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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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

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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

Paddling Pukaskwa

Layne Kennedy

For a long time, this place called “Pukaskwa” intrigued us. Pukaskwa National Park stretches down the far eastern side of the lake from Pic River near Hattie Cove to Pukaskwa River nearly 144 miles south. No interior roads lead to this wild coast. more

Jul 1, 2002 12:00 AM Recreation

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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

Farm (& Fishing Boat) to Table

Goh Iromoto / Tourism Thunder Bay

Can farm-to-table partnerships between local producers and restaurants fare well in the chilly Big Lake region with its short growing season? Apparently it’s working even better than you might imagine. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Lupine and Daisies

Dennis O'Hara

Picturing the Big Lake: How to Photograph Wildflowers

Photographer Dennis O'Hara provides us with insights and tips for catching wildflower images. more

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Get Down to the Water

Felicia Schneiderhan

Public marinas and safe harbors also provide access to the Lake and boat-infused views for those traveling by land. Big or small, downtown or in the middle of nowhere, they can be fascinating even for those without boats. more

May 1, 2015 12:00 AM Recreation

Better Late: Fulfilling Educational Bucket Lists

Ken Moran

David Walker was nervous on his first day at Lake Superior State University, like most students. But unlike the other freshmen, starting new chapters in their lives, David and his wife, Judy, were continuing one they began nearly 50 years earlier. more

Nov 25, 2013 9:08 AM Education

Building an Off-the-Grid Home

Jim Megas

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

Sailing a Real Lake

Charles Scott

Lake Superior remains a powerful call for those who sail – a call I answered for a summer cruise aboard my 32-foot sailboat bound for Isle Royale from Detroit. It was an adventure I’ll long remember. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM Maritime

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

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

Rock Harbor Lodge

Courtesy Guys & Dolls Photography

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

My Week with a Superior Sentinel

Kyle Underwood

For seven days, we would be the official “unofficial” keepers of Michigan's Crisp Point Lighthouse, the remote station west of Whitefish Point. Any member of the Crisp Point Light Historical Society can apply for this volunteer position. more

Jun 1, 2012 12:00 AM Michigan

Paddle Safety

Shelly Dinsmoore

Lake Superior’s beauty can belie its dangers, particularly if you’re not prepared with the right gear and paddling know-how. Here are the basics of kayaking safely on the Big Lake. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

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