Boats in Duluth

In spring, the shipping season begins.

In Duluth, the shipping season is in full swing.

The first laker left the harbor March 22, and the first saltie, the Malta-flagged Maria G, arrived April 15. Locals as well as tourists are happy to see the big boats back.

How to keep track of boats: Check arrivals and departures on Harbor Lookout.

What to do: Visit the free Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center next to the Aerial Lift Bridge. 

Events to catch: April 28-May 5, Homegrown Music Festival. May 12, Run Smelt Run puppet parade.

Details: For more, see Boat watching in Duluth and Duluth 101.