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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

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LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE

Many considered the late James R. Marshall, former owner of this magazine, to be the consummate Lake Superior authority. more

My Lake Superior

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PHOTOS COURTESY SAULT STE. MARIE CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU

In February the International 500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie celebrates 50 yrs of the endurance event on its 1-mile oval ice track – the only one in the country and with “banked turns that would make NASA queasy,” touts the race’s promoters. more

Michigan

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COURTESY LAURIUM MANOR INN

Most people have the wrong impression about winter in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, Julie Sprenger insists. more

Michigan

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COURTESY LINDA SCHULZ

Packed with stunning scenery and boasting more than 2,500 miles of well-marked trails, the Upper Peninsula has long drawn admiration from avid snowmobilers. more

Michigan

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PICTURE THIS OF BRIMLEY, MICHIGAN

In September 2016, Marion Eavou came to live – and to die – in the Robert and Helen Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Every minute of her eight months there, someone in her large family stayed with her. more

Health/Wellness

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COURTESY SUNRISE BAKERY

The package arrives days before Christmas (or the start of Hanukkah, your birthday or wedding). It’s labeled perishable, so no use waiting … you open it right away. more

Food/Recipes

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BOB BERG / LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE

From his home near Hawk Ridge in Duluth, high above Lake Superior, David R. Wheat’s view is spectacular. But on a recent sunny fall day, the retired U.S. Navy commander was looking not into today’s brilliant blue waters but into a darker past, more

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METTE NIELSEN

Thanks to the internet, you can find recipes aplenty online, but I want to sing praises here to the joy of a good cookbook, one that offers much more than a sets of ingredients and the instructions for assembling a meal. more

Food/Recipes

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Erik Frosh

Looking across from Munising to Grand Island or even passing in a guided Pictured Rocks cruise by its iconic East Channel Lighthouse, you’d probably never guess that a good way to get to know this remote, intriguing spot is by bus. more

Michigan

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Fresh Coast Film Festival

If you’re thinking of heading to the Fresh Coast Film Festival in Marquette this fall, here are three things you should know. more

Michigan

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Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Marquette is joining Duluth and Thunder Bay in becoming an impressive “foodie” town. Especially downtown, it seems almost every block has two or more tasty options. Just to pique your appetite, we are offering three suggestions: more

Michigan

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Daniel Bennett

From the ashes of the past, Michigan's Upper Peninsula raised Its brownstone monuments that still stand as tributes to its quarried history. more

Michigan

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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

The Ford Bungalow: Keweenaw Bay’s Secret Oasis

Tia Osweiler

Henry Ford’s secluded retreat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan thrives today as a waterfront inn. more

Michigan

Rabbit Island

Courtesy Rabbit Island Foundation

Rob Gorski wanted a getaway in the Keweenaw Peninsula and ended up buying an island and founding a retreat for creative souls. more

Art/Photography

Copper Peak

Courtesy Copper Peak

Recently I asked Lauren Larsen about how he came to design what was once the tallest – and only – ski-flying facility in the western hemisphere. The story of Michigan's Copper Peak begins in 1968. more

Michigan

Topping the CopperDog

Adam Johnson / Brockit Inc.

Meet the winning couple who captured a Michigan sled dog title. Bruce and Monica Magnusson own a sled dog kennel that’s home to 59 dogs. more

Recreation

A Visit to Tahquamenon Falls Country

Thomas Brouwer

Near the naturally dark waters of the Tahquamenon River, you'll find waterfalls, good beer, friendly bears, shipwreck history, adventure and beauty. more

Michigan

Casting a Line with a U.P. Legend

Courtesy John Voelker Papers Collection at NMU

John D. Voelker was, and still is, something of a legend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The author recounts the story of a memorable encounter with the novelist and fisherman. more

Recreation

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    Photo by Mike Link

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    The author negotiates a submerged sandstone ledge on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

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    Photo by Kate Crowley

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    Husband and hiking partner Mike Link finds that crossing the mouth of a river into the Lake can leave its mark.

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    John Haro & Joseph Balachowski

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    John A. Jaszczak

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