Arrival of Saltwater: Look through Ship Finder web site, it seems the file Federal Biscay maybe saltie in first Twin Ports. His current estimated time of arrival appears to be a Sunday at 4pm (although this is a very preliminary estimate). This morning the ship with the Marshall Islands flag had just entered Lake St. Clair, a “pretty good lake” that is part of the Great Lakes waterway between Lake Erie and Huron. These ships frequently visit this region with the passage of grain. This photo is from Duluth Harbor video camera indicates its arrival in 2018 in August. The first Saltie to visit the Port of Thunder Bay on April 4 was also the Marshall Islands – the flagship Federal Cedar – sister ship to Biscay.
Less Hot Climate: Trending on CNN’s header page this week is a story titled “This Midwestern city is becoming a safe haven for climate refugees,” and the city is none other than Duluth. Duluth has received national attention recently for being in a region projected to be more resilient to climate change. That reported by John Sutter interesting because she interviewed a researcher at Tulane University who called Duluth a good sanctuary, a “climate refugee” who settled here after fleeing California bushfires as well as Mayors Emily Larson and Karen Diver, former chairmen of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, who warned that the “new occupation” could be bad for indigenous peoples and the environment. “You can’t stop individuals from doing it,” said Karen, “but you can plan for it.” Mayor Emily Larson said people who choose to move based on changing climatic conditions are “much more common now. It feels very sad to me that we are in a place and a stage where people are really considering leaving the history of who they were before. about who their family is where they live and actually chose to leave it and at the same time, if that means people can discover and build that narrative here for themselves in Duluth, it’s an extraordinary place and we really- really want to be it to the people. “
Angler Wolf: The Voyageur Wolf Project has some videos that are worth checking out. One is the view from the wolf’s point of view, well, fishing… means catching sucker fish in the river. The video is from May 2020 when Wolf VO89, seen here, released with a collar camera. The short video shows the wolf catching a white sucker in the Ash River (although it is a bit difficult to see through the wolf’s “beard”). Gary Rinne from tbnewswatch.com interviewed several project researchers. Another great video posted by the project on its Facebook page shows wolf chasing black bear away from their nest where as soon as the head of a small pup appears on the right of the video. The confrontation ends in an instant, but makes you proud of a grumpy parent.
Pitcher Spring: DNR Minnesota sends its monthly Pioneer newsletter, this month featuring Original Roots. It showcases the expected flowers in the coming months for each of the four bionomes, including coniferous forests in our region. For May to August, it offers insectivorous pouch plants. “The leaves form a tube like a pocket with short hairs pointing down at the top. At the bottom of the ‘pocket’, there is a pond with rainwater and insect-solvent chemicals. It grows in swamps, where the soil is not very rich in the nutrients the plants need to thrive In contrast, these and other carnivorous plants derive their nutrition from insects. ”This picture of the pitcher is from northern Minnesota, taken by Joanna Gilkeson from US Forest & Wildlife Service.
Multilevel Image: A photo by Ivy Vainio, who is on the staff of the American Indian Community Housing Organization in Duluth, received special recognition last month. He received the People’s Choice Award at the Minnesota Indigenous Business Association’s Artist Showcase, themed “Sap Running: Life Stirring.” Said Ivy about the picture: “I sent a photo of my ‘Share a Story’ and it depicts my husband Arne Vainio (Mille Lacs Band of the Ojibwe tribe) and the late Jim Northrup (Fond du Lac Band of the Ojibwe tribe), who are writers. , playwright, and my father figure. The photo was taken in Jim’s last sugar bush before he died. Jim shared stories with us as he always did about his time in Vietnam, family stories, and the like around the simmering maple sap he and his collection With a call to action viewers can vote for their favorite picture depicting “Sap is Running.” I was chosen and I am honored. After a year of not taking photos due to the pandemic, happy to receive additional love for my art form. on the cover of the next MNIBA artist catalog and I will also be receiving a prize for my first placement I thank MNIBA for their support for Indigenous artists. “
Goodbye, Captain: A character familiar to those at Bayfield or visitors to Superior Charters recently passed away. Captain David Haynes Skoro died April 3 after a brief illness in Minneapolis. After retiring, Captain Dave was considered the “Captain Emeritus” at Superior Charter at Bayfield, where he worked as a captain and teacher for 25 years. During his lifetime, he mastered everything from tinkering with mechanics, photography, printmaking, using typography, to extraordinary skills as a sailor and teacher. According to news of his death, he reached the official climax of his voyage by acquiring the USCG 100-Ton Master License. “People who know Dave remember him as helpful whenever he can, never saying bad words to other people and giving wise advice. Dave is a great storyteller and wants the best for everyone.” Memorials can be sent to The Bayfield Area Food Pantry.
A Watchman on the Street: That US EPA recently announced that it is Lake Guardian the research vessel has sailed for the season after one year in lockdown due to COVID. “Eleven scientists supported by 15 crew members will stay and work on the ship this month,” the announcement said. That GuardianUsual annual data collection points, including those on Lake Superior, were recorded this map. “During this survey, samples of water, plankton, and benthos were taken at designated stations in each lake. This monitoring survey has been taking place on the lake since 1983, resulting in an extraordinary set of long-term monitoring data to evaluate the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem over time. . ” The Guardian is 180 feet long and can accommodate up to 41 people.
Photo & graphic credit: DuluthHarborCam.com; CNN; The Sailing Wolf Project; Joanna Gilkeson / US Forest & Wildlife Service; Ivy Vainio; Superior Charter; US Environmental Protection Agency