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I spend a few days wandering around the Duluth, Minnesota waterfront taking photos of various things. These are some of the photos that didn’t fit into any particular category.

A carnival was at the DECC during the fourth of July week. I happened to walk by in the evening and took a photo just before the rides closed for the evening.

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I’ve always wanted to stand in the road and take a photo of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge as it was going up. I finally had the opportunity.

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It was a foggy morning in Duluth. I happened to be walking along the Lakewalk toward Fitger’s just as the fog was lifting.

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A photo of the Waterfront Plaza Marina.

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Construction continues along the slip for the Pier B Resort. Later in the day we stopped by the Silos Restaurant for lunch. I had by firs Lamb Burger. Probably was thinking of Lamb because of our recent trip to Iceland.

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The Vista Star tour boat approaching the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge.

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After sailing on the Denis Sullivan on day two of the Tall Ship Festival we decided to see if we could catch a view of the tall ships from one of the special Vista Fleet boat trips. We were able to get seats on a 9:30 am sailing of the Vista Star on the third day of the Tall Ship Festival.

It was another day of grey overcast skies with a hint of rain. As it turned out there were not many people up at 9:30 am so we had most of the upper deck to ourselves. It was a bit cold so most of the folks were inside on the lower decks.

One of the selling points of the Vista Fleet Tour was the ability to see all of the tall ships lined up at the dock. As it turned half of the tall ships were out on the lake sailing.

As we were waiting to get underway the Denis Sullivan and the Privateer Lynx were leaving the dock for a morning sail.

Denis Sullivan

Denis Sullivan

U.S Brig Niagara

U.S Brig Niagara

The Schooner Hindu followed us under the lift bridge and sailed along with us as we entered Lake Superior.

Schooner Hindu

Schooner Hindu

As I mentioned about half of the ships had left the docks and we could see them in the out in the lake. It would have been great if the Vista Star had followed them out into the lake but it sailed along the shoreline.

As we came back into the harbor we did get some nice shots of the ships that had remained at the docks. We continued sailing down the harbor and under the Blatnick Bridge.

U.S.Brig Nigara

U.S.Brig Niagara

SS Sørlandet

SS Sørlandet

Pride of Baltimore II

Pride of Baltimore II

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

When we returned to dock the ships that had been out in the lake were returning to the docks so we were able to get some shots of them docking.

Denis Sullivan

Denis Sullivan

Privateer Lynx

Privateer Lynx

Coaster II

Coaster II

More photos from the Duluth Tall Ships Festival 2013 can be found on my website.