Dem Bones

Courtesy Paleo-DNA Lab Lakehead University

The team at Lakehead University’s Paleo-DNA Laboratory never knows what questions might come over the transom. They've traced ethnic lineage back to ancient times, they've done paternity testing – and then there are the gruesome cases. more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Health/Wellness 2 Comments

Tall Ships Duluth 2013: Parade of Sail

Bob Berg

Lake Superior Magazine readers, you could win tickets to Tall Ships Duluth! We’re giving away a pair of multi-day passes every weekday until August 17. Find out how to enter. more »

Jul 25, 2016 10:05 AM Contests

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


Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Since the opening of the first highways (and maybe before), people have created those delightfully quirky sideshows for travelers called “roadside attractions” or, more simply, Big Things. more »

Mar 20, 2015 2:22 PM Travel

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

Healing Waters

Courtesy Joel Carter

Water lapping against the shore and a blue horizon stretching forever – we often experience the benefit of spending time beside the Big Lake in its calm moods and know how it seems to soothe us. Does water have actual restorative powers? more »

Jul 31, 2014 8:59 AM Health/Wellness

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

Lincoln Funeral Car

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Lincoln Funeral Car on Display at Duluth’s Depot

This summer, a full-size replica of the Lincoln funeral car is on display at Lake Superior Railroad Museum in the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the Depot. more »

Jul 18, 2016 12:25 PM Superior Notes


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

Fry Bread

Courtesy CookingPost.com

While many cultures have some sort of “fried” bread, what we call fry bread was created in Native American communities in the era following establishment of reservations. more »

Aug 1, 2008 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

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

Rabbit Island

Courtesy Rabbit Island Foundation

Rob Gorski wanted a getaway in the Keweenaw Peninsula and ended up buying an island and founding a retreat for creative souls. more »

Jun 1, 2015 10:18 AM Art/Photography


Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

At DaLou’s Bistro in Washburn, virtually everything is handcrafted by Dale and Louie Hanson using fresh ingredients, often from local farms and businesses. The wood-fired oven, imported from Italy, instills the pizza with a distinctive smoky flavor. more »

Jan 3, 2013 12:15 PM Wisconsin

Lake Superior Journal: Paul Flynn, Hard Hat Diver

Jim Marshall Collection

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


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

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


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


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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