1936 Calendar

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by hooky » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:40 pm

head2north wrote:
Tom wrote:... "That's a mighty big tent."
So this Ryan Island tent is the largest tent on the largest island in the largest lake in the largest island in the largest lake in North America.

No apologies....I couldn't resist.
I feel like I was set up on that one!
Outstanding. I would argue there was no need to apologize, even if it was demanded.



A question regarding the island. Is it specifically listed as off limits, or could a back country permit be argued as a license to pitch a larger tent to claim the largest tent on the largest island in the largest lake in the largest island in the largest lake in North America?

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:55 pm

Unfortunately, officially off-limits/no backcountry camping permitted on Ryan Island, itself. Folks are still welcome to explore it, of course, just no overnights.

So, head on over early on June 21st, and enjoy the longest nap with the largest pillow on the longest day next to the largest tree on the largest island inside the largest lake inside the largest island inside the largest freshwater lake (by surface area) in the world.

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Re: 1936 Calendar

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Midwest Ed » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:59 pm

Tom wrote:I figure it's either the little Island off the North side, about mid-point, or perhaps what is now called Tea Kettle Island. That said, it wouldn't be beyond a calendar publisher in 1936 to take a photo of any Island around Siskiwit Lake, lay claim as Ryan Island, and move on.
Indeed. Ryan Island is almost a half mile long. Teakettle Island at about 330 feet long and about 100 feet wide also looks a bit large. The much smaller "spur" on the north side fits the bill "size wise" but is too close to Ryan to match the picture. I'm with you on your last option.
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:49 am

I have to know for sure now as it is a unique photo and as said, no camping is currently allowed on islands.

Google Earth photo of Northern spur of Ryan Island doesn't fully qualify either way....
IR February - Ryan Island Earth.jpg
I do know next time I am paddling on Siskiwit a circumnavigation will take place.

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by fonixmunkee » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:09 am

This probably my favorite thread on the IR forums right now.

I love that picture of Chippewa Harbor for February.
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:31 am

head2north wrote:I do know next time I am paddling on Siskiwit a circumnavigation will take place.
I was having a similar thought. I want to go find it.

We should start a project with forum members, and see how many of these photos we could reproduce in 2016. We could make it the 2017 forum calendar! :D
I might not be able to capture Chippewa with the snow like that, but I know where that photo was taken - Just yonder the tent sites. Same as for Siskiwit Falls, of course, that's a pretty easy one to locate.

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by jrwiesz » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:21 am

Siskiwit Falls?

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1395&p=9387#p9387

I would like to see photos(others may have) from different years.

I"m curious, does anyone have other photos?
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:30 am

Here is May 2010:
SiskiwitFalls_May2010.jpg
And then July 2015:
SiskiwitFalls_Jul2015.jpg

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by hooky » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:40 pm

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Midwest Ed » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:43 pm

head2north wrote:I have to know for sure now as it is a unique photo and as said, no camping is currently allowed on islands.
Google Earth photo of Northern spur of Ryan Island doesn't fully qualify either way....
I do know next time I am paddling on Siskiwit a circumnavigation will take place.
Tom wrote:I was having a similar thought. I want to go find it.
The little island/isthmus stub almost connected to the north side of Ryan is too close to Ryan to match the photo. The land in the background on the photo is too far in the distance. My best estimate is the photo is an end shot of Teakettle Island. If that canvas tent profile is approximately 10 to 12 feet then that would make the Island in the photo roughly 100 feet wide. This is the same dimension as the width of Teakettle and any land "behind" that view is about 1 mile distant.

My stronger curiosity is January. Any ideas as to if it might be Snug Harbor?
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by jrwiesz » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:48 am

Tom, there is quite a water level difference in your May 2010, and the one in my post from Aug 2010 :!:

Thanks for posting photos, Tom and Hooky. Anyone else care to share?
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:12 pm

Its my grandmother's 94th birthday today. Yep 2-22-22. Anyways, NHL stadium Series Wild game broadcast had a segment on 94 year old Mark Sertich still strapping
the skates on and playing pick-up games. So that hit a cord.... Hoping I will be 94 years old someday visiting Isle Royale and a young outdoorsman has a 2016 Isle
Royale Calendar held in admiration.

Yes, Cabin fever is definitely turns all my thoughts to the outdoors.
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:52 pm

So this is my favorite month. It may be because it is spring and summer exploration is right around the corner
or that I am a sucker when it comes to fascinating fish pictures.
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by hooky » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:48 am

brook trout from a little nameless stream...

That's a great set of pictures.

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