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.
Grace Lee Nute was a specialist in Minnesota history and the author or editor of numerous books in this field. She was a professor of Minnesota history at Hamline University. She served as curator of manuscripts for the Minnesota Historical Society from 1921 to 1946 and research associate from 1946 to 1957. Among her books are The Voyageur, The Voyageur's Highway, Caesars of the Wilderness (which won a prize award of the American Historical Association), and Rainy River Country.