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Best of the Lake 2015

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How the Soo Locks Were Made

On June 18, 1855, the steamer Illinois locked through upbound and ushered in a new era in Great Lakes shipping. But the Soo Locks didn’t come easy. The planning and building of the locks were as fraught with obstacles as the waterway they traversed. more »

Jul 27, 2015 3:18 PM , Maritime

Lake Superior Day/s 2015: Events in the Region

Held this year on July 19 – it's always the third Sunday in July – Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s. The celebration spans the entire weekend in some Big Lake communities. Find an event near you. more »

Jul 8, 2015 5:00 PM Lake Superior

Lake Superior Journal: Paul Flynn, Hard Hat Diver

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

The Ghost of Hermit Island

Whether the ghost of a man named William Wilson treads Hermit Island in Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands is unclear, but the history of the place certainly has enough bizarre twists to make it possible that his ghostly presence may still be lurking there. more »

Oct 13, 2014 2:59 PM The Lake

2014 Achievement Award Winner: Split Rock's Lee Radzak

For decades of dedication and service, beyond the call of work, to the restoration and preservation of Split Rock Lighthouse and for helping to create a thriving local community with his volunteer efforts, Lee Radzak is our Achievement Award winner. more »

Sep 19, 2014 9:10 AM The Lake

"Native Skywatchers" Revives Indigenous Star Knowledge

As you marveled at the beauty of the night sky, have you ever wondered why you – of Scandinavian, Ojibwe or Irish descent, perhaps – are seeing Greek guys up there? A Duluth art exhibit examines the constellations of the region's indigenous people. more »

Aug 13, 2014 12:03 PM Natural World

In Memoriam: Captain Dudley J. Paquette

Captain Dudley J. Paquette, who served for 30 years as an officer in the Inland Steel Company fleet and was on Lake Superior as captain of the Wilfred Sykes on the day the Edmund Fitzgerald went down, has died. He was 88. more »

May 20, 2014 10:38 AM Maritime

Lake Superior Day 2014

Held this year on Sunday, July 20, Lake Superior Day celebrates the body of water that dominates and defines our region. Here's what's planned on each of Lake Superior’s four shores for the Lake Superior Day weekend. more »

May 8, 2014 3:21 PM Lake Superior

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