Tag: Minnesota Point

“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 [...]

Aerial Lift Bridge: View in half light, Duluth, Minnesota

View from the harbor looking toward the Lake with everything in silhouette. The South Breakwater Inner Light Tower is lit. Houses on Minnesota Point are visible at the far right on Minnesota Avenue. The two flags are above the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Building (built 1906). To the left is the Paulucci building at 525 South Lake Avenue. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Aerial Lift Bridge: Ore boat enters the harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

View from the Duluth harbor to the hillside and up the shore. The $283,000 Canal Park Marine Museum's (dark building under the bridge) ground breaking was September 12, 1972, followed by a dedication event September 29, 1973. In 1973, it cost the Army Corps of Engineers $40,000 annually to operate the museum which has always been free to the public. The Museum Expansion dedication was July 5, 1979. To the left of the Marine Museum is the striped awning of Grandma's Restaurant (opened in 1976) but the rest of Canal Park is still in transition. It will become a tourist [...]

Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View of Duluth and Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

This aerial view is one of many taken by Wayne Gatlin. The shape of Minnesota Point and the harbor are clear. Duluth-born Mr. Gatlin enlisted in the aviation cadet program in 1942. Later he flew 55 combat missions for the 360th Fighter Group in England and downed an ME-262 jet fighter. In 1948, he joined the Texas Air National Guard but eventually transferred to Duluth, where he became operations officer for the 179th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Gatlin flew jet fighters while stationed at Duluth during the Korean War. He was the high individual scorer at the 1954, 1955 and 1956 [...]

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