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A Boat Ride on the Lake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDs52DXWQDw

Video Archive: Saucetown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c567zkfKmLU

Video by Barrett Chase from a rainy evening cruise to Twin Ports Brewing Company (now Thirsty Pagan Brewing) roughly ten years ago.

Sunflower Drone Flyover

https://vimeo.com/134557324

Shot somewhere on a road less traveled in West Central Minnesota.

Crafted to Last Movie Trailer

https://vimeo.com/101960049

craftedCrafted To Last: Minnesota Beer Blossums screens tonight at the Redstar Club in the Fitger’s Brewery Complex.

Best Underwater Footage of Duluth’s Atlantean Ruins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2srpiWdd0kw

Underwater footage of Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum off the Duluth Lakewalk in relatively clear conditions. First I videoed the collapsed column in 9 feet of water, Then because visibility was so good, I swam around the base of the building structure too. That is 16 feet deep according to a depth chart I saw once.

Socks for Survivors

The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse is holding its fourth annual golf scramble — “Socks for Survivors” — on July 31 at Nemadji Golf Course. If golf isn’t your thing, that’s okay! You can still help support CASDA’s essential services.

Many individuals come into crisis shelters with nothing but the clothing on their backs. Socks are the least donated, but one of the most needed items in shelters. As the kids say, “you can be a hero too!”

Exploring Ruins of Column at Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453VotIIJ94

Ruins of the column that collapsed this winter at “Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum” off the Duluth Lakewalk. Water is really murky as its proximity to the shipping lanes stirs up a lot of silt this time of year. I intend to keep trying to get clearer shots but this is all I could manage during this initial foray. Water depth: 9 feet. Basically what you’re seeing here is a base of concrete sprouting metal bars and telephone-pole-like wooden posts that in some cases are splintered or splayed. The tops of some posts were sheared off and smoothed by ice sheet movement and lie just below the surface. The concrete top of the column lies on its side at the bottom, along with eroded steel jacketing that sheathed the base.

I was very cautious during these dives as the danger of getting snagged or nicked in the gloom was fearful to contemplate. I heard nearby swimmers claim a member of their party had scraped himself on the posts while swimming. Not to be a bringdown but this area has to be considered a hazard to swimmers and boaters alike. It is also the most interesting thing to look at in Lake Superior right now.

Found Lake Paraphernalia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFa-debrYUM

I was freediving Duluth’s amazing rock beach one afternoon, and started finding pot-smoking paraphernalia in a few feet of water just off shore. I realized I was reassembling some poor stoner’s fully stocked stash tray which he/she must have set too close to the waves. Within a relatively small radius I found pieces of two glass pipes (one largely intact), pokie tool, rolling tray, grinder, cigarette roller, and a broken glass jar. Archeological evidence of a beach culture of leisure.

Acoustic Guitar Sessions presents Charlie Parr

Max Dvorak – “Honey”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7suebmWn_A

Max Dvorak is a Madison native living in Boston and touring the United States and Canada this summer. He plays the Redstar on Saturday night, July 11.

Northern Pike Swims By

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZOTeqnHWzg

A brief encounter with a Northern Pike in several feet of water. It looks injured as if by a propeller across its back.

U-S-A!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbLW2EAKWwk

WDSE-TV Documentary: Lost 50s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwk9MX9-02c

This WDSE-TV documentary showcases the era when drive-ins were all the rage, when the Arrowhead region met a major mining challenge and the region played a strategic role in the Cold War. Local milestones included the passing of the last Civil War veteran Albert Woolson and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Class Trip to Duluth and Superior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jKGA-o11x8

Adam Vossen put together this video of his class trip last month. All the footage in the montage was shot with an iPhone 6.

Kids Playing on Logs at the Beach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq4SP4eyNgA