Duluth in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dedicated to Davis Helberg
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.
Location. 46° 46.795′ N, 92° 5.511′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Canal Park Drive/North Shore Scenic Drive south of East Morse Street when traveling south. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance 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.)
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