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An unofficial source of Eagle Harbor, Michigan news, views and information.

What George's Eagle Harbor Web viewers have shared with the Editor

Feedback Archive March, 1999

When I opened the "electronic mailbox" I found:

"Hi George, my name is Ellen Morgan Mussleman. I used to visit my Grandparent's, Jimmy and Elizabeth Morgan, as well as all of my cousins, the Boggios and the Fosses (Daph now has a house there) up there in the summers. The last time I came up, was in '91 when I turned 17. My B'day is in July, so I always celebrated one while in the Harbor. I love the harbor, and miss it. My husband Paul has never experienced the UP before, and I hope to get him up there in the next couple of yrs. I suppose you knew Dad, Charlie Morgan, who passed away Dec. 1. Most of my memories from up there are w/ him, he loved the Harbor too. Anyway, I really enjoyed looking at your web pg. I'm glad to have all my cousins' E-Mail addresses now."(Ellen Morgan "Mussleman, Hytpo@aol.com, 3/26)

"Hello, my name is Chris Bagley, I am the grandson of Jim Peden. My grandfather has a cabin on the point, but I have not been up there for almost five years now. I live in Philadelphia, PA and am a student at Penn State and a member of the swim team so it is hard for me to get all the way up there. I just wanted to see what was going on in Eagle Harbor."(Chris Bagley, 3/26)

"I have just been introduced to your web site and it is just sensational. I am one of the so called "Buckeye Boys." Joe Hellner brought me up to Delaware back in the '50's. I must have vacationed up there for about 11 summers from the early 50's to early 60's. I have recently been back up the last two summers and plan on coming back up this August. I just wanted you to know that someone out here really appreciates your efforts. If you see Mark K Masnado or any of the Beyers, tell them Pete Speed said hi from Hilton Head Island."(Pete Speed, 3/21)

"What a great Web Site!!!! I am the great granddaughter of John Foley, grandaughter of George Foley and daughter of Teda Foley Cudlip. At present I live in California, but am on my way to Oregon in June...much more like the U.P. Sue Adams put me on to your page (she and I grew up together) and it is a real treat. I was never at the Harbor during the winter, and I loved the snow pictures you have for us to browse through. I've only been back to the harbor 3 times since my last grandparent, Lil Cudlip from Laurium, passed away in 1963. I sure wish it could be more often...it's just as I remember it from childhood. I have three first cousins who live in your neck of the woods, two on a permanent basis in Copper Harbor, and the Freshwater's who are there from June through December and live right on the water just up the road from the Harvey house on the way to Copper Harbor. A trip will occur in either '99 or'00,in the fall depending on our "busy" schedule. Keep up this wonderful page, I absolutely love it!"(Darcy Raymond, 3/21)

"Your Web site is working great with my windows 98 . My name is Joe Raubal I live near Wisconsin Rapids that is right in the center of Wi. We live in the country on a dead end road no city life for us My wife and I have had the pleasure of staying in Eagle Harbor several times in the last couple of years, We love it, I have become a rock hound of sorts ( a good excuse to roam around the area) I would like to find a map of the old mine sites in the area but so far no luck. Keep up the great Web page, We will see you when snow goes, (cant find rocks in the snow . By the way I found you surfing the Keweenaw Web site. Talk to you soon .(Joe Raubal, 3/21)

"Great Web Site, by George!!!!!!! I am from Detroit and have visited Eagle Harbor only twice. What a wonderful place. You site brings back a lot of fond memories. Thanks." (Aaron Romain, 3/20)

" I live in Las Cruces, NM and have just finished a tour of your web site, and looked at the pictures. It was sent to me by Phyllis Tapani who lives somewhere in your area. It was a delightful adventure to see the lake and the snow pictures. We had only 1 snow fall here this winter and this was only about 1/2 inch. What a contrast from what you have had. Thank you for the lovely pictures. I will keep your web address and watch pictures as they come in throughout the year." (Patricia Lawrence, 3/20)

"Hi Lin, This morning I noticed your recent note on George's Eagle Harbor site. The moving picture of the lift bridge is at http://www.rudyspice.com/index.html . It was created by my son Jonathan, a Junior at Michigan Tech. We put the animation on Gemignani's Restaurant page, one of our Pasty Central sponsors. Jonathan also does most of the daily shots on the Pasty Cam. Letters like yours make it all worth the effort." (Charlie Hopper, Administrator, Still Waters Elders Home / Pasty Central, 3/19)

"I enjoyed your web site very much. All the technical aspects resulting in a very usable product seem to be working very well. The equipment Iím using for the first time is a Webtv/Plus. I got iterested in your area by using Keweenaw Video products . Saw your web site address on Lale Superior Magazineís web site. Will keep monitoring and reading. Nice job and best wishes." (Ol Redman, 3/18)

"I'm writing from Livonia, MI and wanted to let you know that your my favorite spot on the web. I check it daily and was really concerned when I couldn't find any updates in your Journal. I'm glad that your feeling better and enjoying the beauty of the Harbor and sharing it with us in such a way that makes me feel that I'm there. Your writing is beautiful and really should be shared with others not on the web. Did you eve think of writing a book? You'd be good." (Cheryl Matuscak, 3/18)

"Just looking at some of the beautiful photos of the harbor in winter and wishing I was there. Our whole family enjoys your Eagle Harbor website. I even used it as an example of community networking in my of my classes. (I'm working on my MLIS degree.) My husband and I own the little house next to the Erms. Please add our e-mai addresses to the list you have posted." (Lynn Sheehan, lsheehan@access.mountain.net, Charleston, WV, 3/18)

"I'm Bob Simonson (young Bob). My folks have a place over at Agate Harbor now but, I spent several weeks each summer as a kid at Eagle Harbor. My wife and I live in Omaha Nebraska (she's not experienced the U.P. yet) so it's not as close as I'd like but, that's where the job is for now. Jim Stenson and I were inseparable as kids and we made sure that everyone new us. Jim was my best man at my wedding last fall...who else but an Eagle Harbor buddy for such a task. I wonder what the record is for number of people to get across the bay in one canoe is. Jim, Nick Barber, and I did it with three girls one time...yah, 3 + 3 =6. And we did it in Aunt Ruth's old yellow canoe that leaked like crazy. So, thinking of starting a "Stupid Pet Tricks" page? This might be a good candidate. All I know is that we all really caught hell when we showed up at the Coast Guard station but, damn!!! did we ever have a good laugh over it later. This should be a bunch of fun and I'm looking forward to spending a good deal of time on this page."(Bob Simonson, 3/17)

"Thanks. Not only do I now have a way to keep up with Gerry Johnson's condition but also to revisit Eagle Harbor where I spent a few days with Gerry and Ann in the summer of 1990. Gerry and I go back (way back) to a kinder, gentler, younger time when we made movies and fun for Panhandle Eastern. And by the way, from a former newspaper guy, you have a good looking and very interesting product. No publisher can wish for more. Keep up the good work."(Mack Price from Houston, TX, 3/15)

"Could you please list my wife and I on your Eagle-mail list of friends? Again, I check your site out at least three times a week and just love it. So many interesting things to read and to check out. We can't wait for September when we will be coming to visit the Keeweenaw Peninsula again!"(Paul & Joyce Schultz, Saginaw, Michigan, 3/11)

"Check in almost daily to your site. Moved from Arkansas to Houghton in 1948--Now live in Wisconsin after graduating from NMU in 1964. I try to make a trip to the UP at least every other year, as my husband is from Marquette. I particualarly love your site, because in the 50's, a trip to Copper Harbor from Houghton was a major trip, and it was one of our family's favorites. We stopped in Eagle Harbor to swim and get an ice cream cone--later one of my dearest friends from high school owned a cottage there (Carol Wiedenhofer Goodman). Also, my mother's maiden name was Rathbone, and she felt that there was a connection with the Rathbone of the schoolhouse in Eagle Harbor, although she never let us know just what the lineage was. My favorite pastime in the Keweenaw is to visit the old cemeteries,especially the one in Eagle River. Just a couple of years ago I discovered the one in Eagle Harbor. A few pictures that tell the tales from those cemeteries would be interesting. My sister-in-law grew up in Copper Harbor, and her parents are buried in Copper Harbor - Tormala--he was a fisherman on Superior out of Copper Harbor. Keep up our connection to the UP--Especially love your pictures of Lake Superior."(Nancy Nelson, Neenah, WI LPG705@aol.com, 3/11)

"(re: "Get A Job"). You have one of the more important job there is as the chronicler of the "little" things that enriches all of us. I to am retired and wonder how I had time to "work" back then. Having camped at Copper Harbor some 26 years ago much of your musings has meaning to me. During that short ( 2 day ) stay I had one of those memorable incidents that is lasting. One night ( Aug. 29th ), I went to the facilities building and my 2 1\2 yr. son went along for the walk. On the way back this little guy ,who didn't like the dark, let go of my hand, stopped, and when I did too he told me, "daddy, tars pritty tonight " - memories for a lifetime. Being the Good Lord willing I will get UP there again."(Ed Brown Jr.,Toledo OH, 3/11)

"Enjoyed your Eagle Harbor web page. It was great. I have a friend from there and she told me about this site. Good Job. Great pictures and stories. Really enjoyable."(Opal Braswell, 3/11)

"I found your site very interesting. I spent some time in Eagle Harbor last summer and plan on stopping in again this summer. Really enjoyed the articles and pictures."(Steve Patton, Royalton, Mn., #/7)

"Thank you so much for your Eagle Harbor site. I found your URL last August when I was in the North Wind Bookstore. I have been visiting you once or twice a week since the early fall. It is a great web site. My husband, Charlie, and I have been coming to Eagle Harbor since 1988. We come for 2 weeks in August. I sure wish we could be there longer, but we can't get away for more than that. We first visited the area in 1969 when the children were young, but were never able to get back again. Then in 1988 we attended an Elderhostel program at Suomi College and became better acquainted with the area. After the program ended we spent a few more days at The Lake Breeze. The following year we came back for a longer stay and while there found out about an opening at Kemp's cottage for the next year. We have been coming up ever since. We love the area and I look forward all summer to our visit. I swear that the air changes after we cross over the bridge and enter the U.P. Your web site helps to give me a feeling of being there again. I especially love the pictures. We live in the lower part of Michigan in a small town called Cassopolis. The only thing I don't like about the Keweenaw is the long drive (13 hours if we do it in one day). Thank you so much for doing the web page. It helps to keep me feeling connected to Eagle Harbor, my favorite place."(Jo Ann Bazata, 3/6)

"Found your page through the Pasty.cam. Love it! I'm addicted to both pages now. My folks were born and raised in Houghton and Hancock and we used to visit often, and are planning to again this summer. Many pleasant memories of the C.C. Will definately get up to E. H.when we come! My husband fell in love with the Yoop (He was there in the summer). Help me solve a mystery tho. Was browsing the other day and saw an animated movements of the bridge between Houghton and Hancock. Now I can't find it. I know you're more "up there" but have you seen it? It was Just Here a few Days ago!!! My brother wants to see it now. Will visit often. It's a stress reliever."(Lin, baileys@frontiernet.net, 3/6)

"I'm extremely disappointed with this year's La Nina and have decided that any winter weather phenomena that has anything to do with "La" or "El" or any other Spanish descendant would be a BAD thing! The number of snowmobilers over the past two winters that have been forced to ride in the area within 40 miles of the South shore of Lake Superior has been WAY more than the antiquated trail system can handle! I'm sure it has been good for the local business establishments, IF the people can make their way "off the beaten path" to the Eagle Loop. As I am typing, it is snowing here is northern Illinois. 6" (in two hours, no kidding!) yesterday evening and more light snow this morning. Another storm system is supposedly bringing us a snowstorm Tuesday / Wednesday. I'm trying my best to "deflect" these wonderful snow makers north, where they can be more properly appreciated!"( Steve King, 3/6)

"I LIKE TO READ YOUR REPORTS ON THE SNOW AND RELATED SUBJECTS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.I AM A REPLANTED UPPER YOOPER LIVING IN MUSKEGON, MI. WHILE GROWING UP IN THE BIG TOWN OF DONKEN. I READ ONCE YOU WONDER WHAT PEOPLE DID THERE. MY MOTHER WAS THE POSTMASTER THERE UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 1976. WHEN THE SAW MILL WAS RUNNING THERE WERE ABOUT 250 PEOPLE LIVING THERE. VULCAN CORP MADE SHOE LATS AND ROUGH BOWLING BALLS . AT ONE TIME THE HAD A BUNK HOUSE FOR MEN AND A COOK SHACK FOR THE MEN TO EAT AT. EVEYTHING WAS MADE FROM SCRATCH. HAD REAL GOOD COOKS. WE ALSO HAD A COMMUNITY BUILDING. WE HAD CHRISTMAS PARTY AND NEW YEAR DANCES. GOOD RABBIT HUNTING,JUST OUT MY BACK DOOR. GOOD SLED RIDING DOWN MAIN STREET. GOOD FOR TOBOGGANS ETC. JUST A LITTLE ABOUT LIFE IN DONKEN. IT WAS NAMED AFTER DON AND KEN CASE BY THEIR FATHER. I GUESS IT WAS ONCE CALLED BEAVER DAM CROSSING. MY UNCLE ED CROWLEY OWNED SHAY CROWLEY FUNERAL HOME IN CALUMET. HIS WIFE HELEN IS CLARENCE BACH'S SISTER. MY COUSIN DAVID CROWLEY STILL LIVES THERE. I THINK HE IS A POSTMASTER. IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION PLEASE E-MAIL ME. I HAVE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AND LIKE TO CHAT WITH PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY FROM THE C.C. DAN OVER AND OUT."(Dan Andrews, OLPAPA@web.tv, 3/5)

"Was happy to find your site via a friend in Arizona. We are Dave and Chris Rutila of Traverse City (MI) crutila@aol.com. Dave's mother, Clara, still lives in Laurium and we get up to see her not nearly often enough, but always the first weekend in August, as David has been lucky enough to play in the Jazzy Tourney at Calumet GC. the last two years. Found your site to be easily accessed and very informative."(Chris Rutila, 3/4)

"Thanks for adding my question of "where to fish" for my friend, Paul, and his son to your bulletinboard. I received several strong responses and we're ready to fish this summer. But I have to share with you a quick story. With one of the responses that I sent a "thank you email" to, a couple of hours later I received another email from his wife inquiring as to if I was the same person that shops at Shea's Shop in Copper Harbor and buys all my neat sweatshirts for school. It was Carol who sells at Shea's and I have had the pleasure of having many nice conversations with her over the years. (My kids at school love the very creative wildlife sweatshirts that I wear to school!) Small world! Here I am in Toledo, Ohio, and 700+ miles away I hear from this nice person who has made Copper Harbor such a pleasure in the summer. What a surprise that was . . .and what fun! All because I wrote to you for information."(Mary Baird, 3/3)

"It's good to be able to click on the web and get the great pictures and news of Eagle Harbor. We're down here in Dallas visiting Lisa and her family on our way back to Cedar Rapids after a great month in Orange Beach AL. It was nice being able to visit the Dick Schmits,Barb Beane, Stewart, and Fred Kellow. (Fred has to learn how to spell our name. ) We expect to be up at the Harbor in mid May. Our best wishes to you all until we see you up there."(Pat and Bruce Bjorseth, 3/2)

"I check your E-mail frequently to find out the weather up there and I especially like the harbor cam. My son is a senior at MTU and it's a way to find out about the area where he is. I found out about your web page through my old boss (Carol Kowalewski). Keep up the good work."(Chris Hurt, 3/1)

"My name is Jim Knight. I am Helen Knight's son.My mother is visiting here in California for the winter.She has enjoyed the pictures of all the snow and the info on Eagle Harbor that is on your web site. She says hello to all her friends in Eagle Harbor and says her health is excellent.The illness she had this summer is completely gone.My mom is looking forward to getting back to her 7th street home in April (if the snow has finally stoped). Our whole family will be in Eagle Harbor this August. Your web site is excellent! I enjoy the stories and pictures.Keep up the great job.I am looking forward to mountain biking in the area.Any trail info would be most welcome."(Jim Knight.Jknight@DPFonline.com, 3/1)

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