Circling Lake Superior
The Zenith City, Once a Destination for Shipping and Millionaires, Still Thrives
One can circumnavigate Lake Superior in either direction. We recommend starting (and finishing) in Duluth, on Minnesota's North Shore.
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.
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.
On Isle Royale, A Fragile Balance Between Wolf and Moose
Begun in the winter of 1959, the Isle Royale Wolf & Moose Project is the longest-running large animal study in the world. And it's endangered.