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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Duluth’s First Lighthouse

The Twin Ports’ first lighthouse and a keeper’s house were built on Minnesota Point between 1856 and 1858 for a cost of $13,700, to serve ships using the Superior Entry — at that time the only passage from Lake Superior to the Duluth-Superior harbor. It operated until 1885, when a Superior pierhead light was lit.…
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Odds And Ends Old Photos Of Duluth

Here are some random old photos of Duluth from the News Tribune files that I just don’t have enough information about to build an entire post for each. So I’ll assemble them here (click on the photos for a larger view)… Gowan-Peyton-Twohy Co. and other businesses and warehouses at the foot of Fifth Avenue West…
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Photos Of The Aerial Ferry Bridge

Before it was the Aerial Lift Bridge, the Duluth icon was the Aerial Ferry Bridge. When the span linking Canal Park to Park Point first opened in 1905, a gondola – or “aerial ferry” carried passengers and vehicles across the ship canal. The bridge was converted to its present lift-and-lower span in the winter of…
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Hare-raising Times On Duluth’s Park Point

May 21, 1999 Smokey the dog, owned by Donella Kubiak, has become quite accustomed to his rabbit friends on Park Point in May 1999. They have become used to him, too, not showing the least bit of concern as he barks at strangers. (Derek Neas / News-Tribune) Park Point’s hare-raising problem Rabbit population in Duluth…
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