Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Artist: Richard Salews / Medium: bronze / 1992
Artist Richard Salews shows us a Great Lakes mariner steering his Mackinaw boat on a broad reach perhaps in the late 1800s. The 30-50 foot Mackinaws were used extensively on the lakes before steam and internal-combustion engines appeared. Salews' pilot symbolizes the determination of early Duluthians to win status as a commercial port.
The sculptor lives in Niantic, Connecticut. The Mystic Marine Museum and other east coast galleries display his work.
This is one of seven major works of art commissioned for the Canal Park revitalization program, which began in 1986. These works, now permanently installed, were chosen from over 400 proposals in a national competition.
Additional public art can be found at the Sister Cities International Sculpture Garden in Lake Place Park on the downtown Lakewalk, and in Bayfront Park west of the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center complex.
The Downtown Lakewalk offers activities for everyone, from the pedestrians on the boardwalk to the bicyclists and rollerblader on the paved path. Stretching eastward along the shore from Bayfront
Erected by Visit Duluth.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1986.
Location. 46° 46.855′ N, 92° 5.569′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Park Drive and Morse Street, on the left when traveling south on Canal Park Drive. 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. The Wreck of the Mataafa (within shouting distance of this marker); Float Copper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Modern Ship Propeller (about 300 feet away); Trotman Folding Stock Anchor (about 300 feet away); Northwoods Sailors (about 400 feet away); Modern Ship Anchor (about 400 feet away); United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard (about 400 feet away); Capstan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
Also see . . .
1. The Duluth Lakewalk. (Submitted on November 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Duluth Lakewalk at TrailLink. (Submitted on November 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sculptor Pursues Two Passions: Art and Psychology, The New York Times (1988)(Submitted on November 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.