Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?

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Does 47 Years Ago Qualify as History?

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At least some of these photos qualify I think as those things shown no longer exist or in place:

These photos were taken during my 5 trips in 1975, 1976 and 1978. Some things look quite different than today while others will never change over 1000s of lifetimes. Back then, the Voyageur II made stops at several fish camps, dropping off crates of ice and picking up crates full of fish on ice. That included stops at Pete Edisen's, Sam Rude's, Sivertsen's and Johnson's

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Pete Edisen Dock
Pete Edisen Dock
Same Rude Fish Camp Dock
Same Rude Fish Camp Dock
Johnson Fish Camp Dock
Johnson Fish Camp Dock
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I remember those stops from my first summer in '79.
79: worked RH, 01: BI-DB-RH, 02: MC-LR-WL-CH, 05: MI-CI-MB-DF-RH-TM-RH, 09: MC-BI-DN-RH, 11: WC-HC-WC, 12: MC-CB-HL-TH, 13: RH-PI, 14: BI-ML-CI-CH-MB, 16: RH-CI-TI-RH, 17: WI-IM-SB-FL-WC, 18: MC-PC-BI-DB-RH-DF, 21: RH-ML-DF-MB-DF, 22: BI-PC-BI-RH
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Ingo wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:58 pm I remember those stops from my first summer in '79.

How do you remember Daisy Farm from the dock? Compare your memory to my photo (from the OP Link)(from the OP Link). The photo compressed the perception of depth of field but I remember an actual large very empty field of tall grass and many times full of Daisies.
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Ingo wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:58 pm I remember those stops from my first summer in '79.

My most memorable fish camp stop was when fishing was apparently exceptionally good. All the extra crates of fish needed some space. Things got a bit more crowded but nothing terrible. But it was hard for some people to send their breakfast off without rubbing elbows from some very icy paparazzi
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Midwest Ed wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:07 pm
Ingo wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:58 pm I remember those stops from my first summer in '79.

How do you remember Daisy Farm from the dock? Compare your memory to my photo (from the OP Link)(from the OP Link). The photo compressed the perception of depth of field but I remember an actual large very empty field of tall grass and many times full of Daisies.
DF and Belle Isle are the two places I remember changing the most with the meadows growing over. Funny, I don't think I ever stayed at DF, but stopped a time or two with a rental boat--employees could occasionally use them if there were enough not being used.

Seeing the old fish camps is pretty cool. Thanks!
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Thanks for these! You got around. The "70s backpacks" photo should be an album cover! I especially like the futurist on the far left, who looks to be rocking an *internal frame* pack.
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My first visit was 1968. I have some slides (remember those?) someplace. Need to find them.
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Midwest Ed wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:07 pm
How do you remember Daisy Farm from the dock? ... I remember an actual large very empty field of tall grass and many times full of Daisies.
This year marks the 50 year anniversary of my first trip to Isle Royale in August 1972. I was a junior in high school. Took the bus from suburban Detroit to Houghton. If I remember correctly, it took what seemed like 20 hours and stopped in every small town along the way. Spent a night at the Douglass House Hotel (i.e. the Dog House). The following day boarded the Ranger and spent a week on the island.

I too remember rather large empty fields at both Three Mile and Daisy Farm. I'll have to find the limited photos I made during that trip. My avatar shows the off-trail backcountry campsite at Angleworm Lake during that 1972 adventure.

After returning from the island, I hitch-hiked to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and spent a couple of days there in the larger drive accessible campgrounds. Then it took 2 full days of thumbing to traverse the whole Upper Peninsula to order to get to St. Ignace in time for the annual Mackinac Bridge walk (Labor Day). Then another day of thumbing to get down to suburban Detroit.
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treeplanter wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:07 am My first visit was 1968. I have some slides (remember those?) someplace. Need to find them.
These were "lost" slides. I recently purchased an Epson V600 flat table scanner with an upper slide illumination light for slides and film. it can even run a 2nd pass scan using infrared light that is more opaque to dust and scratches. It creates a mask and then removes them like magic.
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I still can't place this location
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I'm guessing this one is at Todd Harbor:
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Here's one from 1968. Rock Harbor Lighthouse.

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The "unknown location" slide above looks like Duncan Narrows - did you get there in your travels?
22 WC-HC-BCZ20-WC
19 RH-ML-TI-RH by kayak
16 RH-DF-MB-TI-RH-3M-RH by kayak
09 RH-DF-MC-TH-HL-SD-WC
00 WC-IM-WC
96 WC-FL-SB-SD-HL-CE-3M-RH
94 RH-DF-MB-3M-RH
92 RH-DF-LR-CW-HL-SD-IM-WC
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