Discover our
waterfront

Understand
its impact

Each May, boatloads of Duluth-Superior area sixth-graders travel through a dozen hands-on educational stations aboard the Vista Star and in South Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. They learn about the St. Louis River ecosystem and related commercial, industrial and recreational activities.

Discover our
waterfront

Understand
it's impact

Each May, boatloads of Duluth-Superior area sixth-graders travel through a dozen hands-on educational stations aboard the Vista Star and in South Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. They learn about the St. Louis River ecosystem and related commercial, industrial and recreational activities.

Great Lakes Aquarium
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
Minnesota Sea Grant Program
Twin Ports Rip Currents
City of Duluth – Utility Operations
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program
USDA Forest Service/Superior National Forest
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District

thanks to this
year's sponsors

  • Altec Industries, Inc. | City of Duluth Utility Operations | CRH US | Fraser Shipyards | Genesis Attachments | Graymont (WI) LLC | Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc. | Kwik Trip | Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve | Lakehead Constructors | TKDA | Marine Tech LLC | Minnesota Power | Pier B Resort Hotel | PolyMet Mining | USDA Forest Service-Superior National Forest | Verso Corporation | Adele and Steve Yorde

Diamond

$2500+

Platinum

$1000+

Gold

$500+

thanks to this year's sponsors

Altec Industries, Inc. | City of Duluth Utility Operations | CRH US | Fraser Shipyards | Genesis Attachments | Graymont (WI) LLC | Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc. | Kwik Trip | Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve | Lakehead Constructors | TKDA | Marine Tech LLC | Minnesota Power | Pier B Resort Hotel | PolyMet Mining | USDA Forest Service-Superior National Forest | Verso Corporation | Adele and Steve Yorde

Silver

$250+

AMI Consulting Engineers P.A. | A.W. Kuettel & Sons | Great Lakes Aquarium | Hunt Electric | Husky Energy Superior Refining | Key Lakes/Great Lakes Fleet | Marine General | Midwest Energy Resources Co. | Bryce Nixon & David Moeller | Northland Constructors

Bronze

$100+

Barr Engineering Co. | Lisa Sturm | South Pier Inn | Cassandra & Kevin Beardsley | Jamar Company | Bent Paddle Brewing Co. | Kathy & Doug Jensen | Deb DeLuca & Eric Dott | Erin & Damian Makela | Grandma’s Restaurant Co. | Amy & Mark Wolcott | Amy Herstad-Einbu & Jim Einbu | Kathy Peterson | Erin & Damian Makela | Melissa & Brian Resch | Shelby & Aaron Salmela | Jane & David Worley | Iron Mining Association of Minnesota

Other

 

Jayson & Jennifer Hron | Kathy & Jim Sharrow

AMI Consulting Engineers P.A. | A.W. Kuettel & Sons | Northland Constructors | Great Lakes Aquarium | Midwest Energy Resources Co. | Hunt Electric | Key Lakes/Great Lakes Fleet | Marine General | Husky Energy Superior Refining | Midwest Energy Resources Co. | Bryce Nixon & David Moeller

Barr Engineering Co. | Lisa Sturm | South Pier Inn | Cassandra & Kevin Beardsley | Jamar Company | Bent Paddle Brewing Co. | Kathy & Doug Jensen | Deb DeLuca & Eric Dott | Erin & Damian Makela | Grandma’s Restaurant Co. | Amy & Mark Wolcott | Amy Herstad-Einbu & Jim Einbu | Kathy Peterson | Erin & Damian Makela | Melissa & Brian Resch | Shelby & Aaron Salmela | Jane & David Worley | Iron Mining Association of Minnesota

Jayson & Jennifer Hron | Kathy & Jim Sharrow

St. Louis RiverQuest Education

Learn a little

Students are enrolled in the St. Louis River Quest each year to explore the Duluth-Superior estuary and learn about the waterfront industries and the people who work there. 

Take a look at our

RESOURCES

Resources for teachers and students alike to make the most of the River Quest field experience.
St. Louis RiverQuest Education

Learn a little

ABOUT US

Students are enrolled in the St. Louis River Quest each year to explore the Duluth-Superior estuary and learn about the waterfront industries and the people who work there. 

Take a look at our

RESOURCES

Resources for teachers and students alike to make the most of the RQ field experience.

Annual Captain Ray Skelton
WRITING CONTEST

Ray Skelton was one of the founders of the St. Louis River Quest in the Port of Duluth-Superior. Ray began his career as a sailor in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service in 1961 serving in the Pacific Fleet. In 1964, Ray became a merchant mariner on the Great Lakes and rose through the ranks from seaman to captain. He earned his first-class pilot’s license in 1972 and his master’s license in 1976. Throughout his life, Ray was dedicated to the Great Lakes and the maritime industry, ending his career at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority.

Ray Skelton Illustration

St. Louis RiverQuest prepared this website using Federal funds, award NA19NOS4190063, from the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or the DNR.