Schroeder, Minnesota: Father Baraga's Boat Miracle

Father Baraga, "the Snowshoe Priest," was in peril on storm-tossed Lake Superior when his little boat was miraculously blown to a sandy patch of shore. A stone cross marks the site.

Address:
Baraga Cross Rd, Schroeder, MN
Directions:
The Cross River is at Mile Marker 78 on Highway 61. Park just north, at the Father Baraga's Cross Wayside, and walk 0.3 miles to the monument.
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Father Baraga's Cross: Boat Miracle

A large stone cross marks the site where Father Baraga erected a small wooden cross in 1846, in thanks for surviving a storm on Lake Superior in a small boat.

[Chris Holm, 01/27/2020]

Father Baraga was known as "The Snowshoe Priest" and is honored with a giant monument in Michigan. The plaque on this cross, erected by the Knights of Columbus, notes that Baraga's life "was filled with heroism and zeal for souls."


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