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USCG Mobile Bay, Coastie Curves, Photo by Kim Nixon

The USCG Mobile Bay broke the ice into Marquette’s Lower Harbor this weekend. The sun glittered on the fresh cut ice. I was surprised to see how thick the ice was 4-8 inches. I guess last weekend’s Ice fisherman were safe afterall. Whew!

This is a sure sign of spring’s coming! The Great Lakes shipping season will soon be underway.

USCG Mobile Bay, Ice Hulled, photo by Kim Nixon

USCG Mobline Bay, Prop, Photo by Kim Nixon

Fractured, Photo by Kim Nixon

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These photos were taken on the evening of March 14, 2009. The ice so thin it took less than a minute for an auger to rush through. Water was atop the ice, but so were many fishermen and women.

Green Bucket, photo by Kim Nixon

Winter is fading in the Upper Peninsula. We may have another storm or two. The thaw has certainly arrived, though. Warm enough to wear a light coat some days.

I have never understood the attraction to thin ice, or ice-fishing for that matter. I will wait for warmer temps and head out in a boat.

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Mike Scouts Shot, photo by Kim Nixon

 

Mike Frames Shot, photo by Kim Nixon

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Work at Night, photo copyright Kim Nixon

I feel like I cannot catch up, cannot accomplish all that I need to do, learn the things I need to learn….One thing I could do is work at night.

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Trestle, Presque Isle, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Ore Pocket Dock and Ice, Presque Isle, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Sunset Beach, Presque Isle, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Getting off work at 4p.m. on a sunny Saturday evening was a blessing. I headed home grabbed my camera and Mike, too. He had been out on the island 4 hours that day, already. He had also been out on Friday at sunset while I was working. But it was my turn this time, and he obliged in being my camera buddy as we headed out to the ice. I love the support of my Magic Man, please visit Mike Hainstock’s Flickr page as he is very talented.

Mike Hainstock on Ice, Presque Isle, photo by Kim Nixon

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Holmquist Mill on M-01, photo by Kim Nixon

Where on the map? Michigan Highway 01! I love this shot due to the snow. It shows just how hard winter has been. Taken on February 28, 2009 as we headed back to our parked car after the Outhouse Classic. We headed past Holmquist and headed toward Traunik and Eben before taking M-94 home to Marquette.

“Trenary is located in the center of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 30 miles north of Escanaba and 30 south of Marquette. Coming from the south take US 41 to M-67. Coming from the North take US-41 or M-28 to M-94 to M-67. “ (source: Trenary Lions Club )

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Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, All Ages, photo copyright Kim Nixon

On the last Saturday in February the Outhouse Classic comes to Trenary. It is such an event that even The Travel Channel was present filming for a segment on extreme races that will air some time this summer. I was sure to take shots of the Travel Channel filming. But more important was the splash of color in February helping us all to have a Mardi Gras spirit complete with beads, costume, and raucous fun. The weather helped with temps in the 20s and blue blue skies. I tell you people get fired up over their outhouses in this town!

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Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Youth, Photo copyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Travel Channel Filming, photo copyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Thong Racer Back, photocopyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Aflame, photocopyright Kim Nixon

Trenary 16th Outhouse Classic 2009, Engulfed, photo copyright Kim Nixon

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