Lake Superior Journal: Our Thanksgiving by the Lake

Liz Brekke

Lake Superior Journal: Our Thanksgiving by the Lake

Our cabin on the shore is a haven, a place to reconnect with self, to be quiet and to let time flow without the continual punctuation of things to do and deadlines to meet. It’s the perfect place for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving. more »

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM Minnesota

Wild About Weather

National Weather Service

Nine Major Lake Superior Storms

Powered by strong low-pressure systems, these nine Lake Superior storms wrecked dozens of ships and claimed hundreds of lives. more »

Jan 16, 2012 2:59 PM Natural World

Great Lake Destinations

Find out more about Lake Superior Magazine's featured supporters through November's Great Lake Destinations. Links, Maps, Video, Facebook and more. more »


Clicking on the Lynx

Mike Mikulich

Lake Superior Journal: Clicking on the Lynx

You might say I’m a wildlife paparazzo. I spend many happy hours lurking along northwoods trails or shoreside beaches, trying to spot and shoot – with a camera only – the rock stars of our region. On this day, I sought the elusive Canada lynx. more »

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Art/Photography

Unsolved Mysteries of the Lakes

Courtesy Thunder Bay Historical Museum

Unsolved Mysteries of the Lakes

On November 23, 1918, three minesweepers commissioned by the French government left Fort William-Port Arthur (Thunder Bay today) from the Canada Car Works where they were built. Only one would reach Sault Ste. Marie. The others were never seen again. more »

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM , Maritime

An Artistic Dynasty

The profusion of Lake Superior art produced by the Sivertsons has become even more highly prized than the fish that Sivertson ancestors produced from the Lake. more »

Mar 5, 2001 9:52 AM Art/Photography

Get the Skinny on Winter Skin Care

Courtesy Jennifer Baldwin

Get the Skinny on Winter Skin Care

Living near Lake Superior, we naturally know how to handle winter. But even the hardiest winter warriors sometimes disregard the special care needed for our body’s first line of defense – our skin. more »

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

A Passion for Pasties

Jack Rendulich

Pasties, Our Regional Comfort Food

A pasty is a tasty meat pie in a pastry pocket. Brought to Michigan in the 1840s by Cornish miners, pasties were quickly adopted by ethnic groups across the region who all left their unique stamp on the food. more »

Jan 1, 2007 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Book Reviews: Choices for Children

Six children's books reviewed: "Twig's Guide," "North Woods Girl," "Hungry Coyote," "Underwater Adventures with Louis and Louise," "A Bird on My Hand" and "The Littlest Loon." more »

Nov 11, 2015 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

The Soup & Bread Cookbook

Courtesy Rodale Books

Recipe Box: Soup and Bread, Perfect Pairings

Duluth cooking star Beatrice Ojakangas, a James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame winner and the celebrated author of 28 cookbooks spanning 25 years, has broken down the art and science of the perfect pairing of soup and bread. more »

Sep 2, 2014 11:00 AM Food/Recipes


Paul Sundberg

A Bird in Hand

David Brislance's “bird whispering” began about 10 years ago, by accident, when black-capped chickadees began landing on his shoulder or hat, waiting for sunflower seeds. more »

Jul 3, 2013 8:47 AM Recreation

L.C. Waldo

Great Lakes Historical Society, Vermilion, Ohio

Frozen Fury: The 1913 White Hurricane

The White Hurricane of 1913 was a storm so large that it ravaged the entire Great Lakes region and so intense that its 80-mph winds equaled those of a Caribbean hurricane. But in November on the Great Lakes, this was no tropical storm. more »

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM Great Lakes 1 Comments

Recipe Box: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

On a cold winter’s night, there’s nothing more welcome than a warm sip of something delicious. Whether you prefer your hot drinks “fortified” with alcohol – or not – there are many tasty options. more »

Nov 11, 2010 1:15 PM Food/Recipes

Inside Fraser Shipyards

Patrick Lapinski

Inside Fraser Shipyards

On Lake Superior, the call for help to fix any mechanical, structural or electrical woes often goes to the sole U.S. site on the Lake that can handle repairs, maintenance and modifications to the giant “lakers” – Fraser Shipyards in Superior. more »

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM Maritime

Still Here and Thriving

Ivy Vainio

Returning to the Home of the Golden-Breasted Flicker, the Anishinaabe Homeland

Mooningwanekaaning-minis, “Home of the Golden-Breasted Flicker,” is the Anishinaabe homeland. Today, most call it Madeline Island. Ten millennia ago, people walked and canoed the lands surrounding the island, fished the waters and lived in reverence. more »

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM The Lake


Shawn Malone

Wild About Weather

The next time that you are in a department store, look up to the ceiling. It’s about 20 feet or so to the lights. Now, imagine a wave that tall racing toward your boat in the middle of a churning Lake Superior. more »

Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Courtesy Linda Lemke

Buffing Up Your Resolve

Plenty of support exists around the Big Lake for you to meet your fitness goals. Some people even travel here just to join programs that help them get healthier. more »

Apr 5, 2013 2:08 PM Health/Wellness


George W. Robinson

Unburied Treasure

It took Bob Barron 10 years, countless permits and a barge to remove a 20-ton copper chunk from the bottom of Lake Superior and move it to its home at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum on the campus of Michigan Technological University. more »

Jun 23, 2002 4:59 PM Natural World

Just How Big is Lake Superior?

Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area – 31,700 square miles (82,100 square kilometres) – and holds 10 percent of the world's surface fresh water. more »

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Sam Cook

Steve Kleist

Oops! Even Experts Can Get In Over Their Heads in the Wild

We asked a few outdoor writers who spend their “work” time romping through the wilderness to regale us with lighter-hearted calamity stories. That they willingly admitted to such misadventures tells us that they're good sports as well as sportsmen. more »

May 1, 2005 12:00 AM Recreation

Paul Pepe

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

2015 Achievement Award Winner: Thunder Bay Tourism Manager Paul Pepe

For his enduring enthusiasm promoting the full circle of the Big Lake, for thinking outside the borders to create partnerships, and for all the Persians, Lake Superior Magazine honors Paul Pepe with this year’s Achievement Award. more »

Sep 28, 2015 9:47 AM The Lake

Recipe Box: A Dish of Squash

Behold the versatile squash - from the forest green veins of a black zucchini to the bright yellow of a sunburst patty pan, the smooth cream and green stripes of a delicata to the warty mint green of a Queensland blue. more »

Nov 12, 2011 11:42 PM Food/Recipes

A Freighter View for Two

Cyndi Perkins

A Freighter View for Two

Like many, Greg and Denise Maronen wanted to live by the Lake. They stuck to the dream over the years and finally made a home on the Keweenaw Peninsula into a reality. They named it Freighter View. more »

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Celebrity Sightings

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Celebrity Sightings: Big Names Hang Out at the Big Lake

There is an impressive list of big names who have come to the Big Lake to perform or just to visit, stretching back to the days of vaudeville. more »

Jan 1, 2015 12:00 AM Travel

Looks Like the Big Lake to Me

River Blend Studio

Looks Like the Big Lake to Me

We asked readers to send us their photos of Lake Superior appearing in surprising places. If you look closely, that iconic shape is all around us. more »

Jul 25, 2014 9:01 AM Superior Notes

310 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN

Travel Planning

Aids to help you find your way around Lake Superior and the region.

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