by Barry Adams,

SAXON HARBOR — More than three years have passed since torrents of rain overwhelmed Oronto and Parker creeks and sent waves of mud into the marina.

Boats were destroyed, a firefighter on his way to the scene was killed and Bill and Grace Hines saw revenues plummet at Harbor Lights, the bar and restaurant they own and the only commercial business in this remote outpost of Iron County along Lake Superior’s southwestern shore.

But the wait is over and the destruction finally restored. Saxon Harbor is again whole and now open.

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