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Is a Maritime Career Waiting for You?

Courtesy Ellora Martin

It may soon be one of our industries most in need of new recruits. We tell you how to embark on the career of a lifetime in the maritime industry, whether it's aboard a ship or in port. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Maritime

Lake Superior Journal: Everything Will Be Owl Right

Mike Mikulich

The owl didn’t move much as I photographed it in the tall grass. Did it have something in its talons that made it stay put? I shifted angles. The owl spooked and flapped awkwardly, settling only a few feet away. Something was definitely wrong. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Natural World 1 Comments

2016 Achievement Award Winner: Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Chris Winters / GLSHS

For its commitment to discovering, preserving and protecting our maritime heritage, Lake Superior Magazine honors the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society with this year’s Achievement Award. more

Nov 7, 2016 2:57 PM The Lake

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

The Outlaw Bridge

Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 973.105.132

Some Big Lake Rotary clubs “broke” the law to link Ontario and Minnesota, but they did it in a style worth remembering. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM The Lake

Farewell Pine

Molly Hoeg

Waking in the early morning hours to blinding lightning, constant thunder and howling winds did little to prepare us for the devastation that we would find when dawn came – including the loss of a favorite pine tree. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Natural World

Park Point Beach, Duluth

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Before you visit the beach, check these websites for rip current alerts, wave conditions and no-contact advisories. more

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Great Lakes Fleet

Courtesy Jim Dan Hill Library / University of Wisconsin-Superior

In early 1901, Augustus B. Wolvin told executives at the newly formed U.S. Steel Corporation that if they wanted him to manage the “Steel Trust” fleet, he’d only do it from his adopted hometown – Duluth. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Maritime

Lake Superior Journal: Superior Blues

Amy Schwartz

Despite their resemblance to igneous rocks, the blue rocks we sought were not formed in the magmatic bowels of the earth, but rather in fires lit and stoked by men. In the late 1800s, several iron-smelting furnaces operated along that beach. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Our National Parks

John McCormick

We celebrate our Lake Superior national parks, from Apostle Islands to Pictured Rocks, with these brief introductions. We encourage you to “Find Your Park(s)” all around the Big Lake. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Natural World

Our Working Water

Courtesy City of Duluth

You probably don’t give the water from your faucet a second thought, but our lakeside cities do and invest millions to bring us clean water. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lake Superior

In the early part of the 20th century, the America was an elegant, 182-foot package freighter that served fishing families, businessmen and tourists. All of that came to an abrupt halt June 7, 1928, when the steamer sank off Isle Royale. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Maritime

Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area – 31,700 square miles (82,100 square kilometres) – and holds 10 percent of the world's surface fresh water. more

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Edmund Fitzgerald

David Conklin

Remembrances of the night the Edmund Fitzgerald sank from former TV anchor Dennis Anderson, who broke the story, and from retired sailor Lon Calloway, who that day rode out his first Great Lakes gale just 15 hours ahead of the ill-fated Fitz. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Maritime 5 Comments

Microplastics: Pollutants in a Small Package

Jeremy Frech

Plastic pollutants, like microbeads and nurdles that sometimes end up in Lake Superior, soak up any toxins in the water, such as PCBs and dioxin. If wild critters ingest the plastics, the toxins can enter the food chain. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Superior

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