National Geographic : 1993 Dec
Geoguide BOTH BY MEDFORDTAYLOR Lake Superior * In size Lake Superior is more like an ocean than a lake. If you paddled a kayak along Superi or's 1,700-mile shoreline-mak ing 20 miles every day-it would take you roughly three months to go all the way around. Do you think it would be possible to paddle across the lake? What are some of the dangers a pad dler would face? * Why does Superior have more wilderness left around its shores than any other Great Lake? * Isle Royale, an island wilder ness of forest and wetlands in the western half of Lake Superior, has no roads and no cars (map, page 77). About 45 years ago wolves arrived on Isle Royale. How do you think they got to the island -15 miles from shore? For a clue see the photo graph on pages 86-7. - In the 19th century many people came to the Lake Superior region from areas of Europe mentioned on pages 84 and 91. What natural resources attract ed the immigrants? Today rela tively few people are moving into the region despite its great beauty. Why? * The name of the character Winnie-the-Pooh was inspired by a black bear cub called Win nie, from White River, Ontario. On a map of Canada find the town of White River, near the eastern shore of Lake Superior. In which direction would you travel to go from White River to the big city for which the cub was named? That city is the cap ital of which province? LAKE SUPERIOR OFFERS BOTH JOBS AND RECRE ATION NEAR BAYFIELD, WISCONSIN. EAGER GULLS AWAIT SCRAPS FROM FISHERMAN MARTY ERICKSON'S CATCH (ABOVE). GAIL GREEN (LEFT) GUIDES KAYAKERS ON AN EXPEDITION. USE THE GEOGUIDE PAGE ALONG WITH THE ARTICLE "THE SUPERIOR WAY OF LIFE" IN THIS ISSUE TO HELP CAPTURE THE INTEREST OF YOUNG READERS AND STIMULATE DISCUSSION WITH THEM. GEOGUIDE IS PUBLISHED FOUR TIMES A YEAR.
1993 Nov 30