Friday, February 26, 2010

Diving Deep into North Shore History

A friend of ours sent us this video/article from the Winter 2010 issue of St. Thomas Magazine.

Some very interesting stuff.

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A Minnesota sight you never forget snaps into view along Interstate 35. Just as the freeway crests Thompson Hill above Duluth, a huge sweep of Lake Superior suddenly fills your windshield, and if the lake’s in a sunny mood, you can see for miles up the shore.

It’s a sight that triggers a sense of adventure and thoughts of the North Shore’s most popular stops: Duluth’s lift bridge, the Edna G. tugboat in Two Harbors, Gooseberry River falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, a string of state parks, Grand Marais harbor, and finally Pigeon River falls and the Canadian border.

But few … very few … have memories of the North Shore quite like University of St. Thomas alumnus Stephen Daniel. He’s not only seen what the popular coastline looks like from land, he’s seen a great deal of it from beneath the chilly lake’s surface.

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