It seemed like only yesterday that the last laker of the season was pulling into the harbor in Duluth/Superior, the unofficial declaration of winter’s arrival in the Northland.
It was mid-January.
And it was a short winter because on Tuesday the Edward H. Gott pulled out, confirming that — despite what might appear outside your window today — spring is underway.
The ship was heading for Two Harbors to load up iron ore pellets. That’s a half-hour trip by car. The Edward H. Gott reached its destination 12 hours later.
Also departing yesterday was Indiana Harbor, the first ship to arrive in the port for the winter layup.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.