Uplift Crossing

Central span elevates to full 135′ above black, frigid water.  One long and two short blasts from ship’s horn, the captains salute, echoes out across the quiet waters of Gitche-Gumee.  The operator of the Duluth lift bridge responds:  one long and two short these however, fall flat against the Big Shining Sea.   The harbor entry is flanked with concrete walkways now blanketed in nature’s white, winter, carpet.  The hearty soul is not deterred by fridge 18 degree Fahrenheit temperature a handful line the walk and wave to the even more hearty sailors looking down from 1000′ of rust colored metal.  Slowly, leaving hardly a wake, the frieghter glides into port a mustache of ice on her bow behind her the span lowers securing, for the time being, safe harbor.

By jimberly

I enjoy photography, writing, walking, nature, reading, and of course the coooolest game on earth HOCKEY! I took up photography in 9th grade and seeing the world in a different light wanting to, of course, photograph everything, unfortunately not everything comes out the way I'd like.

Leave a comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: