Mar 13-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: March: Mar 13-01
Winter on Calumet Avenue    ...scroll down to share comments
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Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 04:29 am:

Several months of the year, we live in the mountains. Mountains of snow, that is. We're now pushing 300 inches of snow here in the Keweenaw, and it's hard to get enough daylight in some of the houses.

There are many neat homes along Calumet Avenue. But in hindsight, they should have built them on every other lot - with a little more snow storage in between.

A different world

By CC Flat Rock, MI on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 06:08 am:

We are leaving for Laurium tomorrow morning. My mom warned me that the snowbanks were huge. Guess she wasn't pulling my leg. Just turn off the snow machine on Wednesday and Saturday, our travel days. While we are up there safely tucked in with the rellies, you can leave that puppy in hyper drive!

By Reuben Thiele, South Boston, VA on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 08:10 am:

I am very happy I stumbled onto this website, I truly love seeing pictures of home.
I hope you all treasure it as much as I miss it. I have done a lot of traveling in the past 5-6 years...even lived in Hawaii, and yet, I still have not found a land to compare to the Beauty of the U.P!

By CurtJ,Green Bay on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 09:19 am:

My mother still lives in Calumet, and we were just up there last week to snowmobile. I brought some guys up from Green Bay. They could not believe the amount of snow that was still on the ground in the month of March. Although, growing up there, I never remember the snowbanks being quite that high. What a beautiful area!

By Naomi,East Lansing,Michigan on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 09:34 am:

WOW...I too was warned by family and friends about the massive piles of snow........I would imagine that some records have been broken for snowfall totals????
Well I will be back home soon...Just waiting for the snow machine to wind on down...But Take Care and dont get lost in all these Mountains of snow!
Oh and what about Spring....have there been any thaws yet, Cause otherwise I bet alot of basements will double as swimming pools!

By JLK, Calumet on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 12:29 pm:

Our past three mild winters have made us quite "whimpy". We have had this much snow before but we choose to have poor memories. I can recall going to the hospital through snowdrifts, in a storm, back in April of "62. The banks in town were like mountains. And guess what? They even melted. Spring did come; later than most places, though. You have to have lots of endurance to live here. Spring doesn't usually come to the Keweenaw, in March. April works the magic of melting snow.

By Paul Barette Kenosha WI. on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 02:00 pm:

I love the pasty cam and accessing the pictures on a daily basis. Down in Kenosha the Yoopers keep telling our friends of how much snow we got up dere in da UP. These pictures help affirm what we tell them. Love the photo from March 13th and the photo of St. Joseph's Church in Lake Linden. Brings back many fond memories when I attended the Catholic Grade School, went to movies at the Little Gem for 10 cents and went to church daily at St. Josephs Church. It still is the most beautiful church I have ever seen.

By yoopertransplant,MI on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 03:46 pm:

An idea for the Pastycam, a picture of the cross section of the snowbank after the SnoGo goes through. As I remember, it was like reading the layers of rock on the side of a cliff by the layers of stamp sand between the layers of white. Looks like Heikki Lunta been good to you this year!

By Sam Alabama on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 06:30 pm:

I was there in 97, I think it was May before it decided to turn spring...... Ughhhhhhh !!!!!! The 4th of July was lovely too, Drizzle, upper 30's.. I mean what else could you ask for ?

By acr, il on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 07:02 pm:

I was surprised to find the following image at another photo-of-the-day site I visit regularly: (AstroPix, sponsored by NASA and the UP's own Michigan Tech)

(Copy the link and paste it into the navigator bar of your browser.)

Did one of the intrepid Pasty Cammers snap this shot?

By Bill Penprase on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 10:11 pm:

Is that the house that Charlie Hein built? Charlie is one of the nicest men I ever met. If that is his house I hope he doesn't get snow bound in it.
Bill P. L.A,Ca.

By Gerald Cronenworth on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 - 08:08 pm:

I could not remember why I left Keweenaw 35 years ago,the picture says it all.
Thanks for the reminder.

By Brian Bovee, Oak Ridge, TN on Saturday, March 24, 2001 - 10:21 am:

Great Picture. That's Chuck Hein's house on Calumet Avenue, I believe. The snow is continuous from the bank to the roof. The garage is on the left and it is not shovelled out. It looks as though nobody's living there this winter. Where did they go?

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