Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hon James L Oberstar arrives Duluth with a Tribute Salute as Mr. Oberstars' funeral took place in Washington D.C.

The Hon. James. L. Oberstar arrived at the Duluth Ship Canal at 9:30 a.m. CDT on Thurs., May 8, 2014. Once the ship entered the Duluth Shipping Canal, the ship’s master will blow a full, formal Interlake Fleet Salute in honor of Mr. Oberstar. The Interlake Fleet Salute is 2 long blasts, followed by 3 short and is maritime tradition, the Bridge will returned the salute.

6 comments:

  1. I think I've got something in my eye . . .

    Kathy in Tennessee

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  2. There was a 3rd salute after the bridge did theirs. Sounded off in the distance as if from one of the ships in the harbor.

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  3. It was wonderful to watch "live." Formal maritime traditions always choke me up. Thanks, Dennis, for allowing us to share in these special moments. Judy, La Crosse, WI

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  4. Yes, many other ships in the harbor sounded the tribute also.

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  5. it was a special moment...thanks for making it possible for me to sit at my computer 150 miles away and still feel like i'm there!
    dennis ~ you're a rockstar!
    :-)

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  6. Good stuff.. Thanks. Love the salute.

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