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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Special Collections in the Library

To learn more about archives materials on display, you may want to come up to the archives.

Phone: 715-394-8518

Monday - Friday
10:00am - noon; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Or by appointment. Contact ahead is encouraged.


The Sinking of HMS Bounty

The reproduction tall ship HMS BOUNTY came to the Twin Ports in 2010. Used most recently in the film, Pirates of the Carribbean, she sank in 2012, when she tried to run around the massive hurricane Sandy. The captain and one crew died. See dramatic footage of the Coast Guard rescue of fourteen crew 90 miles off Hattaras N.C.  

HMS Bounty

Image: O'Hara, Dennis. Northern Images Photography 2010

Bounty sinking

Image: Bounty Sinking. USCG.


    What's on Current Display?

    Tall Ships on the Great Lakes

    The Tall Ships are coming! The Tall Ship Festival in the Twin Ports runs July 25-29, 2013. Ten ships are slated to be on exhibit at the Duluth waterfront. The appearance of these and similar ships always leads to the question, "were there ever similar ships sailing on the Great Lakes?" The answer is "yes"! 

    Use the tabs above to view some other Great Lakes schooners and explore the history of shipping on Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes.

    The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes

    One of the reasons behind the current Tall Ship Festival is the bicentennial of The War of 1812. Since most people know very little about this war, sometimes called America's "second war of Independence", they don't realize that it  not only extended for several years, but that one of the main areas of conflict - and where several major battles were fought - was on the Great Lakes. One of the visiting ships, NIAGARA, is a reproduction of Commodore Perry's relief flagship during the Battle of Lake Erie in September of 1813.

    NiagaraImage: Brig NIAGARA (battleoflakeierie_bicentennial)


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