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First Ship Contest


Visit Duluth First Ship Contest

First Ship to Duluth, MN harbor in 2015

Waiting for your ship to come in?
Duluth is a place that refreshes you. It quenches the thirst you've had to be somewhere and do something. It gets into you so deeply, you never really leave. That's the magic of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake.

Now, you can win a trip to the famed port city by entering the First Ship Contest. Just make the best prediction of when the first ocean-going vessel of the 2015 shipping season will pass under the Aerial Lift Bridge into Duluth, and your ship will come in, both literally and figuratively.

Congratulations Winners!

Grand Prize Winner:
Linda from Minneapolis, MN
Second Place: Blake from Duluth, MN
Third Place: Darin from Rush City, MN
Fourth Place: Carri from Ashland, WI
Fifth Place: Mike from Carlton, MN
View the Prize Packages

Contest Rules:

  1. The contest is free and open to anyone 18 years of age or older.

  2. All entries must be received or postmark by Tuesday, March 31, 2015, with only one contest entry allowed per person.

  3. The official time will be the actual second the hull of the ocean-going vessel goes under the Aerial Lift Bridge, as timed by the Aerial Lift Bridge officials.

  4. All ties will be broken by a random drawing.

  5. The First Ship Contest is open to everyone except the employees and family members of the contest sponsors: Visit Duluth, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, their advertising agencies or organizations dealing with the Duluth/Superior Harbor.

  6. All entries become the property of Visit Duluth and may be used for publicity and promotional purposes.

  7. You may enter at visitduluth.com or by using the official entry form or by putting your name, address, phone, age and exact guess (date, hour, minute, second, a.m./p.m.) on a 3" x 5" card and mailing it to:
    Visit Duluth
    21 West Superior Street, Suite 100
    Duluth, MN 55802
Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Visit Duluth