The Hon. James L. Oberstar arrives in the Twin Ports for her Christening…


… and also, by the way, to load some iron ore pellets at the CN Dock in West Duluth after the festivities on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. She arrived through the Superior entry at 7:09 on Sunday morning, May 22, 2011. She is seen above waiting at a Port Terminal dock for the celebration.

As the Charles M. Beeghly, the boat was in the Twin Ports 152 times since 1996. Many consider her to be one of the prettiest boats on the Great Lakes. She was very popular with visitors to the Duluth ship canal, as you can see in the picture below that I took on August 30, 2008. (Click here for more information and pictures)



  1. Jill from Alabama says:

    Love those classic lakers!! Good luck on your medical studies, Jamie.


  2. Jamie D. says:

    I’m sad to see the Beeghly renamed but at the same time I’m happy because now I have another ship name to write about.

  3. Is it possible that they wanted her to use the Minnesota entry only after she is christened “Oberstar”?

  4. Just curious as to why she arrived the superior piers?

    • from a photographers perspective, i was sad to see her come in the Superior Entry; on the other hand, i doubt anyone could see her where ever she came in; thick fog

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