Hermit Island Mansion

Joy Morgan Dey / Haunted Lake Superior

Whether the ghost of a man named William Wilson treads Hermit Island in Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands is unclear, but the history of the place certainly has enough bizarre twists to make it possible that his ghostly presence may still be lurking there. more

Oct 13, 2014 2:59 PM The Lake

If there are such manifestations as ghosts, Whitefish Point is a logical place for them. It sits forlornly at the east end of Lake Superior’s infamous “Shipwreck Coast,” a 40-mile stretch littered with the hulls of long-dead ships. more

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM Michigan

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



Bruce Ojard

In 1956, Betty Lessard was living in Duluth, Minnesota, and making good progress toward her career in photography. She had no inkling that a proposition that year by her father, Aleck Christiansen, would change the course of her life. more

Mar 30, 2002 2:01 PM Minnesota 2 Comments

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

A Passion for Pasties

Jack Rendulich

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

Lake Superior Journal: A Moose in the Rearview Mirror

Diane Larson

We had traveled a little more than a quarter mile from the intersection when I happened to look in my rearview mirror. A large dark animal stood in the middle of the road a good distance behind us. I let out a squeal and hit the brakes. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Natural World

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Silver Islet Ghost

Joy Morgan Dey

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to Silver Islet, Ontario, because he loved ghost towns and their cemeteries, with their faded headstones and trees growing out of graves. And he came to keep a promise. more

Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM The Lake

Veteran surfmen on Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast always made it a point to teach the new men the gory details of the ghost of Three-Fingered Reilly. They wanted them to know that when they walked the lonely night patrols, they were not alone! more

Oct 13, 2016 10:44 AM Maritime

As we approached it in late afternoon, the old lighthouse stood out plainly against the rock of the island. more

Dec 26, 1998 11:15 PM Lake Superior

Rose Garden

Dennis O'Hara

There is no better place to seek advice about preparing your roses for a Northland winter than from the experts connected to Duluth’s Rose Garden. more

Oct 10, 2008 11:14 AM Recreation

Apostle Islands

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Konnie’s Circle Tour: The Final Leg

Happy to be home, I still felt sad to part with my bus “family” when we returned home this week. Some still had a journey ahead as far as Utah and states south (where we pray for safe times during wild storms). more

Oct 7, 2016 2:38 PM Superior Notes

Fall Bus Tour

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Konnie’s Circle Tour Report: Part II

Editor Konnie LeMay is circling Lake Superior with our bus tour group. Her second dispatch features the delightfully kitschy Da Yoopers Tourist Trap, the picturesque Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and more. more

Oct 3, 2016 11:14 AM Superior Notes

Sleeping Giant

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

A Circle Tour Special Report

Editor Konnie LeMay is circling Lake Superior with our Fall Bus Tour group. Here's her report from the first part of the trip, from Duluth clockwise to the eastern Upper Peninsula. more

Sep 30, 2016 11:26 AM Superior Notes 1 Comments

The Lake Is Boss: Returning a Little Wiser from an Apostle Islands Paddle

Benjamin Alva Polley

Quickly I understood this was not like any other water we’d paddled. Miles from shore, if you capsize you can’t just swim to safety. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Recreation

Autumn’s crisp, clear days and crinkly, colorful leaves call out for a good Sunday drive – any day of the week. more

Sep 25, 2012 3:06 PM Travel 1 Comments

Dawn of a New Superior

John Heino

“Welcome to Superior – Living up to our name.” This message, prominently displayed above Center City Park at Belknap Street and Tower Avenue, perfectly captures the energized local optimism of this Wisconsin city. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Fifty years ago, in September 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Ashland, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, during a national tour, visits that would leave lasting impressions on locals and the region. more

Sep 18, 2013 10:55 AM The Lake

Fall Leaves

R.L. Hargesheimer

Hike a few of the trails that turn most brilliant in the fall on the lake’s four shores. more

Oct 1, 2003 12:00 AM Recreation

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

Picturing the Big Lake: Fall Colors

Photographer Dennis O'Hara provides us with insights and tips for taking pictures of the fall colors. more

Sep 5, 2012 8:24 AM Superior Notes

We may all have fond memories of gliding down the smooth, wooden floor at the roller rink as kids.There were plenty of tumbles to the floor, spurring giggles and bruised knees. This activity is still alive at World of Wheels in Superior, Wisconsin. more

May 13, 2011 12:00 AM Wisconsin

For Decades, U.P. Mines Printed Their Own Money

Marquette County Historical Society

East Coast banks were wary of shipping large amounts of cash by boat. Too many had sunk in Lake Superior. Yet miners in hard-to-reach areas had to be paid. The solution? Mining companies began printing their own money. more

Feb 1, 2001 12:00 AM Lake Superior


Lesley DuTemple

Recently a traditional wood construction method has been enjoying a comeback. more

Sep 19, 2012 9:19 AM Homes


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

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