Split Rock Lighthouse

Minnesota Historical Society Split Rock Collection

Time's Sentinel: The History of Split Rock Lighthouse

It took a catastrophic November storm to convince the U.S. Congress to build what would become among the most recognized and beautiful landmarks on Lake Superior – Split Rock Lighthouse. more »

Aug 1, 2001 8:42 AM Maritime

A Passion for Pasties

Jack Rendulich

Pasties, Our Regional Comfort Food

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

Great Lake Destinations

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



James Smedley

Ice Fishing: Getting Hooked on a Winter Passion

True, there’s the cold and the barrier of ice between you and the fish. But fair-weather anglers harbour a sneaking suspicion that we might actually be having fun on the ice and catching fish they’re missing. The next step is to join us. Here's how. more »

Jan 24, 2013 11:08 AM Recreation

Tall Ships Duluth 2013: Parade of Sail

Bob Berg

Enter the Tall Ships Duluth 2016 Sweepstakes

Win an overnight stay in Duluth, a ride on a tall ship and more in the Lake Superior Magazine Tall Ships Duluth Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes closes on June 15, 2016. more »

Jan 18, 2016 10:40 AM Sweepstakes 5 Comments

Mount Bohemia

Courtesy Mount Bohemia

Ungroomed and Unpretentious, Michigan's Mount Bohemia Delights Powder Hounds

Near the Keweenaw Peninsula's tip, Mount Bohemia offers skiers and snowboarders ungroomed pitches, cliffs and frozen waterfalls, heaps of dry powder and uncompromising difficulty without the crowds or glitz of big resorts. more »

Nov 1, 2014 12:00 AM Recreation

World's Largest Rubber Duck

Eric Garcetti

Tall Ships Return to Duluth in August, with the World's Largest Rubber Duck in Tow

As if a dozen or so tall-masted ships arriving in Duluth would not generate enough buzz, the organizers of Tall Ships Duluth 2016 have signed up another iconic maritime figure: the World’s Largest Rubber Duck. more »

Jan 28, 2016 9:04 AM Superior Notes 5 Comments

Inside Fraser Shipyards

Patrick Lapinski

Inside Fraser Shipyards

On Lake Superior, the call for help to fix any mechanical, structural or electrical woes often goes to the sole U.S. site on the Lake that can handle repairs, maintenance and modifications to the giant “lakers” – Fraser Shipyards in Superior. more »

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM Maritime


Glenn Lind Collection

Lake Superior Journal: Building Skiffs, Crafting a Life

Glenn Lind grew up in the fishing village of Castle Danger, Minnesota. At the tender age of 6, he fell in love for the first time – with boats. For him and his dad, Glenn writes, boat building became a labor of love. more »

Jul 15, 2013 9:00 AM Superior Notes 1 Comments

Cherishing Our Drinkable Sea

There is no denying that the glaciers gifted our northern neighborhood with a 3-quadrillion-gallon miracle. But we are not immune from aging pipes and water contaminants, and our “drinkable” sea remains so only as long as we remain diligent. more »

Jan 20, 2016 2:38 PM Superior Notes

Rock Harbor Lodge

Courtesy Guys & Dolls Photography

On Isle Royale, Indoor Comfort Means Rock Harbor Lodge

What if you want to enjoy Isle Royale, but don’t like camping or don’t have the first clue about surviving a night outdoors? No problem. Check in to Michigan’s most remote lodge and the only operating hotel on the island. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Michigan

Rabbit Island

Courtesy Rabbit Island Foundation

Rabbit Island: An Artists’ Retreat Like No Other

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


Shaun Parent

Up the Down Waterfall

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

Recipe Box: Slow Cooking

The good meal waiting just means you had the foresight to plug in the Crock-Pot before leaving for work this morning. more »

Mar 16, 2011 11:00 AM Food/Recipes

Meet Washburn, Wisconsin

Brownstone and water laid the foundations for Washburn, established in 1883. Its waterfront location provided the railroad with a port and the area provided lots of native brownstone for buildings. more »

Jan 21, 2010 5:09 PM Wisconsin

Building an Off-the-Grid Home

Jim Megas

Building an Off-the-Grid Home

The dream location that Jim and Ann Megas found for a second home had everything – except access to the power grid. So when they built their one-of-a-kind log home, the couple invested in state-of-the-art off-the-grid systems. more »

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM Homes

Duluth Grill Cookbook

Rolf Hagberg

Creating the Duluth Grill's Cookbook

Who would have thought that creating a cookbook for the Duluth Grill could turn into high adventure? Let the author tell you all about it. more »

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Going to the Dogs

As much as Jennifer and Will love sledding, the dogs seem to love it more. The dogs live to run; it’s their life. more »

Jan 29, 1999 11:33 AM Recreation


Bob Berg

Stop by – the Lights Stay on in Bayfield

Some people have the idea that Bayfield shuts down and hibernates after Christmas. A few businesses are seasonal, but many are open year-round (even if the hours may change). Walk into a shop and often it’s the owner who will greet you. more »

Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Come Over, Come Over, Piping Plover

Ted Gostomski

Piping Plovers: How the Rare Shorebirds Became a Big Lake Eco Success

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

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