Of course, the coming and going of the big ships is part of what makes Duluth a special place.
But there’s another reason, as shown by Thursday night’s (or Friday morning’s) arrival of the Baie St. Paul: At midnight, people still show up to watch the lakers arrive, and that deep-throated salute between a ship and the Aerial Lift Bridge is a welcome sound no matter the time.
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 several blogs, 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.