Gales of November

Expanding Your Underwater Knowledge

The Gales of November brought those together Saturday to learn more about the Great Lakes

DULUTH, Minn.- The Gales of November occur when cold, dry air from northern Canada converges with warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico over the Great Lakes. The name is inspired by the 1975 sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and with that comes an educational event here in Duluth. People filled the DECC Saturday afternoon to bring the Lake…

Lake Superior Strengthened by Recent Storms

Lake Levels Risen After Heavy Participation

DULUTH, Minn.-  Last month’s storms had a big impact on Lake Superior. Her water levels have increased dramatically, and the Gales of November could increase levels even more. According to Minnesota Sea Grant, the direct precipitation from those recent storms, coupled with global warming, have brought water levels up 12 in. higher than average for this time of year. As…

Northlanders Attend the Gales of November Convention

The Gales of November convention is the largest fundraiser for the Maritime Museum.

DULUTH, Minn.-The 30th Gales of November convention took place this weekend at the DECC. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association. The association said it’s all thanks to community members. “Everywhere I look there’s somebody lending a hand, offering to donate something, to give back in some way,” executive director Tammy Sundbom Otterson said….

Annual Gales of November Conference Begins Friday

Keynote Speakers to Focus on Shipwrecks

DULUTH, Minn. – November is now upon us and that means peak storm season on Lake Superior is near. The 30th Annual Gales of November conferece is beginning Friday, November 3 and running through Saturday, November 4. This is a fundraiser for the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. The Saturday Keynote Luncheon Speaker will discuss the French Navy minesweepers Inkerman…