Circling Lake Superior

The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

The Second Most Famous Shipwreck in the World

In 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald, a 730-foot ship, disappeared in Lake Superior, taking with her all 29 men aboard. Four decades later, the legend lives on.

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Extreme Engineering

The Soo Locks, the North’s Great Engineering Marvels

The Soo Locks were once the busiest shipping artery in the world, raising and lowering 1,000-foot ships between Lake Superior and Lake Huron 24 hours a day, 42 weeks a year. We payed a visit.

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Breaking Ice Across the Great Lakes

Of Ice and Men

Last winter, Great Lakes sailors suffered the worst ice navigation season in 30 years. Over 95 percent of Lake Superior was covered with blue ice, some of it 50 inches thick. We boarded a freighter for the last crossing of the season.

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Wreck diving the cold waters around Isle Royale

Expedition Royale

This summer, GP's Jason Heaton set out to dive five of Lake Superior's most notable wrecks.

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