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. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.