Saturday, September 29, 2012
Duluth is built at the northern end of an impressive barrier beach tucked into the western tip of Lake Superior. Much of the shoreline in the Canal Park area has been hardened through more than a century of industrial and port development, but a nice red gravel beach remains in the corner formed between the northern shoreline of the lake (below downtown) and the base of the barrier.
The urban/industrial context was different, but the red gravel and the multiple storm berms were the same we had been seeing all the way down the North Shore.
I also posted briefly from Duluth during a brief drive-through two years ago (Duluth: June 2010).