Superior has a long reputation as a violent inland sea. It eats ships. I'm sad that an unfortunate choice has led to such loss of life.

The legends are long enshrined in ballad, and with good reason.

And the legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call 'Gitche Gumee'
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.
-Gordon Lightfoot

But I told that kid a hundred times, Don't take the Lakes for granted!
They go from calm to 100 knots so fast they seem enchanted.
But tonight some red-eyed Wiarton girl lies starin' at the wall,
And her lover's gone into a white squall.
-Stan Rogers

Edited by dougwalkabout (10/09/18 01:18 AM)