The Longest Day in the Most Upper of Peninsulas

The Longest Day in the Most Upper of Peninsulas

Ah, summer in the Upper Peninsula, I love it. Visitors from all over the country people the downtown, the food trucks are a lot easier to find (thanks, Dia De Los Tacos), and the days seem to last forever. Neighborhood kids come home during the summer when the street lights start to glow and that … Read more

The Largest Lake in Every State

The Largest Lake in Every State

As part of our mission at U.P. Supply Co. we hope to instill a sense of pride and wonderment in our natural surroundings, and especially the Great Lakes. They’re breathtakingly enormoous and beautiful, and you know this. They’re also very important to protect. It’s that we want to … Read more

Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Today is International Women’s Day, which is always a good opportunity to thank your mom (love you, Mom!), but, as she and many others have taught me, women do more than mother – and we should all be grateful to the scientists, athletes, writers, and all around-game changers who haven’t been given … Read more

Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Since 1979, there have been 153 hockey games played Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University, making it one of the most storied rivalries in college hockey. This weekend the teams will play the 150th and 151st games of the rivalry. Northern Michigan has home ice advantage on … Read more

“Back in the Winter of Ooone Nine”

“Back in the Winter of Ooone Nine”

We recently posted to Facebook that someone needs to rewrite Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ‘69” as “Winter of ‘19”. Our good pal Scott Reddinger (of Y is for Yooper and Chat It U.P. Podcast fame) really pulled though. Why the winter of 2019? To date it has been … Read more

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

Today is Michigan’s 182nd birthday! To celebrate we’re giving a bit of history lesson. We hope you’ll learn as much we did putting this together. We’ve compiled highlights from every year since Michigan’s admittance into statehood in 1837. But as we know, this just a small piece of … Read more

2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

Hardly one year ago we opened the doors to the U.P. Supply Co. storefront for the first time, that was December 11th of 2018. In our first year of the brick and mortar world we couldn’t be more pleased. We’ve met countless folks who we found common connections with, shared Upper … Read more

An Interview with Joe Pera

An Interview with Joe Pera

There is a new show on Adult Swim titled, Joe Pera Talks With You. It came to my attention that the show is set in the Upper Peninsula. In the first episode, Joe Pera Shows Your Iron, Joe dutifully talks the viewers through the history of iron mining in the Upper Peninsula and shows the impact it … Read more