Saturday, September 5, 2015

Harbor History -September 5, 1870: The Ishpeming Starts Carving a Canal

Story provided by: : Zenith City Online
On this day in Duluth in 1870, the dredging tug Ishpeming, owned by W. W. Williams & Co. and piloted by Major John Upham, bit into Minnesota Point along a dirt roadway platted as Portage Street, which followed the same path local Ojibwe called Onigamiinsing or “Little Portage,” the very trail thought to be taken […]
The dredging tug Ishpeming and a barge docked along Minnesota Point near wear the tug cut the Duluth Ship Canal. (Image: Lake Superior Maritime Collection.)

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