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Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dedicated to Davis Helberg

 
 
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By Keith L, September 27, 2007
1. Dedicated to Davis Helberg Marker
Inscription.  In recognition of his non-tiring commitment to the maritime community and service as Duluth Seaway Port Authority executive director for 24 years, 1979-2003.

A native of and lifelong resident of Northern Minnesota, Davis began his career as a 17-year-old Great Lakes deckhand in 1958, which stimulated his love of and interest in the maritime commerce of the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Coupled with his deep and abiding enthusiasm for our Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway and his global perspective, he helped build Duluth-Superior into a world-class port. He received many national and regional awards, but he cared most about the people who worked on the ships and the docks of the Duluth-Superior waterfront.

Like this tug, Davis pulled more than his weight.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
 
Location. 46° 46.795′ N, 92° 5.511′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker can be reached from Canal Park Drive/North Shore Scenic Drive south
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By Keith L, September 27, 2007
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of East Morse Street when traveling south. Marker is east of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park, set on a concrete pedestal at the north side of the tug boat. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard (a few steps from this marker); Edgar A. Culbertson (a few steps from this marker); Northwoods Sailors (a few steps from this marker); Lewis G. Castle (a few steps from this marker); Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); McDougall Patent Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Capstan (within shouting distance of this marker); Float Copper (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Also see . . .  Davis Helberg. An April 1, 2003 Minnesota Public Radio interview. (Submitted on February 22, 2008.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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