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North Shore of Lake Superior Posts

North Shore Adventure in 60 Seconds

Joe Esenther of Excelsior posts videos of his travel adventures on YouTube under the moniker “Wild by Nature.” His most recent travelogue shows him exploring the North Shore of Lake Superior with friends.

Postcards from Silver Creek Cliff

Before the Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel was built in the early 1990s, Highway 61 wound around the edge of the cliff. Drivers relied on skill and luck to avoid tumbling boulders or anything that might send them plunging over the edge into Lake Superior. The Gitchi-Gami State Trail was later built following the old Highway 61 path.

Winery provides another reason to visit North Shore

Photo by Lissa Maki

Photo by Lissa Maki

With its rugged terrain and sometimes unforgiving climate, Lake Superior’s north shore seems like an unlikely place for a winery. But that didn’t deter wine connoisseurs Chuck and Kim Corliss from founding North Shore Winery near the base of Lutsen Mountains in 2015.

Video: Freshwater Fury from Oct. 10, 2018

Sparky Stensaas captured this footage last week at Crystal Bay in Tettegouche State Park.

Postcards from Wonderland Tourist Court and Lodge

Wonderland Resort was located about three miles northeast of Duluth, on the shore of Lake Superior and adjacent to Schmidt Creek. It was run by Jack and Joan Bates from 1968 to 1998 and their family still reminisces about the old days on a Wonderland Resort Facebook page.

Slacklining at Palisade Head

The big topic on Perfect Duluth Day’s Facebook page over the past two days is whether the above photo showing a slackliner at Palisade Head is legit or a carefully edited hoax.

Exploring remains of an abandoned commercial fishing camp

YouTube user “MNduro USA” brought a scuba tank to an old commercial fishing operation just north of the French River on Lake Superior. “I found a couple of nice lures from modern times and an old underwater pulley system with giant winch on the hill above,” he writes on the YouTube video description. “Cable was strewn across the bottom from the day it snapped!”

Lake Superior Road Trip

Dan Fourness put together this travelogue video of adventures in the Apostle Islands, Duluth, Sleeping Giant, Isle Royale and various places along the way.

Duluth, Two Harbors and Silver Bay

Whitney Scott and friends cruise the North Shore of Lake Superior in this summer travelogue.

Info on ice photo from north shore

My father-in-law was recently telling me about a photo he saw in the 1970s(?) that someone took of ice along the north shore during a storm.

When the photographer developed the film, one of the ice/water spray images appeared to be an image of Jesus (sort of like the Jesus in the toast thing from some years ago).

Does anyone know of this photo and/or the photographer? Father-in-law would like to track down a copy of the photo if available somewhere.

Winter Adventures

Video by Tanner Bjorlie.

Exploring Duluth and the North Shore

Roel Wamelink, a videographer from the Netherlands, put together this short video of his recent visit to Lake Superior’s North Shore.

Beauty in the Bitter Cold

Timothy Johnson of Whitespace Films was on Lake Superior’s North Shore over Christmas, when the temperature was around -20 °F. “This video shows just some of the beauty that can emerge from, and because of, the cold,” Johnson writes on the YouTube description.

“Sea Smoke” from the Hot Tub on the North Shore

I left Duluth for Bluefin Bay in the late afternoon, after dropping off my mail at the UMD post office (where the lines are shorter than the Mount Royal office by a lot).

New brewer takes the stern at Voyageur in Grand Marais

Voyageur Brewing Company recently hired Stuart Long to head up its 20-barrel operation on historic Highway 61 in Grand Marais. The new brewer hails from Southern California and intends to make a few changes at Voyageur, which he hopes will usher in a new era of growth for the company.