Bygones: Cruise company offers vacations to the Soo Locks

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at

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News Tribune, June 11, 1921

  • All Duluth veterans are requested to face the west and stand at attention for 30 seconds at 2 p.m. today. It is a tribute to Col. Frederick W. Galbraith Jr., national commander of the American Legion, who died in an auto accident on June 9.
  • The Northern Navigation Company is offering a two-week vacation cruise that will leave Duluth on July 5 and travel the proposed route of the deep waterway. The cruise will return through the locks and canals that will be deepened to permit passage of larger ships.
  • Duluth teachers yesterday asked the Board of Education to abolish the current merit rating system for teachers because it is unfair. Teachers said there is no scientific basis for the rating system and that it was originally created in great haste.
  • Duluth is the first American city of less-than-metropolitan size to observe Music Week, which will begin tomorrow. The first performance will feature the Normanna Male Chorus, the local organization of 50 talented singers which has appeared in many musical events around the country.

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