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Natural Ice

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© 2014 Eric L. Braem
Click the image or here for an audio-slideshow from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

In a winter when Lake Superior was more than 90 percent covered in ice, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore saw almost 140,000 visitors trek to see its natural ice sculptures. I and my friends were a few of them.

Most years the ice caves are only accessible by boat, but early 2014′s deep freeze, coupled with a firestorm of press and social media attention, led to sightseeing numbers 10 times that of those counted in 2009, the last time Superior’s shallows west of Bayfield, Wis., were solid.

One Response

  1. maketulu35

    Good question, oh Grasshopper! There was a conpmay called Carver, Quayle, and Nourse which, so far as I can see, primarily acted as an agent for timber firms. Presumably this is is the same Quayle.

    February 17, 2015 at 11:26 pm

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