Aug 03-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: August: Aug 03-02
Midnight beach party    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Taka Aoki
Fun under the Northern Lights    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Taka Aoki

Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 03:37 pm:

With a little help from his friends, Taka Aoki tops another week of the Pasty Cam. The guys and gals are having so much fun, they don't seem to notice that ring of fire in the sky behind them.

These are some of the staff and counsellors at the Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program. Speaking of MTU, welcome to all the Tech Alumni who are in town for the festivities this weekend.

Nice shot, Taka.

By Larry- IN on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 05:50 pm:

Nothing better than the blazing Northern Lights on a summers night! Out on a boat I remember it being so quiet you could sometimes hear the "Buzzzzzz" with lights as brilliant as in these photos.

By Kevin Kidd Lodi, Ca. on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 07:58 pm:

Thanks for a wonderful site.Being a relocated Michigander it is great to get a little scene of "back home" every day. The home sickness isn't as bad. Keep up the good work.

By RCW Bootjack on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 08:07 pm:


By darrell oinas, dewitt, mi on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 08:26 pm:

in all my time i just do not remember the nothern lights, i know that they exist, but never really saw them or i just took them for granted, i am trying to get away to be home in september and see things for myself for two weeks if i can mannage it. I was wondering if anyone had a key to the old morrison school as i would love to wander the halls and take pictures of the elementry school that i went through, i can still picture the first day there and also the principal mrs hill. 1960's untill 1971.

By Patti on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 08:50 pm:


By Fran,Ga. on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 09:30 pm:

A spectacular sight! Thanks!

By Karen from Davison, MI on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 09:31 pm:

Amazing pictures!!! What night was the show? My family spent the week before last at Manninnen's Cabins on Otter Lake(near Tapiola). I would've loved to have seen those lights in person, but we were a week early! We still had some family up there this last week, but I haven't talked to them yet to ask if they saw them.

By Roy, Texas on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 11:23 pm:

The lights are alway's a beautiful site...I was there back in 2000 and on the fourth of July we were on a Party Barge on Big Shag Lake in Gwinn and were wathing a firework show when all of a sudden the fireworks stopped and the Northern Light's were putting on there own show...I sure do miss those day's...We never have anything like that here in Texas...Just the orange reflection of CITY Lights...

By Vicki, Texas on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 11:41 pm:


By Pardon My Mensch on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 01:19 am:

It's like an oscilloscope on acid!

JAC, CO on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 01:47 am:

That is just awesome! Thanks so much for taking the time to show these glimpses of the UP. I grew up in Lower Michigan, but love the UP. I now live in Colorado. The mountains are nice, but I long for the lakes, the trees and the light shows!

Keep up the great work. You are greatly appreciated.

By H. Donn de Yampert - Houghton, MI. on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 01:55 am:

WOW...I hope to be so lucky as to photograph those heavenly lights in the future. Good job.

By Jason, California on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 02:00 am:

Man...I remember fishing Nights on the Portage canal, and watching the Northern Lights dancing over the Hill above Hancock. Only a couple times did I see them that bright. It's just Amazing. Nothing like that out here in California...Nothing at all. I was just in the UP 10 days ago, and was hoping to catch a glimpse of them. Just Missed Um...Eh?
Thanks for the Homesick remedy every single day.

By Jean on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 04:36 am:

Thanks Taka these are awesome photoes. Here is a link for more aurora pictures taken the same night.

By Lowell La Fave Missouri on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 09:35 am:

Seen the Lights last year when they put on their show in Missouri. Quite pretty with all of the colors. But these Pictures are as I remember the Lights when I was growing up In the UP.

By D. Cook, Michigan on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 10:53 am:

Wow, the northern lights are beautiful. I would have loved to been up there to see them. We saw a few down here in Britton, MI some months ago, but nothing compared to what you have! I really enjoy your site. I take a look at it just about every day at work. That looks like quite a storm you had!! We had a bad one a few months ago. It took down (uprooting quite a few) 49 trees at the Ridgeway Cemtery which is east of Tecumseh, MI. My Grandpa was the sexton there for many years.
Keep up the good work!!

By Rob, Mt. Clemens on Friday, August 9, 2002 - 12:54 pm:

Is this the time for the northern lights to show the most? How long do they last? This may be worth making a trip back up to the great U.P.

By Greg in Michigan on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 10:58 am:

I was at Sauble Beach in Ontario last weekend (August 1st weekend) and before going to bed watched the northern light show. I didn't have a camera, so I didn't get a photo of the lights at the time. This was only the second time I saw the northern lights. I've seen them maybe 8 or 9 years ago as far south as the Indiana Michigan border.


By Judy - New Hampshire on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 10:14 am:

It is little wonder that when the Finnish people arrived in the UP they wanted to stay. With views like these Northern Lights it must have reminded them of there home in Finland. I was recently telling a gentlemen on a flight from the UP to Detroit that the island of Hailuoto Finland is a wonderful vacation spot for those who want the authentic Finnish experience. I hope to visit there to meet my new found cousins.

By Marlene Heit on Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 12:14 am:

We just returned from our yearly vacation to the up. It was fabulous. We love it up there. We went to Silver City and seen a bear in the woods. We went to South Range and, met a man that took us on a tour of the Copper mine in Painesdale that they are trying to restore. It is the only mine left in Painesdale. They need funds to fully restore it and, to make it into a museum. We met a man in Christmas that sells historical pitures of the Upper penisula and, i bought a photograph of the old Ferry,because my father and, I made many trips on the ferryboat before the bridge was built.We had a wonderful trip. Love your website seeing i use to live in trout lake.We also toured Calumet theater which was wonderful and enjoyed a pasty at turners bakery in Calumet.Munising has the best smoked fish I ever had. At night we walked threw Macinaw crossings and had the best fudge and ice cream.They have such wonderful entertainment there. Cant wait for next years vacation.

By Senarathna,Srilanka on Saturday, January 4, 2003 - 02:06 am:

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