Size: 31" wide by 25" high
Locale: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, & Ontario
The largest of the Great Lakes, and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Superior is enormous. Its deepest point is 733 feet below sea level, which qualifies it as the lowest--and most insulated--point in the continental interior of the United States. The water at the bottom of the lake is so well insulated, in fact, that it stays a constant 39°F and only mixes with the warmer water above it twice each year (when the whole lake is 39 degrees). This phenomenon means that the water in the lake takes almost 200 years to cycle through (also known as its retention time).
For fortune-seekers, there are gold deposits surrounding Marathon (in the north) and silver deposits in Thunder Bay.
Construction: This piece comes ready to hang, pre-framed in a custom, solid-wood frame. Its rich contours are carefully crafted from laser-cut layers of Baltic birch, which are hand colored and glued together with the intent that each becomes a prized conversational piece and treasured heirloom.
It was designed in the United States, crafted in a family-owned shop overseas, and imported.
Points of Interest: Duluth, Superior, Thunder Bay, Marquette, Sault Sainte-Marie, Apostle Islands, Isle Royale, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness, Pukaskwa, Sleeping Giant, Keweenaw Peninsula, and more!