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Duluth, Minnesota: Steven Seagull, Polite Knocker (Gone)

A persistent, hungry bird that tapped on the front door of a motel -- for doughnuts -- from 2001 to 2022.

Directions:
Super 8. I-35 exit 253B. Drive west on N. 40th Ave. W., then turn left onto W. 1st St./W. Superior St.
Hours:
Reported gone in Spring 2022.
Status:
Gone

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Steven Seagull, Polite Knocker

Unfortunately Steven Seagull did not return in the spring of 2022. We are all very disappointed. We are hoping that one of his offspring will stop by and take his place. He is greatly missed. Thanks to all who visited over the years. Kind Regards, Jodi Chambers, General Manager, Super 8 by Wyndham, Duluth, MN.

[Jodi Chambers, 07/15/2022]

Stephen had been a regular visitor since 2001, tapping on the front door of the motel for doughnuts.

Steven Seagull: Polite Knocker

March 8, 2020: Steven is back for year 20! He just came to the door and knocked.

[Jodi Chambers, 03/14/2020]

A persistent bird, Steven has been tapping on the front door of a motel since 2001. He knows he'll probably get some food.

Steven Seagull, Polite Knocker

Steven Seagull is still knocking on our front door after 19 years! So many people have asked how we know it's the same bird. He knocks -- and if we don't hear him, he squawks loudly. He also chases the other gulls away. He leaves in mid-November and returns in mid-March. We know it may not be many more years, but we wait each Spring for him to return.

[jodi Chambers, 09/28/2019]

Steven has a fondness for doughnuts. Maybe they're the secret ingredient fueling his endurance.

Steven Seagull - Polite Knocker

According to the front desk, Steven still comes around. I waited about 15 minutes and a seagull came within about a foot of the door. Did not tap but maybe wasn't that hungry. Would have to say that's pretty close.

[Max Chester, 07/11/2016]

Steven Seagull greets visitors.

Steven Seagull - Polite Knocker

Steven Seagull is alive and well as of July 27th, 2015!

[Chase Fisher, 07/28/2015]

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