Lake Superior Day is Sunday

MARQUETTE — The annual Lake Superior Day celebration is set to take place at the Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse on Sunday.

The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m on the museum’s property alongside the lake.

The celebration is free and open to the public. It will feature booths from local environmental groups along with family friendly activities.

Lake Superior Day began in Thunder Bay in the 1990s to celebrate the lake’s cultural, economic and environmental significance to the Lake Superior Basin. Lake Superior is the largest lake by surface area in the world. According to the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, each day the lake provides around 600,000 people with drinking water, recreation and industry.

“It’s a day where we can stop and appreciate the greatness of Lake Superior,” said Hilary Billman, museum director.

This is the museum’s fourth year hosting an event in honor of the day.

The museum is using the day to not only celebrate the lake but also to discuss the lake’s conservation and future.

“We just want people to come and learn and have fun,” Billlman said.

For more information or to host a booth, call 906-226-2006.


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