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Windsong II, a sailboat based in Duluth, is hung up on the Aerial Lift Bridge in the Duluth Shipping Canal on Wednesday evening. The boat got too close to the bridge while waiting for the 6:30 p.m. lift. (Photo by Drew Carlson)

Sailboat catches on Aerial Lift Bridge

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A sailboat with five people aboard became hung up on the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge while the bridge was in the down position Wednesday.


The Windsong II sailboat was towed to safety by a good Samaritan’s fishing boat, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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