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Minnesotan sunbathers enjoy summer by Lake Superior despite tons of remaining ice [5 pictures]

May 27, 2014 By Abraham

The banks of Lake Superior in Duluth yesterday were strewn with swimsuited beachgoers even though there was still ice in the water — tons of it, actually.

An especially harsh winter froze enough of the lake that 3% of it is still covered, with some estimates predicting it won’t be completely melted until July. In the meantime, Duluth experienced their first 80-degree days since last September.

Were multitudinous mini-glaciers and 37-degree water going to keep these Minnesotans away from the beach during this heatwave? Heck no…

Sunbathers by ice-filled Lake Superior - 01

Sunbathers by ice-filled Lake Superior - 04

Sunbathers by ice-filled Lake Superior - 05

Sunbathers by ice-filled Lake Superior - 03

Sunbathers by ice-filled Lake Superior - 02

(via TWC, Lauren Casey, Great Lakes Book, Matt Rudkin, Joe Shindelar)


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