I was up at sunrise to photograph the sunrise from the South Breakwater just outside Duluth Harbor. I usually like to photograph the sunrise from the South Breakwater because if any ships come in or go out I have good backlight to photograph them.
As the sun started to rise I could see the Alpena steaming toward Duluth with a load of cement.
As I watched the Alpena I heard the Lift Bridge going up and the Algolake heading out of the harbor under the Lift Bridge.
The Alpena had to change course and wait for the Algolake to clear the shipping canal before resuming its trip into the harbor.
The Alpena and Algolake passed out on the lake.
I found a beautiful flower garden on Park Point and was able to photograph the Alpena as it entered the harbor with the flowers in the foreground.
Sunday was a beautiful day in Duluth as we watched the Alpeana enter the harbor through the ship canal. There was a large crowd on hand. In 1991 she was sent to the Fraser Shipyard in Superior where 120 feet were removed from and she was converted to a cement boat.