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Adolph Ojard Sr. in the pilot house of the Edna G. Ojard Sr. was the tug's last captain before her retirement. Adolph Ojard Jr. began his career on Lake Superior in his father's fishing boats. (Photo courtesy of the Lake County Historical Society)

Son of Edna G. captain lauded for service to Duluth's port

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With a head of gray hair and a full beard, Adolph Ojard has the look of a sea captain.

It's perhaps a fitting look for the 63-year-old Duluth Seaway Port Authority executive director, who is planning to retire later this year. Ojard, a native of Knife River, has been on the Great Lakes in a variety of roles since his youth.


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