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Artist Sean Connaughty’s “Ark of the Anthropocene” is installed for display at the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. The 3,500-pound ark will be placed in the Duluth harbor Sept. 2. (Photo courtesy of Sean Connaughty)

Artist aims to float homemade ark in Duluth harbor

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When a crane hoists the 3,500-pound “Ark of the Anthropocene” into the Duluth harbor on Sept. 2, even the artist behind it isn’t entirely sure what will happen.

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“I’ll have done everything I could to make it work,” Sean Connaughty mused. “If it doesn’t, then” — a rueful chuckle — “that would suck.”

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