Along the Shore
WASHBURN—Mary McGrath fully appreciates how far people are willing to travel for paddleboarding opportunities on Lake Superior.
“We have people come from Florida, Pennsylvania, Kansas and a whole group of people who come from Chicago to paddleboard here,” she said.
THUNDER BAY—A year ago in June, the former Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker the Alexander Henry arrived back in her hometown of Thunder Bay to be the
TWO HARBORS—When it comes to the future of the historic retired tug the Edna G, Tom Koehler of Two Harbors is pragmatic.
“We can save it, sink it or sell it,” he says.
“We” being the city of Two Harbors, which owns the iconic vessel. Listed on the National Historic
The mournful wail of a common loon echoes across the glassy water. From a neighboring lake, another loon replies with the same smooth cry. Common loons are an icon of the northwoods, and while it’s not always easy to see one up close, we can enjoy their unique voices
Those of us lucky enough to live in the Northern Wilds know the magnificence of this land. We have the largest, deepest and most pristine of the Great Lakes with a basin that is home to no less than 58 species of orchid. Yes, orchids. The mere mention of