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Isle Royale Wilderness Sojourn


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JL
- 565 days ago - npca.org
Join us for a free webinar on May 9th at 1pm EST! "Our 1,555 mile walk around Lake Superior was so filled with variety and stories that we are anxious to return, share our stories with you, and share thanks to the lake for the most amazing summer of our



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Terry V. (30)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:16 am
Wish I could..... Shared THANKS
 

JL A. (272)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:25 am
You are welcome Terry. You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:09 pm
where is that location? Nver heard of Isle Royale or Lake superiour, no mention in the text either. It wouldn't be in either Michigan or Minnesota, would it?( universities mentioned)
 

JL A. (272)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:49 pm
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Isle Royale Isle Royale shipwrecks Lake Superior.jpg

Isle Royale is located in Michigan
Isle Royale (Michigan)
Geography
Location Lake Superior
Coordinates 480′N 8855′W
Area 206.73 sq mi (535.43 km2)
Length 45 mi (72 km)
Width 9 mi (14 km)
Highest elevation 1,394 ft (424.9 m)
Highest point Mount Desor
Country
United States
State Michigan
County Keweenaw County
Townships Eagle Harbor / Houghton
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2000)

Isle Royale /ˌaɪl ˈrɔɪ.əl/[1] is an island of the Great Lakes, located in the northwest of Lake Superior, and part of the state of Michigan. The island and the 450 surrounding smaller islands and waters make up Isle Royale National Park.[2]

The island is 45 miles (72 km) long and 9 miles (14 km) wide, with an area of 206.73 square miles (535.43 km2), making it the largest natural island in Lake Superior, the second largest island in the Great Lakes (after Manitoulin Island), the third largest in the contiguous United States (after Long Island and Padre Island), and the 33rd largest island in the United States. It is defined by the United States Census Bureau as Census Tract 9603 of Keweenaw County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census there was no permanent population.[3] After the island was made a national park, some existing residents were allowed to stay,[4] and a few leases are still in effect. Ferries from Michigan and Minnesota land at Rock Harbor on the eastern end of the island; this has a lodge, campground, and information center. Ferries from Minnesota also run to Windigo on the western end, which has a visitor center and campground.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:12 pm
would like a week or a month! there

thanks noted
 

Angelika R. (144)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:26 pm
thx for reply JL-probably others wouldn't know either. so it's obviously within the great lakes area. ( thx for taking time to look up and provide- I have no time for such, not unless neglecting other things) ;)
 

JL A. (272)
Monday May 6, 2013, 3:02 pm
You are welcome Carol and Angelika. You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last day
 

Patricia H. (454)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:33 am
noted
 

John Gregoire (259)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 5:14 am
Sounds like fun! To learn about the importance of Isle Royal to wold research try reading a fictional thriller by Nevada Barr called Isle Royal. Good story based on fact.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 11:04 pm
Looks intriguing and fascinating.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:01 am
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