Archives for July 2010

Tall Ships in a line

Saturday afternoon, July 31. 2010 … [Read more...]

The Tall Ships in Duluth

The Denis Sullivan came into port around 5:45 in the afternoon, the last of the 9 Tall Ships for the day. You see the Dutch flagged Merweborg on the right; she is anchored waiting for a dock to load grain. The HMS Bounty (above) led off the parade The Roald Amundsen arrives (above) … [Read more...]

The Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge has been stopped in place …

since she went up for the Joseph H Block. Actually, I presume until shortly after the Block went under the bridge since it did start to go down. Go here to see the live video of the bridge; not a lot of action, but... The bridge is now operable at 7:33 pm Power went out during an electrical storm; perhaps after the Block went under and the bridge had started to go down. For some reason, it … [Read more...]

Catch the Tall Ships when they are in Duluth

Eight Tall Ships, the Roseway, Denis Sullivan, Zeeto, Roald Amundsen, Pride of Baltimore II, HMS Bounty, Europa and US Brig Niagara will be arriving in Duluth on Wednesday, July 28th. Click here to see our web pages on the ships, with links for more information. And if you can’t make it down to the harbor for the big event, watch it live on DSNTV. I hope to have two live cameras on the Grand … [Read more...]

A visit from the Calumet is …

… always appreciated, and so she was as she came into the Duluth harbor early Sunday morning, July 18, 2010. … [Read more...]

Coal and more coal and …

The Mesabi Miner waited at the Port Terminal since yesterday to load coal at Midwest Energy. This morning, as the Canadian Transport arrived in port to load coal, the Miner left the Port Terminal and is seen above beginning to back up the St. Louis River to a position just behind the Mapleglen (just  below, loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources). She was expected to complete loading coal soon … [Read more...]

Dutch ships still above water, despite defeat

On Sunday (July 11, 2010), 2 Dutch flagged vessels stood at anchor waiting to come into port to load grain. While they waited, the Netherlands was defeated in the World Cup by Spain. Sunrise today saw them both still out there; in fact, just before noon, the Medemborg came in. She is seen above moving up the harbor to the CHS 2 dock in Superior. The Diezeborg is still out there and will follow her … [Read more...]

“Do you think we should get married here?”

Perhaps, the couple in the Rose Garden is wondering what the view will be next June when they get married by the Lake. The Rose Garden will be there but it is not likely the Polish owned Isolda will be in town. She was at anchor off the Duluth piers on July 1st when they were checking out the location. View Map The … [Read more...]