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Destination: Duluth

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Getting to know Duluth

The city of Duluth is nestled in the hills on the shores of Lake Superior. Originally settled by the Dakota Sioux and Ojibwe (Chippewa) nations, Duluth was claimed for France in 1679 by Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Lhut, the city’s namesake. It became a major shipping hub for fur, copper, and timber, and then a center for the mining of iron ore. Today, it offers a hint of this industrial past, with a flourishing tourism industry that highlights its spectacular shoreline, historic houses, and down-to-earth hospitality.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Our visit starts with a drive past the Aerial Lift Bridge, which guards the harbor, then along the North Shore Scenic Drive for an excellent view of city and its environs. We then climb Hawk Ridge to the “raptor flight path,” where these extraordinary hunting birds take a rest on their Arctic migration. Enjoy a scenic walk along the waterfront to Leif Erikson Park, which houses a replica Viking Ship, and down to “The Depot” with its exceptional collection of trains and carriages from a bygone era. The afternoon is free to explore Canal Park, whose restored ships and exhibits showcase Duluth’s history.

Destination: Duluth

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Getting to know Duluth

The city of Duluth is nestled in the hills on the shores of Lake Superior. Originally settled by the Dakota Sioux and Ojibwe (Chippewa) nations, Duluth was claimed for France in 1679 by Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Lhut, the city’s namesake. It became a major shipping hub for fur, copper, and timber, and then a center for the mining of iron ore. Today, it offers a hint of this industrial past, with a flourishing tourism industry that highlights its spectacular shoreline, historic houses, and down-to-earth hospitality.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Our visit starts with a drive past the Aerial Lift Bridge, which guards the harbor, then along the North Shore Scenic Drive for an excellent view of city and its environs. We then climb Hawk Ridge to the “raptor flight path,” where these extraordinary hunting birds take a rest on their Arctic migration. Enjoy a scenic walk along the waterfront to Leif Erikson Park, which houses a replica Viking Ship, and down to “The Depot” with its exceptional collection of trains and carriages from a bygone era. The afternoon is free to explore Canal Park, whose restored ships and exhibits showcase Duluth’s history.

More about Duluth…

With the introduction of the railway and Great Lakes locks, Duluth was for a time the only US port that could access both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which quickly made it a critical shipping port for raw materials from the Midwest. Duluth’s first newspaper called it “The Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas.” By the early 20th century, Duluth was home to more millionaires per capita than any other city in the US and the Port of Duluth surpassed New York City in gross tonnage shipped annually.