All of us at EcoSuperior are very grateful for the terrific turnout for Sunday’s Lake Superior Day celebration. A big thank you to all the organizations that helped support the Tall Ship visit: Thunder Bay Port Authority, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, City of Thunder Bay, Big Thunder Wind Park, Dougall Media, Tbaytel, Thunder Bay Hydro, Thunder Bay Tug Services, Bonnie Moore, and the Chronicle Journal. The participation of many local organizations that provided great displays, activities and food is also greatly appreciated.
We also thank Class Afloat students and the crew aboard the Sorlandet for their hospitality, and wish them a safe journey to Duluth and beyond. And last, but not least, to the community and the 3500 visitors who came out to enjoy a great experience at the Pool Six cruise ship dock–we hope everyone had a memorable day and discovered a new appreciation for our great lake!
Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s to highlight the importance of this great water body to the basin’s environment and economy. The Lake Superior Binational Forum initiated this basin-wide event to highlight the special connections people have to this unique world treasure.
To show appreciation for the lake, people, communities, businesses, tribes, First Nations, and others celebrate Lake Superior Day each year on the third Sunday in July. Lake Superior Day is a time set aside to consider our connection to Lake Superior’s water.
Groups and communities around the lake participate in some way, including special events such as dragon boat races, beach clean ups, musical concerts, library displays, church services, and signed proclamations that designate the third Sunday in July as Lake Superior Day.