Along the Shore

Along the Shore

When soldiers marched to Nipigon

The Rebellion in the North-West Territory of Canada: Colonial Troops marching over the ice of Nepigon Bay, Lake Superior, Ontario: 1885. | LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA

Nipigon—The extreme terrain along Lake Superior’s northern shore had a part to play in the first all-Canadian war. But what is not documented in the history books, is what was actually going on in Nipigon, when the 1885 Northwest Resistance unfolded.

It started when the Continue Reading...

Border history—The story of the Outlaw Bridge

The Outlaw Bridge was built by Minnesota and Canadian citizens, with no help or oversight from their respective federal governments. | Cook County Historical Society

Pigeon RiverFolks in the Northern Wilds pride themselves on being independent. That adventurous spirit has a long history and includes many stories of determination. Perhaps none more legendary than the tale of the “Outlaw Bridge,” built in Continue Reading...

Trowbridge Island Lighthouse

It’s a 90-minute sail on Sail Superior’s 40-foot Frodo to get to Trowbridge Island, which is located about 15 miles northeast of Thunder Bay. | ELLE ANDRA-WARNER

Thunder BayThis summer, one of Ontario’s prettiest lighthouses on Lake Superior—Trowbridge Island Lighthouse—is getting a fresh look, thanks to the volunteers of the Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Inc. (CLLS), an umbrella organization Continue Reading...

Go fishing!

If someone was looking for an excuse to not take a youngster fishing during the second weekend of June in northeastern Minnesota, geographic proximity to fishing holes would likely be the worst excuse imaginable.

In fact, it would be a challenge to travel more than a mile or two Continue Reading...