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The northeast gale that started on March 31, 2023 was impressive. The whales took advantage of the waves and made a run down the shore toward Duluth, snacking on smelt at the many river outlets. Several surfers made their way to Stoney Point near Knife River the next morning but found the waves too forceful. The surfer pictured here was only one of two we saw out on the lake. I didn’t notice the tail of the curious whale until I got home and looked at my photos on the computer.

sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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