Summer of ’65: Arenas planned for Two Harbors and Silver Bay


Fifty years ago — Aug. 17, 1965 — the DNT reports plans are in the works for community arenas to be built in Two Harbors and Silver Bay.

Frederick Ojala, Two Harbors High School principal, said the proposed structures would be designed with both field house and hockey rink accommodations and would be able to seat 1,200.

Ojala said the buildings would be financed by the schools but available for public use.

Fifty years later, Lake County Arena in Two Harbors and Rukavina Arena in Silver Bay are both going strong.

Duluth Facilities Impress Admiral

Looking over the Duluth waterfront before embarking on a cruise of the Duluth-Superior harbor are, from left, Robert M. Fraser, president of Fraser Shipyards, Inc., Superior; Capt. Mark Hocking, Coast Guard captain of the port in the Twin Ports; Chief Boatswain W. H. Thornton, Duluth Coast Guard Group commander, and Rear Adm. Willard Smith, Cleveland, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District.

Ted Fransk and John Harney

Ted Fransk, left, and John Harney display Duluth Voiture 919’s awards won at the 40 and 8 Society state convention.

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