July 25-02

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Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 07:24 am:

Perhaps the most accessible Lighthouse in the Peninsula, Eagle Harbor is maintained by the Keweenaw County Historical Society. There are several buildings in the complex, with a rich collection of historical artifacts. A must see during the Lighthouse Celebration this weekend.

By Naomi,East Lansing on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 07:41 am:

This lighthouse holds a special meaning to me, not only because I loved going there so often as a child, but also because that is where my fiance Doug proposed to me in August of 2000.....So thanks for the beautiful memory that the picture brings me.

By hm on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 07:54 am:

all these lite house pictures are great.everyone is as great as the next.it must have been exciting to live in those.wish we lived up there.hey naomi whens the wedding.

By yooperwannabe on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 08:26 am:

I too LOVE all the lighthouse pic's. Naomi, are all your pasty.com friends invited??!! I hope you at least post a shot of your special day whenever it is. Are you going to be wed in the wonderful yoop? Have a great day everyone. Only 2 more days till I am up there. Wish I could stay forever.

By john, saginaw on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 09:57 am:

I love this website, and can't wait for our color tour in October! While we are looking at lighthouses, does any one have a picture of the light at the old vermillion point station? My wife's grandfather served there in the early 1900's.

By tydnnots on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 11:10 am:

Beautiful! Gorgeous! Breathtaking!

By Larry-IN on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 12:05 pm:

Beautiful spot.....I miss Abby the "Wonderdog"
running full spped to greet me,and check me for treats however :{

By Phil Kuusisto, Lower Michigan on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 01:06 pm:

Nice shot of Eagle Harbor light.
I hope you add the lower entry light of the Keewenaw Waterway to your collection. One of my favorites.
Phil Kuusisto

By Andrew Bayley - Dearborn, MI on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 04:22 pm:

It's not the greatest, but it is the lower entry light...



By Mary Ann, Indiana on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 04:25 pm:

Thanks so much for Lighthouse week. I had planned a trip to the Keeweenaw this summer, but had to return after 1 day to take care of my mother who was declining. We had lots of lighthouses we were going to see. Next year, but until then pasty.com gives me a daily trip to the Keeweenaw.

By Cousin Jack on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 04:32 pm:

Here's one from the crow's nest of the SS Milford taken back in the summer of '66 when I was but a wee lad:

"Land ahoy, Skipper!"

By WhiskeyCreek on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 06:12 pm:

For Saginaw JOHN: TRY HTTP://WWW.LHDigest.Com and click on EXPLORER for a data base of the worlds light houses.

By John, MI on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 10:10 pm:

John, Saginaw. Here's a link to a replica of the Vermillion light house. The original was torn down in 1929. The replica was built in 1991.


By Ellery from Mpls on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 12:16 pm:

I'll be rude & ask again. Does anybody have a current or relatively recent picture of 14 mile point light? The only ones I could find on the web are years old & I understand the light has a new owner who might be refurbishing it. Thanks!

By Candy, CA on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 01:13 pm:

I haven't been able to find a picture, but here's a good map link showing all the Michigan lights:


By Mike B, Pittsburgh, wishin I was still in the Yoop on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 03:38 pm:


That must be a rare one. I've been searching all over the net and can't find a decent picture of it anywhere. The link below is the only one I could find but the picture isn't too good.

Fourteen Mile Point

By Mike B, Pittsburgh, wishin I was still in the Yoop on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 03:45 pm:

There is some info about it on this site...


By Mike B, Pittsburgh, wishin I was still in the Yoop on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 03:50 pm:

Ah hah!
I can't believe I overlooked this site. One of the best for lighthouse pics and info.


Hope that helps, Ellery

By Iris Johnson, Stoneville,NC on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 07:44 pm:

Hi Yuppers....
From North Carolina, the great, great grandaughter of George Marsh Bird, lighthouse keeper at Eagle Harbor from July, 1875 to August, 1877. Hello sister-in-law Pauline & Homer Johnson of Ahmeek....great shots of the light house. Also a Hello to any of our Bird relations in the region up there on the net. I'm the daughter of Fay Bird Hudson, daughter of George Roland Bird, whose father was George Twamley Bird and his dad of course was George Marsh Bird....could never have belived it was such a small world. Keep the beautiful pictures coming.

By Patt, Mid-state MI on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 08:46 pm:

Anyone else just a tad concerned about Charley? Normally he has posted the Friday picture by now. Hope all is well..

By Betty, Houston on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 08:51 pm:

My great-great uncle, Stephen Cocking, followed George Marsh Bird as the Eagle Harbor lighthouse keeper. Stephen tended the lighthouse from 1877 to 1889. I wonder if any of his direct descendents ever read Pasty.com. It would be wonderful to get in touch with them.

By Ellery the budding lighthouse nut from Mpls on Monday, July 29, 2002 - 03:39 pm:

Thanks so much to everyone who responded re: 14 Mile point. I had my first info on it from the "terrypepper" site (which is gorgeous, amazing & truly a work of love by a courteous & caring couple), but was hoping for even more recent assurances that it might be saved. The Keweenaw video site seems to provide hope. Best of luck to you, Keweenaw Video folk, in your restoration efforts! Keep the lights alive!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 06:45 am:

Here's an extra treat from Lighthouse Week: the WOW is a classic from Steve Brimm, with Eagle Harbor Light in the sunset.

Photo by Steve Brimm

Bill Vukovich, Michigan on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 06:17 pm:

Great shot. Been there many years ago and seen my share of those sunsets over the great lake. Seeing them on occasion over Lake Michigan is OK, but they never match up to a Lake Superior sunset.

By Jean F Dimet Michigan on Saturday, September 7, 2002 - 10:16 pm:

I'd like to know why Jean Claude Dimet isn't on the list as housekeepers also his wife Mary done some also an Jean marie Dimet

By Garry in Wisconsin on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 07:12 am:

Can anyone tell me if the campground at the Lower Keewenaw Entry Waterway is still operating ? I believe it is maintained by the Army Corps of Engeneers.
Thank you for any information anyone may be able to provide.

By kk, mi on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 07:26 pm:

I'm in forth grade in Troy, Michigan. In school we have all been assigned a light house to research and build. My lighthouse is the Eagle Harbor light house. I need to build the light house to scale. Do you know where I can find out the dimensions?

By Brook and Colleen, Michigan on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 02:48 pm:

Hey i am in Newberry, Michigan. And I am doing a model of the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, for a math project and we need the dimensions for our project of this lighthouse. We need to put it to scale. If you could help, it would be much appreciated!

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