Three toots from the Barker; we got 2 of them

The James R. Barker deserves an award for remembering those of us who are standing at the Duluth ship canal when she goes under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, or might be watching her on DSNTV. Today, Sunday, November 27, 2011, she departed around 3 in the afternoon with coal loaded at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior and destined for Presque Isle, Michigan. Listen to 2 of her 3 whistle salutes as she departed.
Listen to her whistle salute to the bridge as she departed:


  1. Sue Richardson says:

    That salute was awesome

  2. Sue Richardson says:

    I always enjoy watching the Barker coming through

  3. WOW!

  4. love these big ships and their big sounds

  5. Suzanne says:

    Love her deep, deep whistle!

  6. randy richter says:


  7. that was very cool! although the third was very far away.

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