Bob Berg


Darren Taylor/SooToday

Around the Circle This Week: Aug. 18, 2017

Family donates a treasure of wartime letters; Duluth-Superior aviation industry's high-flying economic impact; International Bridge hosts Harley parade; Twin Ports see a big jump in iron ore shipments; lake trout fishing ends near Apostle Islands. more

Aug 18, 2017 1:18 PM , Superior Notes

Calumet grounding-Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard photo

Around the Circle This Week: Aug. 11, 2017

Ship runs aground in St. Marys River; tragedy at Park Point; Trans Superior International Yacht Race ends in Duluth; boater survey aims to improve harbor safety; and Dubh Linn Brew Pub named one of the top whiskey bars. more

Aug 11, 2017 4:14 PM , Superior Notes

Trans Superior Race

Wally McMinn / Great Lakes Singlehanded Society

Around the Circle This Week: Aug. 4, 2017

The Trans Superior Race across the Big Lake begins on Saturday afternoon; Great Lakes wolves stay on the endangered list; Duluth firefighters test an unmanned rescue drone named EMILY; the Great Lakes’ Coast Guard commander retires. more

Aug 4, 2017 10:22 AM , , Superior Notes

Sea Hunter III

Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line

Visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore this summer have great options for getting out onto Lake Superior – one of the best ways to know the Big Lake. more

May 11, 2017 4:52 PM Travel

Ironwood Draws Art and Theater Downtown

Courtesy Peg Sandin

To see how much Lake Superior influences local artists, one need only walk into Ironwood’s Downtown Art Place, a community art center that represents 40 regional artists. more

Apr 1, 2017 12:00 AM Michigan

Sault Mural

Courtesy Sault Ste. Marie Recreation & Culture

Around the Circle This Week: Feb. 10, 2017

Creating a community mural in Sault Ste. Marie for Canada's 150th; exploratory drilling in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan; building a Big Lake boat; Michigan Tech Winter Carnival snow sculpture winners; and more. more

Feb 10, 2017 11:00 AM , Superior Notes

Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum Expands

Courtesy Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum

Slednerds and slednecks can find snowmobile history heaven in Naubinway, Michigan, at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum. A 36-by-76-foot building addition brings the number of displays to 180 unique and prototype sleds stretching back decades. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan


Minnesota DNR

Choose one of the state parks that offer snowshoe walks with instruction. They even supply snowshoes (in limited numbers) to borrow. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Take a Sleigh Ride at Gammondale Farm

Courtesy Gammondale Farm

Picture yourself in a Currier & Ives postcard scene, big snowflakes gently dropping. With red cheeks in the brisk December air, you’re bundled up and bunched together on a sleigh ride in pastoral Slate River Valley near Thunder Bay. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Ontario

Around the Circle This Week: November 25, 2016

The whole Lake Superior Magazine team hopes our U.S. readers enjoyed Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday. We gave thanks for all of our readers, supporters, partners and, of course, the big blue Lake that sustains us (in more ways than one). more

Nov 25, 2016 9:30 AM , , Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: November 4, 2016

The annual Gales of November in Duluth kicks off this afternoon and continues tomorrow with a full day of presentations by maritime historians and shipwreck experts. We review the keynote luncheon speaker’s new book. Plus lots of news from the week. more

Nov 4, 2016 12:12 PM , Superior Notes


Courtesy Draken Expedition America

Around the Circle This Week: August 5, 2016

We've got a bevy of boat news this week. The Viking ship withdrew from Tall Ships Duluth, Taconite Harbor received perhaps its last shipment of coal, repair work on the Roger Blough was completed, the iron ore trade dipped in July, and more news. more

Aug 5, 2016 2:03 PM , , Superior Notes

Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

To stock Lake Superior, Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery outside Bayfield, Wisconsin, produces about 150,000 brown trout, 90,000 splake and 90,000 lake trout each year. It also attracts a lot of visitors – 5,000 to 7,000 annually. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Quincy Smelter, Last of Its Kind

Scott See

Frequent visitors to the Keweenaw Peninsula all seem to know the Quincy Mine with its towering Shaft House. Lesser known, but also historically significant, is the Quincy Smelter off M-26 on the shore of the Keweenaw Waterway in Hancock. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Porphyry Island Beckons with a Lighthouse, Trails & Gallery

Courtesy Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior

An adventure to Porphyry Island on Black Bay about 8 miles east of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park starts with how you get there. Most people arrive by kayak, canoe or boat. Or you can hire a fishing charter, a floatplane or helicopter. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Ontario

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Lee Rowe

Around the Circle This Week: July 29, 2016

The Marquette Harbor Lighthouse turns 150 and celebrates with a community birthday party; a new fund will aid flood recovery in northern Wisconsin; an update on the Viking ship fundraiser; and more news. more

Jul 29, 2016 1:50 PM , Superior Notes

Paul Shaffer

Courtesy of CBS

The voice on the phone was unmistakable. Paul Shaffer was ready to answer questions about his career, his memoir and his hometown of Thunder Bay, where Paul and his “Late Show” band will perform on October 7. more

Jul 25, 2016 3:41 PM Ontario

Lincoln Funeral Car

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Lincoln Funeral Car on Display at Duluth’s Depot

This summer, a full-size replica of the Lincoln funeral car is on display at Lake Superior Railroad Museum in the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the Depot. more

Jul 18, 2016 12:25 PM Superior Notes

Pier B Resort

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: June 17, 2016

Two new hotels opened in Duluth just in time for summer; Lake State's aquatic research lab received funding for its expansion; a Great Lakes poetry project was installed at park sites on Lake Superior; and more news. more

Jun 17, 2016 2:35 PM , , Superior Notes

Local Podiatrist Tackles Common Problems for Runners

Courtesy Conway McLean

Dr. Conway McLean, who practices foot and ankle medicine in Marquette and Munising, Michigan, expects his usual stepping up of traffic from marathon runners, regular joggers and distance hikers, all who face potential foot injuries. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

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