Saturday, June 26, 2010
Duluth (Minnesota) and Superior (Wisconsin) are located on the shores of a back-barrier lagoon at the mouth of the St. Louis River, at the western tip of Lake Superior (I suspect most folks wouldn't use the term lagoon for Superior Bay). But the barrier is an impressive 6-7 mile long feature with one natural entrance (stabilized with jetties) and one additional artificial channel (the one here at the Duluth end).
We checked out the beach and dunes a mile or so south of downtown, then came back to Canal Park to check out the bridge and the possibility of a large ship passing through (no such luck). The waterfront in town is heavily filled and riprapped, but the beach farther out was really nice, but awfully foggy.