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SPARKY STENSAAS

Most would not call these birds lovely. For that, we have warblers. Few would consider their caws and quorks melodious, either. The calls of the Common Raven and American Crow just seem raucous. more

Natural World

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Rev. Edward J. Dowling

An air of mystery drifts around all shipwrecks. The very word “shipwreck” evokes powerful images of crashing seas, screaming winds and desperate crews. more

Maritime

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LOIS NUTTALL

It is 1925, and, finally, we have some solutions to fix “for all time” the problem of variable Great Lakes water levels. more

The Lake

Forty years ago next spring, the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, opened their arms to the world when they welcomed the British ship Ramon de Larrinaga. more

Maritime

OK, I admit it. It seemed a little awkward to present our annual Achievement Award to someone who’s been part of our Lake Superior Magazine family for so long (he even has a story in this issue), but then I started calling around and quickly knew for more

The Lake

Davis Helberg is this year’s Lake Superior Magazine’s Achievement Award winner – our annual honoring of an individual or organization that has made a lasting contribution to the whole of Lake Superior. more

The Lake

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PAUL SUNDBERG

Lake Superior was almost an ocean, not just a sweetwater sea. more

The Lake

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BRYAN HANSEL

Maybe it’s the isolation, the endless battle against wind and waves, or the tales sheltered within. Whatever the allure, I’m drawn to lighthouses. And I have a favorite. more

Lake Superior

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KONNIE LeMAY / LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE

It was 5:15 a.m. on a June day, and Jon Dahl was commuting to his family business in downtown Duluth. more

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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

Lake Superior

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RICK FOWLER

This excerpt from an old Navy manual came to mind as I sought “permission to come aboard” across the gangplank of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, docked just above the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on a brisk mid-March day. more

Maritime

This shipping season, the Lake Superior region was expected to reach its “500 Freezing Degree Days” mark by Dec. 31, 2017, fully two weeks ahead of the usual Jan. 8 date. more

Maritime

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Francis M. Carroll Collection

Did a bad map give Isle Royale & the NW Angle to the U.S.? more

Lake Superior

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Gary McGuffin

The Slate Islands origin starts some 450 million years ago when a nearly 1-mile-wide meteorite crashed into the Earth just south of the equator. more

The Lake

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Duluth Cargo Connect

A recent addition to the Duluth waterfront creates an international link via rail from the East, West and Gulf coasts. more

Maritime

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