Quebecois lined up to depart Duluth

The American Mariner and Mesabi Miner departed the Twin Ports around 4 am yesterday. The Carola, Mark Hanna and BBC Mississippi all departed around 6 pm. The Canadian Transport came in early morning yesterday and left mid morning. This is all to say that yesterday was a better day for boat watching than today. Many had hoped to see the Niña come under the Lift Bridge yesterday morning, but after drifting a bit off the Duluth piers Wednesday morning, it came in the Superior entry and is now at Lakehead Boat Basin, 1000 Minnesota Ave. on Park Point. A press release stated it will be open to the public on Friday, July 12th. Careful readers may note that today, Thursday, is the 12th. Friday is the 13th. So, starting either today or tomorrow, the public can tour the ship. It spent the night in Two Harbors. Only two boats are set to arrive under the Lift Bridge, the Presque Isle arriving and the Quebecois departing. Above, the Quebecois departs Duluth in June, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-12-2007
Kenneth Newhams :