STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Preserving history
Duluths Lakewalk is about to get a shot of history three, to be precise.
The city of Duluth, partnered with the Friends of the Lakewalk, announced three new information kiosks along the Lakewalk, al... Posted on 11/26/13 at 12:00 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES The Bridges of Lübeck, Germany
Lbeck, Germany. The home of marzipan. The home of Medieval and Baroque architecture. Situated just west of the historic boundaries that had once separated East and West Germany but is today Schleswi... Posted on 11/15/13 at 10:47 AM
STAFF BLOG NEWS TRIBUNE ATTIC 38th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
The Edmund Fitzgerald in the Twin Ports with the tug Arkansas, circa early 1960s. (News-Tribune file photo)
Other duties at work have kept me from posting many new items to the Attic in recent months... Posted on 11/10/13 at 1:18 AM
STAFF BLOG TWIN PORTS BUSINESS Ice jam in lower Great Lakes could delay shipping season
The Detriot Free Press is reporting a ice-clogged St. Clair River that could delay the start of the Great Lakes shipping season:
By AMBER HUNT
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
Slow-moving chunks of ice in the ... Posted on 2/23/10 at 9:02 AM
The frigid winter of 2014 threw its best at Lake Superior, but the big lake was just too stubborn to freeze over completely. Satellite photographs over the past few days show ice on Lake Superior beginning to diminish, with vast areas of open water along the North Shore and fissures developing across the lake.
Gail Trombley is known in the Superior community as a tireless housing advocate and an outspoken nontraditional student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where she was once described as having a “world-class sense of humor.”
More king-sized freighters will be seen on the Great Lakes soon because of a shipbuilding boom triggered by the demand for steel and coal shipments from Duluth-Superior to lower lakes ports. At least five more 1,000-footers will be constructed under current contracts.
The winter’s ice grip on the Great Lakes led to a 37 percent drop in January iron ore shipments, and the continued freeze-over of the lakes has the shipping industry nervous about a difficult opening to the season in March.
The Cason J. Callaway was the first of three last ships expected to enter the Port of Duluth-Superior on Wednesday as the closing of the Soo Locks at midnight marks the official end to the Great Lakes shipping season.
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