Thursday, May 31, 2012

Duluth - The Zenith City

Duluth is blessed with abundant natural resources, and they all seem to come together at the "Head of The Lakes".

Daybreak Arrival - Arthur M Anderson

The Arthur M Anderson arrived 6AM this morning under clear skies and calm seas making for a beautiful "Lake Superior" morning.


Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 5/30/2012


Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 09:30
James R. Barker arrived at 11:45
Cedarglen (CA) arrived at 14:45
Edwin H. Gott arrived at 20:10
American Mariner departed at 21:00
Kwintebank departed at 22:20
James R. Barker departed at 23:40

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 5/29/2012


Mesabi Miner arrived at 04:42
Algosoo departed at 06:38
American Mariner arrived at 07:42
Mapleglen departed at 13:45
Federal Elbe (Cyp) departed at 17:25
Mesabi Miner departed at 18:00
HHL Congo depart at 22:40
American Integrity departed at 23:10
Kwintebank arrived at 23:59

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 5/28/2012


James R. Barker departed at 01:39
Indiana Harbor departed at 02:47
Algosoo arrived at 09:09
Federal Elbe (Cyp) arrived at 14:50
Mapleglen arrived at 20:15
Paul R. Tregurtha arrive at  23:00

Monday, May 28, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for 5/27/2012

Indiana Harbor (US) arrived at 10:17

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 5/26/2012


Emilie (Pan) departed at 00:36
Americaborg (Dutch) arrived at 01:03
H. Lee White arrived at 03:31
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 05:39
American Century arrived at 06:21
Presque Isle arrived at 11:40
H. Lee White departed at 14:40
American Century departed at 17:55
Americaborg (Dutch) departed Duluth at 20:50
Philip R. Clarke departed at 22:30
Joseph L. Block departed at 23:00

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 5/25/2012


Atlantic Erie departed at 03:54
James R. Barker arrived at 08:14
James R. Barker departed at 19:45
Kwintebank (Dutch) departed at 20:20

Friday, May 25, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 5/24/2012


Birchglen arrived at 02:47
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 03:27
Emilie (Pan) arrived Duluth at 06:57
Kwintebank (Dutch) arrived at 09:40
Cason J. Callaway departed at 10:30
Birchglen departed at 12:35
Atlantic Erie arrived at 16:20
Joseph L. Block arrived at 16:40

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 5/23/2012


Mesabi Miner arrived at 02:10
Mesabi Miner departed at 14:45
Cason J. Callaway arrived at 15:37
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 17:30

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 5.22.2012


Indiana Harbor departed at 05:43
Kaministiqua (CA) arrived at 09:18
Americaborg (Dutch) departed at 14:45
Kaministiqua departed at 18:10

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Springtime Photography

Yesterday was such a beautiful day along Lake Superior that I couldn't help but get out and enjoy a day on the North Shore.
Here are a few images from a "Superior" afternoon. (All of these images were taken using my remote controlled photocopter).
Two Harbors Lighthouse 
Edna G - Two Harbors
Split Rock Lighthouse
Grand Marais Coast Guard Station



Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 5/21/2012

 American Century Departure


American Century departed at 05:30
Sam Laud departed at 05:45
John D. Leitch departed at 12:10
Indiana Harbor arrived at 16:45
Vancouverborg departed at 18:00


Monday, May 21, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 5/20/2012

American Integrity departed at 01:01
Atlantic Huron arrived at 04:30
Algoma Quebecois departed at 09:00
Algoma Olympic departed at 12:10
Vancouverborg arrive at 17:00
John D. Leitch arrived at 17:05
American Century arrived at 18:50
Sam Laud arrived at 20:30
Atlantic Huron  departed at 22:10

Solar Eclipse over Caribou Lake

A rare solar eclipse occurred at sunset last evening. I took this photo of it over Caribou Lake just prior to sunset.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 5/19/2012

Spruceglen arrived at 04:48
American Integrity arrived at 07:12
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 12:00
HHL Congo (Ant) arrived at 12:50
Spruceglen departed at 14:50
Wicko (Bah) departed at 16:55
James R. Barker departed at 22:00
Algoma Olympic arrived at 22:15

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 5/18/2012

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 03:18
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed at 13:30
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 17:30
Alpena arrived Duluth at 18:10
CSL Tadoussac arrive Duluth bet 19:10
James R. Barker to arrive Duluth bet 22:50

Friday, May 18, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 5/17/2012

Hon. James L Oberstar Departure

 Hon. James L. Oberstar (Beeghly) departed at 05:55
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 07:18
CSL Niagara departed at 09:40
Algoma Quebecois arrived at 12:25
Cedarglen departed at 17:00
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 19:00
Wicko arrived at 21:20


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat traffic for Wednesday 5/16/2012

Cedarglen arrived at 05:07
Philip R. Clarke departed at 05:35
Indiana Harbor departed at 11:40
Hon. James L. Oberstar arrive at 18:00
CSL Niagara arrived at 22:30

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Americaborg Unloading

The Americaborg arrived last evening and is now unloading it's cargo of wind generator parts for Minnesota Power at the Port Terminal.



Tug Boat Lineup

The mighty tugs owned by Great Lakes Towing are the workhorses of the harbor. Today, they sat basking in the warm afternoon sun.

Hon. James L. Oberstar arrives

The 806 foot Hon. James L. Oberstar slipped under the Aerial Lift Bridge through the beautiful calm waters and blue skies of a "Superior" Mid-May evening.


Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 5/15/2012

Philip R. Clarke
Mesabi Miner
American Century departed  at 06:30
Lee A. Tregurtha departed at 08:20
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 16:40
Indiana Harbor arrived at 17:35
Mesabi Miner arrived at 19:45
Americaborg arrived at 21:45

Americaborg Arrival

The Dutch flagged Americaborg entered port at 21:45 last evening to deliver parts to Minnesota Power for the Bison Wind Energy Farm which is being built in North Dakota.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 5/14/2012

 With the winds calm, I was able to send the photocopter up for a few pictures this evening.
Lee R. Tregutha (mikrokopter)
American Century (mikrolopter)


American Integrity departed at 01:51
Lee A. Tregurtha arrives at 17:30
American Century arrived at 19:00

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 5/13/2012

John G. Munson departed at 05:44
Joseph L. Block departed at 08:00
American Integrity arrived at 15:25
SUNRISE DEPARTURE - John G Munson

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 5/12/2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Arrivals & Departures

Ebroborg (Dutch) departed at 09:06
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 09:10
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 10:45
Joseph L. Block arrived at 12:07
Great Lakes Trader departed at 15:15
Morraborg (Dutch) departed at 17:35
John G. Munson arrived bet 18:35

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 5/11/2012

H L White Departure

Ebroborg arrived at 01:20
H. Lee White departed at 05:33
Joseph H. Thompson departed at 11:25
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 13:15
Morraborg (Dutch) arrived at 15:55
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 19:30
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 23:15

Friday, May 11, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 5/10/2012

Mesabi Miner departed at 03:13
Indiana Harbor departed at 04:50
James R. Barker departed at 10:30
H. Lee White arrived at 17:45

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 5/9/2012

Algosoo (CA ) departed Duluth at 05:20
Indiana Harbor (US) arrived Duluth at 05:40
Federal Mackinac (MI) arrived Duluth at 06:20
Kaministiqua (CA) arrived Duluth at 07:55
Federal Mackinac (MI) departed Duluth at 13:50
Mesabi Miner arrived at 16:30
Kaministiqua departed at 16:30
James R. Barker arrived at 17:30
Cason J. Callaway departed at 18:00
Clipper Gemini departed at 20:30

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Tuesday 5/8/2012

Algosoo arrived at 08:50
CSL Laurentien arrived at 14:00
American Century departed at 14:30
Algosoo  departed at 21:30
American Mariner departed 22:00

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 5/7/12

Paul R. Tregurtha (US ) departed Duluth at 02:11
American Mariner (US) arrived Duluth at 12:19
American Integrity (US) departed Duluth at 12:45

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 5/6/2012

Spruceglen (CA) arrived Duluth at 00:55
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived Duluth at 16:25
Spruceglen departed at 19:00

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Clipper Gemini Arrives in Duluth on Maiden Voyage

(Information provided by Duluth Port Authority)
Maiden Voyage from Hong Kong to Duluth to weekend discharge of heavy-lift cargo
A newly christened oceangoing vessel, the Clipper Gemini, sailed into the Port of Duluth-Superior today.  It’s not often that Duluth ends up being a port of call on a ship’s maiden voyage from Hong Kong!

The 393-foot Bahamian-flag vessel was loaded in and left Kobe, Japan, on Feb. 23, 2012. En route to Duluth, she wound her way around the globe via Xingang, China; Songkhla, Thailand; Singapore; the Suez Canal; Gibralter; Poole, UK; and Hamburg and Rostok, Germany, before entering the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 28. She made one last stop in Valleyfield (Quebec) before arriving in the Twin Ports.

Over the weekend, crews from Lake Superior Warehousing Co. will discharge its breakbulk cargo of gas and steam turbine/generator components for a large electricity generation project (including six heavy-lift units) at the Clure Public Marine Terminal, the port’s only breakbulk terminal. From Duluth, the cargo will move its final leg via specialized railcar and truck to the ENMAX Shepard Energy Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

“Delivery of this significant cargo has been painstakingly planned down to the last detail,” said Gianna Manes, ENMAX Corporation President and CEO. “Each of the natural-gas fired turbines weighs about 735,000 pounds and are the equivalent to a 4-story building in length. Once in place and operational, the 800 MW Shepard Energy Centre will be a pivotal facility to Alberta’s growing electricity needs.”

Cargo onboard the Clipper Gemini is one of nearly 20 shipments of heavy machinery and other energy-related equipment expected in the Twin Ports during 2012, the majority of which will include components for U.S. wind energy projects.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 5/5/2012

CSL Niagara departed at 03:52
James R. Barker departed at 07:32
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 08:04
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 15:40
Morraborg (Dutch) departed at 17:15
Great Lakes Trader departed at 18:10

Friday, May 4, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 5/3/2012

Mesabi Miner arrived at 02:30
Indiana Harbor departed at 07:28
Lee A. Tregurtha departed at 10:25
Morraborg (Dutch) arrived at 11:15
Mesabi Miner departed at 17:15
CSL Niagara arrived at 17:40
James R. Barker arrived at 18:50

Thursday, May 3, 2012

NEW! Duluth Harbor Vessel Tracker

I have added a new AIS (Automated Identification System) antenna for vesseltracker.com and can now provide an updated boat location for the harbor.
View to second map from the bottom on this page.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 5/2/2012

Arthur M. Anderson departed at 04:30
American Century departed at 10:15
John G. Munson arrived at 10:35
Indiana Harbor arrived at 17:10
Virginiaborg departed at 17:30
Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 18:30 
John G. Munson departed at 22:50

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 5/1/2012

Cason J. Callaway arrived at 00:40
Cason J. Callaway departed at 10:00
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 11:05
Algoma Progress departed at 11:35
American Integrity arrived at 11:55
American Century arrive Duluth bet 18:00
American Integrity departed at 22:30 and 23:55

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dulut Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 4/30/2012

Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 07:32
Buffalo arrived at 08:00
Virginiaborg (Dutch) arrived at 09:17
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 10:50 
Buffalo departed at 15:25
Algoma Progress arrive at 18:00