Maryland couple take unicorn quest to Lake Superior and its namesake university

Cox Unicorn Licenses

SUPERIOR QUESTERS –Tom and Helen Cox, both of Monkton, Md., take possession of official Lake Superior State University unicorn hunting licenses during a visit to the famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on July 10. The Coxes are on a 1,000-mile motor tour around Lake Superior during July. Unicorn hunting – a metaphorical lifelong quest for knowledge – started at Lake State almost 50 years ago, and spawned LSSU traditions such as the annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness (issued on New Year’s Day) and burning of a 20-foot paper snowman to welcome spring. (LSSU/John Shibley)