melt overnight...unless we have a night like last night. It was at least 32F last night as the dog's water dish was solid ice this morning with lots of frost on the grass and roofs. The fog bank rolled down the canal. Have a safe holiday.

By Another Yooper in IN on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:04 pm:

Anyone remember "Bullfight in the Sauna"? I just found a copy of it. I hope this makes you laugh as much as myself. As I was typing this in, I was remembering how much my mom loved this book! I'll have to sit down and read the whole thing tonight!!

Mine Fido Dog, by Heino A. Puotinen

(tune of My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean)

Mine Fido no more tont ko skvirling.
Mine Fido vas A toplia L.
Mine Fido I tink vas kon kirling.
Oh kom pack mine Fido ol pal.


Kom pack, kom pack,
Kom pack mine Fido to me, to me.
Kom pack, kom pack,
Kom pack mine Fido to me.

Las nite as I lie on mine pillow,
Las nite as I lie on mine bed,
Las nite as I lie on mine pillow,
I tream tat mine Fido vas dead.

Mine Fido vas ket in tat tropol,
He's merri a poorol I tink;
Tat poorol vas 'long for ta Marsoll,
An Fido vas lan inta klink.

Tat stork vat pring poorols I hopen,
Tont kaarit none Fidos to pring,
Kas ten tat tere chail doors vill open
For Fido mine pal inta spring.

By Ms. Katie on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:06 pm:

Maija and Karen P.Thanks Ladies. Duh...boy is my senior mind slipping gears! Used to be a good speller :> But how ever it's spelled it would have been better with "rutabaga" (But pasties are good even with boughten pie crust mix, whispered)

By DH, Temecula CA on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:39 pm:

Pt. Abbaye is one of my favorite places. A close friend of mine owned one of the cabins near the point and we went out there as often as we could. I try to get out there every time I'm in the area.

Used to go out there just for the sunsets:

abbaye sunset

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:50 pm:

To Kevin in Lodi, and Audrey in San Jose. The rain lasted only a short while. Sun was out by noon, however, I live up in the east foothills, that overlook San Jose, at a beautiful Gulf and Country Club and the wind is very strong. I had to grab the steering wheel with both hands as I was driving up the mountain.

By bobby, VA on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:05 pm:

Another Yooper IN - I think some of us could use subtitles in the song. :-)

ps. When we lived in Houghton, we used to go to McLain SP overlooking the Lake, just for the sunsets also.

By CC fan on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:06 pm:

Brian G in Royal Oak,
Sorry your grandma Dorothy's not feeling well. Give
her a yooper hug from me, eh.

By trish, wa on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:07 pm:

tornadoes in western Washington, oh my!

By Pat Mich. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:33 pm:

To Rose in Ill. My mom always said to add a cup more flour to a pie crust recipe to make a pasty crust. Hope that helps.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:03 pm:

Bthecute1, & Audrey in San Jose....
Very strange weather here in Lodi today, Started out raining, then cleared up with big puffy clouds and windy, and now this evening it's clear blue skies, the Delta winds have died, and it's 66 degs. Feels like a U.P. summer evening. For those of you wondering, We rarely get rain or clouds in the Central Valley after our rainy season ends (March or April),and won't see it again until around November.

By Paul in Illinois on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:28 pm:

Butte and the Keweenaw were linked in many ways. Not only did many miners migrate between the two camps (our family had a few), money also did. Several of the major investors in the Keweenaw used some of their profits to invest in Butte mines. One the other side of the coin, the Butte locals of WFM provided much suppport to the 1913 strike in the Keweenaw.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 01:49 am:

Kevin in Lodi, and Audrey in San Jose
As it is rare to have rain here, it is
even more rare to have a thunderstorm.
I use to be mesmerized by a storm, and
it seemed to pull me in the center of it.
Perhaps as rare as an earthquake.

By Bthe cute1, San Jose on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 02:06 am:

Yes, rutabaga. No, turnip It changes the whole flavor of the pasty. If it is bitter with a
rutabaga in it, it is because you added to much. Just like carrots, to many and the pasty
will be more sweet. If you make your own crust, add a tablespoon of vinegar to it, according to a french cook in the family, and your crust will turn out better. Make it the night before. Also
if you make alot and freeze them, remember that
freezing brakes down the starches in the potatoe

By Mary Lou on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 08:16 am:

Paul in Illinois.....You mentioned WFM in the 1913 strike in the Keweenaw...Is this the "World Federation of Miners"?? this the same Union involved in the demise of the industry in the Keweenaw during the '60's??......I seem to remember "Mine. Mill and Smelter" in the Title then. I remember some of the men considered this union to be influenced by the "Communists" and blamed them for the final vote to reject the last company wage offer........which closed Calumet & Hecla.....

By db on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 09:28 am:

Mary Lou; I agree with you. the subversive element did close down the C & H , with union help. I believe in good unions, never the less.

By DH on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 02:17 pm:

WFM = "Western Federation of Miners"

By In the pines on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 03:35 pm:

It was the United Steel workers and Gene Sari "in charge" at the end in 1968 right?

By Liz Benson, Pocatello ID on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 01:15 pm:

Mary Lou,
I misinformed you and the readers regarding the Butte mines. They had over 200 mining sites with the most famous one being the Orphan Girl Mine.
It operated from 1875 - 1956. It is now an interactive museum. Information can be seen at More info can be located
at The open pits at the old Butte airport (since moved?) may have been quarrys. I'll have to go up and revisit and ask more questions.

By SANDY in Evart, Mich. on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 11:36 pm:

Hi: I have just had the opportunity to view your great photo of Pointe Abbaye chosen on May 28th to entice us all to beautiful Lake Superior. I have never been to that particular location and its quite a view. We have had a houseful of 9 grandchildren and adults for the weekend that must see this photo, too. They all left today,May 3lst. Big Stone Lake is looking beautiful too, and Oh so quiet!

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