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The Fresh Coast Project at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

November 18, 2011
Copyright Ed Wargin
Copyright Ed Wargin

The Granite Island Lighthouse on Lake Superior, Copyright Ed Wargin

Film as a photographic medium may soon be gone. Photographer Ed Wargin has embarked on an endeavor to capture the Great Lakes on film before it disappears forever. According to industry reports we could see the demise of film in the next few years.

Come to the Marshall School on November 20th and 21st for the Banff Mountain Film Festival to see and sign up to win Ed Wargin’s photograph “Granite Island Lighthouse.” This wonderful piece was captured as part of the Fresh Coast Project. The lighthouse sits on an island in Lake Superior approximately six miles north of the city of Marquette, Michigan.

The Great Lakes were given to us as a gift and it is our duty to be responsible stewards of these waters. Mr. Wargin is assembling a body of artistic work that will serve as tangible evidence of their importance in our lives. Here’s hoping we all gain knowledge and awareness of the Great Lakes through this project.

I hope you will join me in this attempt to capture our Great Lakes on both the American and Canadian shores in The Fresh Coast Project.”Ed Wargin

Now that the Banff Mountain Film Festival has come and gone you may sign up to win the photograph attached above by leaving your name and email in a comment below, or by emailing me at: [email protected] Drawing will be held on December 16th, 2011.

Best of luck!



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The Duluth Pack experts head out on Lake Superior

July 27, 2011
Three kayaks of Duluth Pack experts head for the sea caves

Duluth Pack experts head out on the water

It is hard work being an expert in the Duluth Pack store. Between the canoe packs, the paddles, and all the camping gear there is a lot to know to provide customers with the best outfitting service in Duluth, Minnesota. No store or staff knows their stuff like the pros at Duluth Pack. From the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the Superior Hiking trail, to any adventure you can dream they will give great advice.

Naturally then, with so much wonderful gear at their disposal the Duluth Pack staffers want to take it out and play.

Last week ten of those store experts headed out to the Mawikwe Bay Sea Caves (formerly the Squaw Bay Sea Caves) for some kayaking and canoeing on Lake Superior. About four miles to the northeast of Cornucopia, Wisconsin are sandstone cliffs which have been eaten away by thousands of years of wind and water. Today you can explore by boat the caves and arches carved out of the amazing red rock.

Please check out the photo gallery contained below, it is a sunset not to be missed. And, be sure to stop by the store at 365 Canal Park Drive, the experts on the water are also the experts on the trails.

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Quitting Time at Duluth Pack

October 28, 2009


Internet worlds collide or more like intertwine when I posted on Twitter about my after work canoe paddle adventure on a calm Lake Superior. Folks wanted to see photos (or maybe proof).

Duluth Pack has been in Duluth for 128 years and I am sitting in the factory where we have been hand making our products since 1911. The factory is a mile away from the head of Lake Superior.

This Lake must be taking seriously, we picked a calm day and stayed close to shore and never took off our life jackets.  On one of the last days of summer, you realize what a special place this is.