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The Blue Heron is a research vessel operated by the University of Minnesota – Duluth. It is a former fishing vessel that has been converted for use as a research vessel by the University. I’ve photographed in the Duluth Harbor area for a number of years and had never see this vessel which is docked at the US Army Corps Vessel Yard. This year the Blue Heron will be conducting Science Friday events on the last Friday of each month through October. The ship will be docked at the DECC for the open house events.


The Blue Heron will be open for visitors to stop in and tour the ship and ask questions about the research being done. We stopped in the end of April to walk through the ship and take a few photographs.


Ironically, after having never seen the ship before we encountered it several times over the next several weeks as it entered and exited the harbor for research on lake Superior.