Sailing Ships on Lake Superior: The Early History

Painting by Tim Olsen / Lake Superior Maritime Collections, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Lake Superior, like all the Great Lakes, had its share of wooden-hulled, tall-masted ships sailing its sweet waters, even before creation of the locks at Sault Ste. Marie in 1855 allowed a freer flow of maritime traffic between the lakes. Read more


Land, Water & History: Exploring Our Geoheritage

Parks Canada

Have you ever stood barefoot on massive rocks beside Lake Superior? The idea of geoheritage is to connect people to geological history by pointing out significant features and highlighting the way we use and interact with the landscape. Read more

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

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Gooseberry Falls

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

If you want to visit the waterfalls on Minnesota’s North Shore as they break free of ice in the powerful gushing roar of spring, it’s best to keep tabs on changing conditions. Read more




When winter starts releasing its grip and spring slowly emerges, gardeners’ thoughts turn to greenery and to planting, but those of us who live in the Lake Superior region know one important maxim: Read more




Local Hero: Step aboard the retired Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Alexander Henry in Thunder Bay’s Marina Park and check out the view from the wheelhouse or explore the captain’s quarters. Read more




It started earlier this year with a phone call from Stan Johnson, president of the Marathon & District Historical Society in Marathon, Ontario. Read more


The Pathfinder Hatchet Haversack, the BIG Larry compact flashlight, the 12-ounce Hydro Flask and The Original Bug Shirt are a few of our picks for outdoor adventurers. Read more

Product Reviews

The Henry B. Smith was found on May 24, 2013, by a small team of shipwreck hunters. She had been missing almost a century, but through decades of effort, the team put it all together and solved one of the biggest mysteries of the Inland Seas. Read more


Journey of a Lifetime

Charly Ray

Paddling from Lake Superior to the Canadian plains – everybody does that for their honeymoon trip, right? Read more


Fire Tower Road

Landmark Conservancy

When the Town of Bayfield's planning commission declined his subdivision plans for a property high on Fire Tower Road, Bob Davidson ended up working to make it a public recreation space. Read more


In the Duluth Skywalk 109 W. Superior Street

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Aids to help you find your way around Lake Superior and the region.

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