Celebrity Sightings

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

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

Grand Prize: 22nd Annual Photo Contest

Cari Povenz

Majestic seas, rise so high / And take me captive with your hypnotic tune. / With thunderous crash, or whispering sigh, / Bear witness to the gull and silent dune. more

Jun 16, 2017 12:20 PM Poetry

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


Young’s General Store in Wawa is well-known for the stuffed moose that greets visitors from the porch. People love posing for pictures with this true icon – sometimes the only moose that travelers will see while driving through Ontario. more

Jul 19, 2011 12:00 AM Ontario

The Bee’s Knees: Local Couple Adopts a Healthful Honey of a Hobby

Claire Duquette

Three years ago, Paula Cunningham looked out at the little apple orchard behind her and husband Tom’s Ashland, Wisconsin, home and had an aha thought: “It would be a great idea to get some bees.” more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Essentia Health Staff Reunite Patient with Service Dog

Maureen Talarico

When Dennis Wold found out he was going to have to stay at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior for an extended period, he feared he would lose his new service dog, Warner. But the hospital welcomes pets as part of its care. more

Jun 16, 2017 11:33 AM Health/Wellness

Wild About Weather

National Weather Service

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

Tettegouche State Park waves

Paul Sundberg

Winds began to howl and a freezing rain fell from the gray, turbulent skies. Carl sensed that the spirit of the lake was ready to make itself known. more

Dec 1, 2003 12:00 AM Maritime

Lake Superior Geology

Susan Robinson

When geologists look at Lake Superior, we see the beauty and drama, but also clues to exciting geological events of the past, a unique history that speaks of fire and ice. more

Jun 1, 2002 12:00 AM Natural World

Many people, thanks to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Hiawatha” poem (1855), have heard of Gitche Gumee, the shining Big-Sea-Water. This spelling was learned, it is said, from Henry Schoolcraft, who worked with the Ojibway people. more

Jan 1, 2006 12:23 PM Lake Superior 1 Comments

Sea Hunter III

Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line

Visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore this summer have great options for getting out onto Lake Superior – one of the best ways to know the Big Lake. more

May 11, 2017 4:52 PM Travel

The green, crinkly leaves of the rhubarb patch make their predictable appearance late each spring, heralding a summer filled with rhubarb cake, rhubarb jam, sour rhubarb sauce and sweet rhubarb pie. more

May 12, 2011 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Sew Big: A Revival of the Itch to Stitch

Felicia Schneiderhan

Even if you’ve never picked up a knitting needle in your life, and you don’t know knitting from crocheting from appliqué, chances are you’ve seen the signs that, in the Lake Superior region, textile arts are booming. more

Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM Art/Photography

Net House to Playhouse

Jack Rendulich

Mary and Paul von Goertz transformed an aging net house on their property near Lake Superior into a playhouse for their six grandchildren and their friends, while retaining much of the exterior's original character. more

Jul 31, 2013 8:47 AM Homes

A Visit to Tahquamenon Falls Country

Thomas Brouwer

Near the naturally dark waters of the Tahquamenon River, you'll find waterfalls, good beer, friendly bears, shipwreck history, adventure and beauty. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Michigan

Northern Lights

Travis Novitsky

For us in the Lake Superior region, aurora borealis displays are not rare. What causes them? The very simple explanation is that northern lights result from electrons that collide with atoms in the upper atmosphere and give off their energy as light. more

Jan 1, 2007 12:00 AM Natural World

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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Mary Durocher Hudson & Alice Hudson

A Circle Tour Story

Mary Durocher Hudson of Washburn and her sister, Alice Hudson, (they married brothers!) took "a marvelous 5 days" doing the Lake Superior Circle Tour. more

Nov 20, 2012 8:59 AM My Lake Superior 1 Comments

Lake Superior Journal: Our Little Cottage by the Big Lake

Daniel H. Thompson

I was 7 years old when Mom and Dad bought their “Little Cottage,” as they called it, on the Minnesota shore. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:02 PM Homes

Dragonfly House: A Fairytale Getaway Made Real

Sheila Smith

The Dragonfly House, as its owners lovingly call it, tucks into a landscape of aspen, birch, prairie grasses and flowers. It’s more than a Lundie-inspired cabin; it’s a house built from dreams. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Homes

Beatrice Ojakangas

Thomas Strand Studio LLC

In her new memoir, “Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food,” Beatrice Ojakangas tells her own rich story, beginning with the immigration of her grandparents. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

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

Saganaga Saga

John Bouchard

Trapper, conservation officer, artist – John Bouchard and his wife, Eveline, joined the hardy trailblazers in the late 1960s at the Ontario-Minnesota border waters, a community of distinct personalities, diverse opinions and dedicated neighbors. more

Sep 11, 2014 10:45 AM Ontario


Photo by Paul Hayden

Bananas are wonderfully nutritious, easy to use in recipes, come prepackaged in their own natural wrapper and are available almost everywhere all year long. more

Jan 18, 2011 2:15 PM Food/Recipes

Honey, I Bought a Home

Rendulich Photography

Mitch and Darlene Wolfe had been considering a move to Duluth for a number of years. They bought a historic house in town in 2005 and started an extensive remodeling project, modernizing it while retaining its original charm. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes


Sparky Stensaas Collection

Lake Superior Journal: Perk's Floating Forest

An avid birder, Captain J.P. "Perk" Perkins decided not to let his career as a ship captain interfere with his passion for viewing birds. From the early 1930s through the early 1970s, Perk created his own on-deck forests. more

Jan 18, 2011 8:09 PM Superior Notes 1 Comments

Camping with Kids

Jeremy Kershaw

Did the arrival of the stork make you roll up your sleeping bag? Don’t put away that gear, say five families who introduced their children to camping from an early age. more

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Recreation

Student Poetry

Courtesy Deanna Erickson

Third-grade students at Lowell Elementary in Duluth reflected on their studies of Lake Superior and crafted these haiku. more

May 9, 2017 2:33 PM Poetry

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