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New Laker Mascots Make Their Debut

NEW GUYS ON THE BLOCK - A slightly revamped Seamore the Sea Duck, left, and newly introduced Fog Horn the Sailor pose next to Lake Superior State’s Alumni Anchor on campus. Look for the duo at home athletic events and periodically at functions throughout the Sault Ste. Marie area.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -- Lake Superior State University Mascot Seamore the Sea Duck made its first appearance of the year, recently, sporting a trimmer look and new wardrobe -- and a new partner.

The longtime Laker mascot has been joined by Fog Horn, a sailor fresh off a long career on the Great Lakes. Both the rehabilitated Seamore and the new Fog Horn made their debut during Great Lake State Weekend, Oct. 13-14, during the Wayne State University hockey series.

Fog Horn, who has since made other appearances around town for various community events, is able to skate and will be a featured attraction at Laker hockey games. It is the first time in several years that the Lakers have had an ice skating cheerleader on home ice.

Fog Horn was named as part of contest held by the LSSU Student and Residential Life Office. The winning submission was made by Jair Kollasch, a junior from Howell. Participants at the Great Lake State Weekend tailgate party voted for their favorite of several names submitted for consideration.

Lake State mascots have changed a few times over the years. When the school was a branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology (Michigan Technological University), the athletic teams were known as the Hornets. Seamore the Seaduck came on the scene in the late 1970s-early 1980s and was joined by Shawker the Seahawk in the late 1980s.

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