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Category Archives: Duluth Minnesota

We happened to be in Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday night so we walked down to Canal Park to watch the sailboat races.

 

On the 4th of July the ship State of Michigan Entered Duluth Harbor and docked. It is a training ship. It is a training and laboratory ship operated by The Great Lakes Maritime Academy located in Traverse City, Michigan.

 

On a recent foggy morning I walked down to Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota to photograph the Aerial Lift Bridge. These are some of the photos from the morning.

 

 

Last week I took a walk through Leif Erickson Park in Duluth to check on the flowers. The roses were not in bloom yet and one of the caretakers indicated that it would be another couple of weeks. Seems that things are a couple of weeks behind because of of the late spring snow. There were still a variety of flowers blooming.

In the Wild Ones flower garden I found

Wild Geraniums

Columbine

There were a variety of Tulips blooming.

There were some onions and Bleeding Hearts bloomins.

Onion

Bleeding Heart

The Azaleas were in full bloom.

The morning following the arrival of the icebreakers in Duluth I walked down to the harbor to take a few photos of the Mackinaw. It was tied up at the docks next to the convention center. I took a few photos but there didn’t seem to be much activity so I started walking back to the condo. I happen to hear the Mackinaw blow it horn so I walked back down to the harbor.

 

Sure enough it was already out in the harbor and it looked like it was heading to Wisconsin Point. I hightailed it back to the condo to get the car and started driving down toward Wisconsin Point.

At a stop sign I checked on Marine Tracker and discovered that the Mackinaw was already headed back toward Duluth. It was really moving it out. I pulled into Barkers Island Just in time to get some photos of it breaking ice in Superior Bay on it’s way back to Duluth. I Followed it on Marine Tracker for a while and decided that it was done for the day.

 

We happened to be in Duluth, Minnesota a few weeks ago when the Icebreakers arrived. It was late in the day and there was a large crowd on hand to greet the ships. The US Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw was the first to arrive. It is the largest Coast Guard Cutter working in the great lakes. It typically come to Duluth to break ice prior to the start of the shipping season.

 

The Mackinaw was followed by the US Coast Guard Cutter Alder. The Alder’s home base is Duluth and there were a number of family members on hand to greet the crew. Apparently the Alter had been away from port for a while breaking ice around the Soo Locks.

 

 

The roses were not blooming but I did find a number of flowers to photograph in a walk through the Rose Garden.

 

Found Blooming in Leif Erickson Park.

Tulip

Wild Onion

Sweet William

Onion

The Azaleas were blooming in late spring in Duluth.

I made a brief stop at the Wild Ones Flower Garden in late spring. Quite a few wildflowers were blooming.

Columbine

Bluebells

Canada Anemone

Prairie Smoke

Wild Geranium