If you compare this shot with the top one, you can see what appears to be a red wall in front of the road -- that is actually a VERY large ship passing through the canal. This is the ore ship Joseph L. Block, which is 728 feet long, and carries over 37,000 tons of ore.
Now, you can see the bridge of the ship looking like a building as it passes through the bridge area through the canal. We were delighted to see this sequence as large ships like this only pass a few times a day.
Shortly after the ship passed, the bridge lowered into position and we were ready to go. Here, you can see the bridge deck as it is just about ready to connect to the roadway.
Our site is literally on the water. The boats right in front of the coach are docked in the marina which made for an interesting view out our front window.
We were not far from the lift bridge, or from downtown in this RV site. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with us to enable us to walk downtown. Indeed, we experience 50 mph winds and heavy rain.
Regardless of the weather, we still were able to see many of the sights in the area. This is a shot of the Duluth Shipping Canal (where the Joseph Block came through) and the lift bridge. You can see why the bridge deck needs to be lifted for the shipping.