Oct 19-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: October: Oct 19-02
Bodyboarding at McLain    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Tom Harris

Charlie H., on the road on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 09:42 am:

As mentioned yesterday, Edie and I are on the road for a few days, going to a family reunion, and enjoying some fall color. Couldn't reach Toivo before we left... I think he's out in the wild making wood.

Carson Klemp made some waves out at McLain State Park with his bodyboard, and Tom Harris captured the chilly scene. This must be a first for the Pasty Cam. Maybe we'll have to revisit the idea of a Swimsuit Edition for our next calendar:o)


Charlie again... on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 09:53 am:

P.S.: We have to get back on the road, so later this evening I'll try to write more about our travelling adventures this week.

By D.O. Indy on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 10:38 am:

Any idea what the air and water temps. are?
Must be chilly!!!

By Scott,Wisconsin on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 11:12 am:

His fingers have to be numb!
The water must be 38 degrees?

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 11:39 am:

After looking at this, I turned on my heat!


By ashley, mi on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 11:59 am:

wow, it is so cold to be in the water. nice pictures. we are sopose to get a foot of snow in the u.p. tonight from what i have seen on the weather channel!!! i love the snow, just removing it is no fun!!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 12:56 pm:

Hey, folks...

Those from Keweenaw can contact me offline at weatherman@ealertusa.com if you want, but I am looking for information.

PastyNET probably put the icing on the cake with these thoughts, but I am seriously considering relocating from Georgia to the Mohawk area. Nothing in my childhood was more wonderful than my 3 weeks a year in Mohawk, visiting Grandma! There isn't a more beautiful place or environment on Earth!

I am wondering what house rentals are running these days for a three bedroom house. What is work like? Is there ANYTHING in the way of working at the lift bridge, or lighthouses?

I am self employed, so it's not like I need much... I have a love for bridges and lighthouses, that's all.

I can't stand being away from the U.P. much more, and my family sees it as well. But relocating is a BIG move, regardless of financial conditions, so I am trying to find a few things out about the Mohawk area, because it's been so long since I've been back "home".

If anyone cares to talk through E-Mail about this, I would appreciate the chance to ask questions, etc.

One reason I posted this here, (other than the obvious), is so those who have never been in the U.P. can see what this magic place does to people. God's Country? At least!

Alex Tiensivu

By Charles Kolka on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 03:53 pm:

I love this web sight. I check it out every morning before I start work at General Motors. In the winter I like to check the bridge cam to see if it is snowing. I once damaged my car on a slippery winter day, on that bridge, when I slid over the concrete median. Awe, the good old days living in the Keweenaw.

I wonder if anyone could help me. My grandfather and two of my uncles worked at Atlas Power Co. which was located at Senter outside of Dollar Bay. I am trying to find any information I can about this company. Thank you.

By Kathi, Detroit factory rat on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 04:29 pm:

Charlie said: Maybe we'll have to revisit the idea of a Swimsuit Edition for our next calendar:o)

Don't forget to include the photo of Aimee and the Polar Bear girls from last January! Heck, throw in that "vintage" photo, too! (Also January 2002).

By Stephanie P, lower Mi on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 04:32 pm:

woooo hoooo, Im not at all amazed by his inthusiasm to get into that icy cold water!!!! surfs up dude! ;)

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 05:22 pm:

I'm amazed... I couldn't do it in the SUMMER, much less now!!!!!


By HH Houghton, MI on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 05:46 pm:

The temperature of the lake is warm - compared to the air today. The lake temp. is 45 degrees F west of the Keweenaw and almost 48 degrees F north of the tip. You might want to check out this site: www.isleroyale.org/weather/links.html

By ruth neher on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 07:01 pm:

Charles Kolka, I wrote to you and the message bounced. I live in Senter, my dad, grandfather, and other relatives also worked for Atlas Powder. email me, I can give you an email address for someone who also worked out here. Ruth

By DMac on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 09:07 pm:

Go Ruth! I was gonna email him and tell him to contact you! heehee

By Carson Klemp, MI on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 09:27 pm:

Thats me in the picture. The water was abouy 50 degrees with the air temp at about 40. The waves were about 3-4 feet and I ended up staying in the water for about 45 minutes before I decided next time I would also bring my bootties and gloves. I hope to get out Sunday if the waves come up. If anyone else likes to rides waves and is looking for someone to go with...email me.

By fh on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 10:39 pm:

say alex tiensivu what was your gramma name in mohawk.if yo are self employed you might have a chance at work.there is not alot of industry up here.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 11:10 pm:

My Grandmother was Hilda Tiensivu. She live on Union Street in Mohawk. My Uncle Marvin, (Butch), lived in Fulton. The family was originally from Gay. I assume after Grandpa died, Grandma moved to Mohawk. I could almost swear she died at Still Waters. The maiden name was Lokenen, which I am 99.9% sure I mispelled!

My cousin owned the Arco Gas Station on the corner of 41 and Union. Again, I am going to murder the last name, but she was Linda Savolainen. She has a son, Charlie, Jr.


By AJT on Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 11:11 pm:

Also... The Keckonen's in Gay... They are related. (If any of them are still around). My Aunt Sylvia, (my dad's sister), married Oscar Keckonen.


By finkin MI on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 01:34 am:

I hope you see this before you go thru Detroit again....a few rules of the road to help you out. They will be in effect till you get past about Saginaw :)

By dg on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 11:18 am:

i think everyone remembers savolainen gas station in mohawk.and charlie jr.donny olson worked there for many years.now its a store and sells gas too.i dont remember your gramma but i know who mrs savoloinen was.didnt they have the dino sign for gas years ago.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 12:00 pm:


Oh they sure did! (The Dino Sign). I always asked Linda if I could take it home with me! . What ever became of Charlie and Donny? Linda was a very sweet lady.


By mo, michigan on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 10:16 pm:

Donald Olson passed away in 1994. He was my father in law and always had a story for everything.

By Alisha Kocjan, MI on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 09:38 pm:

wow...Carson...your crazy! Is this what college life does to a guy?

By Thales MacÍdo - www.flogao.com.br/meneno on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 04:40 pm:

eu sou do Brazil!!
acho que voce nao ira entender o que estou escrevendo, mas tudo bem...
esta muito massa as imagens...
aqui no Brazil tem muitas ondas boas... praias muito bonitas...

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