So, what does the famous Mayflower ship that landed in America almost 400 years ago (November 1620) have to do with people today in our Northern Wilds?
Well, for starters, two people here at Northern Wilds (NW) Magazine are direct descendants of Mayflower passengers.
Lakehead divas palled around with Greta Garbo and John Wayne
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, from roughly the 1930s through the ‘50s, four women from the Lakehead achieved international fame. (The Lakehead is the name used collectively for Port Arthur and Fort William, now called Thunder Bay.)
Two became Hollywood divas. One became part
Imagine looking out the window of a Lake Superior lighthouse and seeing a giant lake freighter on course to slam right into you.
It is just one of the many lighthouse tales that have become part of the Lake Superior folklore.
Lake Superior’s first lighthouses appeared in 1849 at
Thunder Bay was first in world to implement daylight-saving time
More than one billion people in over 70 countries now observe daylight-saving time (DST) by re-setting their clocks to ‘’Spring Forward, Fall Back.” To get an extra hour of evening light, we put our clocks forward one hour in the spring and then we turn them back an hour in the fall.
Lighthouses have been around for thousands of years, the world’s first documented one being the Pharos Lighthouse built in the third century B.C. on a small island in the harbor by Alexandria, Egypt. In the U.S., the first lighthouse was the Boston Light, built in 1716 in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.
Did you know the inaugural flight of the world’s first regularly scheduled airline flight had a strong Duluth connection?
Aviation history was made on January 1, 1914 when the Benoist XIV No. 43 biplane the Lark of Duluth,