Mar 08-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: March: Mar 08-01
Great Sand Bay at night    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jonathan Hopper
Moonlit Bay Shore    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jonathan Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 10:01 pm:

We noticed tonight in Houghton the the movie "Escanaba in the Moonlight" is playing downtown. Nothing against Escanaba, but it's hard to beat the Keweenaw/Superior shore for a magical mid-night experience as we approach full moon. Something at Great Sand Bay keeps luring Jonathan back for another look, accompanied by the trusty Pasty Cam.

Over the years we have featured several moonlit scenes, and another of my favorites was in the oposite season - another time (July) another place (Torch Lake) another world compared to these wind-swept shores of March.

Hubbell in da Moonlight

Northwoods Nomad, Hancock on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 10:04 pm:

One of my favorite spots in the Keweenaw! I'll have to swing by there again. Nice shot Jonathan!

By tm, ohio on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 10:06 pm:

what an awesome picture! You can even see what look to be stars in the one picture. Your pictures amaze me.

By jeff, MN on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 10:30 pm:

Whoa Charlie, d'ose are some WHITECAPS eh?

By Marten Harbor on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 11:04 pm:

Burned and ripped from the 1973 Keweenaw underground classic Double LP Summit Street Sessions:


Music's in the air I hear it singing
Weaving tales of old folklore
Waves are rollin' in they bring a treasure
Of dirftwood upon the shore
Great Sand Bay

Think I'll get some wood for the supper fire
Relax this day away
Long as I live I'll never tire
Of the quiet way
Great Sand Bay

Point your head into the breeze
Make a pillow of the sand
Sleep so gentle in your dreams
You grasp the hand of the land
Great Sand Bay

Resting underneath a starlit sky
Listening to the lake kiss the shore
Embracing with the wind as it flows around me
Happy to be here once more
Great Sand Bay

By Lisa, MI on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 11:35 pm:

That moonlight shot just tugs at the heartstrings!
I wanna go home!

By Bill Penprase on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 11:57 pm:

Charlie, are we to believe that Jonathan is lured to the Great Sand Bay on a beautiful full moon night acompanied by only his camera? Charlie most of us have visited Sand Bay on a full moon night. Are you sure it is only the love of a picture that draws him?

It is a beautiful picture, Jonathan.

Bill P.

By VL, MI on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 10:16 am:

This isn't helping my homesickness.

By TJG, CA. on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 10:21 am:

Charlie, I heard that "Escanaba In Da Moonlight" will only be playing at theaters in the midwest. I doubt that it will still be playing in Houghton when I get to the UP in July for vacation; so can you ask the theater to shipped the movie to California when they finish with it?
Also, when they send the movie, have them throw in some pasties instead of popcorn!

By Naomi.East Lansing,MI on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 11:29 am:

What a beautiful picture of the Night Great Sand Bay!
One of my favorite spots in the Keewenaw.....all year round.
Well you have made me homesick...Can't wait to be back in a few weeks.
I am looking fo forward to beig "home" again!
And everyone keep the e-mail coming I appreciate all the e-mail I have gotton with updates from my fellow Yoopers...and the goings on in the Keewenaw/Houghton County!
Many thanks......

By Betty, Houston on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 08:24 pm:

Looks like this would be the perfect spot to watch the Space Shuttle Discovery and International Space Station go by in the night sky tomorrow and next week. Check the URL below for sightings in your favorite city. Select "Quick and Easy Sightings by City" at the top left of the screen.

By Pining Yooper in TrollLand on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 07:43 am:

"Escanaba In Da Moonlight" played LIVE in Grand Rapids last summer, and I MISSED IT!!!!! Does anyone know where Jeff Daniels' film is being
shown - or even WHEN? Jeff Daniels' wife is from Escanaba, and the play was about deer hunters in the UP (a'la 2nd Week of Deer Camp, I understand). I check out the Independent Film channel on TV, but....this way could take forever. Sounds like the making of a cult PLAY or FILM...but if it's as insulting as "Dumb & Dumber" - I dunno.....maybe not a good idea??

By From_Aura Hebron Il on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 02:27 pm:

The last I heard it was just in houghton and will be headed to small theaters in the midwest, If it does well enough it will be released nation wide,

The one citic stated it was too local and the jokes were too much for insiders they might not get it else where,

well I think they mis judge the number of misplaced yoopers

By tanalea marrier on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 06:25 pm:

hi fellow yoopers!
i grew up in escanaba. my grandfather owned
marrier music co., on ludington st..
it's a beautiful town, i would love to move
wish there was a live cam of downtown escanaba.
could someone tell me what it's like to live
there now and wondering if it would it be difficult to find work.
miss being there.

By Randy on Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 06:09 pm:

Love it! My Great-grandfather worked with the Copper Falls Mining Company. He built a cabin on Great Sand Bay and my cousin owns the "point" that sticks out in this picture. Oh, the great times we had every summer coming up here to visit.

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