Thursday, June 30, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 6/29/2011

Lee A. Tregurtha (US) departed at 02:43
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 06:27
Arthur M. Anderson (US ) departed at 08:00
American Spirit (US) arrived at 17:00
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) departed at 17:25
Sailboat Races

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Working Waterfront

Two Tugs, from Great Lakes Towing, escort the Ocean Freighter Orsula into the Duluth Harbor on its way to load grain.
The 656 foot Orsula was built in 1996, and flies the flag of Marshall Islands.

The tugs are on duty around the clock during the shipping season and always ready to lend a helping hand.

Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 6/28/2011

Lee A. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 13:40
G.L. Ostrander/barge Integrity (US) arrived at 20:30
Orsula (MI) arrived at 20:40
 Joseph L. Block departed at 21:30
Great Lakes Trader arrived 22:00

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Monday 6/27/2011

Joseph L. Block (US) arrived Duluth at 05:47
Arthur M. Anderson (US) arrived Duluth at 10:02
Philip R. Clarke (US ) departed Duluth at 16:55

Monday, June 27, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Sunday 6/26/2011

American Courage (US ) departed Duluth at 02:59
Philip R. Clarke (US) arrived Duluth at 07:56
Cason J. Callaway (US ) departed Duluth at 08:22
John G. Munson (US ) departed Duluth at 15:03


Pre-dawn twilight is always a beautiful time of day. Here, the Inner Harbor Cam captures the reflecting Aerial Lift Bridge.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Saturday 6/25/2011

American Courage (US) arrived at 14:45
John G. Munson (US) arrived at 16:55
Cason J. Callaway (US) arrived at 19:55


The Cason Callaway Arrival

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Still Harbor

If you missed the colorful sunrise this morning at 5AM, the Inner Harbor Cam was awake to see it.

Harbor Traffic for Friday 6/24/2011

American Integrity (US ) departed Duluth at 04:35
Kasteelborg (Dutch ) departed Duluth at 15:35

Friday, June 24, 2011

Kasteelborg Departure

The harbor seems to be waking up after a month of rain and off lake winds.
Today, the Dutch ship Kasteelborg left port with a load of grain.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vista Star

The Vista Star starts its harbor cruise tour as it motors past the 1000 foot Paul R. Tregurtha.

Harbor Traffic for Thursday 6/23/2011

Kasteelborg (Dutch) arrived at 00:55-- Fog
Frontenac (CA ) departed at 05:30--Fog
Lee A. Tregurtha (US ) departed at 05:40
Frontenac (CA) arrived at 06:40
American Integrity (US) arrived at 07:45
Mesabi Miner (US) arrived at 09:00
Frontenac (CA) departed at 10:15
Paul R. Tregurtha (US ) departed at 10:45

Summer Solstice

June is usually a rainy foggy month in Duluth and this year has been no exception. On Wednesday, most boats stayed in the harbor as winds whipped up Lake Superior.

Although this picture depicts the shipping season in winter, only a few months down the road, the near term weather forecast is for clearing skies and warmer temperature----for now.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Harbor Taffic for Tuesday 6/21/2011

Indiana Harbor (US) arrived Duluth at 02:00
American Mariner (US ) departed at 04:14
H. Lee White (US ) departed at 05:18
Lee A. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 11:10
Indiana Harbor (US) departed at 16:00

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Monday 6/20/2011

H. Lee White (US) arrived Duluth at 11:10
American Mariner (US) arrived Duluth at 17:55

Monday, June 20, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Sunday 6/19/2011

Philip R. Clarke (US ) departed Duluth at 02:32
Mesabi Miner (US) arrived Duluth at 08:02
Joseph L. Block (US ) departed Duluth at 14:50
Mesabi Miner departed at 19:00 -- Fog

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Saturday 6/18/2011

Philip R. Clarke (US) arrived at 03:25
James R. Barker (US) arrived at 03:48
Canadian Olympic (CA ) departed at 11:35
Joseph L. Block (US) arrived at 13:45
James R. Barker (US) departed at 15:45

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Friday 6/17/2011

Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 01:05 -- FOG
American Integrity (US ) departed at 03:55 -- FOG
Lake Explorer II (US ) departed at 12:35 -- FOG
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) departed at 13:15 -- FOG
BBC Orinoco (Ant) arrived at 14:10
Canadian Olympic (CA) arrived at 18:50

Friday, June 17, 2011

Heavy Fog!

Heavy fog has blinded the cameras for a few days. Duluth typically has 52 days of heavy fog per year.
Not good for boat watching but it makes local wildflowers saturated with colors.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 6/15/2011

Salarium (CA) departed at 01:45
Indiana Harbor (US) arrived at 03:45
American Courage (US ) departed at 07:44
State of Michigan (US) arrived at 07:55
James R. Barker (US) arrived at 09:55
James R. Barker (US) departed at 19:10
Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 23:00

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Traffic Jam

The ocean freighter Salarium arrives while the Amstelborg (Dutch) steps aside.

Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 6/14/2011

American Courage (US) arrived at 11:55
Salarium (CA) arrived at 13:00
Amstelborg (Dutch) departed at 13:10
Heloise (Pan) departed at 13:25
Arthur M. Anderson (US ) departed at 13:55
Federal Power depart at 21:00

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Monday 06/13/11

Arthur M. Anderson (US) arrived at 10:30
Roger Blough (US) arrived at 19:45

Monday, June 13, 2011

Edna G

Docked in Agate Bay at Two Harbors, the Edna G. was the last coal-fired, steam-powered tugboat operating on Lake Superior. The mighty tug is retired and serves as an interpretive center administered by the Lake County Historical Society. The Edna G. was designated a National Historic Site in 1974.

Click HERE for more information about the Edna G.


 

Harbor View from Enger Tower

With its spectacular harbor, cascading waterfalls, flowered parks, and green forests, Duluth has to be the most beautiful city on the continent. One of the best scenic vantage points to take in the entire landscape is from Enger Tower.

The five story, 80 foot, observation tower stands high on the hilltop and provides a sweeping panorama view 500 feet above Lake Superior.

This picture was taken by attaching my camera to a remote controlled photocopter and flying it up next to the tower.

Enjoy the view!

Dennis

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Saturday 6/11/2011

Paul R. Tregurtha (US) departed at 01:28
American Mariner (US) arrived at 01:59
Hon. James L. Oberstar (US ) departed at 09:00
Mesabi Miner (US ) departed at 12:27
Amstelborg (Dutch) arrived at 14:30
Sundew (US) arrived at 15:00
American Mariner (US) departed at 20:00

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Friday 6/10/2011

James R. Barker (US) arrived at 03:52
Canadian Olympic (CA ) departed at 08:30
Hon. James L. Oberstar (US) arrived at 10:25
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 12:05
James R. Barker (US) departed at 15:55
Cedarglen (CA ) departed at 16:15
Mesabi Miner (US) arrived at 20:00

Friday, June 10, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Thursday 6/9/2011

Michiganborg (Dutch) arrived at 01:40
Canadian Olympic (CA) arrived at 02:50
Indiana Harbor (US) arrived at 06:00
John G. Munson (US ) departed at 13:30
Canadian Olympic (CA) departed at 13:55
Canadian Olympic (CA) arrived at 16:30
Indiana Harbor (US) departed at 18:00
Cedarglen arrived at 23:00
Michiganborg departed at 23:00

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 6/8/2011

Harbor Fog- weather
American Century (US) arrived at 07:35
Robert S. Pierson (CA ) departed at 08:00
John G. Munson (US) arrived at 11:30
Sailboat Races
American Century depart at 21:00
Federal Power arrived at 22:00

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

American Century Departure

This 1000 footer was launched as the Columbia Star on November 8, 1980. The boat was renamed the American Century in 2006 after being purchased by the  American Steamship Co.

Click HERE to read more about the American Century.


Fire Water

Towering thunderheads passing overhead, reflect the colorful warm light of an warm evening sunset into the Duluth Harbor and Lake Superior.

Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 6/7/2011

Birchglen (CA) arrived Duluth at 00:40
Birchglen (CA) departed Duluth at 11:00
Federal Yukon (HK ) departed Duluth at 19:50

Foggy Sunrise

Sunrises over Lake Superior are always beautiful, however, when God mixes in a few other special elements such as water vapor and light at just the right temperature, some stunning images are created.

This image was capture this morning by the Inner Harbor Cam.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lake Superior Lighting

A severe line of thunderstorms moved through the area and out across Lake Superior early Tuesday morning. This video was taken from the Inner Harbor Cam as the storm moved through with a rather impressive display of natures fireworks.
The Birchglen arrived just before the storm.

Harbor Traffic for Monday 6/6/2011

Arthur M. Anderson (US) departed Duluth at 05:54
James R. Barker (US) arrived Duluth at 16:00
Atlantic Erie (CA ) departed Duluth at 20:25

Monday, June 6, 2011

James R Barker Enters Port

Turning a boat that is the length of three football fields is a challenging task as the James R Barker swings into the Duluth Harbor. The Barker can carry 63,000 tons of cargo.
Click HERE to read more about the Barker.

Atlantic Erie arrival

The 736 foot Atlantic Erie arrived Sunday evening to load 37,000 tons of coal.
Click HERE for more info on the Atlantic Erie.

CSL Assiniboine Arrival

The 739 foot CSL Assiniboine arrived Sunday afternoon to load 37,000 tons of coal.
Click HERE for more information on the Assiniboine.

Harbor Traffic for Sunday 6/5/2011

Federal Yukon (HK) arrived Duluth at 07:11
Arthur M. Anderson (US) arrived Duluth at 14:30
CSL Assiniboine (CA) arrived Duluth at 14:55
Canadian Navigator arrived at 19:30
Atlantic Erie arrive at 19:30
CSL Assiniboine departed at 22:30

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Saturday 6/4/2011

Indiana Harbor (US ) departed at 05:32
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 06:43
Hon. James L. Oberstar (US ) departed at 10:40
CSL Laurentien (CA) arrived at 11:03
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) departed at 17:20
Alaskaborg depart at 18:15
American Mariner arrived at 18:30
CSL Laurentien departed at 22:30

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Alaskaborg Departure

The 469 foot long Alaskaborg heads under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on Saturday with a load of grain.

Paul R. Tregurtha Departure

The Paul R. Tregurtha leaves the Duluth Harbor on a warm summer evening.

The reigning “Queen of the Lakes” title holder as the longest vessel on the Great Lakes at 1,013’ 06” (308.91m) was constructed in two sections.
This large self-unloader has held the “Queen of the Lakes” title longer than any other lake boat.
Click HERE for more information about the Tregurtha

Atlantic Huron Departure

The 736 Atlantic Huron(CA) departed Duluth on a beautiful summer morning.

Launched October 18, 1983 as the Prairie Harvest for CSL Group Inc. (Canada Steamship Lines, Inc.), Montreal, PQ; this vessel was built as a "Caribbean Class" lake bulk freighter by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Collingwood, ON at a cost of approximately $35 million. The Prairie Harvest was the last straight deck bulker built for Canada Steamship Lines and was named in honor of the location and cargoes she was to handle. She was constructed to carry western wheat to the Atlantic seaboard and was designed and equipped to be converted to a self-unloader at a later date.

Click HERE to read more about the Atlantic Huron .

Harbor Traffic for Friday 6/3/2011

Atlantic Huron (CA ) at 05:10
Herbert C. Jackson (US ) departed at 16:10
Indiana Harbor (US) arrived at 19:15
Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived at 23:00

Friday, June 3, 2011

Lee A. Tregurtha at Daybreak

The Duluth Inner Harbor Cam captured the 826 foot Lee A Tragutha this morning at 4:30AM as it headed under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge onto Lake Superior with a load of iron.

Built in 1942 as an ocean tanker and used in the Atlantic to refuel allied boats in the Second World War, she was awarded two battle stars for service in the war.
Click HERE to read more about the Lee A Tragurtha.


Harbor Traffic for Thursday 6/2/2011

American Century (US) arrived at 00:40
Lee A. Tregurtha (US ) departed at 04:30
American Century (US) departed at 06:10
Atlantic Huron (CA) arrived at 19:30
Herbert C. Jackson (US) arrived at 20:40
SCL Leman departed at 23:00

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 6/1/2011

James R. Barker (US ) departed at 08:55
Roger Blough (US ) departed at 15:20
Isa (Cyp ) departed at 17:35
SCL Leman (Swiss) arrived at 21:00

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Twilight Arrival

The SCL Leman entered port this evening to load grain.

Isa Leaves Port

The 655 foot long Isa (Cyprus) left port this evening with a load of grain bound for other world ports.

Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 5/31/2011

Alaskaborg (Dutch) arrived at 09:10
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. (US) arrived at 10:50
Roger Blough (US) arrived at 13:15
James R. Barker (US) arrived at 18:50
Kurt Paul (Ant ) departed at 21:00
Walter J. McCarthy Jr.departed at 23:30