Mar 30-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: March: Mar 30-01
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Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, March 30, 2001 - 11:04 pm:

This one really stumped me. Finally I gave up, and when Jonathan told me where it is, I couldn't believe it. In fact, I want to see this for myself. Sometime this weekend.

Speaking of this weekend, for the past 3 years "Hans the Hacker" has taken over Pasty Central on April 1st. One year he translated the whole site into German - last year he turned every one of our 2000+ images upside down. This year, we laid a trap for Hans (he usually gets an early start) and we caught him! He had written a program to make every Pasty Cam picture burn away like the old map on the Bonanza TV show. What a joker!

We agreed not to press charges if Hans would put his creativity to work doing something more constructive. We believe you will be pleased with the results. Join us on Sunday, April 1 for "Customer Appreciation Day".

We'll be there with bells on :o)

Hans at work

Lillian E. Howard, FL on Friday, March 30, 2001 - 11:23 pm:

Bee-Sarasota,Fl. 3/30/01 PLEASE...............WHERE IS IT??????

By Les Harjala , OR on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 12:03 am:

How about the Great Sand Bay?

By jack, idaho on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 04:14 am:

i remember a tunnel something like this under
m-26 between tamarack city and mason, by the old mining foundations and the sand pits on torch lake. is this it?

By relic on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 06:44 am:

Somebody's Football Field.

By Grizzly Adams, Somewhere in da U.P. on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 08:05 am:

It's a tunnel under M26 in front of Great Sand Bay.

By Peter, TX on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 09:24 am:

I remember running through that tunnel - yes, at the Great Sand Bay, when I was a little kid.

By MK, New York on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 09:51 am:

Not the tunnel under M26, but behind the structure across the road from the dredge. That's my guess. The one that goes under M26 in that area is domed, made of brick and full of pipes.

By Judy, MI on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 09:54 am:

Looks like the tunnel, on a back street in Hubbell. Ran from the gully up into the woods. A spooky place to play when we were kids. Especially when someone whould yell "BEAR" when we were half way through.

By Alice Neilson, Ventura, CA on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 10:30 am:

Nancy Nelson-
I read your message to me on March 25, and I answered you. My email address is: Were you neighbors with my folks???

By Carolyn, Arizona on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 11:00 am:

Please Charlie tell us where it is at! I don't think it is down by Tamarack City or Mason because the sand down there is a reddish color, not the whitish that the picture shows.

<Charlie>: Here's a hint - That whitish stuff is SNOW

By Scott on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 11:15 am:

It's a concrete box culvert under some keweenaw county road...Which one, you got me, as there are quite a few of them...

By norman, michigan on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 11:50 am:

the entrance to cheyenne mountain on the one day they forgot to close the doors?

By Judy, MI on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 12:50 pm:

Thanks for a good laugh Charlie, love your HINT to Carolyn. HA HA HA

By JH on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 01:25 pm:

I went through a passage like this when I was a kid. It was under Mayflower Hill Road going to Traprock. It was a great place to get out of the wind when we were playing, but like someone said there are probably dozens of these on the county roads all over the Keweenaw.

By Fred, now in Karlsruhe, but really from Lake Linden on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 04:02 pm:

Hello Hans,
Du solltest dein Deutsch noch ein bischen verbessern!! Obwohl meine ist auch nicht das beste. Versuch es noch ein mal?

By Fred, Karlsruhe on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 04:15 pm:

Hallo Hans,
Du solltest dein Deutsch ein bischen verbessern, obwohl meine ist auch nicht das beste. Trotz dem, ich finde daß das eine gute witz war. Schade daß ich es nicht vorher gesehen hatte.
Machs gut!

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 04:28 pm:

Is it the Hungarian Creek in Tamarack City?

By Hans, the former Hacker, now gainfully employed on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 05:02 pm:

Hallo Fred,

Ich bin Sie mochte es froh!

By Kid from Bigtown on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 07:22 pm:

Could that be the new bridge by Bammert's Blacksmith Shop?

By George Lizenby,Cadallic, MI on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 07:45 pm:

My first guess was Tamarack City. After studying the picture I think that the bridge over the Hungarian is wider than the one in the picture.
Also the skyline in the back does not match.

By R Kangas, Calumet on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 09:06 pm:

Tobacco River Culvert in Gay?

By Steve Brimm on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 09:40 pm:

Looks like Great Sand bay to me

By Kurt an der Pastenartigen Zentrale on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 10:22 pm:

Es ist ein Abzugskanal unter Datenbahn M-26 in der großen Sandbucht.

By heidi, colorado springs on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 10:47 pm:

Sorry norman, we haven't had that much snow all year on Cheyenne Mountain.

By WP on Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 11:30 pm:

It's the tunnel at the Calumet football field!

By Buford Trickle, Brooklyn Location on Sunday, April 1, 2001 - 08:51 am:

This one is obvious. This is the underside of the Lift-Bridge, the lane headed toward Dollar Bay. Everyone who knows the Keweenaw knows this!

By Silta Lunta Heikki's brother on Sunday, April 1, 2001 - 08:56 am:

Actually, Boof, looks more like the snowmobile trail overpass on the Calumet-Lake Linden Hill.
In the distance you can see the other, high side of the Traprock Valley. Gotta admit, it had me stumped there for awhile.

By Gerald Cronenworth on Sunday, April 1, 2001 - 09:00 am:

The Gratiot River going under US 41 near Ojibway.
Fished there many times in the early 50's.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 - 03:30 am:

Wow! Lot's of good guesses posted here, several of them right. I received more emails on this photo than any in recent memory. In fact, this is the tunnel under M-26 at Great Sand Bay. For many years we have lived just a few miles from this spot, and I wasn't aware the passage existed, far below the road's surface. On one side it opens into a swampy woods, and the other end steps out overlooking the shore of Great Sand Bay.


By Irene, Wisconsin on Monday, April 16, 2001 - 11:10 am:

Great Sand Bay! Ahhh, my absolute favorite place to be when I come "home". I never knew of this tunnell, but you can bet I will find it this summer!

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