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With its rugged shoreline and deep, cold waters, Lake Superior offers exciting opportunities for travel, exploration, and enjoyment. From the Grand Sable Dunes and Apostle Islands of the south shore to mountain-studded St. Ignace Island and majestic Thunder Cape on the north, the lake is deeply ingrained in North America's cultural and environmental heritage.
Around the Shores of Lake Superior is an ideal trip planner and a unique guide to the region. As author Margaret Beattie Bogue follows the Lake Superior shoreline clockwise through Minnesota, Ontario, Michigan, and Wisconsin, she evokes the richness of local history and highlights hundreds of landmarks and points of interest that surround the lake. Grand Portage, Fort William Historical Park, the Agawa Canyon Pictographs, Isle Royale, and the Pictured Rocks and Apostle Island National Lakeshores are just a few of the many sites featured, each with a short descriptive history, directions, and contact information. In keeping with the guide's easy-to-follow organization, all sites are keyed to a foldout map pocketed in the book's back cover.
This book also includes illuminating essays that give context to the natural and human history of the region—the Ojibwe presence, French exploration, industry on and around the lake, and the impact of this history on the natural environment. With more than 200 color and black-and-white images, this updated and greatly expanded second edition will enrich the appreciation of the region for both visitors and residents of the upper Great Lakes region.
Winner, Best Midwest Regional Interest Book, Midwest Book Awards
Winner, Award of Merit for Leadership in History, American Association for State and Local History
Best Books for Regional Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Regional Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association
"A fascinating tour of both the natural and cultural landscape of the Lake Superior region."—Patty Loew, host of Wisconsin Public Television's In Wisconsin and member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe
"Bogue brings to her work the historian's perspective and a thorough understanding of the geographic context of the region."—Thomas Huffman, author of Protectors of the Land and Water
“Whether you are driving the circle tour or making a virtual visit to Lake Superior, Margaret Bogue is an excellent guide. Her essays on the lake’s history will draw you to this inland sea, and her detailed guide to historical sites will bring the area to life and make your visit more meaningful and enjoyable.”—Bill Christofferson, author of The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson