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Friday, January 7, 2022: 
Mark and Paula left Brainerd on a -33 degree morning and headed to Duluth where it was -15.
With clear skies and cold temperatures, there was ice fog under the Aerial Bridge.
The shipping season was still open and the bridge was waiting for ships to come in.

Then a faint image appeared over Lake Superior, coming out of a cloud bank to the northeast.

It was a ship emerging from the fog.

In she came.

It was the Interlake flagship Paul R. Tregurtha Built in Lorain, Ohio, in 1981, she has a 17,120 horse engine.
At just over 1000 feet in length, the cargo capacity is 68,000 gross tons of taconite or coal.
This ship is affectionatly called the "Queen of the Lakes." Ice hung everywhere as she came in with ice on her bow. 

In she came.

Sailors were glad to wave at land lubbers.

She is huge and flies the American Flag.

She safely passed under the Aerial Bridge, on her way to port in Duluth.  Sea fog was everywhere.

Quote of the day:    Duluth is geat summer or winter.  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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