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 184th 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

From Us To You, A Few Words Of Gratitude

From Us To You, A Few Words Of Gratitude

Before any of our holiday marketing goes out this week, we at UPSCo feel the need to share our gratitude. It is the week of Thanksgiving after-all. If you’re new to our little shop we suggest starting with our 2019 year in review to get a sense of who we are and what we do. You may have … Read more

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Forty-five years ago the Edmund Fitzgerald foundered on Lake Superior, about 17 miles from the entrance of Whitefish Bay. All 29 crew members passed away. The Edmund Fitzgerald was christened on June 8, 1958 where more than 15,000 people attended its launch. The ship made regular routes between … Read more

The 9 Essential Winter Hats of a Yooper

The 9 Essential Winter Hats of a Yooper

An Upper Peninsula winter can be one of the longest and coldest in North America. It’s snowing or blowing on most winter days. But a Yooper is prepared for every occasion and every blizzard. For every winter condition, for every kind of snowfall, for every temperature, and for social events both … Read more

Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Since 1979, there have been 159 hockey games played between Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University, making it one of the most storied rivalries in college hockey. -- For much of their history, Tech and Northern were in different conferences. Tech has long been in the Western … Read more

2019 UPSCo. Year in Review

2019 UPSCo. Year in Review

Another year is in the books at U.P. Supply Co. and 2019 was such an incredible year that it has taken us nearly a month to get our Year in Review published. For a team of three, we were able to accomplish a lot this year, many things we could not have dreamed UP in our own imaginations. It was … Read more

The Shortest Day in the Most Upper of Peninsulas

The Shortest Day in the Most Upper of Peninsulas

Ah, winter in the Upper Peninsula, I love it. Twenty-one days into December and it has been the winteriest December I recall in recent memory. It’s almost on par with this past February, where places like Twin Lakes has already had nearly ten feet of snowfall. Last year we chased the latest … 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

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Upper Peninsula

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Upper Peninsula

All of the events below have been provided by michiganfireworks.com which has done an awesome job of gathering information on all the fireworks shows across Michigan. There are over 25 fireworks shows scheduled in the Upper Peninsula over the 4th of July and throughout the summer. We sorted them by … Read more

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