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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.