Two Harbors, Minnesota
Exploring the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior on a brisk (-12°F / -24°C) December afternoon with fellow photographer Aaron Wernimont. In the distance a 1000-foot freighter patiently waits on the steaming (35°F / 2°C) lake for its turn to load iron ore pellets in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The commercial shipping season on Lake Superior typically ends mid-January when the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (which connect Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes) close for the winter.
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