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Conor Mihell offers a compelling image of Lake Superior's Canadian shore through colourful personality sketches, adventure stories, and environmental accounts. Admire the kitschy decor of lighthouse cottager Maureen Robertson, a 76-year-old who spends six months of the year alone on a remote island; enter the debate over a controversial aggregate quarry in Wawa, Ontario; and learn how the author's love affair with the world's largest freshwater lake began on quests for a near-mystical, glacier-dropped monolith.
Mihell's stories build on Lake Superior's rich and varied history and support its critical place in Canadian culture. Since the beginning, Lake Superior has been revered for its God-like qualities of power, unpredictability, and a seemingly endless expanse of life-sustaining freshwater. The lake's rugged yet fragile nature and hardscrabble characters and outpost communities define rural northwestern Canada. Experience it for yourself in this first collection of stories by one of the region's most acclaimed journalists.
In the spirit of Charles Wilkinss Breakfast at the Hoito and Other Adventures in the Boreal Heartland, [The Greatest Lake] is a valuable addition to the literature connecting the culture and geography of our region. - The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal (Canada) June 2012 Mihells passion for the lake is evident in each of the 16 stories which weave-in natural and human history and environmental issues while introducing eccentric personalities and telling stories of adventure and misadventure. - Superior Outdoors Magazine Vol 6, No.1 "In the spirit of Charles Wilkins's Breakfast at the Hoito and Other Adventures in the Boreal Heartland, [The Greatest Lake] is a valuable addition to the literature connecting the culture and geography of our region." -- The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, 20120624 Through 16 separate stories, he paints a distinctly Canadian picture of Lake Superiors north shore, telling tales of the land and the people who inhabit it. - Canadian Geographic (Canada) October 2012
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 26th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.418 x 1.499
Weight (kg): 0.363