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You are overlooking Duluth, Minnesota which is a city built on hills overlooking the western tip of Lake Superior. The first camera to the left is owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers' Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center with funding from the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. The next camera is focused on the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge while the next three cameras cover the Duluth Inner Harbor and the Duluth Main Harbor.
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 9/29/2010

Olympic Melody
Paul R. Tregurtha

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 9/28/2010

 Wednesday Sunrise

 Tuesday Traffic
 Paul R. Tregurtha (US)  arrived at 01:40
Canadian Progress (CA) arrived at 12:45
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) departed at 14:00
Canadian Progress depart at 21:15
American Integrity arrive at 23:00

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Monday 9/27/2010

Lee A. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 06:15
American Integrity (US ) departed at 09:20
Algolake (CA ) departed at 15:15
Beluga Festival (Gibral ) departed at 19:15
Lee A. Tregurtha departed at 23:00

Monday, September 27, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Sunday 9/26/2010

American Integrity (US) arrived at 15:35
Calliroe Patronicola (Gre ) departed at 17:20
Algolake (CA) arrived at 20:20
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. depart at 23:00

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Saturday 9/25/2010

Federal Yukon (HK ) departed at 00:33
American Century (US) arrived at 04:47
American Spirit (US ) departed at 06:39
Herbert C. Jackson (US) arrived at 07:54
Kaministiqua (CA ) departed at 12:52
American Century (US) departed at 16:50
Medemborg (Dutch ) departed at 20:45
John G. Munson (US ) departed at 21:10

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Friday 9/24/2010

Indiana Harbor (US) departed at 04:01, Arthur M. Anderson (US ) departed at 06:09, Federal Danube (Cyp) arrived at 08:36, Federal Danube (Cyp) departed at 10:05, American Spirit (US) arrived at 12:07, James R. Barker (US ) departed at 13:32, John G. Munson arrived at 23:00, Calliroe Patronicola arrive at 23:40

Canal Park Morning

Gulls, boats, lighthouses, water, light, color, are all part of a Canal park morning. This morning, like many others, fills the camera sensor with a wonderful scene and fills the human senses with the same. Enjoy the view!
Here, the American Spirit, leaves the Duluth Harbor with a load of taconite bound for steel mills down lake on Saturday morning 9/25/2010.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Rainbow

This rainbow lasted for less than a minute Friday evening.   A fitting end to a rainy week and the start of Fall color season.

Harbor Traffic for Thursday 9/23 2010

Due to fog, wind, and rain, the cameras were not able to watch the harbor for most of the day on Thursday.
Here is a video for you to watch until the weather clears up. - Enjoy

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Harbor Traffic for 9/22/2010

St. Clair (US ) departed at 11:45
Joseph L. Block (US ) departed at 18:00
Joseph L. Block (US) arrived at 20:45
Joseph L. Block (US) departed at 21:35
Kaministiqua arrived at 23:55
Medemborg arrived at 22:30

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 9/21/2010

Indiana Harbor (US) arrived Duluth at 04:30, American Mariner (US) arrived Duluth at 05:10, Paul R. Tregurtha (US ) departed Duluth at 05:30, James R. Barker (US ) departed Duluth at 14:05, Africaborg (Dutch) arrived Duluth at 17:20, J. W. Shelley (CA ) departed Duluth at 17:50, American Mariner (US) departed Duluth at 20:45, Kent Sunrise (Dutch ) departed Duluth at 20:55 St. Clair (US) arrived Duluth at 21:30, Federal Yukon arrive at 22:00, Algocape departed  22:30, Beluga Festival arrive at 23:30

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Monday 9/20/2010

Charles M. Beeghly (US) departed at 00:07, Canadian Olympic (CA) arrived at 00:23, Walter J. McCarthy Jr. (US ) departed at 02:02, Alpena (US) arrived at 03:51, Canadian Olympic (CA) departed at 06:10, Calliroe Patronicola (Gre) arrived at 08:31, Canadian Olympic (CA) arrived at 10:25, American Integrity (US ) departed at 12:40, Calliroe Patronicola (Gre) departed at 17:30, Canadian Olympic (CA) departed at 21:05, Joseph L. Block arrive bet 23:00

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another Superior Sunrise - 9/20/2010

September sunrises have been beautiful this year. As we approach the last day of summer, with long warm days, it's always a pleasure to watch autumn roll into the Lake Superior region as the sunrise once again works it's way south. Make sure you view the video from September 19th, as it shows an incredible sunrise.

Harbor Traffic for Sunday 9/19/2010

John B. Aird (CA) arrived 01:58
Great Lakes Trader (US ) departed at 04:33
Charles M. Beeghly (US) arrived at 07:36
J. W. Shelley (CA) arrived at 10:05
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. (US) arrived at 14:30
American Integrity (US) arrived at 18:05
John B. Aird (CA) departed at 18:25
Algocape arrived at 23:00
Charles M. Beeghly departed at 23:30

Sunday, September 19, 2010

James R. Barker (US) arrived Duluth at 02:59
Algolake (CA ) departed Duluth at 03:18
Clelia II (Malt) arrived Duluth at 05:42
Philip R. Clarke (US ) departed Duluth at 11:07
James R. Barker (US) departed Duluth at 12:50
Clelia II (Malt) departed Duluth at 19:35

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Clelia II in Port

The Clelia II arrived back in port this morning for it's 5th and last visit of 2010.
Clelia II[/caption]Launched in early 2009 after extensive refurbishment, this private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates 100 guests in 50 suites, each of which has a lake view.

The boat include a restaurant, two lounges, library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, Jacuzzi, hospital, and ample deck areas for relaxing and sunbathing. An elevator serves all decks.

Clelia II is staffed by 60 European officers and crew and will be making two trips to Antartica this winter. If you are interested, contact Polar Cruises. The 12 day trips are about $10,000.
Length: 290 ft
Beam: 50 ft
Draft: 12 ft
Want a closer look? Take a virtual tour here
Want to see more pictures of the Clelia II -- click here

Friday, September 17, 2010

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Friday 9/17/2010

Edwin H. Gott (US) departed at 02:30
American Century (US) arrived Duluth at 10:30
Cason J. Callaway (US ) departed at 16:00
Great Lakes Trader (US) arrived at 16:40
Philip R. Clarke (US) arrived at 16:45
Pineglen (CA) arrived at 18:20
Celine (Swit ) departed at 19:55
American Century (US) departed at 20:20
Algolake (CA) arrived at 20:40

Harbor Traffic for Friday 9/17/2010

Edwin H. Gott (US) departed at 02:30
American Century (US) arrived Duluth at 10:30
Cason J. Callaway (US ) departed at 16:00
Great Lakes Trader (US) arrived at 16:40
Philip R. Clarke (US) arrived at 16:45
Pineglen (CA) arrived at 18:20
Celine (Swit ) departed at 19:55
American Century (US) departed at 20:20
Algolake (CA) arrived at 20:40

Harbor Traffic for Thursday 9/16/2010

Tim S. Dool (CA) arrived at 02:30
Celine (Swit) departed at 06:45
Edwin H. Gott (US) arrived at 13:35
Cason J. Callaway (US) arrived at 18:00
Federal Rideau (HK ) departed at 19:20
Ojibway departed at 22:30

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Big Ed----Edwin H Gott

I recently spoke with a frequent visitor to this site. James, who is a retired fireman living in Maryland, loves to watch the big boats, but, because of a disability, may never get a chance to actually see a big laker up close. So, James, this video of the Edwin H. Gott, one of the biggest and most powerful boats on the lake, was taken on 9/16/2010 for you. Hope you and others enjoy the view. -- Dennis
Edwin H. Gott is one of thirteen 1000 foot vessels sailing the Great Lakes. She was the eighth super carrier to enter service during a ten year building program from 1971 to 1981. Gott is a product of Bay Shipbuilding and was launched on July 19, 1978. From 1979 to 1995, Edwin H. Gott exclusively carried taconite loaded in Duluth, Silver Bay, and Two Harbors. Two Harbors was her main loading port, and Gary became her principal unloading port because of her original self-unloader design. She was built with a short "shuttle" boom different from a traditional, long tubular boom. Her shuttle boom could move only 52 feet laterally over her side to discharge taconite into a hopper positioned close to dockside. Gary is one port with this feature along with Conneaut, Ohio, which became her secondary unloading.
The commissioning of the Gott and her 1000 foot near-sister, Edgar B. Speer, built in 1980 at Lorain, changed the USS Great Lakes Fleet. Before the Gott and Speer, USS Great Lakes Fleet had a large fleet of smaller, traditional straight-deck lakers supplying their steel mills. Together, the Gott and Speer represent over 120,000 tons of capacity. This added capacity meant the retirement of the fleet's smaller lakers. During the 1980's, these older lakers were moved one-by-one to scrap yards. Other Great Lakes fleets followed the same trend. Edwin H. Gott, on the other hand, should ply the lakes well into the century.
Vessel Statistics
Length 1004'
Beam 105'
Depth 52'
Capacity 74,100 ton
Horsepower diesel engine 19,500 (largest on the lakes)

Harbor Traffic for Thursday 9/16/2010

Tim S. Dool (CA) arrived at 02:30
Celine (Swit) departed at 06:45
Edwin H. Gott (US) arrived at 13:35
Cason J. Callaway (US) arrived at 18:00
Federal Rideau (HK ) departed at 19:20
Ojibway departed at 22:30

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 9/15/2010

Celine (Swit) arrived at 03:20

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 9/14/2010

Beluga Fairy (Ant) departed at 01:45
American Integrity (US ) departed at 11:15
Isa (Cyp ) departed at 18:20

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Red Dawn

Occasionally there comes along a sunrise so spectacular that I have to show it. This morning was one of those mornings.
Red Dawn[/caption]

Harbor Traffic for Sunday 9/12/2010

Arthur M. Anderson (US) arrived at 09:30
James R. Barker (US) arrived at 15:50
Beluga Fairy (Ant) arrived at 19:15
Federal Shimanto (Pan ) departed at 19:30
American Mariner (US ) departed at 19:50
Indiana Harbor arrived at 22:30

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Saturday 9/11/2010

CGC Alder (US) arrived Duluth at 09:10
Federal Shimanto (Pan) arrived at 12:00
Atlantic Erie (CA ) departed at 13:20
Maineborg (Dutch ) departed 13:50
Herbert C. Jackson (US ) departed at 13:55
Miedwie arrive at 21:15
American Mariner arrive at 23:30

Maiden Voyage of the Miedwie

A brand new ship arrived in the Twin Ports about 9:15PM Saturday, wrapping up its maiden voyage through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.

Built in the Mingde shipyard in Nantong, China, near Shanghai, the Miedwie was launched in March and is the first ship in a series of eight new vessels ordered by Polsteam USA for Great Lakes/Seaway service.

Captained by Tamasz Molenda, the 623-foot, Bahama-flagged 30,000-ton vessel entered the St. Lawrence Seaway at the end of August and has made stops to discharge steel at several ports along the Great Lakes including Cleveland, Burns Harbor, Ind., and Milwaukee en route to the Port of Duluth-Superior.

The ship will load about 20,000 metric tons of durum wheat at Gavilon Grain in Superior, bound for Italy for pasta-making.

The local vessel agent is Guthrie Hubner.

Polsteam, the largest Polish shipowner and one of the largest in Europe, operates 75 ships, including 67 bulk carriers, four sulfur carriers and four ferries. The company has announced plans to build 34 new bulk cargo carriers by 2015.

----- Thanks to Duluth News Tribune for this information.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Miedwie"]Miedwie[/caption]For the photographers----Image was taken using a Canon 5D Mark II, 1/25, F4.5, ISO 6400

Friday, September 10, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Friday 9/10/2010

Canadian Olympic (CA) arrived at 02:50
American Century (US ) departed at 03:20
Michipicoten (CA) arrived at 04:05
Sam Laud (US ) departed at 06:15
Herbert C. Jackson (US) arrived at 12:10
Canadian Olympic (CA) departed at 12:20
Richelieu (CA ) departed at 12:50
Isa (Cyp) arrived at 16:45

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Thursday 9/9/2010

Quebecois (CA) departed at 03:00
Quebecois (CA) arrived at 08:45
American Republic (US) arrived at 09:05
Kaministiqua (CA ) departed at 14:50
American Republic (US) departed at 15:20
American Century (US) arrived at 15:55
BBC Rhine (Lib ) departed at 18:45
Quebecois (CA) departed at 20:30
Maineborg (Dutch) arrived at 20:10
Philip R. Clarke (US) arrived at 21:45
Sam Laud arrive at 23:55

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Wedneday 9/8/2010

Paul R. Tregurtha (US ) departed at 07:08
Mesabi Miner (US) arrived at 10:35
Alpena (US) arrived at 20:15
Mesabi Miner departed 23:30

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 9/7/2010

Quebecois (CA) arrived at 07:05
Birchglen (CA) arrived at 09:40
American Integrity (US) departed Duluth at 11:35
Manistee (US ) departed at 13:35
Joseph L. Block (US ) departed at 15:45
Federal Sakura (Pan ) departed at 17:10
Kaministiqua (CA) arrived at 18:10
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 18:30
American Integrity (US) arrived at 22:20