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N. Lindstrom Photo 2:42pm, 4 March 2008
Its a bit early, but it looks like this could be fun

www.duluthnewstribune.com/articles/index.cfm?id=61626&amp...
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
i heard about it on the news last night

sounds sweet. could be a lot of fun
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Glad I just ordered my Sigma 10-20mm
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Ohhhhh, I bet you are : )
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duluthiscool 10 years ago
thanks for the heads up n8.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Bump, this is this week. I think they are coming in the night of the 31st (Thursday) but I dont know what time.

Rumor has it a DPGer will be in Canal Park dressed as a pirate.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
I'll be there at the DECC's outside concession stand across from the ships doing my usual crap. Come talk to me if ya see me. lol I'm glad I actually don't sell stuff.
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duluthiscool 10 years ago
depending upon the arrival... considering checking them out by kayak... anyone interested in shooting the arrival from lake level?
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That would make for some awesome perspectives. Nice thinking Rich.


Max, they will be right out from the DECC? That should make for some good viewing. Do you know what time?
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maxcaven 10 years ago
from what I understand there going to be docked along habor drive kinda where the vistas dock. Not sure of a time, I'll check next time I work.
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HBRstudios Posted 10 years ago. Edited by HBRstudios (admin) 10 years ago
They are to be pulling in around 3-4 pm on Thursday and be parked in back of the DECC harbor side ballroom area all weekend.

I, unfortunately, will not be able to shoot them coming in.

Dang.

Take lots.

I will be down there over the weekend and for the fireworks on Friday night.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Rich, do you have kayaks, or do you rent them? I would like to do that, but i do not have a kayak. And I would prob need a quick 15 min warmup to regain my confidence before bringing my camera into open water.
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I'll be down there with my kiddos. Umm, if my new battery charger arrives in time, that is. Well, either way I'll be there. Just might not have my camera. :-/
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maxcaven 10 years ago
don't buy concessions please, bahha I bet where going to be swamped. At least I get to shoot a wedding Saturday and will get a day off from the madness.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
A day off of work to shoot a wedding.......... I remember when that used to be a positive thing!
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duluthiscool 10 years ago


i have one kayak... i can see about rustling up a second... if i can track one down, are you available?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Yes I am
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maxcaven 10 years ago
The first ship is in now. It came in earlier than the decc managment thought. So now it's docked and waiting for the others. When they arive its going to leave the harbor and all 3 will come in around 5 is
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It was nuts down there. Wow. We were heading over from Superior at 3:45 and we saw the ships getting ready to come under the bridge. We booked it down the Canal Park and there was no parking spots anywhere. Well, I didn't try the DECC, but everywhere else was packed. Crazy. We ended up just leaving and missed them coming in.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
I was standing down on the wall next to the lighthouse, and it was madness.
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So have any of you actually made it onto any of the ships? We took one look at the lines, both human and vehicle, and drove away this morning. We might attempt again tomorrow afternoon, but from what I have heard it hasn't been worth the wait. The tour thing seems like one giant clusterfuck with the lines and crap.
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I heard a rumor that one ship is left and holding tours today and tomorrow for anyone who didn't make it on.
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duluthiscool Posted 10 years ago. Edited by duluthiscool (admin) 10 years ago
in addition... it was posted in the newspaper today (aug 4, 2008) (duluth trib) on the front page that if you had purchased a passport and never got on... they will refund your money...

(we made it on... we waited till it rained out the tourists and went down on sunday afternoon... kids thought that it was cool... and dreamed of when they would be old enough to sail on the ships for the summer!!)
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Yep, we will be sending our passports in for the refund. I emailed Visit Duluth this morning to confirm that they would refund us without a receipt. Anyway, we just couldn't wait in line with our two littlest ones. We were down there for a bit Sunday afternoon around 3, but decided to skip the lines.

Jimi, from what I understand the Niagara is still in town because it has sold out sailing tours going on today and tomorrow, not to allow people with the event passports to get on board.
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