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Lake Superior Journal: Paul Flynn, Hard Hat Diver

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Still fully dressed in his diving suit, lacking only his brass helmet, Paul felt the barge capsizing beneath his feet. The storm had come out of nowhere, and now he was headed for the bottom loaded with weights and iron shoes, and no way to breathe. more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Maritime

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Shawn Malone

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

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

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Journal: The First Stirrings

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

I can still bring to mind details of the weekend that triggered my ongoing romance with Lake Superior, Minnesota’s North Shore and Duluth. Four high school pals and I drove north from suburban Minneapolis. It was our first away-from-home adventure. more »

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Minnesota

In the 1920s, one young schoolteacher found a fun haven in the Apostle Islands for her girlfriends that gave them freedom to let loose and be themselves. more »

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Fractional Ownership: Buying into a Shared Getaway

Courtesy Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior

Fractional ownership is a fast-growing sector of the vacation home market. Unlike a timeshare, which buys only use of a place, fractional ownership means buying an actual structure. Owners can sell their share or leave it in their will. more »

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Lettuce is easy. All you need is a container that will hold 10 inches of soil. While you cultivate and enjoy your salad greens, you can also enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor. more »

May 6, 2009 10:42 AM Food/Recipes

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Michele and Clayton Oslund

Hostas, the trendy but tough perennials, may well be the best friends that gardeners – with or without green thumbs – can find for the Lake Superior region. more »

Jul 9, 2003 10:50 AM Homes

A robust group of pioneers in the late 19th century first blazed a trail to the Slate River Valley. These days, an enthusiastic generation of progressive farmers and entrepreneurs carry on in their footsteps, but in a 21st century style. more »

May 11, 2011 12:00 AM Ontario 1 Comments

Summer fare, especially on picnics, should be quick and simple. The recipes here create a complete menu: Smoked Turkey & Avocado Wraps, Hummus, Sweet-N-Salty Trail Mix and S'more Brownies. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

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George W. Robinson

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

Lake Superior Journal: Heading into a Good Wind

There is a 3- to 5-foot sea out here today. The northeast wind is holding steady, for now. But I don’t want to be out here in another hour or two. The seas will probably be over 6-foot by then. more »

Mar 24, 2012 5:55 PM Superior Notes 1 Comments

Thunder Bay Main Lighthouse

Elle Andra-Warner

On the Ontario shores of Lake Superior, there are more than 32 lighthouse sites, some abandoned, moved or destroyed, but others still active aids to navigation or year-round emergency lights. more »

Aug 15, 2014 10:44 AM Maritime

While some might balk at eating a whole apple or an entire orange, few hesitate to pop a handful of berries into their mouth. more »

Jul 18, 2006 9:02 AM Food/Recipes

A Gem of a Museum

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

It’s not often you expect to find diamonds, rubies, emeralds, agates and copper nestled alongside each other – especially in the Keweenaw Peninsula. But every one of these minerals can be found at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum in Houghton. more »

Jul 31, 2013 5:05 PM Michigan

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Travis Novitsky

Sightseeing tours on Minnesota’s North Shore will return this summer after a hiatus of about seven years. A new tour boat service, North Shore Scenic Cruises, will take up the niche left when the Grampa Woo III was sold in 2006. more »

Jul 16, 2013 4:34 PM Minnesota

Come Over, Come Over, Piping Plover

Ted Gostomski

Historically, hundreds of piping plovers made nests beside the Great Lakes, but those numbers plummeted after decades of habitat loss and human disturbance. Nearly wiped out 30 years ago, the small shorebirds have made a Big Lake comeback. more »

Apr 22, 2014 1:00 AM Natural World

Crisp Point

Tom Buchkoe

Beginning in 1849 with Whitefish Point Light Station, lighthouses along Michigan's Shipwreck Coast have served to warn mariners clear of the dangerous reefs and shoals and act as a set of markers pointing ships from light to light. more »

Sep 1, 2003 12:00 AM Maritime

Unsolved Mysteries of the Lakes

Courtesy Thunder Bay Historical Museum

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

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Randy Jarvis

My resident hummingbirds are freeloaders extraordinaire. Not only do they fight over the four-spot sugar-water tap, they have the audacity to complain whenever it runs dry. Many a bird has lingered at the dining room window demanding a refill. more »

May 1, 2003 12:00 AM Natural World

Sigurd Olson Institute

Northland College / The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

An institute named for famed naturalist Sigurd Olson keeps the legacy of his environmental vision alive and thriving among young people. more »

Jun 25, 2013 8:51 AM Wisconsin

Mystical Michipicoten: Memories from a Majestic Island

Donn Larson

To the Anishinaabe, it was a mystical floating isle that eluded approaching canoes – disappearing, then emerging again from the mist. At creation, Gichi Manidoo veiled Michipicoten Island in a shroud of mystery still palpable. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Ontario

Joint Efforts: Getting Your Knees Back in Action

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Unwilling to concede mobility to arthritic joints or injuries as they age, baby boomers are receiving total knee replacements in unprecedented numbers and at younger ages. A local orthopedic surgeon offers some words of advice. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Lake Superior Journal: The Island of Aunt Peg’s Dreams

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It started with Aunt Peg’s story, became a mystery that cast me and my cousin as family sleuths and ended in a stranger’s home on a storied Ontario peninsula. No, actually, the whole thing began in Ireland. Let me explain. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Ontario

Photographers John Heino and John Alexander Kay tell us about their Lake Superior Circle Tour in the early fall last year and a digital technique they both use in their work. more »

May 16, 2016 2:59 PM Art/Photography

Cheryl Fosdick

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

For 21 years, Duluth designer Cheryl Fosdick has volunteered at Grandma’s Marathon, 13 of those years coordinating security volunteers in Canal Park (a crew that grew from 25 then to 130 this year). more »

May 12, 2016 2:35 PM Recreation

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