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An Update from Barker’s Island Marina on July 1, 2021:

We’ve had beautiful weather here with some 80 degree days and light wind. The occasional rain shower is keeping our grass green and flowers looking fresh. It’s been perfect weather to get out on the lake! The 4th of July will make for a great, long holiday weekend. Fireworks will be launched from a barge next to the Whaleback off of Barker’s Island; it should be prime viewing here for the fireworks show! 
For more information on the 4th of July festivities visit:

The Vets on the Lake event is back this year on Saturday, July 24th. Several local organizations come together to organize the event. Veterans from Minnesota and Wisconsin will spend the first part of the day fishing on Lake Superior. After, they get together for a cookout at Barker’s Island. It’s a great event to honor those who served, and we always love when it helps others enjoy the lake!

The Jaws Fishing Derby is August 13th & 14th. This event is hosted by the Western Lake Superior Trolling Association; their mission is to educate and advocate for better fishing opportunities in Western Lake Superior. They have also adopted Just Kids Dental, a local non-profit which provides preventive dental services and education to over 12,000 children in Lake, St. Louis, and Douglas counties. All proceeds raised from the Gondik Law Office Captains Division of the Jaws Derby will be donated to Just Kids Dental. Test your angling skills and sign up for this fun event!

Bayfront is resuming events this summer! Coming up on July 17th is Reggae & World Music Festival.
On July 24th celebrate the rich history of Duluth at Festival by the Lake. And for all you craft beer lovers, mark your calendars for July 31st for All Pints North Summer Brewfest. More concerts and events to follow in the coming months. Pro tip: it is free to anchor your boat near Bayfront and you can hear the music pretty well! Skip the lines and crowd and enjoy concerts in your own boat.

The Ship Store is having a sale for the month of July! Check out our new bundle of the month: One local art print poster, one Psychobilly sticker of your choice, and one clear acrylic Lake Superior ornament.
A $45 value for $30!  All items in the bundle are made locally and work great as a gift. Get your bundle while supplies last!

In addition to the flurry of boat sales, we’ve been seeing a lot of new dockers at the marina. As piers are filling up, please remember to be mindful of your new neighbors and keep docklines and hoses coiled and the pathways clear.

Cheers to a wonderful 4th holiday and a beautiful July!


Megan Browne & all the crew at Barker’s