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Lake Superior

2000
Author:

Grace Lee Nute

Lake Superior

The captivating history of the world’s largest freshwater lake.

This classic history of Lake Superior, from the earliest explorations to the explosion of industry on its shores, takes the reader on a tour from Duluth to Isle Royale, from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie, from Pictured Rocks to the Apostle Islands. Grace Lee Nute tells the fascinating stories of the Native Americans, voyageurs, missionaries, and others who created the way of life that many generations have known on the edge of this magnificent body of water.

Originally published in 1944, Grace Lee Nute’s Lake Superior was out of print and had become a rare volume, although it remains a valuable, almost unassailable history of the greatest of the Great Lakes. Detailing the lake’s history from the arrival of Etienne Brule and Grenoble prior to 1623, Nute follows nearly 325 years of commerce, community development, civic activity and other events, with most of her notations ending in the third decade of the 20th century.

Lake Superior Magazine

This classic history of Lake Superior, from the earliest explorations to the explosion of industry on its shores, takes the reader on a tour from Duluth to Isle Royale, from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie, from Pictured Rocks to the Apostle Islands. Grace Lee Nute tells the fascinating stories of the Native Americans, voyageurs, missionaries, and others who created the way of life that many generations have known on the edge of this magnificent body of water.

Lake Superior

Grace Lee Nute was the author of many popular regional books, including The Voyageur, Rainy River Country, and The Voyageur’s Highway.

Lake Superior

Originally published in 1944, Grace Lee Nute’s Lake Superior was out of print and had become a rare volume, although it remains a valuable, almost unassailable history of the greatest of the Great Lakes. Detailing the lake’s history from the arrival of Etienne Brule and Grenoble prior to 1623, Nute follows nearly 325 years of commerce, community development, civic activity and other events, with most of her notations ending in the third decade of the 20th century.

Lake Superior Magazine

Here are tales of the captains of the lake boats, the growing commerce, the contributions from fishing, fur, mines, lumber businesses, the characters of the cities and their people, the trends of development. Again, a vigorous, colorful panorama that offers much material, well handled and interestingly presented, on regional background.

Kirkus

Miss Nute and Mr. Quaife have turned out competent jobs, weaving the fact and fable of the two bodies of water into a couple of readable and intelligent books, and the series of which their volumes are a part, despite its regional aspect, looks like a thoroughly worth-while publishing venture.

New Yorker

Historical material, geological background, descriptions of the scenic beauty, information on the fishing industries, and side lights on the people who have come to the Lake Superior country are well-blended into a smooth-reading narrative.

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