At the midnight hour, people welcome a ship to Duluth

Of course, the coming and going of the big ships is part of what makes Duluth a special place.

But there’s another reason, as shown by Thursday night’s (or Friday morning’s) arrival of the Baie St. Paul: At midnight, people still show up to watch the lakers arrive, and that deep-throated salute between a ship and the Aerial Lift Bridge is a welcome sound no matter the time.