As most of you know, the island has had a stormy weather week... rain and high winds. As a result, it made for some interesting times and photo opportunities. During the evening of October 4th the wind blew the top out of the tree in Glen LaFreniere's yard which in turn hit the power going into Mary Minor's home, setting a small fire that luckily went out quickly. The same evening another tree located in front of the school let down some of its' fall colors as the crown toppled to the pavement. The clouds produced by this storm were awesome and the photos don't really do them justice, but I had to try.
... and this fellow just watched it all
A Bite of Beaver
The newest event from the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce was "A Bite of Beaver" featuring delectable tidbits from some of the islands' best cooks. Due to the weather, the event originally planned for the Convent lawn was moved indoors to Holy Cross Hall.
Upon entering to the sounds of L.D. Ryan's sax ones nose was assailed by the scents of everything from cupcakes to chocolate to puff pastries and everything in between. As the chairperson of this event, Deborah Harwood did a marvelous job organizing and giving advice. Besides foodstuff, local artist Eric Heline was on hand with his jewelry and woodwork. The Hall was beginning to fill up with those eager to sample the wares as I left to put the photos here. If you were on the island and didn't attend, you missed, as Martha Stewart says, "a good thing". Let's hope this becomes an annual event.
October 2, 2002
A message to the Beaver Island Boat Company's valued customers
Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation over the 2 weeks while the Emerald Isle was away for dry-docking at Sault Ste. Marie. For those of you that are unsure of the reason for this dry-docking, it is required by the U.S. Coast Guard that we have a hull inspection every 5 years. It is hard to believe, but the Emerald Isle is now 5 years old. The 40 year old Beaver Islander (this is her 40th birthday) did a wonderful job, as did the boat and dock drew, in providing ferry service to the island in the Emerald Isle's absence.
Unfortunately, the Emerald Isle is experiencing some excessive vibration since its' new propellers were installed while at dry dock. Due to this vibration, we will have to take her back into dry-dock and fix this problem before it becomes worse. Once again we are asking for your patience and understanding while we pull her out of service and run the Beaver Islander in her place. This is to take place the week of October 14th. We will run an early (6:00 a.m.) departure out of Beaver Island on Monday, October 14th with the Emerald Isle and then the Beaver Islander will run the normal departure of 8:30 a.m. from Beaver Island and depart Charlevoix at 11:30 a.m. as is the schedule. The Emerald Isle will then depart from Charlevoix to the ship yard. She is scheduled to be gone until the 17th of October if all goes as planned. Thank you again for your understanding, we do appreciate your business and want to make this change in boats as smooth for everyone as is possible.
Margo S. Marks