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CUSTOM

THE CAPTAIN IS THE LAST MAN OFF THE SHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SIGN OF FAIR WEATHER.

IF THE SKY RETAINS A REDDISH GLOW AFTER THE SUN SETS, THE FOLLOWING
DAY WILL BE SUNNY AND WARM.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD IN THE FISHING PORT OF GRAND
MARAIS, MICHIGAN, WHERE, SHE CLAIMS, FISHERMEN USED IT AS A GUIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire P460.1

Date learned: 07-00-1958

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SIGN OF RAIN

IF THE MOON HAS A MISTY GLOW AROUND IT, THE DAY FOLLOWING WILL
BE DAMP AND RAINY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD IN THE FISHING PORT OF GRAND
MARAIS WHERE THE FISHERMEN USED IT AS A GUIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew P465.4

Date learned: 07-00-1958

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BETTER SLEEP

YOU WILL SLEEP BETTER IF THE HEAD OF YOUR BED POINTS NORTH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER AUNT IN GRAND MARAIS IN HER CHILDHOOD. (HER
BED HEAD POINTS NORTH, INCIDENTALLY.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRAND MARAIS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: 01-04-1964

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BOTTOMLESS LAKE

IN THE EARLY NINETEEN HUNDREDS, A HORSE AND BUGGY STOOD AT THE TOP
OF SAND DUNES OVERLOOKING GRAND SABLE LAKE IN THE U.P. (UPPER
PENINSULA). THE HORSE WAS STARTLED BY SOMETHING AND RAN DOWN THE
DUNE AND INTO THE LAKE. NO TRACE OF EITHER HORSE OR BUGGY HAS
EVER BEEN FOUND.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS UPON SEEING SABLE LAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME (AROUND
1957) AS A VERIFICATION FOR THE DEPTH OF THE LAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Still water Small body. Lake, pond....
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00001957 CA

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CUSTOM

ON THE LAKES, CAPTAINS OF THEIR SHIPS SALUTE EACH OTHER WITH TWO
LONG BLASTS AND ONE SHORT ONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Keyword(s): SALUTE SHIPS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
SPEECH -- To Be Heard

Date learned: NOT INCLUDED

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CUSTOM

MERCHANT SHIPS HONOR "MAN OF WAR" SHIPS BY DIPPING THEIR FLAGS AT
HALF MASK AND THEN RAISING IT. THE WAR SHIP ANSWERS BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Keyword(s): MAST

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: NOT INCLUDED

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AMERICAN CUSTOM

WHEN DEEP SEA FISHING PARTIES ARE SUCCESSFUL THEY RETURN TO THE
FISHING PORT WITH A RED FLAG ATTACHED TO THE BOAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Keyword(s): COLOR RED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: NOT INCLUDED

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IF YOU PASS A LOAD OF HAY AND MAKE A WISH, IT WILL
COME TRUE PROVIDED YOU DON'T LOOK BACK.

Submitter comment: HEARD WHEN INFORMANT WAS A CHILD IN GRAND MARAIS,
MICHIGAN.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRAND MARAIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 01-11-1964

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BOTTOMLESS LAKE

IN THE EARLY NINETEEN HUNDREDS, A HORSE AND BUGGY STOOD AT THE TOP
OF SAND DUNES OVERLOOKING GRAND SABLE LAKE IN THE U.P. (UPPER
PENINSULA). THE HORSE WAS STARTLED BY SOMETHING AND RAN DOWN THE
DUNE AND INTO THE LAKE. NO TRACE OF EITHER HORSE OR BUGGY HAS
EVER BEEN FOUND.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS UPON SEEING SABLE LAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME (AROUND
1957) AS A VERIFICATION FOR THE DEPTH OF THE LAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Still water Small body. Lake, pond....
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00001957 CA

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BOTTOMLESS LAKE

IN THE EARLY NINETEEN HUNDREDS, A HORSE AND BUGGY STOOD AT THE TOP
OF SAND DUNES OVERLOOKING GRAND SABLE LAKE IN THE U.P. (UPPER
PENINSULA). THE HORSE WAS STARTLED BY SOMETHING AND RAN DOWN THE
DUNE AND INTO THE LAKE. NO TRACE OF EITHER HORSE OR BUGGY HAS
EVER BEEN FOUND.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS UPON SEEING SABLE LAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME (AROUND
1957) AS A VERIFICATION FOR THE DEPTH OF THE LAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND MARAIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Still water Small body. Lake, pond....
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00001957 CA

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