Mar 15-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: March: Mar 15-02
Lift Bridge at night, fresh snow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rob Wetton

Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 05:45 am:

Remember how little snow we had a couple of months ago for the Winter Carnival? They had to truck it in to build the snow houses. The past couple of weeks have certainly made up for anything we missed in January.

Yesterday Cam-watcher Chris K. posted on a summertime view of the Lift Bridge (see June 16), asking if there were 2 travel decks. Here's documented proof, comparing R. Wetton's photo above with one taken by Daryl Laitila last summer:

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New York on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 06:43 am:

I am so glad you have this web cam. We are moving back up there this summer and can't wait to experience "winter weather" again. Rochester, New York just doesn't have enough of it for us. Love your pictures. Diane & Norman

By Pat on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 07:37 am:

You know you're home when you see that bridge! What a beautiful sight!

By Naomi , East Lansing on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 07:58 am:

I agree with ya Pat...When I am making my trek home to the U.P from East Lansing...the bridge is always a happy and welcome sight..
Charlie you are making me homesick again with the pics..But its great to see "HOME" cant wait to be back for my visit soon!!!!!!
high of 65 expected here in maybe i will send ya some warmer weather so maybe you can see a lil Spring too, cause its been beautiful here !!

By Gary Brown , Michigan on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 09:11 am:

I know a road runs under the bridge on both sides of it . And i know the lower tier of the lift bridge has a road on it. why dont they connect the two bypass roads with the lift bridge.

By GC/Rochester NY Area on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 09:40 am:

The UP and especially Keweenaw is a wonderful and unique place. Mohawk was a great place to grow up in the 40ís and 50ís.
When we retired in 1997, after 35 years in the Rochester NY area, there was a great urge and we considered moving back to Keweenaw. However, after much consideration, we came to the following conclusions;
The $0 NY income tax(for retirees) was too good to pass up, The medical facilities (Strong and Roc General) are among the best in the country. NYS is one of the most beautiful and diverse scenic areas (Southern Tier, hills of Central NY, Adirondacks, and Niagara Frontier). You can get to any one of them within several hours on our great roadways (NYS Thruway, I-81, Southern Tier Expressway or the country roads.
When we get a desire for the UP (Keweenaw) we take a ride to Sodus Point, Lyons, Clyde, Rose, etc, its just the same as Copper Harbor, Houghton, Calumet, Mohawk. If we want the deep woods scene we head for the NY North Country.
When we get the desire for snow we take a short 2 hr trip to the east end of Lake Ontario, or Lake Erie, do our snow sledding and head back, all in one day.
Shopping (Eastview, Marketplace, Greece TM, and Wegmans) is hard to beat.
Western NY has some of the finest restaurants in the world.
In conclusion we found the best of both worlds.
Gerald and Patricia Cronenworth / Walworth ,NY

By Debbie, Rockford,Il. on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 12:27 pm:

Your snow report web page shows 197.9" of snow to date. Do you celebrate when it reaches 200" or is it just another day?

By Mike, Hancock on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 01:59 pm:

Hi Debbie in Rockford,
Actually, it's not a big deal at all. So, you could say it is just another day with a lot dang snow on the ground.

In fact, I am sure we blew by the 200" mark sometime this morning. . .as I was shoveling my car out.

By Joe,IL on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 02:13 pm:

The robins just arrived 440 miles south of Houghton. Better clear some spots for them to land, they're on the way.

By Jeff - Indiana on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 02:37 pm:

Lookin good! But I prefer the warmer months. I hope to get my fix of pasties and make it up there this spring.

By Fred Wichman, Midland MI on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 03:41 pm:

I love your site. (The BEST site I know of!)The pictures are really great,& the cam-notes are good and a great way to find out more about your great history of the area. I'm retired now and just love to get back in the area each year in summer and winter for 2-3 weeks to look around, hike, fish, talk to the locals, and of course take a ton of pictures. You people live in a "Gem" of Michigan! This is my first note to you all up there but not my last.

By Julie, ND, Indiana on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 03:50 pm:

Attention Yoopers in Northern Indiana:

Are you looking for credible pasties???? Have I got good news for you! Gordon's Food Service in South Bend is a vendor for Alby's Pasties. These are truly the best, second only to Tony's in Calumet. mmmmmmmm.

By Tater, Ypsilanti, MI on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 04:27 pm:

'Ay Gerald in NY,

Sounds like a lot of driving...

By The Gershwin's, FL on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 09:10 pm:


Obviously you haven't tried Pasty Central pasties. While Albys are tolerable, and Tony's are O.K., the best in the world (in our opinion)can be ordered from this websight.Just look below for the 'order now' link. You'll be glad you did.

By David S. - FL on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 09:57 pm:

Gershwin's in Fl.
Here comes my pasties 2 cents worth; Pasty Central and Tony's are good, but there's a little grocery store in Mohawk, about 20 miles north of Houghton, the Superette, which gets the pasty blue ribbon. They don't ship pasties and the only way to get on is to make the drive. For any pasty loving U.P. visitor, the trip to Mohawk will be worthwile. #1 Pasty..

By Karen in Oshkosh, WI on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 10:39 pm:

Attention HHS, 1991: My daughter Julie, Houghton High School, Class of 1991, gave birth this morning at 4:06 am, to a beautiful son: Luke 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Thought her friends and ours would like to know!

By mike,tx on Saturday, March 16, 2002 - 02:07 am:

Good to see the snow fall total going up!! And... Congragulations to Julie and Grandma Karen!! My wife is due any day now.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, March 16, 2002 - 06:06 am:


If you have any digital pictures of your new grandson Luke, email one to us,, and we'll be glad to show it for Julie's classmates (and other interested friends and visitors).

By Sam/Bama on Saturday, March 16, 2002 - 06:35 am:

I love Pastys! I am really impressed with the fact that the residents of Still Waters makes them for this Site. Who knows, I may be a Pasty Maker one day ! :)

By Anita from Hancock on Saturday, March 16, 2002 - 08:17 am:

Thank you Joe for the robin report! I am waiting for them :) It is always such a thrill to see the first robin after a long hard winter.

By ss on Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 11:05 pm:

also at superette in mohawk, they make and sell easter is the best. so get pasties and easter sausage while your taking a drive up to that area.we order the easter sausage ahead of time so its all ready for us.also get vollwerths

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