Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 29, 1871: The Ishpeming finishes the initial cut of the Duluth Ship Canal

Harbor News from Zenith City Online:
On this day in Duluth in 1871, the initial digging of the Duluth Ship Canal was completed by the Ishpheming. On September 5, 1870, the steam-powered dredging tug took its first bite out of Minnesota Point at what was plotted as Portage Street—the path that for hundreds of years had been the Ojibwe and French […]

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