Travellers along the highways and byways in our Northern Wilds are sometimes baffled by the piles of rocks balanced on top of rock croppings, perched on boulders or placed at the edge of the boreal forest. They have asked if these mysterious stone markers have any special meaning.
The era of the lighthouse keepers tending isolated U.S. and Canadian stations on Lake Superior may be gone—the last keeper was taken off Superior in 1991—but their stories continue to make fascinating reading.
So, what is it like being on an island lighthouse in a storm? First
Every so often, someone brings up the question, “Were there ever any submarines in Lake Superior, or the Great Lakes?”
Over 100 years ago, the Ottawa Citizen newspaper had the headline, “Submarines May Be Built in Ontario” and went on to specifically identify the Western
While Wildwood, New Jersey claims to be the birthplace of Rock and Roll after Bill Haley and the Comets performed “Rock Around the Clock” for the first time on May 29, 1954, it is Duluth and Thunder Bay that can lay claim to being the birthplaces of two Rock ‘n Roll legends: Bob Dylan and Bobby
A rare artifact was pulled out of Lake Minnetonka’s North Arm Bay in August 1934 by Helmer and Arthur Gunnarson, sons of Gustave A. Gunnarson. It was an extremely dry summer, with the lake’s water level seven feet below its ordinary high water mark, resulting in a receded shoreline. The Gunnarsons
We have some natural wonders right here in Northern Wilds, including some that are less well-known or have some mystery to them. Natural wonder has been defined as “a natural site or natural monument that was not created or significantly altered by humans.” (Maria Boland, Mother Nature Network,