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






Posted in Imaging America, Lake Superior | Tagged , | Comments Off on In Paradise, A Prayer For More Snowmobilers

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






Posted in ecology, Isle Royale, Lake Superior | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Brendan The Navigator: Just A Little Fog

Fog at Isle Royale [Source: wildmengoneborneo.com] 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






Posted in blind, Brendan, Lake Superior, memoir | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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






Posted in Lake Superior, landscapes, poetry | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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






Posted in Brendan, Lake Superior, landscapes, poetry | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Ransacking The Archive: Voyageurs