Columbus brings visitors to Duluth

The 400-passenger cruise vessel Columbus will be here today for the first of two visits this year. Built in 1997 in Germany, it has five passenger decks that include a swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, hospital, library, boutique, salon, wine bar and a lounge with a stage and dance floor. The visit is part of a 10-day cruise beginning in Toronto and ending in Chicago. Other stops on the cruise include Windsor, Tobermory, Parry Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and Mackinaw Island. It will depart under the Lift Bridge late this afternoon, returning on October 3rd.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-27-2006
Kenneth Newhams :