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I walked down along the waterfront in Duluth to capture some photos of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth Docks and the Great Republic taking on fuel. The last shot was an accident. I was taking a long exposure when I noticed someone with a drone so I picked up my tripod before realizing the camera was still on.

Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge

Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge

Great Republic

Great Republic

Duluth Minnesota Docks

Duluth Minnesota Docks

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As I mentioned in an earlier blog the 2014 shipping season is about to get underway in Lake Superior. The Coast Guard Cutter Alder has been breaking ice. Currently there are 10 Great Lakes ships in the Duluth/Superior Harbor waiting for the shipping season to start. Four ships the Kaye E. Barker, Great Republic, John G. Munson and John J. Borland are at Fraser Shipyards in Superior.

Great Republic

Great Republic

The Presque Isle is at Port Terminal for Winter Layup.

Presque Isle

Presque Isle

The St. Clair is at Garfield D

St. Clair

St. Clair

The American Sprit is at Port Terminal.

American Spirit

American Spirit

Current thinking is that with all of the ice on Lake Superior that a Coast Guard Cutter will need to be called out to lead a convoy of ships out into the lake. If that happens it should be really exciting and something to see.