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Caution.
Those of us with a background in lake and river paddling, even those comfortable in big water, might reflect on whether we possess the knowledge, equipment and skills necessary to deal with the very different hazards associated with coastal paddling. A course or a guided trip might be a good idea before attempting any of the coastal Routes described in the links given below.
From what I've read, every responsible paddler carries a VHF radio and is well versed in its operation.
Sea Conditions Rating System.
Author: Eric Soares.
http://site.netopia.com/tsunami/seacond ... ingsystem/
Sea and Sea Kayak Paddler Ratings.
http://www.amc-ny.org/recreational-acti ... ings2.html
Ocean Canoeing; some basics.
SGrant. Thoughtful, thorough article, followed by discussion; highly recommended.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=24193

Lake Superior. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior
National Weather Service.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crh/
Minnesota weather.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/weatherbystate/minnesota
http://www.weathercentral.com/weather/u ... index.html
NOAA Marine Forecast, Lake Superior, Duluth area.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/ ... /dlhmz.htm
NOAA National Data Buoy Center. Lake Superior.
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/WestGL.shtml
NOAA Synoptic-scale weather maps.
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Newman, Bill, Sarah Ohmann and Don Dimond. Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior and Michigan: The Best Day Trips and Tours. Globe Pequot, Old Saybrook (year ?).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Superior Water Trail. Online, Guide, Photos.
Source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Contents: Map (access points, campsite locations, rapids locations and ratings, portage locations, etc), river levels, etc.
Route description: The MN DNR maps provide full details.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/kayaking/lswt/index.html
Reach 1: St Louis River to Two Harbors.
Reach 2: Two Harbors to Caribou River.
Reach 3: Caribou River to Grand Marais.
Reach 4: Grand Marais to Pigeon River.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Superior Water Trail. Gooseberry Falls - Split Rock Lighthouse area. Online, Notes.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Brad.
Route description:
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1104
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Michigan, Isle Royale National Park

Ed note: Isle Royale National Park is of course in Michigan, but the paddling.net entries were filed under Minnesota, and I decided that they are too good to ignore.

Isle Royale National Park. Information.
http://www.nps.gov/isro/index.htm
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_Royale_National_Park
Unofficial site.
http://www.isle.royale.national-park.com/
Images.
http://www.google.ca/search?q=isle+roya ... 0QGbm52cBA

Little Trout Bay ON, Grace Island, Point Houghton, Rainbow Cove, Feldtmann Lake, Grace Island, Little Trout Bay. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
Author not named.
Route description : Little Trout Bay (Ontario), crossing to Isle Royale, North Gap, Washington Harbor, Grace Island, South shore, Cumberland Point, Rainbow Cove, The Head, Long Point, Little Boat Harbor, Point Houghton, retreat to Fisherman's Home Cove, Rainbow Cove, Feldtmann Lake, Rainbow Cove, Grace Island, cross to Little Trout Bay.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1405
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Little Trout Bay ON, Isle Royale circumnavigation, Little Trout Bay. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Author: John Craun.
Route description: Little Trout Bay (Ontario), crossing to Windigo, Long Point, Point Houghton, Malone Bay, Siskiwit Lake, Malone Bay, Rock Harbor, Blake Point, Duncan Narrows, Five Finger Bay, Belle Isle, Todd Harbor, hike to Minong Ridge, Huginin Cove, Little Trout Bay.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?925
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.