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The Freighter Ward Ames

The Freighter Ward Ames

This Month's Great Lakes Namesake Vessel

Originally Published March 2015 June’s Great Lakes Namesake Vessel is the Ward Ames, named for Duluth grain trader Ward Ames, Jr., a business partner of Julius Barnes. (Learn more about Ames here.) According to the Great Lakes Vessel Index, the Ames was built by the Superior Ship Building Company in Superior, Wisconsin, for the Acme Steamship Company in… Continue Reading

Was this building a courthouse?

This Month's Ask the Historian

The Superior Entry Lighthouse

A historic beacon with its future in doubt

The Matthew B. & Lucy Harrison House

This Month's Lost Landmark Photo

James J. Hill takes on the Northern Pacific

Superior’s Central Avenue Interlocking, Part 1

Duluth was a target during World War II

Elaborate Civil Defense effort included citywide blackouts

Paper Products Company

This Month's Ghost Sign

Calling Dr. Walbank….

Early Physician was Once Duluth's Only Doctor

Meet Duluth’s First Park Board

And How It Spent Its Way Out of Existence

Duluth’s First Post Office

This Month's Past & Present Pic

Forgotten Duluthian Townsend W. Hoopes II

This Month's Forgotten Duluthian