Monday, December 24, 2012

" Hard Water" Ice Boat Commander

CAP T TOM MACKAY a long time resident of Park Point sent in this picture of him out for a sail on the Duluth Harbor " Hard Water".

Ahoy Denny. As you stated I have lived on the Point for a long time, 1944, with the first two days of my life spent up-town at St. Lukes. This is a photo of my Mom on my Dads Iceboat around 1939, just so you can see how this sport got in my blood. The other photo is of my first Iceboat the "Sputnic" named after a current event back a few years ago. A misspell of Spitnik.

Captain Tom Mackay (Ret.) Park Point's Affluent Poor


  1. Dennis, thanks for all the fantastic pictures, live webcams and info about Duluth you have given all us freighter lovers this year! I wish you and all your viewers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Debbie

  2. Talk about a carefree ride! Ohhhh just once around the harbor would do me to get cobwebs out of my head! Beautiful!

  3. One of the big surprises of my adult life was finding a picture of my mother aboard an ice boat in Wisconsin, c. 1938... either on Lake Geneva or Lake Pewaukee.