According to a poll taken earlier this year, Christmas is the favorite town name in the Upper Peninsula. Here is a map of Christmas for those of you from outside of the Upper Peninsula who may not be familiar with Christmas. It is located NW of Munising, about a 5-minute drive along M-28. The town of Christmas has booming population of about 400. Ok, perhaps it’s not “booming”, but on a business night at the … Read more
This post was contributed by Lucy Hough, a freelance writer from Marquette. She’s also a master’s student at NMU. You can follow her on Twitter at @yes_lucy. Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech archives. From an early age, we learn that to needlessly yell “Fire!” in a public space is dangerous, and, more, against the law. This law has groundings in the tragic incident that happened in Calumet in 1913, 100 years ago this December. The … Read more
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald in the St. Mary’s River in May, 1975. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, by Bob Campbell, Grand Ledge, Michigan. Thirty-eight years ago the Edmund Fitzgerald foundered on Lake Superior, about 17 miles from the entrance of Whitefish Bay. All 29 crew members passed away. The Edmund Fitzgerald was christened on June 8, 1958 where more than 15,000 people attended its launch. The ship made regular routes between Duluth, … Read more
“The ill-fated Henry B Smith that was sunk in the Big Storm of November 1913. She is shown in Ashtabula Harbor in this 1910 postcard,” Boat Nerd. The Henry B Smith took all 25 lives on board, sinking off shore near Marquette, MI. The ship has never been found, and is estimated to be 20-30 miles north of Marquette in deep waters. It’s been 100 years since this epic storm blew across the Great Lakes. … Read more
This video shows highlights of Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino testing in the Upper Peninsula leading up to this weekends annual Lake Superior Performance Rally. The race kicks off today and goes through the weekend. If you’re looking for an adventure get out there and watch. Cheer on for Keweenaw locals Moyale Racing and FY Racing. We don’t think Ken Block has a chance against the hard working teams from the U.P. Keep tabs on the standings at … Read more
Our rendition of the Keep Calm And Carry On poster.
Since 2002 Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech University have battled for the Miner’s Cup Trophy, awarded to the annual winner of the historic Upper Peninsula football rivalry. Michigan Tech won the inaugural Miner’s Cup in 2002 and currently holds an 9-3 record over Northern Michigan. The traveling trophy has stayed at MTU since 2009 when NMU last won it, the longest winning streak for the annual trophy. Though the Miner’s Cup has only been … Read more
In the 906th episode (Oct 7th, 2013) of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Questlove gives Upper Michigan a shout-out. Pretty cool.
This is what 906 pasties looks like. That would be approximately 962 pounds and would cost you $4,700 from Lawry’s Pasty Shop, Inc.. But I reckon they’d give you a discount. Now, who’s coming to the party?
The Upper Peninsula is the cooler peninsula. It cannot be argued, it is embedded in the factual temperatures recorded by the National Weather Service for more than one hundred years. So we all know it’s literal, but is it figurative? Of course we’re a little biased at Yooper Steez, but we’d love to hear your arguments. Last night I was digging through some old photos from the U.P. and it got me thinking how cool the … Read more