Category Archives: Lake Superior

St. Louis River Alliance Vista Star Boat tour of the estuary

I was on the boat (on Tuesday, Sept. 11) with hundreds of people who seized the opportunity to get on the water and learn about St. Louis River Alliance and connect with the estuary.  They, (I want to say “we” but I was too busy taking posed smiling faces) enjoyed the view of the estuary from the water, learned about clean-up projects, successes and future vision of the estuary.

Look for photos of smiling faces, but not of the river, in the next The Woman Today magazine.

The view on Scenic Highway 61

*Hello, long time no see.

It’s nice to have friends who live along the North Shore on Scenic Highway 61, also known as Congdon Blvd. If you’d like to read the history of the Road made famous by Minnesota son, Bob Dylan see this link.  To hear Bob Dylan’s rendition of Highway 62 listen here. Also I was unaware that Johnny Cash wrote a song about Highway 61 Hear it at this link: Highway 61 Revisited/When the Man Comes Around Johnny Cash 

This is the view my husband and I shared from the second floor studio of some friends of ours who attend our church. It was warm in town and at Miller Hill near the mall, but at this location it was very chilly. The lake has the effect. Children played outside while a bonfire burned.

* Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with my posts. I’ve started a new part time job and have been exhausted the past couple of weeks. I took the part time job because in the past having a paid job forced me to organize my time. I’m hoping that will be true again and you will be seeing posts from me. ~~~~ Naomi A.K.A. Sun_Dog.

 

 

Forecast, windy with whitecaps, blowing sand and gravel


I know technically the above photos isn’t the best photo, but I figured my fans would be disappointed if they didn’t get a look at the our beautiful usually deep blue Lake Superior now colored brown with the whitecaps. The wind blew the cap of my head once, after that I held onto my hat. A blizzard with heavy show is forecasted for Sunday. Minneapolis and South Dakota are getting a blizzard today. We’ll see if Duluth gets a blizzard, but for now, “bundle up and hold on to yer hat!”

Below is the photo that I originally figured I’d use in DDP. I snapped this  a little after 2 p.m. at the Clyde Iron Works Restaurant. It is an old factory, which had been rundown for many years. Now it repurposed as a restaurant and Event Center. Fun Fact: Duluth workers made the steel beams for the Empire State Building at this factory. Read more history here.

Steaming Lake Superior with ships

I’m not sure why all the ships are on the lake I can count six here.

According to the Duluth Shipping News: Please be advised that due to the cold weather, ice is forming on Lake Superior causing vessels to move slowly and become delayed. There are also 12 foot waves on Lake Superior making vessels take the North Shore around to their destinations. Itinerary information will be updated as it is made available.