Sights I saw swimming less than 10 feet deep off the Lakewalk


 

Accessible to any swimmer or snorkeler. Ruins, industrial artifacts, other stuff. I bet that horseshoe has been blowing around down there for 100 years, it’s quaint. It was among the ruins of the breakwater walls, relics of the industrial past. It struck me how wide the footprint of those walls are, always intermixed with railroad debris. Those walls used to hold rail cars, had trees planted on them, etc. The lake just kept tearing them down to their foundations, which still remain. Look at those iron spikes wrenched over, that is wave action twisting these structures apart. The dead fish was actually deeper than 10 feet but I included it. That might be a lower jaw studded with teeth, and an eye, and whatever ate it left all that skin, ew.

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Paul Lundgren

about 1 month ago

Will underwater horseshoes be a game in the upcoming aqualympics?

Paul Lundgren

about 1 month ago



Coincidentally, "horseshoe pitching fever" hit Duluth precisely 100 years ago. The clip above is from the Aug. 24, 1920 Duluth Herald.

Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

about 1 month ago

I wondered if the horseshoe might have been from a game played on the ice...

Paul Lundgren

about 1 month ago

Of course, I'm also curious if it was manufactured locally at Diamond Tool and Horseshoe Co.

Diamond began manufacturing horseshoes in Canal Park in 1908 and then built a factory in West Duluth in 1912.

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