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Schroeder, Minnesota: Father Baraga's Boat Miracle

Father Baraga, "the Snowshoe Priest," was in peril on storm-tossed Lake Superior in 1846 when his little boat was miraculously blown into the quiet mouth of the Cross River. A stone cross marks the site.

Baraga Cross Rd, Schroeder, MN
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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