Duluth, Minnesota

Racing down to see the ships come into the port; eating fudge from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; walking along the boardwalk that borders Lake Superior; and visiting the lighthouses are some of my favorite memories from this city.

Duluth, Minnesota, has been one of my family’s favorite places to visit for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I remember going up north to Duluth several times a year. It’s been a couple years now, but over this past New Year’s weekend my whole family was able to go up and visit again. It was a beautiful, cold, and fun weekend away. I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from this city with you. Enjoy 🙂

The Cribs located in the shores of Lake Superior
Downtown Canal Park is full of restaurants, shops, and a good view of the Aerial Lift Bridge.
Negative 21 degree weather causes steam to come off Lake Superior since the water is warmer than the air.

7:30am sunrise

Duluth has its own version of love locks. The tradition originally started on the Love Lock Bridge in Paris, France, where all locks eventually had to be removed due to overweight on the structure. In Duluth, you can find these love locks attached to wooden posts that line the boardwalk in Canal Park.
A ship leaving the Duluth port mid-afternoon.
Ship arriving to port just before dusk.

The crew on the ship waved to those on shore and yelled out “Happy New Year!”
The ship crossing under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. The ship and bridge communicate through a series of horns. The ship usually blasts the horn first letting the bridge know of its arrival. The bridge then responds and lifts accordingly once the traffic has crossed the bridge.

Enger Tower

Overlook of Duluth from Enger Tower Park

 

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