Visit Duluth:


First Ship Contest

Which saltie will be first in 2019?

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
The FIRST first ship/saltie to arrive after the St. Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959 was the Ramon de Larrinaga (arrived May 3, 1959).

Get out your crystal ball and see if you can predict the exact date and time the very first oceangoing vessel (“saltie”) of the 2019 shipping season will sail into the Port of Duluth-Superior beneath the Aerial lift Bridge.

More ways to Win:
Check out the Visit Duluth Facebook page for the "First Ship Challenge".

Answer the challenge question correctly, and you'll qualify for additional fun prizes each week!

The person with the closest guess will win a
fabulous Grand Prize Package!

There are prizes for the second place finisher as well!

Click here to enter your guess
Grand Prize Package

Two Passes to 4 Duluth Attractions:
Select 4 from the following options:

Second Prize Package

$50 Gift Card to
OMC Smokehouse/
Duluth Grill/Corktown Deli

Two Passes to 2 Duluth Attractions:
Select 2 from the following options:

Presented by:

Duluth Seaway Port Authority