Black and white photograph of a Navy tanker being built at Savage, ca. 1942.

Navy tanker at Savage

Navy tanker being built at Savage, ca. 1942.

Launching of the vessel “Sweetgum,” built by Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, Minnesota. Image courtesy of the United States Coast Guard.

Sweetgum Launch in Duluth

Launching of the vessel “Sweetgum,” built by Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, Minnesota. Image courtesy of the United States Coast Guard.

A newspaper ad for the “Quint Fleet” launching of five boats into the Twin Ports. Used with the permission of the National World War II Museum.

Quint Fleet Launch

A newspaper ad for the “Quint Fleet” launching of five boats into the Twin Ports. Used with the permission of the National World War II Museum.

Savage Shipyard

In 1942, the US military re-purposed the Cargill shipyard at Savage to produce ships to serve in World War II. By the end of the war, the Savage shipyard had produced twenty-two ships. In 1975, many of these were scrapped, but some eventually saw service overseas.

Black and white photograph of a railroad depot in Iona, 1909.

Railroad depot in Iona

Railroad depot in Iona, 1909.

This Day in Minnesota History

December 20, 2017

The last Boeing 747 jumbo jet in Delta Airlines' fleet makes its final landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The long-distance luxury jet, introduced in 1968, put Minnesota-based Northwest Airlines, which merged with Delta in 2008, on the international flight map.

Black and white photograph of the locomotive turntable, Currie, September 1976.

Locomotive turntable at Currie

Locomotive turntable, Currie, September 1976.

Black and white photograph of the locomotive turntable, Currie, ca. 1973.

Locomotive turntable, Currie

Locomotive turntable, Currie, ca. 1973.

Color image of an exhibit from the Westbrook Heritage House Museum, housed in the old Westbrook Depot.

Westbrook Heritage House Museum exhibit

Exhibit from the Westbrook Heritage House Museum, housed in the old Westbrook Depot.

Black and white photograph of the depot agent, engineer, and telegraph operator working inside the Westbrook Depot, 1916.

Westbrook Depot agent, engineer, and telegraph operator

The depot agent, engineer, and telegraph operator working inside the Westbrook Depot, 1916.

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