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 Post subject: Re: Courtney Burton photo
Unread postPosted: May 8, 2021, 9:20 am 

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On April 8, 1980 the Courtney Burton tried to enter the Duluth Ship Canal. For days a strong east wind had packed brash ice into the far western end of Lake Superior and during mid day as the Burton worked their way through the ice they became stuck about half a ships length inside the pier heads. G tugs Vermont and Rhode Island were dispatched to help. They too became stuck and were unable to assist. The captain on the Burton decided to try to back out of the canal but heavy rolling waves from the east pushed the stern of the Burton to the north and at one point the Burton became perpendicular to the piers. Rolling at times as much as 30 degrees. Capt Sam Ring was able to slowly get some headway once clear of the canal and avoided being t-boned on the end of the piers and made their way back to open lake and anchor.
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 Post subject: Re: Courtney Burton photo
Unread postPosted: May 8, 2021, 8:28 am 
https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/ . ts-journey


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 Post subject: Re: Courtney Burton photo
Unread postPosted: May 8, 2021, 7:11 am 
Jared wrote:
What's the story behind this photo? She seems to be too close to the pier and has a heavy list. TIA


She was inbound the Duluth piers and got stuck and they had to get tugs to break her out. She had to back out into the lake and she rolled when she got out into the lake. Wasn't as close as it looked. I was heading to my apartment at the time and saw her in between the piers, but didn't stay long enough to watch. Believe it was the spring of 1980.
Believe there is a shot of her from the DNT that showed the whole boat.


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 Post subject: Courtney Burton photo
Unread postPosted: May 8, 2021, 1:00 am 

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What's the story behind this photo? She seems to be too close to the pier and has a heavy list. TIA


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