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Michael on December 9th, 2008

Today we visited the station and high level radio site in Grand Marais, MN – about a 2.5 hour drive along the north shore of Lake Superior. The rocky hills & outcroppings overlooking the lake, along with the snow covered trees and shoreline ice formations were gorgeous. Several bald eagles served to add to the […]

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Michael on December 9th, 2008

My last trip of the year is a visit to ESD Duluth. Apparently this isn’t a very popular time of year to visit – the single-digit to sub-zero temperatures may have something to do with it… We are staying in the South Pier Inn which is right next to an impressive 100 year old lift […]

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Michael on December 4th, 2008

USCGC MOBILE BAY This morning I got up early and walked down to the moorings where USCGC MOBILE BAY ties up to meet with the commanding officer before they got underway to finish their winter buoy work. It was a very cold, breezy morning with a temperature around 10 degrees and a windchill somewhere below […]

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Michael on December 3rd, 2008

It’s finished snowing for now, and it has been a beautiful day – sunny with temperatures in the upper 20s. We visited Sector Lake Michigan and Station Milwaukee, and I met with the staff at the ESD. We also got to spend some time looking around on one of the Coast Guard’s newest boats – […]

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