I lucked out and got to see it. Majestic as always, it was a treat to see this great ship slip out under the cover of darkness setting forth another season of Great Lakes shipping.
I watched her leave on the Harbor, Hillside, Bridge and Canal Cams. Thanks for this video Dennis with the Captain and Bridge talking! Awesome!
I watched her leave, too, and was a little surprised (yet happy) to hear the sounding of the captains' salute between the bridge operator and the ship even though she departed around the 11pm hour. Thought the locals don't want the horns sounding after 10pm? Oh, well! Maybe it is the tradition to proclaim to all of Duluth the first ship to pass through the canal for the 2021 shipping season! I followed her on All the cams from the harbor cam to see her make the turn after passing the under the Blatnik Bridge, to seeing her clear the canal on the Inn on Lake Superior cam, and all the way up Glensheen's restored lake cam! LOVE THESE CAMS, DEN!
Most locals love the boat horns, even at night, but, there are a few who it bothers. This has been the same since the late 1800's
Is there any actual ordinance that specifies a time frame for when the horn salutes are allowed to sound? Do the hotels in Canal Park get any complaints that the late night salutes are disruptive to their guests sleep time?
Most everyone love the horns. It is up to the captain to toot at night. The old fog horn was the best!
Great to hear the music of boat and bridge horns again!! Thanks, Dennis! Grammie Pat, Roberts, Wisconsin