Ed Labernik

"Dramatic Entry"

Great Lakes Marine Art
Great Lakes Marine Art

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“Dramatic Entry”

It was an artist’s dream, witnessing the spectacular colors in the early morning sky changing by the second. With the rising sun, colors changed vividly and continually. Adding to the striking kaleidoscope of colors was the entry into the Duluth Ship Canal of the longest ship sailing the Great Lakes, the 1013 foot M/V Paul R. Tregurtha. If this all wasn’t dramatic enough, adding to it were 3 resonating blasts, the Master’s Salute of one long and two shorts, from the Tregurtha’s whistle. As the vessel passed the South Pier Lighthouse and headed toward the Aerial Lift Bridge, the Bridge returned the Salute. Only small amounts of snow had fallen so far, it was December 17, 2002 as the enormous vessel was coming in to load about 60,000 tons of low sulfur western coal, much less than its 68,000 ton capacity, at the Midwest Energy Terminal in Superior, WI. In about 12 hours the ship would then be downbound for the electric generating plant at Detroit Edison on the Detroit River, three days away.

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"Reserve Christmas"
"Jackpine for Breakfast"
"November Night Skies"
"Calm Entry"
"May Morning"
"Home For Christmas"
"Mirror, Mirror....."
"Spring Romance"
"Wintering Goldeneyes"
"C'mon, Follow Me"
"The Buckeye Faces a Menacing Lake Superior"
"The Presque Isle - Loaded With Stone"
"The Last Voyage, the Last Goodbyes"
"The Survivor"
"The Maiden Voyage, a Promising Future"
"St.Clair Leaves Missabe With Bluebill Escort"
"The Edwin H. Gott Loads in Two Harbors"
"Point Cabin, Knife Lake - 1973
"The Edward L. Ryerson Under the Blatnik Bridge"
"November 10th"
"Minnesota Assists the Barker"
"Sunset Departure"
"Downbound Run"
"The Inbound Munson"
"Summer Evening"
"The Bull's Harem - Maniwaki Lake"
"Summer Lightning"
"Winter Ice"
"Ely Airfleet"
"Waiting for Weather"
"Adams Lake"
"October Run"
"July Afternoon"
"Daddy's Home"
"Canal Park Sunset"
"Otter Landing"
"Misty Sunrise"
"Duluth Sunrise"
"Mythical Beasts"
"First Ice"
"Nicholson Creek"
"Twilight in Duluth"
"Into the Storm"
"Timber Jay, Lumberjack and Canadian Jay"
"Inbound Duluth"
"Tourist Attraction"
"Early Swim" and "Early Departure"
"Ma and Pa"
"Passing Storm"
"Chickadee-dee-dee" and "Chickadee-dee-dee, two"
"Around Rice's Point"
"Unloading Limestone"
"Approaching Storm"
"Outbound Duluth"
"Sunset Departure"
"Bull of Superstition"
"Miner's Lake"
"Loading the Indy"
"Eagle's Nest Loons"
"Starry Night"
"Enter the Callaway"
"Woodies at Rest"
"Across Lake Michigan"
"Three's a Crowd"
"Into the Storm"
"Greenwings Scrutinize the Stinson"
"Refueling Stop"
"Tough Trip"
"The Doe"
"Spring Departure"
"Winter's Here"
"Out of the Fog"
"Loading the Speer"
"Spring's Arrival"
"Moonlight Loading"
"October Morning"
"White on White"
"Mom's Brood"
"Early Morning Fog"
"Perfect Pair"
"Snowy Whitetail"
"Late November"
"Cool Spring Day"
"Enter the Callaway"
"Spooked Goldeneyes"
"Guarding Tomahawk Creek"
"Early October Snow"
"Flight of Bluebills"
"Albino Couple"
"Owl vs. Hare"
"Readying for Winter"
"Rascal of Fourtown"
"Winter Fleet"
"Chipmunk Creek Ruffs"
"Cute Couple"
"Missabe Morning"
"Follow the Leader"
"Spring Training"
"Turning to Port"
"Guarding the Nest"
"Ely Ore Train, 1952"
"Beavers, Ahmoo Creek"
"Merganser Moment"
"South Pier Fishermen"
"White Pine Hill"
"Christmas Limestone"
"Family of Four"
"Straits of Mackinac"
"Two Harbors Arrival"
"Hissing Contest"
"Iron Ore Run"
"Duluth Light Show"
"The Bull of Burntside"
"Bachelor Party"
"A Minnesota October"
"The Boss"
"Welcome Back Juncos!"
"Spring Sunset"
"Fallen Arch Stopover"
"Aiding the Mack"
"At Periscope Depth"
"Dramatic Entry"
"Off Thunder Point"
"Limestone for Duluth"
"Boreal October"
"Coming in Light"
"Loaded and Leaving"
"Perfect Pair"
"Canadian Lights"
"Lights Over Wasa"
"When Footers Meet"
"The Rock Cut"
"Canadian Lights"