Black bear on the pier in Duluth

Thanks to photos from the Duluth Shipping News’ “bear cam” and an audio clip of Ryan Beamer, chief Aerial Lift Bridge operator, PDD now presents this delightful 12-second recap of yesterday’s events at the South Pier of the Duluth shipping canal.


Emily Haavik

about 12 years ago

Beamer's been working on that bridge for 14 years, I think. That adds up to a lot of ships. It's about time he saw a bear.


about 12 years ago

"Be advised!"

Tony D.

about 12 years ago

The canal was the site of a previous bear encounter back in 1946.

Casualties of the Duluth Ship Canal


about 12 years ago

"To the person fishing at the end of the pier, the black bear coming toward you will rip your head off and deploy high grade bear manure down your neck-hole with more grace than a ballerina, and he will enjoy it."

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

For those who can't get enough video of black bears, here's six minutes of Herbie and Fern playing in a tree, with a cameo by their mother, Jewel.

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