Superior, Wisconsin

A roundup of Lake Superior Day/s activities from all four shores Read 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. Read more



Courtesy DSACF

Bringing a community of givers together is what the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation does best. We honor their work with our 2017 Lake Superior Magazine Achievement Award. Read more


One River, Two Islands

Richard Hamilton Smith / Courtesy The Nature Conservancy

Two islands – one a sprawling half-mile square and the other barely covering a couple city blocks – reflect evolving attitudes about the St. Louis River and its value to the community. Read more


Dragon Boat Festival

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

For spectators, the dragon boat races next to Barker’s Island in Superior might look like a mass of arms and paddles, swirling and splashing. But it soon gets easier to tell the teams apart as some boats pull ahead. Read more


Dawn of a New Superior

John Heino

“Welcome to Superior – Living up to our name.” This message, prominently displayed above Center City Park at Belknap Street and Tower Avenue, perfectly captures the energized local optimism of this Wisconsin city. Read more


Black River Bandits

Molly Silvernale

You place your thumb on the hammer of the .45-caliber single-action revolver in your holster, itching to touch the trigger, but you must keep your fingers off of it until you hear the command: “Shooters ready. Shooters on the line. Shooters set.” Read more


Inside Fraser Shipyards

Patrick Lapinski

On Lake Superior, the call for help to fix any mechanical, structural or electrical woes often goes to the sole U.S. site on the Lake that can handle repairs, maintenance and modifications to the giant “lakers” – Fraser Shipyards in Superior. Read more


Around the Circle This Week: New Tech Killed the Radio Station?

The Thunder Bay Coast Guard radio station may close; a Superior, Wisconsin, refinery details plans for transporting crude oil on the Great Lakes; the Isle Royale winter wolf study ends in gripping fashion; and a look at upcoming events. Read more

Mar 1, 2013 5:52 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Hope for Isle Royale's Wolves

New genetic testing reveals more female wolves on Isle Royale than previously thought; a jury sides with American Steamship Company in the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. case; Shawn Malone opens a gallery in Marquette; and a look at upcoming events. Read more

Feb 22, 2013 5:22 PM Superior Notes


Phil Bencomo

For more than 40 years, the Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers has provided services to the globe-trotting crews of foreign vessels that venture to the most-inland port of the Great Lakes system, helping make a hard life a little easier. Read more



Ernst & Young Inc.

Around the Circle This Week: Fire Sale

A deal keeps an Upper Peninsula power plant open, and modernizes it too; Duluth's Park Point fire hall goes up for auction; a 4,500-acre lakefront parcel near Terrace Bay hits the market; and lots more. Plus a look at the week ahead. Read more

Nov 30, 2012 5:33 PM Superior Notes


Bob Berg

Some people have the idea that Bayfield shuts down and hibernates after Christmas. A few businesses are seasonal, but many are open year-round (even if the hours may change). Walk into a shop and often it’s the owner who will greet you. Read more


“Home for the holidays” takes on a somber note if you don’t have a home. That is why we strongly urge support of local homeless shelters and missions. We’d like to give a particular nod to Harbor House Crisis Shelters in Superior, Wisconsin. Read more


We may all have fond memories of gliding down the smooth, wooden floor at the roller rink as kids.There were plenty of tumbles to the floor, spurring giggles and bruised knees. This activity is still alive at World of Wheels in Superior, Wisconsin. Read more


Impressive archives relating to the maritime industry and activity is now housed at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Read more


Lighthouses of Western Lake Superior

Dennis O'Hara

The lake’s western lighthouses seem to have fewer heroic tales than those found on the Shipwreck Coast of Michigan or in the Apostle Islands, but when the winds and waves roared or the fog rolled in, these lightkeepers worked just as diligently. Read more


Lake Superior Journal: Sure, it's just 150 miles … but in a 15-foot rowboat?

In those few moments, I realized that I was in the presence of one incredibly fine man. And one very special 15-foot boat. Read more

Aug 1, 2001 12:50 PM Superior Notes

  • New Duluth Seaway Port Authority Executive Director

    Paul L. Hayden

    New Duluth Seaway Port Authority Executive Director

    Deb DeLuca took over the helm of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority the week of August 13, 2018.

  • Little Big Boat Fan

    Sara Poquette

    Little Big Boat Fan

    Evin Poquette, 9, is joined by cousin Abbi and younger brother Ryerson on a Deckhand for a Day adventure thanks to Sea Services and Captain Edward Montgomery in Superior.

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    Calvin Coolidge's desk used during a summer in Superior, Wisconsin, now on display at the Douglas County Historical Society.

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