Monday, April 10, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 10

*April 10, 1924 – The 1924 navigation season for the Duluth-Superior harbor was ushered in at 11 a.m. today when the steamer Hazel, owned by H. A. Christianson & Son, left for Pigeon River on the north shore of Lake Superior. This is the earliest opening date for navigation at the Head of the Lakes for many years, Duluth vessel men say.

The Hazel carried supplies for fishermen and road camps along the north shore. It is a 100-foot boat of 80 tons and was built in 1886. Captain Martin Christianson is in command.

The Duluth News Tribune; “Supply Boat Opens Navigation Season at Duluth Harbor”; April 11, 1924; p. 1.

Sunset over the ice of Lake Superior


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