Category: 1980’s

Aerial Lift Bridge: View of the harbor from downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

View of the Duluth harbor from just east and behind Hotel Duluth in downtown. You are looking across Superior Street down Lake Avenue. You move along Lake Avenue to approach and cross the bridge. Hotel Duluth is at the far right of the photograph. The lift span is down. Grandma's Restaurant (opened in 1976) is at the base of the north tower of the bridge and the Corps of Engineers Building is to the left of the restaurant. The blue building, a flag is to its left, and the facility stretching out from it is the U.S. Army Corps of [...]

Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View of Waterfront, Duluth, Minnesota

The area west of the Arena Auditorium occupied here by hundreds of parked RVs will be developed into Bay Front Park. In the summer of 1983, an Airstream rally occupied all of the Arena Auditorium parking lot and the area seen here taken by RVs. The dark rectangular building near the stern of the ore boat is the Flame Restaurant building. The slip at the far right will be filled. In the foreground the I35 freeway is under construction and building materials laid out to the right. the Ship Canal piers were being remodeled/rehabilitated in 1985-1986. ~ Photo Credit: University [...]

“Socrates” grounded on Minnesota Point, Duluth, Minnesota

View of the saltie vessel Socrates grounded on Minnesota Point on November 18 and 19, 1985. Ships run aground every day, but not in our own back yard. The exception was Nov. 18, 1985, when a fall gale drove the 584-foot Socrates within 50 feet of a Park Point beach shoreline. It was a soft landing for the Liberian-registered freighter, which had been anchored in Lake Superior awaiting a cargo of grain. Although pounded ashore by waves, the saltie sustained only minor hull damage, recalls Dan Sydow of FedMar International, its local agent. Everyone took photographs of this event and [...]

“Socrates” grounded on Minnesota Point, Duluth, Minnesota

View of the saltie vessel Socrates grounded on Minnesota Point on November 18 and 19, 1985. Ships run aground every day, but not in our own back yard. The exception was Nov. 18, 1985, when a fall gale drove the 584-foot Socrates within 50 feet of a Park Point beach shoreline. It was a soft landing for the Liberian-registered freighter, which had been anchored in Lake Superior awaiting a cargo of grain. Although pounded ashore by waves, the saltie sustained only minor hull damage, recalls Dan Sydow of FedMar International, its local agent. Everyone took photographs of this event and [...]

“Socrates” grounded on Minnesota Point, Duluth, Minnesota

View of the saltie vessel Socrates grounded on Minnesota Point on November 18 and 19, 1985. Ships run aground every day, but not in our own back yard. The exception was Nov. 18, 1985, when a fall gale drove the 584-foot Socrates within 50 feet of a Park Point beach shoreline. It was a soft landing for the Liberian-registered freighter, which had been anchored in Lake Superior awaiting a cargo of grain. Although pounded ashore by waves, the saltie sustained only minor hull damage, recalls Dan Sydow of FedMar International, its local agent. Everyone took photographs of this event and [...]

“Socrates” grounded on Minnesota Point, Duluth, Minnesota

View of the saltie vessel Socrates grounded on Minnesota Point on November 18 and 19, 1985. Ships run aground every day, but not in our own back yard. The exception was Nov. 18, 1985, when a fall gale drove the 584-foot Socrates within 50 feet of a Park Point beach shoreline. It was a soft landing for the Liberian-registered freighter, which had been anchored in Lake Superior awaiting a cargo of grain. Although pounded ashore by waves, the saltie sustained only minor hull damage, recalls Dan Sydow of FedMar International, its local agent. Everyone took photographs of this event and [...]

“Socrates” grounded on Minnesota Point, Duluth, Minnesota

View of the saltie vessel Socrates grounded on Minnesota Point on November 18 and 19, 1985. Ships run aground every day, but not in our own back yard. The exception was November 18, 1985, when a fall gale drove the 584-foot Socrates within 50 feet of a Park Point beach shoreline. It was a soft landing for the Liberian-registered freighter, which had been anchored in Lake Superior awaiting a cargo of grain. Although pounded ashore by waves, the saltie sustained only minor hull damage, recalls Dan Sydow of FedMar International, its local agent. Everyone took photographs of this event and [...]

“Socrates” grounded on Minnesota Point, Duluth, Minnesota

View of the saltie vessel Socrates grounded on Minnesota Point on November 18 and 19, 1985. Ships run aground every day, but not in our own back yard. The exception was Nov. 18, 1985, when a fall gale drove the 584-foot Socrates within 50 feet of a Park Point beach shoreline. It was a soft landing for the Liberian-registered freighter, which had been anchored in Lake Superior awaiting a cargo of grain. Although pounded ashore by waves, the saltie sustained only minor hull damage, recalls Dan Sydow of FedMar International, its local agent. Everyone took photographs of this event and [...]

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