The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has announced that the first ‘saltie’ of the 2018 commercial navigation season, the Federal Weser, is on its way to the Port of Duluth-Superior and is expected to arrive tonight by 10 p.m.
Even though it was a pretty chilly morning, we knew it was spring because we saw the first ship leave Duluth, the Roger Blough. This photographer captured it on video so we can celebrate the important open to the shipping season!
Even though we are experiencing above average temps there is still ice on Lake Superior and the ships coming through under the Aerial are a bit frosty. This picture is of the final ship to sail under the Aerial Lift Bridge this shipping season. The Lee A. Tregurtha will call the Duluth Port home until shipping resumes in March.
I stumbled on this on YouTube the other day and thought it was pretty neat. The Old Globe Grain Elevator was built back in the late 1800's and it's been out of service for quite some time now. This YouTuber goes around and videos himself exploring historic decaying buildings, and actually got permission in 2014 to look around this old elevator.
The William A Irvin is changing over to "The Haunted Ship" for the halloween season. Before you board the freighter, you should brush up a little on the history to enhance your experience. MinnesotaGhosts put together a great YouTube video with some great information and photos of the ship in service.
I would encourage you to take in the sights, sounds, smell and wind off Lake Superior in person, but if you can't or just need a Canal Park fix these webcams allow you to watch the ships arrive and depart from the Duluth Harbor from virtually anywhere.
Here's another chance for you to win prizes with Visit Duluth and the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. It's called the First Ship Challenge Trivia Contest and it's different than predicting when the first ocean going ship is going to sail under the Aerial Lift Bridge. This one is based on knowledge rather than guessing when the first saltie will arrive in Duluth. Are you up for the competition?