Docks celebrated for its history, vital future
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Marshall High School senior Joe Johnson wagged a fruit skewer and remarked, "I should go to more groundbreakings."
The University of Wisconsin-bound engineering student was job shadowing while the Duluth Seaway Port Authority hosted a white-tent gala of local, state and federal officials Wednesday. Johnson wanted to see the governmental side of big-project engineering, and the guest list didn't disappoint.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Rick Nolan and U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen, an appointee of President Barack Obama, were among those on hand to break ground on the final stage of the revitalization of Dock C and D — a $17.7 million finishing project that culminates more than 20 years of collaboration and persistence, including efforts from among many of the event's attendees.
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