The Burns Harbor made its way through the Superior Entry Tuesday afternoon into Lake Superior to becoming the first ship to leave port.

The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign. The Burns Harbor was loaded with iron ore pellets from BNSF in Superior.

A man walks down the Superior Entry as the Burns Harbor begins to back up before becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign. The Burns Harbor was loaded with iron ore pellets from BNSF in Superior.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A man walks down the Superior Entry as the Burns Harbor begins to back up before becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign. The Burns Harbor was loaded with iron ore pellets from BNSF in Superior. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)


Crew members walk along the deck of the Burns Harbor as it leaves the Superior Entry becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Crew members walk along the deck of the Burns Harbor as it leaves the Superior Entry becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The Burns Harbor makes its way through the Superior Entry becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
The Burns Harbor makes its way through the Superior Entry becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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A small group of people brave strong winds and some rain to watch the Burns Harbor make its way through the Superior Entry becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A small group of people brave strong winds and some rain to watch the Burns Harbor make its way through the Superior Entry becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The Burns Harbor makes its way through the Superior Entry becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
The Burns Harbor makes its way through the Superior Entry becoming the first ship to leave port and enter Lake Superior on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

A pair of people watch the Burns Harbor enter Lake Superior from the lighthouse on Wisconsin Point on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A pair of people watch the Burns Harbor enter Lake Superior from the lighthouse on Wisconsin Point on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Soo Locks opened 12 hours early to start the 2021-22 Great Lakes shipping campaign. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)