Sunday, September 23, 2018

Gale Warnings today! (again)

..GALE FORCE GUSTS FOR TWIN PORTS AND PARTS OF THE NORTH SHORE... NWS- A cold front has brought gale force gusts to parts of western Lake Superior today.
These winds will persist through early thisevening causing waves to build as high as 
10 to 14 feet along the north shore. 
Conditions gradually improve on Monday as winds
decrease and turn more southeasterly.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

William A Irvin Move 09/22/2018 - Timelapse

William A Irvin move 09/21-22 2018- (Timelapse)

It took 4 hours to move the William A Irvin out of the Minnesota Slip last night.  As you can see in the 4 hour timelapse, there was a lot of starts and stops along the way.
The Irvin will be back in the same location next spring.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 09/21/2018

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth late this afternoon to load iron pellets

William A Irvin probable move tonight!


It is possible that the William A Irvin will be pulled out of the Minnesota Slip tonight about 20:00 (over a 4 hour period).  I will be turning the Hillside Cam to the area by the DECC. The GLA cam and Pier B will be able to see it once it is out of the Slip.  I will also be down there taking a few photos.

The Irvin will be towed to Fraser Shipyard for some work over the winter and returned to the slip next Spring.

p.s. I don't know how well the cameras will see in the dark.

Sheltered Shipping

The winds last night switched to strong NW which resulted in many boats seeking a sheltered route protected by the cliffs of the North Shore.