Jan 12-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: January: Jan 12-02
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Photo by Rob Wetton

By Rob Wetton, Houghton on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 11:06 am:

Who would have thought, Jan.12 and hardly any snow. All we need is some cold temps and we'll have one heck of an ice rink. (Not that I'd want to see anybody on it!)

By Frances,Ga. on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 12:45 pm:

HI FROM GA. Are you the Bob Wetton who lived up on the hill in Dollar Bay years ago. If so I lived down the hill by the old R.R. Depot.I think My sister Lorraine went to school with you. Us kids had a lot of fun tobaggoning on Wetton's . Hill. I can't believe there is so little snow. It get pretty cold here but snow is pretty rare-to our disgust!! We are in Ga. but just barely-- close to Chattanooga. We all love the Pasty cam.It's like a visit home.Bye

By RCW $ BAY on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 02:13 pm:

Hi Fran. You got that partly right, I did attend school with Lorraine and still reside on the hill, however Rob is our eldist. The hill however has grown in and no longer usable for toboggoning.
Regards RCW

By Lee Herterich, Newton Massachusetts on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 02:36 pm:

I have been visiting your very nice website for six months and enjoy the daily Pasty Cam snapshots of life in your reigon. Keep up the good work!

By Jan, Houghton on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 07:26 pm:

Yesterday (Friday) I walked 2 miles along the Houghton Canal Road. Today, at 10am I blew 5 inches of snow off my driveway and there's another 2-3 out there at 7:30 pm. Great base for the ski hill and much needed for Swedetown and Maasto Hiihto. Early this week the weather reminded me of April. Then it has looked very much like the photo. I recall driving up to Mandan to XC ski when bicyclists were pedaling along the road and a few small sailboats were heading out from the marina. Ain't this a great place!

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 10:55 pm:

Nice picture of the bridge and Mont Ripley. It's like seeing the Big Mac from the LP when you're on your way back to da UP. Just feels good! We sure are blessed to be able to live UP here. :o)

By Nancy E. Nelson on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 10:59 pm:


By Lou Taylor , Lansing on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 07:15 pm:

My wife's grandfather had something to do with the building of the bridge. His name was
"William Kaiser". Do you know who would have a photo of him and his grandson ( my wife's cousin) cutting the ribbon at the opening cerimony??

By Karen in Oshkosh on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 04:34 pm:

Nancy Nelson...see the message about Heikki Lunta on December 27th (if I have the date right...it is the pasty cam of the three people and the dog on the ice). I remember a spring time parade with people banging pots and pans and chasing Heikki Lunta out of town.

By Frank C, NE Illinois on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 10:10 am:

Nancy, here's all you'd want to know about Heikki Lunta! http://pasty.com/winter2002/heikki.html

By Ray Ball,Mississippi on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 08:13 am:

We lived in Coburntown,at the top of Mt.Ripley,and as kids would slide down the hill on our backs,using just our nylon winter coats..what a ride.Can still remember walking back up,and getting bowled over by the next sledder...ouch!

By Lisa Angel, IL on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 01:49 pm:

Can anyone tell me if Kaleva's has a website where I can order cinnamon toast? I have family that live on Oscar Bay Road and spent many summers in the UP. I have grown rather fond of Michigan Toast (as we called it) and have been wanting some lately! Any advice would be great!

By bj-milford on Sunday, February 17, 2002 - 05:02 pm:

Lisa, you might try www.trenarytoast.com

By Peter Arango, TX on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 05:33 pm:

I graduated from Michigan Tech and the Portage Lift Bridge is a great reminder of the incredible experiences that I had in the Keweenaw

By Nicky, Mi on Sunday, September 8, 2002 - 10:50 am:

Hey, when i go up north we see this brige every year we camp at the breackers (north canal) its so great to see when it gos up and i just think that the up is the greatest place i ve every been!

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