Volume 2 2015

Wisconin's Water Library

Oh Those Great, Great, GREAT Lakes!

The Great Lakes are indeed pretty great. In turn, Wisconsin Water Library has a great collection of books about them. Pull up a title and explore from your own home, or check them out before you begin your travels!

Bonnie Dahl’s Superior Way: The Cruising Guide to Lake Superior
By Bonnie Dahl. Duluth, Minn.: Lake Superior Port Cities, 2008.
Bonnie Dahl is the acknowledged expert on navigating Lake Superior — whether in Bayfield or on the isolated north shore. A must for all vessels and water-based trip planning. Includes wilderness charts, harbor maps and complete GPS information.

Going Full Circle: A 1,555-Mile Walk Around the World’s Largest Lake
By Mike Link and Kate Crowley. Duluth, Minn.: Lake Superior Port Cities, 2012.
Husband-wife team Mike Link and Kate Crowley set off on a unique 1,555-mile, shore-hugging journey around the world’s largest freshwater lake. As naturalists, travel writers and grandparents, they chronicle their life-altering experience on an epic five-month Lake Superior hike through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario.

Guide to Sea Kayaking in Lakes Superior and Michigan: The Best Day Trips and Tours
By Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann and Don Dimond. Old Saybrook, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, 1999.
Sea caves, headlands, shores and cliffs are just a few of the exciting scenes available when touring our inland seas. This guidebook, written by three expert kayakers, features 49 expeditions for a range of skill levels. Maps and detailed route descriptions make planning your trip easy.

Haunted Lakes: Great Lakes Ghost Stories, Superstitions and Sea Serpents
By Frederick Stonehouse. Duluth, Minn.: Lake Superior Port Cities, 1997.
Stonehouse’s book is a not-so-serious investigation of truly believed superstitions and stories that have become a part of the lore of the Great Lakes from the 1700s to today.

Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic & Historical Guide
By Ken Wardius and Barb Wardius. Madison, Wis.: Prairie Oak Press, 2000.
If you enjoy visiting or learning more about Wisconsin’s lighthouses, you will be interested in the photographs, descriptions, history and travel tips contained in this volume.

If you wish to see more books on this topic, visit our reading list at go.wisc.edu/l62ewk

Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just email askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.











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