Category Archives: Lake Superior

In Paradise, A Prayer For More Snowmobilers

Ordained minister Edson Forrester presides over the Paradise, Michigan ‘s annual snowmobile blessing . Edson burns cedar and tobacco, then spreads smoke over each vehicle, saying, “Creator, protect this snowmobile on its travels.” This year, people in Paradise say they’re … Continue reading

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Global Warming and the Future of Isle Royale

A bull moose wades in the water at Isle Royale National Park. [Photo by Jim Scurlock,  a winner in Lake Superior Magazine’s 1998 photo contest] You don’t have to look for polar bears in Greenland to find the impact of … Continue reading

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Brendan The Navigator: Just A Little Fog

Fog at Isle Royale [Source:] We set a westerly course midway between Wright Island and shore. I sensed something uneasy about the way Brendan hunched in his life vest. He wasn’t talking. “Want to go for Hay Bay?” I … Continue reading

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Ransacking The Archive: Kerosene

Lawren Harris. Ice House. A father’s rant. 1996. For Brendan. Kerosene When you need to know how to stay alive one more day find some sand, an old oil drum a gallon of kerosene. A gallon costs a buck. If … Continue reading

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Ransacking The Archive: Voyageurs

Lawren Harris.Afternoon Sun, Lake Superior. For Brendan the Navigator. 1995. The hardest conversation is the one that may be the last. Voyageurs When my heart started again I was naked on a steel table. A catheter snaked through the coronaries … Continue reading

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