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Monday, November 28, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 11/27/2011

James R. Barker arrived at 05:45
Edwin H. Gott arrived at 06:45
Samuel Risley departed at 12:10
James R. Barker departed at 14:50
American Spirit arrives at 22:40

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Canadian Cutter Samual Risley


The CCGS Samuel Risley visited Duluth this weekend.  The 228 foot Risley is a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker and buoy tender assigned to the Upper Great Lakes area (Central and Arctic Region).

Named after the 19th century maritime inspector Samuel Risley  for Upper Canada and Ontario, she is a light icebreaker with a capability to break ice up to two feet (600 mm) thick.

Based in the Great Lakes, CCGS Samuel Risley is responsible for keeping an ice-free passage between Port Colborne, Ontario and Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 11/26/2011

American Century departed  at 05:20
Sam Laud arrived  at 06:15
Samuel Risley (CA) arrived at 07:33
Sam Laud departed at 15:35

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 11/25/2011

Pere Marquette 41/tug Undaunted departed at 02:15
Cason J. Callaway arrived at 07:15
Mesabi Miner departed at 07:45
Cason J. Callaway departed at 17:40
American Century arrived at 18:50
Roger Blough arrived at 21:15

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cason Callaway Arrival

The Cason J. Callaway arrived this under a pink sky and warm November temperatures.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 11/24/11

Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 02:55
Algoma Progress arrived at 05:05
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) departed at 14:50
Pere Marquette arrived at 18:15
Mesabi Miner arrived at  20:30
Algoma Progress departed at 22:00

Thursday, November 24, 2011

WDIO and Justin Liles just did a great report on the 1905 wreck of the steamer Mataafa that occurred just off of the Duluth Shipping Canal.
You can watch and read the account on WDIO's Website (wdio.com)

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 11/24/11

Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 02:16
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 17:30

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat traffic for Tuesday 11/22/11

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 03:30
John G. Munson arrived at 05:10
Mesabi Miner arrived at 11:40
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed at 14:00
Kasteelborg (Dutch ) departed Duluth at 15:30
Mesabi Miner departed at 21:00

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oh for the Sailors Life!

Sometimes I sit back and watch the harborcams wishing I could be aboard the boats. After watching this video, I appreciate having my feet on the ground and just watching from the cameras.

Clilia II storm Video

The Clelia II, a German passenger ship that visits the Twin Ports occasionally, was caught in heavy seas on it's way to Antartica when an engine failed, leaving it in distress and in need of a tow.
Here is a picture of the Clelia II docked in Duluth in 2010
The following video was taken several months later on it's sail to Antarctica.


Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 11/21/11

Kasteelborg (Dutch) arrived at 06:18
Isa (Cyp ) departed at 12:55

Monday, November 21, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 11/20/2011

American Century arrived at 07:15
Algowood departed at 09:15
Alpena arrived at 13:00
American Century departed from Midwest Energy 18:00

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bentleyville 2011

Bentleyville 2011 Tour of Light lit up Saturday evening with more than 1 million twinkling lights.

Seasons in the Northland

For those of you not able to visit the Northland throughout the year, and those who live here and forget the beauty, please enjoy the following video.
Photography by: Dennis O'Hara
Music by Mary Beth Carlson  (marybethcarlson.com)

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 11/19/2011

Edwin H. Gott arrived at 04:25
Philip R. Clarke departed at 06:30
Mesabi Miner arrived at 11:00
Algowood arrived at 11:50 
Edwin H. Gott departed at 21:40    
Mesabi Miner departed at 22:40

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 11/18/2011

Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 05:15
Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived at 06:15
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 09:45 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 11/17/11

H. Lee White  departed Duluth at 07:20
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 17:30 18:30 for Midwest Energy to load coal

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 11/16/2011

Isa (Cyp) arrived Duluth at 14:55 to load grain
H. Lee White arrive at 19:00 and 20:00 for DM&IR to load iron ore pellets
American Integrity departed from Midwest Energy at 20:30

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 11/15/2011

American Century arrived Duluth at 00:45
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 01:45
American Century departed Duluth at 11:10
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort depart 21:00

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Duluth harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 11/14/11

James R. Barker

Monday, November 14, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 11/13/11

Joseph H. Thompson arrived at 01:37
Joseph H. Thompson departed at 11:15
James R. Barker arrived at 21:30

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 11/12/11

Edwin H. Gott


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 11/11/11

 Paul R Tregurtha Arrival
Varnebank (Dutch) Departure


Arrivals & Departures
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 06:54
James R. Barker departed at 07:40
Varnebank (Dutch) departed at 13:45
Paul R. Tregurtha Expected to departed at 17:00

Friday, November 11, 2011

Split Rock Lighthouse - a return trip

Since last night was cloud covered for the lighting of the Split Rock Lighthouse Beacon, I took another trip to the light this evening for the full moon rise.  While there were some clouds, the colors of a twilight moonrise at Split Rock were warm and inviting.    

The best part is, there will be another full moon in a month when snow will be blanketing the rocks and trees.  It just doesn't get any better.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 11/10/11

Varnebank (Dutch) arrived at 09:30
American Integrity arrived at 10:30
Great Republic departed at 12:20
James R. Barker arrived at 20:45
American Integrity depart at 22:50

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Split Rock Lighthouse - Annual Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting

Every year on November 10, the light at Split Rock Lighthouse is lit in memory of the 29 men lost aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald and all the other vessels lost on the Great Lakes.

In 1975, a 729-foot freighter, the Edmund Fitzgerald, left Superior, Wis., headed for Detroit with 26,000 tons of taconite. Enroute, the ship encountered one of the November gales for which Lake Superior is notorious.
The Nov. 10 storm that doomed the Edmund Fitzgerald was matched perhaps by the crew's overconfidence in technology and underestimation of the lake's fury. Although not far from calmer waters when the storm hit, Capt. Ernest McSorley headed northeast across Lake Superior, seeking what he thought would be the shelter of the Canadian shore and eventually Whitefish Bay.
Edmund Fitzgerald PaintingThe Arthur M. Anderson, sailing 10 miles behind the Fitzgerald, soon received reports that the ship was listing, and at 7:10 p.m. heard Capt. McSorely's final message: "We're holding our own." The Anderson lost the Fitzgerald's image on its radar screens at 7:25 p.m.
Additional information about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald can be found at http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxwise/fitz.html

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 11/9/2011

John G. Munson departed at 01:15
John J. Boland arrived at 04:50
American Century arrived at 06:00
John D. Leitch departed at 08:20
John D. Leitch arrived at 09:20
Herbert C. Jackson departed at 15:10
American Century departed at 16:20
Great Republic arrived at 16:30
John J. Boland  departed at 22:20
John D. Leitch departed at 22:30

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 11/08/11

Pacific Huron (Ant) departed  at 12:25
Herbert C. Jackson (US) arrived  at 12:45
John G. Munson (US) arrived at 13:00
John D. Leitch   arrived at 16:30
Tufty departed at 18:00

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 11/7/2011

Sam Laud arrived at 05:07
Tufty (Cyp) arrived at 06:30
Hon. James L. Oberstar departed at 13:15
Sam Laud departed at 14:50
Adriaticborg departed at 21:00
Cason J. Callaway departed at 22:00

Monday, November 7, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 11/6/2011

Algolake (CA) arrived Duluth at 01:08
Indiana Harbor (US) arrived Duluth at 03:36
Algolake (CA) departed Duluth at 14:00
Indiana Harbor (US) departed Duluth at 15:25

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 11/05/2011

Presque Isle departed at 06:20
James R. Barker departed Duluth at 07:50
Saguenay (ex Lake Superior (1981) (CA) arrived Duluth at 09:00
Tufty (Cyp) arrived Duluth at 10:10
Tufty (Cyp) departed Duluth at 12:00

Ocean Freighter Tuffy

The 600 ft ocean freighter Tuffy is in port to load 30,000 tons of grain for other parts of the world.
Here it leaves port to anchor outside the harbor while it waits it's turn to load.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 11/04/2011

American Century departed at 06:00
Quebecois departed at 06:45
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 10:46
James R. Barker arrived at 11:10
Pacific Huron arrived at 19:30
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 21:00

Golden Departure

The James R Barker is bathed in golden sunlight as it departs Duluth this morning for another trip across Lake Superior.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 11/3/2011

Presque Isle arrived at 05:00
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 07:20
American Century arrived at 11:45
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 20:00

Adriaticborg unoading wind turbine components

The freighter Adriaticborg unloaded its wind turbine components at the Port of Duluth on Thursday.

Walter J. McCarthy Jr. Arrival 11/3/2011

The Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Thursday morning to load coal.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Adriaticborg Arrives on Wednesday 11/02/2011

The 469 ft ocean freighter Adriadicborg sailed under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 18:00 on Wednesday, ending a 3 week voyage from Denmark.  The Adriaticborg was built in 2011 and flies the flag of The Netherlands.

The boat is carrying windmill parts that will be assembled at Minnesota Power's new wind farm near Bismarck North Dakota and will leave port with a load of grain.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 11/1/11

Arthur M. Anderson (US ) departed Duluth at 04:55
James R. Barker (US) arrived Duluth at 12:55
Quebecois (CA) arrived Duluth at 16:10
James R. Barker departed at 23:30
Adam E. Cornelius arrive at 23:30

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 10/31/2011

Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 00:38
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 02:31
Lee A. Tregurtha departed at 07:44
Great Lakes Trader departed at 08:30
Federal Power departed at 19:30