Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Heavy Fog!

A heavy blanket of fog settled in over the Duluth Harbor Tuesday and blinded the cameras. Here are some past images of boat traffic to get you by until the weather clears up.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Monday 8/29/2011

Hon. James L. Oberstar (US) arrived Duluth at 01:30
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. (US ) departed Duluth at 02:15
Drawsko (Pol) arrived Duluth at 06:31
Hon. James L. Oberstar (US) departed Duluth at 14:20
Drechtborg (Dutch ) departed Duluth at 20:35




Here, the Polish ship Drawsko enters the Duluth Harbor on a warm August morning to load grain.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Sunday 8/28/11

Mesabi Miner (US) departed at 07:01
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. (US) arrived at 14:10
Drechtborg (Dutch) arrived at 16:05
Joseph L. Block (US ) departed at 20:05

Lake Superior Glory

August sunrises over Lake Superior are often spectacular and this mornings was no exception. As the sunrise azimuth is now moving very quickly south you can almost feel the changing seasons.
In this picture, two salties sit at anchor waiting their turn to load grain.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Duluth harbor Traffic for Saturday 8/27/11

Roger Blough (US) arrived at 00:42
American Integrity (US) arrived at 09:20
G.L. Ostrander/barge Integrity (US) arrived at 15:30
Fraserborg (Dutch ) departed at 15:50
Federal Fuji (Bah ) departed at 16:00
Joseph L. Block (US) arrived at 19:00
Mesabi Miner (US) arrived at 20:00
Roger Blough departed at 20:40

Saturday, August 27, 2011

James R. Barker Departure

The James R Barker passes under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on another Lake Superior voyage.

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Friday 8/26/2011

American Century (US) departed Duluth at 06:47
Alder (US ) departed Duluth at 07:35
James R. Barker (US) arrived Duluth at 07:47
Philip R. Clarke (US ) departed Duluth at 15:13
James R. Barker (US) departed Duluth at 18:45

Friday, August 26, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Thursday 8/25/2011

John G. Munson (US ) departed at 01:55
CSL Assiniboine (CA ) departed at 06:35
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 10:00
American Century (US) arrived at 12:50
Philip R. Clarke (US) arrived at 13:50
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) departed at 20:30
Federal Fuji arrived at bet 22:30

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Stewart J Cort enters the Superior Entry

The Stewart J Cort entered the Duluth-Superior Harbor this evening through the Superior Entry to pick up a load of Taconite at the BN Docks in Superior.
Stwart J Cort

SS Meteor Fly-over

A flock of geese make a fly-over of the SS Meteor and Barkers Island as they test their wings for the upcoming migration.


Duluth Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 8/23/2011

H. Lee White
Federal Patroller

H. Lee White (US ) departed Duluth at 02:59
John G. Munson (US) arrived Duluth at 09:20
Canadian Enterprise (CA ) departed Duluth at 14:45
Federal Patroller (Cyp ) departed Duluth at 17:40
Sailboat Races





Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 8/23/2011

Great Lakes Trader arrived Duluth at 00:05
CSL Assiniboine (CA) arrived at 12:15
H. Lee White (US) arrived at 16:25
Great Lakes Trader departed at 23:20

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Monday 8/22/2011

Canadian Enterprise arrived at 03:07
CSL Niagara arrived at 11:03
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 11:25
Indiana Harbor departed at 12:25
Federal Patroller (Cyp) arrived at 18:55
Metsaborg (Dutch ) departed at 19:45

Monday, August 22, 2011

Federal Patroller Arrives in Duluth

On a warm August evening, the Federal Patroller passed under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on it's way to load grain for other world ports.
The Federal Patroller was built in 2000 and is 469 feet long flying the flag of Cyprus.
The ship was escorted by two harbor tugs which guide it through the harbor.

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Sunday 8/21/2011

James R. Barker arrived at 01:12
Cason J. Callaway departed at 05:03
Mesabi Miner arrived at 06:00
Algoma Mariner arrived at 09:08
James R. Barker departed at 10:15
Indiana Harbor arrived at 13:45
Metsaborg (Dutch) arrived at 16:15
Mesabi Miner departed at 21:15
Algoma Mariner departed at 21:00
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 22:30

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Saturday 8/20/11

American Century departed at 04:30
Cason J. Callaway departed at 09:20
Joseph L. Block departed at 10:15
Cason J. Callaway arrived at 10:30
American Integrity departed at 14:20

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Friday 8/19/2011

American Century arrived  at 16:15
Cason J. Callaway arrived at 19:00
Sundew (US) arrived Duluth at 19:30
American Integrity arrived at 22:30

Friday, August 19, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Thursday 8/18/2011

Cedarglen (CA) departed Duluth at 06:30
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived Duluth at 09:15
Joseph L. Block arrived at 20:30
Paul R. Tregurtha depart at 22:00

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 8/17/2011

Not much traffic in the past few days, however, watching the Wednesday night sailboat races is always fun and relaxing.
The Cedarglen (CA) arrived Duluth at 14:25.
Sundew

Sailboats and Roses

A Wednesday evening spent sailing Lake Superior is a wonderful pastime and watching the sailboats from the Duluth Rose Garden is almost as enjoyable.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Monday 8/15/2011

Indiana Harbor arrived at 01:05
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 01:45
Algolake departed at 08:00
Indiana Harbor departed at 09:10
James R. Barker arrived at 13:00
John G. Munson departed at 17:20
James R. Barker departed at 22:30


Monday, August 15, 2011

Duluth harbor Traffic for Sunday 8/14/2011

American Century departed Duluth at 04:05
John G. Munson  arrived Duluth at 14:25
American Integrity departed at 15:00
Algoma Navigator arrived at 22:00
Algolake arrived Duluth bet 22:30

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Big Boats and Little Boats

The Laker James R Barker sails under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on it's way down Lake Superior.
The smaller craft were anchored on on warm summer evening listening to the Blues Fest at Bayfront Park.

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Saturday 8/13/2011

John J. Boland departed at 00:29
American Courage departed at 01:57
American Century arrived at 08:05
James R. Barker arrived at 09:00
Herbert C. Jackson departed at 12:40
American Integrity arrived at 15:35
James R. Barker departed at 18:30
Walter J. McCarthy Jr.arrived at 19:40

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Friday 8/12/11

Herbert C. Jackson arrived at 14:35
Philip R. Clarke departed at 17:05

Friday, August 12, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Thursday 8/11/2011

James R. Barker (US) departed Duluth at 01:10
Canadian Olympic (CA ) departed Duluth at 08:45
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived Duluth at 12:15
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 23:30
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at  23:55

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 8/10/11

James R. Barker (US) arrived at 15:35
Canadian Olympic (CA) arrived at 17:00

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Red Sea!

While the "real" Red Sea located in the Middle East sometimes appears red when a particular type of algae blooms, the Duluth Harbor recently has taken on a red color due to a large inflow of red silt from nearby deposits washed into the bay during very heavy rains.
This amount of inflow is unusual, but, not harmful and will slowly settle over the next few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the rather unusual situation.

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 8/9/2011

Indiana Harbor (US) departed Duluth at 02:39
Alpena (US) arrived Duluth at 05:27
American Mariner (US ) departed Duluth at 13:55
Miedwie (Bah ) departed Duluth at 21:25

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lake Superior Sunrise

With summer winding down, the azimuth of the sunrise is tracking further south each day. There will soon be a "touch of Fall" in the air and leaves will begin to change colors.
In this picture, the sunrise is framed by the Aerial Lift Bridge. Today, the sun rose 45 minutes later than it did in late June, I guess I better start working on the firewood pile again.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Duluth MN Harbor Traffic for Sunday 8/7/11

Arthur M. Anderson departed at 16:40
John G. Munson arrived at 17:00
American Spirit departed at 19:00

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Saturday 8/6/11

Quebecois (CA ) departed at 08:10
Algosoo (CA ) departed at 09:00
Arthur M. Anderson (US) arrived at 10:35
Paul R. Tregurtha (US ) departed at 11:00
Willie Nelson Concert at Bayfront park



Willie Nelson Concert
Boat traffic for Willie Nelson Concert at Bayfront Park

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for 8/4-5/2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011 - Arrivals & Departures
Cedarglen (CA) departed at 07:15
Philip R. Clarke (US) arrived at 10:35
Joseph L. Block arrived at 22:30

Friday, August 05, 2011 - Arrivals & Departures
Philip R. Clarke departed at 02:00
James R. Barker (US) arrived at 04:30
James R. Barker (US) departed at 14:20
Algosoo (CA) arrived Duluth at 14:45
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 22:00

Red Water, Red Boat

After heavy rains, the red clay of the surrounding soil gets washed into the Duluth-Superior Harbor for a short period.  In this case, rainfall up to 7 inches, caused a heavy flow of the red clay into the harbor, coloring the water an iron red.
The clay will be diluted in the next few days, but, it does make for an interesting picture of the James Barker heading out onto Lake Superior.

The Nomadji River is the primary source of the red clay.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 8/3/11

CSL Tadoussac (CA) arrived Duluth at 02:32
Canadian Olympic (CA) arrived Duluth at 05:16
John J. Boland (US) arrived Duluth at 06:23
Adam E. Cornelius (US) arrived Duluth at 09:20
American Courage (US) arrived Duluth at 10:30
Cedarglen (CA) arrived Duluth at 11:22
Canadian Olympic (CA) departed Duluth at 15:55
Quebecois (CA) arrived Duluth at 20:40

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Departure - James R. Barker

The James R. Barker enters the Duluth Shipping Canal on it's next Lake Superior crossing. Summer afternoons in Duluth are wonderful for boat watching.
James R Barker

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for 8/2/2011

James R. Barker (US) arrived Duluth at 04:18
Cason J. Callaway (US ) departed Duluth at 06:18
James R. Barker (US) departed Duluth at 15:50

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

American Steamship on Strike

On Monday, the 1000 ft American Spirit arrive in Duluth to wait out a labor strike at American Steamship Co. The companies 17 Great Lakes freighters have “temporarily ceased operations” until the matter is resolved.
Read more info Here

Pink Sky in the Morning-Sailors Take Warning!

As the old saying goes "Pink Sky in the Morning-Sailors Take Warning!" rang true on Monday, as evening thunderstorms brought more than 2 inches of rain to Duluth and 6+ inches to some areas.

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Monday 8/1/11

Calumet (CA) departed at 02:38
John G. Munson (US ) departed at 02:45
American Spirit (US) arrived at 08:25
Cason J. Callaway (US) arrived at 09:42
American Mariner (US) arrived at 10:07
Michipicoten (CA) arrived at 17:06

Monday, August 1, 2011

Duluth Harbor Traffic for 7/29-31/2011

Friday, July 29, 2011 - Arrivals & Departures
Canadian Enterprise (CA) arrived Duluth at 16:00

Saturday, July 30, 2011 - Arrivals & Departures
Canadian Enterprise (CA ) departed Duluth at 04:35
Trace Adkins Bayfront Concert Boat Traffic

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - Arrivals & Departures
Algolake (CA) arrived at 10:05
Calumet (CA) arrived at 10:35
John G. Munson (US) arrived at 14:30
Algolake departed at 22:00