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Socrates runs aground on Park Point in Duluth

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Tugs try to free the freighter Socrates from the sandy shallows of Park Point on Nov. 22, 1985. The ship had run aground several days earlier during a strong storm. Crowds of onlookers flocked to Park Point to watch in the days after the ship got stuck. (Photo by Charles Curtis / News-Tribune)

Many more photos and stories about the Socrates are posted in the News Tribune Attic.

8 Comments

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a grounded ocean ship called Socrates."

That's the only lyric I remember from Roger Johnson and Dave Strandberg's "The Twelve Days of Christmas" from their "R.J. & Dave" morning show on 99 WAKX FM.

Oh, wait. I think there were "seven bricks-a-laying" because Superior Street was being bricked.

Patricia

about 9 years ago

It scares me how time goes by so fast. I remember that. It sure doesn't seem like 25 years ago.

wildgoose

about 9 years ago

Great job on the archive of this Andrew!  I enjoyed reading it very much, brought back so many memories.   Also special appreciation to @AstroBob who is STILL at the DNT.  He's captured that picture above and tens, maybe hundreds of thousands more pics of Duluth history over the years.  The man is a city treasure.  I hope Donny gives him a plaque or something someday.

Piglet

about 9 years ago

Holy cow...25 years has gone by already? The Socrates was near a friend's backyard.Very cool to witness. Thanks for sharing. And thanks to Paul for the new song lyrics stuck in my head!

rediguana

about 9 years ago

Did the ship run aground or did the ground, in fact, take hold of the ship?

laurie

about 9 years ago

Oh please god that couldn't possibly have been 25 years ago. Oh man oh man. I am older than dirt.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

A few newspaper clippings from an old Seasoned RyKrisp box in the PDD storage shed.
 
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Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

And here's a few old pics.
 

 

 

 

 

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