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Magazine earns national honors for content

Lake Superior Magazine earned two awards Oct. 1, competing against some of the major regional magazines in the United States and Canada at the 32nd annual Awards of the International Regional Magazine Association in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The magazine won a General Feature Silver Award for Chris Gibbs' "Sauna on St. Ignace," a rollicking story about a winter snowshoe trek across icy Lake Superior to a remote island where the trekkers hunkered down during a blizzard. The story was published in the February/March 2011 issue.

Ontario book author Bill MacDonald's "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Silver Islet Ghost," published in October/November 2011, won an Award of Merit in the Historical Feature category. The story recounted how the famed creator of Sherlock Holmes performed a séance at Silver Islet on the far tip of Sibley Peninsula, home today also of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.