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Nathan Rosty sprays a mist of water onto his sand sculpture of a crab on Park Point on Thursday afternoon to keep its details from crumbling before the judges in the Duluth Parks and Recreation sand modeling contest see it. “My original idea was to do the Enger Tower but the sand sucked — it just kept crumbling,” Rosty said. (Steve Kuchera /

Sand modeling contest kicks off Lake Superior Day

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People flocked to Park Point on Thursday to enjoy the warm temperatures, sculpt sand castles with their friends and family, play beach volleyball and dip their feet in the cool Lake Superior water.


 “It is such a beautiful summer day,” said Jesse Schomberg, extension educator for the University of Minnesota Sea Grant. “Everyone came out and had a good time.”

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