Enjoy this trip down memory lane beginning with vintage views of the Sleeping Bear sand dunes.
Ever wish you could see what the weather conditions are like on Glen Lake? Well, your wish has come true thanks to the generous offer of Dale DeJager to allow us to link to his web camera and weather station located at his vacation home on the south shore of Big Glen. The camera sends weather data and a picture view toward Alligator Hill to the web site every 19 minutes, with one of 30 random, canned photographs from the area displayed after dark.
Dale installed his weather station in December of 2002. Shortly thereafter he added a link to his website that allows people to see current weather data. He added the web camera along with the ability to view historical weather data on the web in 2004. The original weather station was destroyed by a nearby lightning strike in the summer of 2005 and replaced by a wireless model. The camera was upgraded in 2006 to provide better picture quality that we can now all appreciate.
Dale started coming to Glen Lake for summer vacations with family in 1952. His parents honeymooned here and the family enjoyed a few weeks each summer at what was then Keift’s Cottages on Little Glen. When Dale married Meg, they started coming to Glen Lake. She was familiar with the area from her summers as a camper at Camp Crystalaire on Crystal Lake. They stayed for a while at Shady Shores and then at Red Rooster before they bought their cottage in 1997. They named it Narnia after the C.S. Lewis book series and planted an appropriate lamppost at the entrance.
Enjoy the web cam by clicking here
For the inaugural issue of 2009, Enterprise editors and reporters looked into their crystal ball to make predictions for Leelanau County. John Tune decided to weigh in on the guessing game that has already begun by folks who live around here…. When will the Narrows Bridge project be completed?
According to the Enterprise, in early September an MDOT official said the project will extend into the first part of summer and possibly include the July 4 holiday period. Another story two months later speculated the bridge would be complete “by early fall”. The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce website states that the bridge will be closed util October 2009.
Let’s hear your predictions! The winner will, ah, receive nothing!!!! But, hey, we are easily entertained around here this time of year.