How, Captain Tom Mackay wondered, did a concrete-filled barrel end up on a Duluth beach?

Tom Mackay

On a Duluth Beach, a Mysterious Barrel Appears

Captain Tom Mackay spotted something rather unusual this weekend in Duluth. How did a concrete-filled barrel end up on the beach? more »

Sep 30, 2014 Superior Notes

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 26, 2014

We hosted the fourth annual Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic in Duluth; fall color approached its peak in parts of the region; the Paul R. Tregurtha ran aground in the Duluth harbor; and more news from this week. more »

Sep 26, 2014 Superior Notes

Uriah Hefter of Ledge Rock Grille received second-place honors from the judges.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic 2014: Photos

Eight chefs, two kinds of Lake Superior fish, a host of exhibitors and more than 300 people came together on Wednesday in Duluth for the fourth annual Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic. more »

Sep 26, 2014 Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: September 19, 2014

Crews finished a stabilization project on Minnesota's Knife River; Ashland firefighters helped battle a wildfire in California; Marquette Maritime Museum unveiled a new exhibit; and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore received a Park Stewards grant. more »

Sep 19, 2014 Superior Notes

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Around the Circle This Week: September 12, 2014

A storm kicked up huge waves on Superior this week; regional photographers captured it on video. Plus, be sure to enter the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association's Cruise of a Lifetime raffle, a rare chance to sail aboard a laker. more »

Sep 12, 2014 Superior Notes

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Level Report: Beginning of September 2014

Lake Superior was 6 inches above long-term average in August, its sixth consecutive month of high water. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: September 5, 2014

A seiche caused sudden flooding in Sault Ste. Marie; shipping totals are pacing ahead of 2013's numbers; a weather station was installed on Sand Island in the Apostle Islands; a lighthouse near Thunder Bay was renovated; and more news. more »

Sep 5, 2014 Superior Notes

Amy and Dave Freeman, National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, will paddle from northeastern Minnesota to Washington, D.C., this fall.

Layne Kennedy

Around the Circle This Week: August 29, 2014

Volunteers are needed for an invasive species monitoring day in Wisconsin next month; National Geographic Adventurers of the Year from Ely, Minnesota, paddle to Washington, D.C.; Paul Sundberg's latest Photos of the Week; and more news. more »

Aug 29, 2014 Superior Notes

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: August 22, 2014

The city of Duluth unveiled its newest Lakewalk memorial, the 12-ton anchor from the USS Duluth; shipping totals continued to recover after the season's slow start; a historic Duluth building was damaged in a fire; and more news. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Superior Notes

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: August 15, 2014

The Founders' Museum reopened near Thunder Bay; a research vessel accidentally snagged an uncharted shipwreck; the sea lamprey battle continued; Pic River First Nation announced plans for a hydro plant in Pukaskwa National Park; and more news. more »

Aug 15, 2014 , Superior Notes

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Around the Circle This Week: August 8, 2014

Lake Superior's level topped its long-term average for a fifth straight month; the Bayfield Apple Festival was nominated for an award (and voting continues all month); the U.P. made an appearance on national TV; and more news from the week. more »

Aug 8, 2014 Superior Notes

A portion of Grand Sable Dunes is eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore officials say. Fourteen acres of the area has been closed to visitors.

Liz Drum / National Park Service

Around the Circle This Week: August 1, 2014

Part of Grand Sable Dunes closed to visitors due to increasing erosion; "The Old Rittenhouse Inn Cookbook" launched on Wednesday in Bayfield; MDOT posted an update on the peregrine falcons nesting on the Houghton/Hancock Lift Bridge; and more news. more »

Aug 1, 2014 Superior Notes

LSM contributor Molly Hoeg and her husband, Rich, spent a picturesque morning biking the Superior, Wisconsin, waterfront.

Molly Hoeg

Around the Circle This Week: July 25, 2014

A recap of the Lake Superior Day festivities, including Editor Konnie LeMay's segment on WDSE's "Almanac North" and photos from the region; Lake Superior's high waters delight some and vex others; an airline adds service to the U.P.; and more. more »

Jul 25, 2014 Superior Notes

Artists Jesse Furo Pearson and Tim Pearson of River Blend Studio found this Lake-shaped rock.

River Blend Studio

Looks Like the Big Lake to Me

In our just-released August/September issue and on the web, we asked readers to send us their photos of Lake Superior appearing in surprising places. If you look closely, that iconic shape is all around us. more »

Jul 25, 2014 Superior Notes

LSM Editor Konnie LeMay was interviewed on Friday by local TV station FOX21 outside Duluth's Marine Museum during the Lake Superior Day/s activities there.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: July 18, 2014

The Lake Superior Day/s events kicked off this week, ahead of the official celebration on July 20; the Food Network's Guy Fieri visited the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior; Google Canada mapped sites in Ontario; and more news from the week. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Superior Notes

Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus sets up a trailside learning table in Tettegouche State Park. (Dogs are welcome, too, on leashes.)

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: July 11, 2014

A new center, a return of Russ Kendall's and wandering Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. more »

Jul 11, 2014 , Superior Notes

The "Shipwrecks Alive!" exhibit at Duluth's Great Lakes Aquarium opened Thursday after eight months of construction.

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: July 3, 2014

In Duluth, the "Shipwrecks Alive!" exhibit opened at Great Lakes Aquarium; StoryCorps' MobileBooth rolls into Marquette next week to record interviews with residents; young sturgeon in the St. Louis River raised spawning hopes; and more news. more »

Jul 3, 2014 Superior Notes

Finishers lined up for their medals. Nearly 6,000 volunteers, like this gentleman in white, help the event run so smoothly every year.

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: June 27, 2014

Funds are needed to save a piece of glacial copper; a 33-year-old course record fell at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth; an Apostle Islands dock closed for repairs; movies are set to return to a historic U.P. theater; and more news. more »

Jun 27, 2014 Superior Notes

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Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Photos: 2014 Grandma's Marathon

On a foggy, misty North Shore morning – excellent running weather – Dominic Ondoro smashed the 33-year-old Grandma's Marathon course record by 31 seconds, besting the top men's time set by Dick Beardsley in 1981. more »

Jun 21, 2014 Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: June 20, 2014

Duluth and the North Shore prepared for Grandma's Marathon; Olympian Clara Hughes arrived in Thunder Bay on her Big Ride; a Sault Ste. Marie group for athletes with disabilities received funding; Great Lakes mayors gathered in Thunder Bay; and more. more »

Jun 20, 2014 Superior Notes

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