Monday, May 27, 2013

Flags, Ships & Bridges: A Slice of Americana in the Great Lakes

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Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

Here are a few photos around the bay between Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI. The ships are immensely large! These beauties are the hard-working ships that transport goods throughout the Great Lakes. I'm always a fan of their industrial nature and the names emblazoned on their sides. On this Memorial Day weekend, I was inspired to reflect upon what this holiday means.

The size, strength, and history of these ships are representative of the resilience of the American people and, specifically, the men and women who make it their duty to ensure our safety and freedom year after year. Without fanfare, they work behind the scenes to contribute to the quality of our lives in ways we will never fully comprehend. Their commitment through the storms of life make our liberty possible.

I am truly grateful to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
With liberty and justice for all...Happy Memorial Day!


  1. Love these photos! I live on the Great Lake Ontario (Canadian side) and my grandfather was the captain of a lake ship called the Chicago Tribune! Made many trips on all the lakes as a child!

  2. I'm not sure how it is that I JUST stumbled upon your blog, but today I did and was so surprised and happy to see these wonderful pictures of ships in the Duluth harbor! I lived in Duluth for 2 years when I was in my 20s and have such fond memories of watching the ships come in. I'm excited to browse the rest of your pretty blog and get to know some blogging, DIYing, Duluthians! Cheers from a native MInnesotan-turned-Texan!


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