Lake Effect : Along Superior's Shores

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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In Lake Effects, writer Erika Alin explores both the natural and the human landscapes of Lake Superior, meditating on the rich geological, historical, and cultural events that have shaped the region. She begins her journey around Superior at the St. Louis River near Duluth and continues along the shores of the lake to Temperance River State Park, Grand Marais's Artist's Point, and Lake Superior Provincial Park. Following the Michigan and Wisconsin coasts, Alin visits the Keweenaw Peninsula, the Porcupine Mountains, and Chequamegon Bay before concluding at the south shore's Brule River.
Inspired by these and other places on the lake, Alin's essays delve into such diverse topics as the origins of river names, early Native American settlement, the exploits of seventeenth-century French-Canadian voyageurs, the breeding habits of ring-billed gulls, the contributions of women botanists, Canada's Group of Seven painters, and aboriginal rock art.

Table of Contents

Map of Lake Superior
Wild Riverp. 1
The Gulls of Kitchi Gammip. 11
Crosby's Paradoxp. 20
Bicknell's Geraniump. 30
No Bar Riverp. 39
The Heritage of Landscapesp. 46
Harebellsp. 55
The Group of Seven at Coldwellp. 64
Louis Agassiz on the Eastern Shorep. 72
In the Shade of Pinesp. 80
Orionp. 89
On the Porcupine Coastp. 99
The Mission of Saint Espritp. 106
Gathering Instinctsp. 119
The Brule Riverp. 125
Referencesp. 135
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