The Torch aflame

Posted on April 28, 2014


A fair number of blue waters in the North Country are named Torch Lake or Lac du Flambeau. We trace the name to fishing by torchlight in the times before these times – the days of endless forests of tall pines and canoes paddled by Anishinaabe and Metis voyageurs. We imagine the torches flickering in the dark . . . the scent of smoking resin . . . a loon calling.

But imagine the whole shoreline alight, as it was on Friday evening. Babs Young writes: There are days when the sunset is pretty spectacular from the west side of Torch Lake. Yes.

Sunset reflection on Torch - Babs Young April 2014