The shipping season is underway for Duluth, having already seen some early regional traffic out of the harbor. While some 'lakers' are already making their way around the Great Lakes, the first ocean-going 'saltie' of the year has yet to traverse the seaway and enter the Twin Ports. When will the first saltie of the year arrive? Your guess could earn you a prize!
The largest ship in the fleet that sails the Great Lakes ran aground Saturday afternoon off Bayfront Park in Duluth. The ship, which measures in at 1,013.5 feet, ran aground around 4 pm, giving folks at Bayfront an unexpected, up close look at the freighter.