PDD Quiz: June 2018 in Review

Plenty of headlines made waves this month; do you remember the details? Quiz on to test your smarts!

The next PDD Quiz, on Buffalo Bill Cody’s dealings with Duluth, will be published on July 15. Email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by July 11.

#1 Which vessel departed Superior this month on its final voyage to Turkey?

Since 2008, American Victory has been laid up in Superior; it will be scrapped in Turkey.

#2 Kellyn Taylor set a Grandma’s Marathon women’s record this month by what margin?

The previous women’s course record was set by Sarah Kiptoo in 2013.

#3 This lake freighter, a frequent visitor to Duluth, experienced a generator fire this month in Whitefish Bay.

No injuries were reported.

#4 Grandma’s Marathon participant Sean Elmquist made headlines this month: why?

Elmquist, registered for the half marathon, boarded the bus for the full marathon by accident. He completed the full marathon.

#5 Corktown Deli opened in Lincoln Park this month. “Corktown” refers to what?

According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the Corktown nickname referred to the seamen who frequented the Seafarer’s Hotel (in the early 20th century, life preservers were constructed of cork). Zenith City Online suggests that the district was called Corktown because of the high density of Irish residents.

#6 Which local bakery announced this month that it would operate a European-style cafe out of Endion Station?

Duluth’s Best Bread will offer their signature croissants and pop tarts as well as savory items.

#7 Which local business was awarded the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy this month?

Previous recipients of the award include Orville Wright, the Mercury Seven, and NASA.

#8 Which freighter ran aground near the Paulucci Building in Canal Park this month?

The Coast Guard is still determining the cause of the incident.

#9 Toppers Pizza opened in Duluth’s East Hillside this month. What did the first 50 customers receive?

Toppers, located at 1231 E. Ninth St., opened on June 16.

#10 Steve Earle and the Dukes played the NorShor Theatre this month. How was Duluth spelled on the tour T-shirt?

Steve Earle and the Dukes played a sold-out show at the NorShor on June 7.


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