SS James L. Oberstar hails namesake in Duluth harbor

Yesterday, mourners commemorated the late Rep. Jim Oberstar at his funeral in Potomac, Maryland. Meanwhile, in Oberstar’s native northern Minnesota a maritime tribute took place in the Port of Duluth.

The James L. Oberstar, an iron ore freighter named for the venerated Iron Range political leader, made its first entrance into Duluth for the season. A tribute of signals took place, detailed above by Dennis O’Hara at Duluth Harbor Cam.


  1. David Gray says

    We were at Canal Park yesterday and saw the Oberstar anchored outside the port. Still a fair amount of ice out there.

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