If you’re old enough or simply an old movie buff, the idea of a glass bottom boat might conjure up images of Doris Day in the “The Glass Bottom Boat.” In this typical Doris Day romantic comedy from 1966, Doris plays a mermaid for her father’s glass bottom tourist boat business.
But starting today, Bayfield’s got the real thing. Not the mermaid, the boat.
The Apostle Island Cruises, Inc., is christening the new Superior Princess today at the Bayfield city dock. And there’s nothing like her in Bayfield, nay even the Apostle Islands, they say.
The new 65-foot cruise boat that can carry 150 passengers, has glass bottom viewing areas on the port side and the starboard side that allow guests to see the lake bottom, fish… and whatever else is down there.
And, they say it’s a first for Apostle Islands cruises.
The Superior Princess was built in Wetumpka, Ala. It journeyed 2,200 miles by sea from Alabama to reach its new home in Bayfield, arriving last weekend.
Well, I suppose Star Jones should know.
Among the deluge of e-mails we get here at the DNT every day, came one recently with advice from Star Jones. She’s the attorney-turned-”The View” TV host-turned author-turned… well, whatever she’s doing these days.
Apparently her over-the-top wedding and short-lived marriage, makes her advice on prenuptial agreements for professional women more credible.
She never says whether she got a prenup herself, but as the national spokeswoman for the National Association of Professional Women, Jones provides the following advice:
Who needs one?
–People who have children from a previous marriage.
–People who own a business or are a partner in a business, law firm or medical practice.
–People who own significant assets or property.
–People who have much more money than their future spouses.
While a prenuptial agreement can derail the romantic start of a marriage, it establishes clear financial ground rules for the union and results in a fair division of assets if the marriage ends in divorce. It also preserves the inheritance rights of children from previous marriages.
Jones says each one in the couple should have their own lawyer. Each must reveal all their assets and each must sign the document willingly. Oh, and this is interesting. If you’re the one with the dough, Jones says be sure your fiance has the better attorney… so he or she can’t come back later and claim ineffective counsel.
While construction of an Involta data center in Duluth is still underway, the fast-growing Iowa-based company is still apparently busting at its seams.
Involta has announced plans to build and operate a state-of-the-art secure data center in Tucson, Ariz. And it’ll be bigger and more expensive than its Duluth center at Arrowhead and Rice Lake roads that’s headed for completion this fall.
The Tucson center will cost $15 million and be 40,000 square feet, while Duluth’s center costs $10.5 million and is 24,000 square feet. However, a second phase are likely and a $2.3 million satellite center has been established at Sixth Avenue East and Fourth Street.
The Tucson data center will serve business and other customers from the Phoenix and Southern California areas. The Duluth center will serve customers in the Northland and tap into the Twin Cities market.
Like Duluth, government and business development sectors in Tucson worked together to put together an incentive package to bring Involta to their city.
Involta built its first full-service data center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2004. It has since built other critical data storage centers in Iowa and Akron, Ohio. Besides Duluth and Tucson, it plans to build a data center in Boise, Idaho, to serve the Rocky Mountain region.