WATCH: The Surprising First Arrival Of 2023 In The Duluth Harbor
New year, but the same Duluth Harbor. Watch the Arthur M. Anderson make a surprise stop in Duluth and become the first ship to enter the Duluth Harbor in 2023.
There's just something so magical watching a ship enter and/or depart the Duluth Harbor. I absolutely love that the Harbor Cam exists, so I don't have to be outside in the cold to witness this beauty. However, I feel like I instantly go back to my childhood when I'm on the pier and I hear the horn signaling to the Aerial Lift Bridge.
A few weeks ago we saw Mother Nature do her thing when the John G. Munson had a snowy arrival. Then right before the end of 2022, we saw the icy fog departure of the American Spirit that looked like it was from a movie.
Now, as we pull into the new year, we finally get to see the first ship to enter the Duluth Harbor of 2023 and it was a surprising one. According to Paul Scinocca, the Arthur M. Anderson was originally scheduled for Two Harbors. However, somewhere along the way, the route was changed to Duluth.
According to Marine Traffic, the ship is a self-discharging bulk carrier that was built in 1952. The 71-year-old vessel has an overall length (LOA) of 233.78 meters and a width of 21.34 meters. The ship also sails under the flag of the United States.
Check out the first arrival of 2023 in the Duluth Harbor and watch as she cuts through the ice below: