Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, the Mesabi Miner!

A flock of camera-wielding Canal Park tourists welcome the Mesabi Miner to Duluth July 14, 2007, shortly before midnight. According to BoatNerd.com, the ship, which was constructed in Lorain, Ohio, made its maiden voyage (to Superior) June 7, 1977. Matthew R. Perrine/Budgeteer News (I just thought I'd throw this image, lovingly titled "When the Mesabi Miner Comes to Town," on this blog, as I forgot to mention it in the last dispatch of my shameless Budgeteer plugs. Either way, it's also available on my "Discover Duluth" page.)

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