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by Midwest Ed
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Queen IV Moored in Houghton at Night (10/11/2021)
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Queen IV Moored in Houghton at Night (10/11/2021)

I've been in Houghton for a few days and tried to take a photo of The Queen and the Lift Bridge at night.
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by Midwest Ed
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Duluth News article on Grand Portage Isle Royale ferries
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Duluth News article on Grand Portage Isle Royale ferries

Looks pretty good. Too bad it's behind their paywall.
by Midwest Ed
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Queen not going on 8/29
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: Queen not going on 8/29

Priority will be given to those with the shortest planned stays on the island. That seems quite reasonable. Two trips in one day. I wonder if they are they planning to return after dark on Monday? Or spend the night and return at sunrise with a small delay in Tuesday morning's departure? The gales ...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Horne Fire closures
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Re: Horne Fire closures

As conditions change, they will be reflected here:
Current Conditions at Isle Royale
by Midwest Ed
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 800 MHz radios
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: 800 MHz radios

I would seriously doubt it. They have access to systems designed and maintained through federal agencies in addition to the open marine bands in use.
by Midwest Ed
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 8/8 - 8/14 [backpack] Windigo > IM > SD > HL > W. Chicken > DF > RH
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: TR 8/8 - 8/14 [backpack] Windigo > IM > SD > HL > W. Chicken > DF > RH

I have a sincere appreciation of the solitude offered by The Island, especially while solo hiking or taking a break, hopefully sitting on a ridge. But I also very much share your enjoyment of talking with others. Besides being centrally located, offering many day trip options, this is what Daisy Far...
by Midwest Ed
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: What to do if you see a wolf.
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: What to do if you see a wolf.

Indeed, this is saddening. One or more of the transplanted wolves seem to have little to no fear of humans. A very recent video on the IR facebook group showed a person meeting one on a trail. The person stepped off but the wolf eventually kept going in their direction, fully aware of the person but...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIP Photography Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: VIP Photography Trip

Indeed Torpified, That's what hit my brain hardest, the new verb. Chief, that backlit scene could almost pass for a poorly done photoshop job, LOL. It DOES look cool though. I assume you'll keep us posted as to where you will publishing your works and maybe sneak us a peek or two. I can personally a...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Saildrone on Great Lakes
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Saildrone on Great Lakes

It looks like they probably have radar. I wonder if they have vessel avoidance programming. It's not like you could hail one from your vessel to coordinate maneuvers.
by Midwest Ed
Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Saildrone on Great Lakes
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Saildrone on Great Lakes

Very interesting, had no idea. I see there is also as 72 foot version.

Makes me wonder what a boating encounter with one of these might be like.
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Marking Posts as Read
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

Re: Marking Posts as Read

Also, you can subscribe to one or more (or all) of the forum topical areas (and individual sub topics as well) and then receive an email when there's a new post. The email also includes a link that takes you directly to the new post. I find it quite convenient.
by Midwest Ed
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Dining recommendations in Houghton?
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Dining recommendations in Houghton?

If you have access to a fridge and microwave think about getting some breakfast pasties from Roy's (by the bridge in Houghton) then reheating them the next morning. But unless you are arriving earlier on Saturday they might sellout by the afternoon. Their "standard" pasties are very good ...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Dining recommendations in Houghton?
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Dining recommendations in Houghton?

Any good places for breakfast on the North side of the bridge? With an 8:00 flight I don’t want to take any chances of getting stuck on the wrong side of the canal. Suomi is good for breakfast but it is in Houghton (Suomi opens at 7am). In order to stick to the north side for breakfast I would norm...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Charge your inReach Mini periodically
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: Charge your inReach Mini periodically

There are several factors that affect the life of rechargeable batteries, lithium ion included. One factor that rates very high up on the scale of things to avoid is to store them for any extended period of time without being substantially charged. But constantly "topping them off" can als...
by Midwest Ed
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Belle Isle
Replies: 12
Views: 1429

Re: Belle Isle

Here's what I found on the Amygdaloid Island Arch.

Amygdaloid Island Arch Location

Amygdaloid Island Arch Info

Here is the old 2018 post.