Zenith City Press publisher Tony Dierckins will deliver a presentation on “Duluth’s Lost Industries Along the St. Louis River,” as the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Program’s ongoing River Talks Series.
The shores of the lower St. Louis River were once lined with ore and coal docks, grain terminals, flour and lumber mills, steel plants, shipyards and dozens of other manufacturers. From the brownstone quarries of Fond du Lac to Gary New Duluth’s giant Minnesota Steel Plant, this presentation explains the rise and demise of the industries that both built the Zenith City and altered and contaminated Lake Superior’s largest tributary.
This presentation is FREE and open to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.—on Barker’s Island next to the S.S. Meteor). Refreshments will be provided.