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The Clelia II luxury cruise ship departs from Duluth on Saturday through the ship canal. This is the first time the ship has been in Duluth, and it is expected to visit six more times this summer. (Clint Austin/Duluth News Tribune)

Duluth's becoming a hot spot for luxury cruisers

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DULUTH - The luxury cruise ship Clelia II passed under the Aerial Lift Bridge at 5:37 a.m. Saturday, delivering 79 guests to Duluth. And it left that evening, with a fresh load of 68 passengers destined for Toronto.


"We may not realize it, but history was made here today," said Ron Johnson, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority's director of trade development.

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