Waiting For the Ships to Return

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As the ice clears from Lake Superior, the ships can begin moving back to the ore docks to load iron ore pellets, also known as taconite. (Unless it’s Tuesday, then it’s taco night!)

The Light at Two Harbors

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Out at the end of a long and very icy pier, surrounded by very cold water and sea smoke is the light that guides ships from Lake Superior to the ore docks in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

Arriving

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The Paul R. Tregurtha arriving under Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge at sunset on January 15th, 2022. This was her last trip for the season and will now be docked till shipping resumes in the spring.

At 1013.5 feet, Interlake’s flagship M/V Paul R. Tregurtha is the longest ship on the Great Lakes.

Fujifilm GFX 100s, Venus Optics Loawa 17mm f4.

Welcome to Duluth!

A view of the entrance to the Duluth harbor. Ships from all over the Great Lakes and the world visit the port every year.

Happy New Year On The Lake

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Seven ships lined up on New Year’s Day on Lake Superior,just outside the Duluth harbor, awaiting their turn for entry.  At one point there were eight ships waiting.

iPhone 7 Plus, twiddled with as best I could in Apple Photos, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Awareness

On September 16th and 17th, the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth was lit in blue for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.  The full moon also got in to the act, rising up over Lake Superior and adding it’s warm glow to the surface of the lake.  And, for good measure, you have to have a ship coming under the bridge.

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