Lake Superior Day celebrated along the shores of the Great Lake

By KBJR News 1

July 20, 2014 Updated Jul 20, 2014 at 11:12 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - When you're talking about 10 percent of the world's fresh surface water supply, there's a whole lot to celebrate.

At least, that was the idea behind the Lake Superior Day festival Sunday afternoon on Barkers Island, in Superior.

Organizers say the event aimed to entertain with live music, poetry, and paddle boarding.

But it also educated attendees with exhibits on preserving Lake Superior, and the various plant and animal life that call its shores home.

Deanna Erickson of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve says Superior wasn't the only city celebrating our Great Lake.

"It's all around the lake," said Erickson, "so, there's people celebrating in Canada. There's people celebrating in Michigan, people further on the South Shore, people in Minnesota. Everybody's celebrating the lake today."

The Twin Ports Ministry of Seafarers also conducted a Blessing of the Fleet for all Twin Ports watercraft during the festival.

Billy Wagness
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