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
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
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)
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
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)
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.
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. The
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
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
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
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.
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