The Sundew will leave the dock at Coast Guard Station Duluth this morning at 8 for the last time to make the short trip across the harbor to its new home next to the William A. Irvin at the DECC . The official decommissioning ceremony will be held on Thursday morning. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-26-2004 … [Read more...] about Sundew to be decommissioned
The Canadian icebreaker Samuel Risley had some time off last weekend, according to the Windsor Star. Not enough ice to keep the best ice breaker on the Great Lakes going seven days a week, their usual winter schedule. Not so in the above picture I took aboard the Sundew on April 5, 2003. Since the crew isn’t around here any more and are out of earshot, I can mention that at the time I took this picture, the Sundew was stopped in the ice, … [Read more...] about Oh yes, the old days; remember when we had ice and snow in the winter?
(Click on any image for larger version) March 20, 2003: the Mackinaw (below) arrives Duluth. March 24, 2003: the Edgar B. Speer (below), Edwin H. Gott, and Roger Blough depart Duluth March 29, 2003: The Frontenac is our first arrival of the year. April 1, 2003: The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. (not … [Read more...] about 2003, another spring to remember