Moments In Time

Artists Point, Grand Marais/ Photo by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr

The North  Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, we speak with community members about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the community in which we find ourselves today.

Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 


 
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Moments in Time: Final Sinking of the Henry Steinbrenner

When Henry Steinbrenner formed the Kinsman Marine Transit Company on the Great Lakes in 1901, the company’s first ship bore Henry’s name.


Walter Bunn

Moments in Time: Walter Bunn of the Gunflint Trail

In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Ted Young recalls Walter Bunn, an enigmatic Gunflint Trail neighbor on Hungry Jack Lake.


 
Governor Preus with his wife, Idella, and sons Robert and Jack at the Gunflint Lake cabin

Moments in Time: The Gunflint Lake cabin of Governor J.A.O. Preus

In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Dan Preus, grandson of former Minnesota Governor J.A.O. Preus, recalls the family's cabin on Gunflint Lake.


Moments in Time: John A. Paulson and the Gunflint Trail

In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Thunder Bay historian Dave Battistel recalls the life of the enigmatic John A.


 
The George M. Cox on reef near Isle Royale

Moments in Time: Wreck of the George M. Cox

In 1933, the George M. Cox, a passenger ship bound for Canada, hit a reef and become one of 25 shipwrecks near Isle Royale.


Joseph Jr., Carrie, Ella and Edith Mayhew

Moments in Time: Edith Mayhew

Edith Mayhew was the daughter of Joseph Mayhew, Grand Marais' first lighthouse keeper.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Edith shares memories of e


 
Lighthouse Keeper's House in Grand Marais

Moments in Time: Ella Mayhew

Ella Mayhew was the daughter of Joseph Mayhew, Grand Marais' first lighthouse keeper.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Ella recalls community and fam


Roy, Herb, Wes, Andrew and Andy Hedstrom

Moments In Time: The Mill

Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, their son, Herb, and family friend, Bob Pratt, remem


 
Andrew and Alma Hedstrom

Moments in Time: Remembering Andrew and Alma

Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, their son, Herb, and family friend, Bob Pratt, recal


Ollar Snevets' Headstone at Maple Hill Cemetary

Moments in Time: Ollor Snevets

Noel Ollor Snevets was born on May 26, 1896 in Michigan.  He spent much of his adult life living in Cook County.  Ollor is somewhat legendary in these parts and there are countless stories t