Timber structure washes up near Lakewalk - Perfect Duluth Day

Timber structure washes up near Lakewalk

A large timber structure has washed up on the Lake Superior shoreline just west of the Beacon Pointe condominium and hotel complex. (Photo by Mark Nicklawske)

Another large timber structure has washed up on the Lake Superior shoreline just west of the Beacon Pointe condominium and hotel complex.

The structure appeared on the shoreline below the Duluth Lakewalk trail following an April 4 snow and wind storm. It is made up of 12 x 12 timbers, metal cables and bolts and looks to be the size of Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pick-up truck.

A much larger timber structure washed up near the Vietnam Veterans and Korean War memorials in 2006. A storm pushed the piece further west onto the Canal Park beach in 2008. Over the years the piece became a Lakewalk landmark. Historians declared it a significant piece of Duluth harbor history. It also was a frequent target for vandals.

City officials removed and demolished the approximately 130-year-old structure during 2021 Lakewalk improvement project.

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