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“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 [...]

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 [...]

Razing the Glass Block Store, Duluth, Minnesota

Looking east from West Superior Street of the rubble that was the Glass Block store at 128 West Superior Street. The four floor retail giant in downtown Duluth had dozens of departments. It was located at this location from 1893. The store opened in 1887 at Panton and Watson. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Bud’s Clothing Store, Duluth, Minnesota’

Lower side of West Superior Street of signs for downtown businesses Ace Hardware 212 West Superior Street, Jensens Shoes at 208 West Superior Street with the Endion Station Art Gallery above and Bud's Clothing at 206 West Superior Street. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Razing the Glass Block Store, Duluth, Minnesota

View from West Michgan Street of the rubble that was the Glass Block store at 128 West Superior Street. The four floor retail giant in downtown Duluth had dozens of departments. It was located at this location from 1893. The store opened in 1887 at Panton and Watson. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

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