I made this video so that you could enjoy some of the sounds of Duluth. This is the James R. Barker, which entered Duluth on Sunday, June 27. The Barker arrived Duluth for a load of coal. Behind the Barker was one of the Vista Fleet touring boats with a wedding. Immediately after the Barker arrive the Vista boat tooted it’s horn and the bride and groom stood to wave. The crowd waved and cheered. The last time she left Duluth port (May 29) her horn sounded like she had laryngitis. That’s probably why we got the special 5 horn salute.
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.