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Around the Circle This Week: March 24, 2017

With the Soo Locks due to open at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, many vessels left winter layup and returned to the Great Lakes this week, kicking off the 2017-18 shipping season. more

Mar 24, 2017 3:24 PM Superior Notes

Farewell Pine

Molly Hoeg

Waking in the early morning hours to blinding lightning, constant thunder and howling winds did little to prepare us for the devastation that we would find when dawn came – including the loss of a favorite pine tree. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Natural World

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


Recipe Box: Vegan Veggie Scram

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Chef Jillian Forte and her team from At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Café in Duluth came up with this breakfast bounty with a mild kick to satisfy their many vegan customers. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

6 Trails for Maritime Sights

Florin Chelaru

Let us suggest six satisfying strolls with great views that offer a bit of Lake Superior maritime heritage along the way. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

Birding Festivals

Gregory Huset

As a major migratory flyway, the Lake Superior region is well placed to tap the enthusiasm of residents and visitors who like to flock to festivals celebrating the spring migration. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

Lake Superior Journal: Superior Blues

Amy Schwartz

Despite their resemblance to igneous rocks, the blue rocks we sought were not formed in the magmatic bowels of the earth, but rather in fires lit and stoked by men. In the late 1800s, several iron-smelting furnaces operated along that beach. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lake Superior


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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


Tim Winker

Influenced by family traditions and personal preference, it seems every cook has his or her own favorite ingredients and signature method of making mojakka. more

Jan 7, 2008 8:25 AM Food/Recipes

Returning to the Scene of the Chimes

Lacey Criswell / Lace/Hanky Photography

By choosing a wedding location that they treasure and love to visit, these couples set their stage for a popular trend in destination weddings – venues close enough to home for regular romantic visits that spark old memories while creating new ones. more

Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Lake Superior Journal: A Cruise Across Time

Marie Zhuikov

The nip in the air may be why the passengers of the Wenonah consisted of only me and two other women. Like me, they were traveling not just across the water on Minnesota's North Shore, but across time. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Recipe Box: Pie Place Maple Sausage Patties

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Kathy Rice reveals the recipe for the special caramelized Maple Sausage Patties, excerpted from her new book Secrets of The Pie Place Cafe. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

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

Author's Collection

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

A.G. Thomson House

Courtesy A.G. Thomson House

TripAdvisor gave the A.G. Thomson House its Travelers’ Choice Award, naming it the No.1 B&B in the United States for the second time in four years. We caught up with co-owner Tim Allen to ask how he and his wife, Angie, brought the inn to the top. more

May 12, 2016 3:09 PM Minnesota

Étienne Brûlé

Jeanne K. Hanson

Étienne Brûlé was almost certainly the first European seen by the Lake Superior region’s Ojibwe people. Many scholars believe he was the first European to view Lake Superior from the eastern tip. Here is the story of his short and adventurous life. more

Jun 1, 2014 3:47 PM Great Lakes

Gooseberry Falls

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

If you want to visit the waterfalls on Minnesota’s North Shore as they break free of ice in the powerful gushing roar of spring, it’s best to keep tabs on changing conditions. more

May 20, 2013 12:11 PM Minnesota


Kathy L.T. Kahlstorf

Heather-Marie Bloom has joined an intriguing movement that celebrates condensed living and a basics-only lifestyle. Called microhouses or tiny homes, these structures range from 100 to 400 square feet. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes


Shaun Parent

Some of the best ice climbing in the world is found around Lake Superior, considered one of the best climbing locations in North America. more

Jul 7, 2000 12:58 PM Recreation

Bayfield Winter Festival

Don Albrecht

Bayfield Winter Festival celebrates snow, ice and cabin fever over the first weekend of March. more

Mar 4, 2015 9:54 AM Wisconsin

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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Lake Superior Journal: A Challenge for Charity

The Lake Superior wave hit my tiny craft with the force of a hammer blow. My narrow, single scull shuddered under the impact. Icy-cold water cascaded down my back, sluicing over the boat, washing through the small waterlogged cockpit over my feet. more

May 12, 2011 12:00 AM Superior Notes

Superior Ice

Dennis O'Hara

Picturing the Big Lake: 7 Winter Photography Tips

Photographer Dennis O'Hara gives us seven simple tips for photography during the winter, a special season of quiet snowfalls, pristine white landscapes and clear blue skies. more

Jan 4, 2013 10:34 AM Superior Notes

Engineering Better Health

Courtesy Michigan Tech

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Research coming out of Michigan Tech could create medical wonders, and highlighted here are a few of those innovations. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Lake Superior Journal: Baptizing the Alder

Dan Rau

The invitation was unlike any I’ve ever received. The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Marinette Marine Corporation requested “the honor” of my presence at the christening and launching of an incredible U.S. Coast Guard vessel. more

Apr 1, 2004 12:00 AM Maritime

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


Northern Michigan University

Is your dining room table piled with college brochures? Is the family calendar dotted with campus visits? You might have a high school junior under your roof. While the application essays loom over their heads, the cost of it all looms over yours. more

Jan 23, 2012 3:08 PM Lifestyle

It’s the story of beauty and the basalt … a story begun in fiery forges more than 2 billion years ago. The two “greenstones” of Lake Superior share a name and a link to ancient lava flows. more

Feb 1, 1999 12:00 AM Natural World

Ice Climbing

Courtesy Michigan Ice Fest

The abundance of climbable ice by the Big Lake had been an accidental secret of climbers since the early 1980s. But that’s changing, thanks to increased interest in the sport and to the growth of events like Michigan Ice Fest and Nipigon Ice Fest. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

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