Oregon Creek rushes thunderously to Lake Superior today

I had to stop working in the kitchen this afternoon to take a picture from the kitchen window as the rain brought Oregon Creek below to “full strength”. Many native Duluthians know it as “the ravine” in the historic Congdon neighborhood. Oregon Creek begins to flow from a spring by Hartley Field and continues down Duluth’s hillside winding and flowing where it can be seen and unseen until is reaches Lake Superior. We are told the creek flows directly under 21st Avenue East and Superior Street before reaching the big lake.
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast is located on the dead end street and adjoins Oregon Creek. Today after all the wind and rain, the big boulders on the bed of the creek could not be seen–only lots of water and quite muddy water too as street run off from the road construction on Woodland Avenue feeds into the Creek too.
The sound of the creek today was loud as it reminded us of the strength of Mother Nature. Oh, we can’t wait to see the sun come out–hopefully tomorrow–and shine on the lush green grass and fragrant flowers planted in the gardens of The Firelight Inn B&B. We will also once again hear the sound of the babbling creek–the perfect B&B setting.
We hope to see you on your next trip to Duluth!