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Is Duluth the Most Inland Seaport in North America?

July 3, 2019

These days, it takes about a week for a ship to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth, a 2,342-mile journey winding through the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes to the western tip of Lake Superior. The Port of Duluth-Superior serves as a transportation epicenter, connecting railroads and interstates with the marine “highway” used…

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See the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior through the years

July 3, 2019

Dec. 1, 1981: No, the Jablanica, an ocean freighter from Yugoslavia, isn’t sinking at the Duluth Port Terminal. Holds on the ship’s starboard side were flooded so workers could make routine repairs on the port side, said officials at Guthrie-Hubner Inc. “It’s nothing to get excited about,” said company vice president William Baker. Sunrise over…

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First cruise ship of the season to dock at Port Milwaukee on Tuesday

June 24, 2019

The Pearl Mist, a 210-passenger cruise ship, is expected to dock at Port Milwaukee on Tuesday. It will be the first of 11 port calls by cruise ships expected at the port this season. That is more than double the number of stops by cruise ships in Milwaukee last year. Pearl Mist’s voyages on the Great…

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Duluth’s new boat helps fight fires from Lake Superior

June 19, 2019

Duluth vessel equipped for fire, medical, environmental response   The distress calls coming from the world’s largest freshwater lake in dense fog or the cover of night can be tricky for Duluth-based rescuers who are compelled to respond. But now, with a new night-vision fire and rescue boat equipped to handle the big waves on…

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National Maritime Day celebrated in Duluth

June 17, 2019

The Twin Ports maritime industry celebrated National Maritime Day Wednesday with a lunchtime event at the Boat Club Restaurant in Duluth. Tom Rayburn, director of environmental and regulatory affairs for the Lake Carriers’ Association was the keynote speaker. The date of May 22 was chosen for an annual maritime celebration to mark the date of…

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U.S. Wind Energy and Construction Supported by Great Lakes Seaway Shipping with Large Increases in Project Cargo During May

June 14, 2019

  The St. Lawrence Seaway, North America’s binational marine highway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, reported overall gains in project cargo, agriculture and iron ore. These notable increases, specifically in project cargo, indicate that shippers view the Great Lakes Seaway system as way to ship to America’s heartland faster and more efficiently.…

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Duluth-Superior Port Earns Pacesetter Award

May 29, 2019

  The Duluth-Superior Port is being honored for seeing an increase in international cargoes. They’ve earned the 2018 Pacesetter Award, which was officially handed over Wednesday afternoon at a National Maritime Day celebration. Craig Middlebrook, from the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp, said, “This doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the hard work you and your staff…

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Bustling Duluth-Superior port awarded for international heft

May 29, 2019

Eyeballing both the Duluth-Superior port activity and online vessel tracking sites these days reveals a shipping trade swarming the Great Lakes. “It’s definitely busy out there,” Jayson Hron of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority said. Further testament to steady shipping traffic came Wednesday, when the Port of Duluth-Superior received its 17th Pacesetter Award — a…

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National Maritime Day celebrated in Duluth

May 29, 2019

The Twin Ports maritime industry celebrated National Maritime Day Wednesday with a lunchtime event at the Boat Club Restaurant in Duluth. Tom Rayburn, director of environmental and regulatory affairs for the Lake Carriers’ Association was the keynote speaker. The date of May 22 was chosen for an annual maritime celebration to mark the date of…

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Port of Duluth-Superior berths Pacesetter Award

May 22, 2019

  The United States Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation will present its 2018 Pacesetter Award to the Port of Duluth-Superior tomorrow as part of the region’s National Maritime Day festivities. The award salutes Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System ports that registered international cargo tonnage increases during the 2018 shipping season.   Duluth Seaway Port…

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House Passes Great Lakes Appreciation Day

May 14, 2019

The Minnesota House passed a resolution authored by Representative Jennifer Schultz of Duluth declaring September 7, 2019 as “Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day” in the state of Minnesota. The resolution calls on all Minnesotans to learn about the importance of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River to the economy and the environment of Minnesota.…

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Maritime Trade Off to Strong Start

May 10, 2019

  Kate Ferguson, director of trade and business development for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, counted the port blessing from last year and this season during the annual Blessing of the Port ceremony, hosted Thursday by the Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers in the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Noting how the 2019 season is…

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Port Report Highlights Importance of Industrial Jobs

April 29, 2019

     It may seem like we’re living in more and more of a digital age. People familiar with the Duluth Seaway Port Authority know how important industrial jobs are. But not everyone else does. “We undertook this study, in part, because large industry has become a forgotten part of Duluth’s economy,” explained Deb…

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Weekend arrival likely for first saltie of 2019 shipping season

April 15, 2019

    The first saltie of the Twin Ports’ 2019 shipping season, the Maria G, is expected to arrive in the Port of Duluth-Superior this weekend. Preliminary plans call for the vessel to anchor off the Duluth Ship Canal late Saturday and then proceed beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge sometime Sunday or early Monday. That’s…

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Middlebrook: The Seaway at 60 – more vital than ever

April 8, 2019

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the bi-national waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes and the heartland of America. How fitting that in this anniversary year, we can talk about the bright future of the Great Lakes Seaway System – North America’s “Fourth Sea…

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