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Historic Bell on Display at Duluth Depot

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Updated: June 15, 2019 11:15 PM

A historic bell that's been around the world is now on display at the Duluth Depot.

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The bell comes from the USS Duluth, which was in service from 1965 to 2005. It's now on display in Veterans Memorial Hall at the Depot. 

Officials say the bells are used to signal, keep time, and sound alarms. 

Crewmembers who were at the ceremony on Saturday night say it was a hard time tracking it down.

"For about the past six years, I've been engaged in a struggle to try to locate the bell and bring the ship's bell from USS Duluth LPD-6 here to Duluth," said Don Rowe, President of the USS Duluth Crew Members Association.

Officials say it was in storage in Washington D.C. and Virginia before coming to Duluth. Conservation of the bell was completed by the Midwest Art Conservation Center, and funded by the Duluth Depot Foundation.

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