If, as I wrote on Monday, the warmer-than-normal temperatures don’t allow the ice to thicken on Lake Superior between Bayfield and Madeline Island this year, this baby won’t be putting in an appearance.
It’s the windsled that replaces ferry service in the area in the winter. It hasn’t been used since 2011.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.