A Brief History Of The Aerial Lift Bridge

The construction of the Duluth ship canal in 1871 may have opened a new route into the Duluth-Superior harbor — but it also cut off land access to the vibrant community on Park Point. Rowboats and ferries — and several temporary rope-and-plank suspension bridges — were used to bridge the gap. By the 1890s, the…
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Blizzard Causes Flooding In Canal Park, 1975

Parts of Canal Park and Park Point saw flooding from the storm that hit the area last Friday, Oct. 27. The same storm caused major damage to the Lakewalk and Brighton Beach in Duluth, and elsewhere around western Lake Superior. By coincidence, the News Tribune included a (long-planned) DNT Extra special section in Sunday’s paper…
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When Duluth’s Lakewalk Was A Junkyard

1960s Walking the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth’s Canal Park now, along the well-used Lakewalk, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago much of that shore was used as a junkyard. The photo above (click on the image for a larger view) has no caption information, so we don’t know who…
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Bear In A Boat In Duluth, 1944

This post has been updated to include new information… Over the years, many people have sent photos to the News Tribune for one reason or another. Sometimes the paper has asked for reader submissions; other times people have sent pictures unsolicited, for the DNT to keep, viewing the paper as a kind of repository for…
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Aerial Views Of Duluth

Old aerial photos always offer a lot of interesting opportunities to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. Here are a few aerial photos of Duluth from the early 2000s, from the News Tribune archives. Click on the images for a larger view: This photo from October 2003 shows the area just…
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