Web Cam Escape

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Web Cam Escape

Post by head2north » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:01 pm

I seem to check the Mott Island and Tobin Harbor Web Cams too frequently - One can only daydream so much.
Just checked to check out the Greenstone Skies and was surprised to see the Ranger III docked.

It has been too long since my last trip on the Ranger.... so am I wrong that the Ranger is supposed
to return back to Houghton on Saturday morning? why is it on Isle Royale tonight?
Ranger III Saturday August 22 evening.jpg
Ranger III Saturday August 22 evening

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Re: Web Cam Escape

Post by drobarge » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:56 pm

It was blowing the oysters off the rocks from the south up here last night, my guess would be weather.

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Re: Web Cam Escape

Post by irhikers » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:14 pm

Here is the explanation of why the Ranger was seen Saturday evening, August 22 at the Mott Island dock.

The Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association's 2015 annual membership meeting was held August 22 in Rock Harbor on Isle Royale, in conjunction with the celebration of Isle Royale National Park's 75th anniversary and dedication of its new alternative energy systems. The Ranger III will depart from Houghton Friday morning, August 21, as usual but will depart Rock Harbor at 9:00 Sunday morning, August 23, instead of Saturday.

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Re: Web Cam Escape

Post by philcourt » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:16 pm

The Ranger was at Mott to participate in the 75th anniversary celebration of Isle Royale on Saturday the 22nd.

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Re: Web Cam Escape

Post by Stile » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:47 pm

That explains what people were talking about. News was Rock harbor and the nearby areas were loaded as heck. Nobody seemed to know what was going on. But then we weren't in the area. On the 22nd we were in Todd Harbor. Had the shelter and the whole campground to ourselves. Beats a meeting and festivities any day.


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