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Ship from Duluth's Russian sister city ports in harbor

Created: August 31, 2020 10:52 PM

The feel of tall ships has arrived in the Twin Ports!

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The "Pilgrim" sailed into Twin Ports waters on Monday. The ship is in the midst of a circumnavigation around the globe. It was build in Duluth's Russian sister city, Petrozavodsk, in 2017. This trip is a lifelong dream of the ship's captain, to sail the world. 

And the journey is very special for some Duluthians.

"This is a really timely and lucky event for our organization, because right about now we were supposed to be in Petrozavodsk for a delegation, but we of course had to cancel it," said Ben Thwaits, Executive Director of Duluth Sister Cities International. "But right now lucky for us we have a piece of Petrozavodsk right here in Duluth, so it all works out in the end."  

The "Pilgrim's" voyage began a few weeks ago in Russia, but has been in the works for several years as they built the ship.

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