Image of the tugboat, Ella G. Stone, anchored off of the rocky shoreline in Burlington Bay. The Ella G. Stone was the first Duluth and Iron Range Company Tug used to supply workers and materials to build railroads and ore docks in Two Harbors (1883-1896).
Published by the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railroad in a series of images taken by George A. Nelson. This image shows the passenger and coal docks. Misidentified as the first boat load of rails as the Ossifrage was not built until 1886 and the coal docks were not built until 1888. Therefore this photo dates to around 1889.
Group of men pose for a photograph with shovels. They stand on the clay bottom of the bay, water held back by a berm. The first wooden ore docks were built at Agate Bay in 1884. The docks were upgraded to steel beginning in 1907.
This is a view looking northeast to downtown Duluth. Superior Street is visible at the right. The large, dark building in the center of the shot is the Spalding Hotel. The building across from the Spalding with the scaffolding is the Lyceum Theater under construction. The Spalding opened in June of 1889. The 1,500 seat Lyceum opened in August of 1891. They are across Superior Street from each other at Fifth Avenue West. The hotel came down in 1963, the theater in 1966.
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections