Archives for October 2015

Two salties made their first visit to Twin Ports today

The Brant arrived at 10:55 this morning (October 19, 2015) to load grain. An hour later, the BBC Kimberley came in to load wind turbine parts.

A walk in the woods, overlooking the harbor

Pictures taken on October 16, 2015 on a just opened part of the Superior Hiking Trail.
It is a new trail that goes below the Skyline Parkway, below Enger Tower and the Enger Park Golf course
Note the mountain  bikers coming toward me; I saw a couple more of them, some runners and no bears.
Above, one of several new bridge/walkways on the new trail. Below is a bridge across Coffee Creek. I have found Coffee Creek in several places now as it winds down the hillside and into the St. Louis River.

The neighborhood

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. A nice view of the William A. Irvin, the blue bridge and the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge and beyond that, the largest lake in the world, Lake Superior. The Blue Bridge (Minnesota Slip Drawbridge) has been up for over a week, since the last tourist left town. And speaking of tourists, a tourist complained to me last summer that our William A. Irvin, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is being used as a billboard. And she was right. She told me she thought Duluth was a maritime city, but now she is not so sure.

Sara Summers found the sun and the J.B. Ford

The Heritage Marine tugs Nels J. (at left below) and Helen H. (above and on the right below) escorted the J. B. Ford on her last trip on October 9, 2015, going from her long time layup dock in Superior to the Azcon scrapyard in Duluth. The three vessels made the trip with the just rising sun making good shots a challenge but Sara Summers, a Park Ranger at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center (the Marine Museum at the Duluth ship canal), was up to the task, as these two shots demonstrate.

Last trip for the J. B. Ford


J. B. Ford to be towed to Azcon scrapyard in Duluth

Update: As of now (11:10 am, October 8, 2015,  the J. B. Ford is set to be towed from its current location to the Azcon scrapyard on Friday morning, October 9, 2015 sometime after 8:00 am. If that changes, I will update here.