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Bygones for April 8, 2019

Jim Forsyth, 18 with his brother Charlie, 16, of Proctor, pictured with dad and scout master, Grant Forsyth, have been awarded the Eagle Scout honor for organizing a group to help clear the Spruce Trail near Fond du Lac. (1999 file / News Tribune)

April 8, 1979

Eight BWCA resorts have been offered for sale to the U.S. Forest Service this year, including Snowbank Lodge, which closed after more than 40 years of operation. Some owners say the new restrictions on motor use persuaded them to offer their resorts for sale.

Superior's abandoned municipal dump, located in a marshy area at the base of Wisconsin Point, is being eroded by Lake Superior. Wisconsin and Superior officials are working on ways to curb shoreline erosion and the danger of water pollution.

April 8, 1999

The 730-foot Canadian bulk carrier Algosound, the first laker to go through the St. Lawrence Seaway this season, should arrive in Duluth today. Local port officials and civic leaders from Duluth and Superior will welcome the vessel during a shipboard ceremony this afternoon.

Murals that illustrate Douglas County's history decorate 110 feet of the interior walls of the Superior Public Library. Duluth artist Carl Gawboy created the 18 murals, which will be dedicated in a ceremony this weekend.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.