84% of the fresh water in North America is contained in the great lakes. Only the polar ice caps contain more. If you zoom in on this photo you can see Rabbit Island–it is the small speck of land just east of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The scale of Lake Superior is incredible. Its fish, water quality, winds, waves, ice, snow and folklore isolate and dwarf the island’s 91 acres. Rabbit Island is as fine a place as any to witness the changing temperament of this amazing body of water.