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You are overlooking Duluth, Minnesota which is a city built on hills overlooking the western tip of Lake Superior. The first camera to the left is owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers' Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center with funding from the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. The next camera is focused on the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge while the next three cameras cover the Duluth Inner Harbor and the Duluth Main Harbor.
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 6/29/2012


Philip R. Clarke arrived at 05:27
Algowood (CA) arrived at 06:36
Philip R. Clarke departed at 10:23
John G. Munson arrived at 13:50
Alamosborg (Dutch) departed at 17:14
Algowood departed at 22:00

Friday, June 29, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 6/28/2012

There was no large boat traffic on Thursday! Strange but true!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Wednesday 6/27/2012


Sam Laud arrived at 00:20
Spartan/barge Spartan II arrived at 05:30
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 09:45
HHL Amazon (Ant) departed at 16:30
Sundew departed at 19:35
Sundew arrived at 20:30
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort depart at 21:00
Spartan/barge Spartan II departed at 23:00

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for 6/26/2012


CSL Assiniboine (CA) departed at 10:30
G.L. Ostrander/barge Integrity arrived at 13:30
Flinterstar (Dutch) departed at 15:30
Alamosborg (Dutch) arrived at 18:20

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Boat Traffic for Monday 6/25/2012


CSL Assiniboine arrived at 16:03
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 17:00
Flintersun (Dutch) departed at 18:20

Monday, June 25, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 6/24/2012

The Dutch flagged Flinterstar
The Flinterstar arrived in the early evening to drop off wind turbine blades and will also load more wind turbine bladed for export.

Arthur M. Anderson (US) arrived at 05:04
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 06:57
James R. Barker (US ) departed at 16:30
Flinterstar (Dutch) arrived at 17:30
Flintersun (Dutch) arrived at 18:10
Perelik (Malt ) departed at 18:35

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 6/23/2012

Edgar B. Speer at Port Terminal prior to departure. (notice the Great Lakes Towing tugs in lower right)

James R. Barker arrived at 00:52
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 13:25
Alamosborg (Dutch) departed at 15:18
Edgar B. Speer departed at 16:30


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 6/22/2012

Perelik (Malt) Arrival

Perelik (Malt) arrived at 18:05
Irma (Cyp) departed at 18:35

Friday, June 22, 2012

Irma (CYP) Departure

The Cyprus flagged Irma left port with a cargo of grain this evening.

Yesterday I did some aerial photography (from a real plane) around Duluth.

The H Lee White arrived in Two Harbors after leaving Duluth. Here is an aerial picture as she loaded taconite during the afternoon at the Two Harbors Ore Docks.

The Aerial Lift Bridge stands in contrast to the muddy water from the recent rains.

The Alamosborg finishes unloading wind turbine parts at the Duluth Port Terminal. The wind turbines are part of a large wind farm being built in North Dakota by Minnesta Power.

Split Rock Lighthouse continues to stand sentinel over the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Gooseberry Falls was running wild with over 10 inches of fresh rain.

The Highway 210 Bridge (approach) located on the St Louis River just north of Jay Cooke State Park was washed out.
(bridge just below the Thomson Dam)

The community of Fond-du-Lac, located on the far western end of Duluth and just below Jay Cooke State Park remains flooded. There is all time record high water coming through Jay Cooke.

Boat Traffic
Atlantic Huron arrived at 05:57
H. Lee White departed at 07:10
Edgar B. Speer arrived at 08:00
Roger Blough departed at 09:25
HHL Amazon (Ant) arrived at 18:40
Atlantic Huron departed at 20:45
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 21:20

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Red Sea

No, you are not in the Middle East.  The red water that you see is from the red clay from surrounding hillsides, especially Northern Wisconsin, that has been washed into the St. Louis and Nemadji Rivers rivers.
It will gradually clear up over the next few weeks.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 6/20/12

Irma Arrival (Cyprus)

Irma (Cyp) arrived Duluth at 06:15
Birchglen (CA ) departed Duluth at 08:10
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort (US ) departed Duluth at 10:00
Roger Blough (US) arrived Duluth at 10:30
H. Lee White arrived at 20:15

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rainbows in the Distance

As with most storms, God puts a rainbow in the heavens to remind us that the best is yet to come.
Beginning of storm on Tuesday morning
End of Storm on Wednesday evening


Storm Front Passing - Beauty in Motion!

The weather over Lake Superior has been more then a little unsettled the past two days.
This video from the Inner Harbor Cam shows just how unsettled it has been.   Beauty in motion!

Governor Dayton released the following this morning on the flooding in Duluth:

This morning my thoughts are with our friends and neighbors in Duluth and the surrounding region, as they respond to major flooding. I have spoken to Duluth Mayor Don Ness and have offered all possible state assistance now and during the recovery. I will travel to Duluth tomorrow morning to discuss further how the state can help.

Emergency crews are working hard to ensure public safety, while they begin the cleanup process. If you live or were planning to travel in the Duluth area, please follow their requests to stay off of affected roads and highways. Parts of Interstate 35 and Highway 23 are presently closed, as well as various local roads and streets. Please stay safe and allow the emergency crews to do their work. 
Duluth News Tribune

State of Emergency in Duluth!

Duluth is under a State of Emergency due to continued heavy rain.
This picture is Grandmas' Restaurant at Miller Hill Mall.
Half of the Fon-du-Lac area is evacuated and under water.  The animals that escaped from the zoo, including a polar bear, have been rounded up.
Heavy rain continues!


High Water in the Northland

Heavy rains  over night left many roads impassible in the Duluth and North Shore area.  When I headed out to take more pictures, I found that I wasn't going anywhere soon, as the only road out was flooded with a surprised  motorist watching his car straddle a washed out road.
Midway Road, 1 mile north of Pike Lake near Duluth.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 6/19/2012



Algoma Navigator (CA ) departed Duluth at 08:32
Birchglen (CA) arrived Duluth at 12:40
American Spirit arrived Duluth bet 22:15
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 22:45

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pink Sky in the Morning - Sailors Take Warning

Pink Sky in the Morning - Sailors Take Warning, or so the saying goes.

Rainbows do not appear at 5AM very often, but, this morning was an exception as an approaching storm system triggered an amazing double rainbow over Caribou Lake for 5 minutes before it fading into the clouds.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 6/18/2012


Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 00:10
Algorail arrived at 10:10
Algoma Navigator (CA) arrived at 10:45
Mesabi Miner departed at 11:05
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 11:30
Kaministiqua (CA) arrived at 13:20
Algorail departed at 19:10
Kaministiqua departed at 23:00
Alamosborg arrived at 23:30

Monday, June 18, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for June 17th, 2012


American Integrity departed at 03:46
Spruceglen arrived at 04:19
Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin arrived at 12:27
Spruceglen (CA) departed at 13:45
Mesabi Miner arrived at 18:10
Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin departed at 23:00

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday June 16th


Algoma Quebecois (CA) departed at 00:18
Algosoo (CA) arrived at 00:58
American Integrity arrived at 16:22
Cedarglen (CA ) departed at 18:50
Algosoo (CA) departed at 20:20

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 6/15/2012


John G. Munson arrived at 02:45
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 04:15
Algoma Olympic arrived at 06:30
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 08:30
John G. Munson departed at 13:30
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 18:15
Algoma Olympic departed at 20:35
Cedarglen arrived at 22:30

Friday, June 15, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 6/14/2012


Great Republic departed at 04:10
James R. Barker arrived at 04:30
Edwin H. Gott departed at 05:45
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 08:55
James R. Barker departed at 17:35

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 6/13/2012


Arneborg (Dutch) arrived at 01:41
Edwin H. Gott arrived at 02:52
American Spirit departed at 05:13
Algoma Quebecois arrived at 06:18
American Century departed at 06:38
Great Republic arrived at 21:30
Arneborg departed at 23:30

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 6/12/2012


Marietje Marsilla (Dutch) - Departure

State of Michigan arrived at 07:05
American Spirit arrived at 12:50
American Century arrived at 16:45
Marietje Marsilla (Dutch) departed at 18:05

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 6/11/2012


Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 00:07
American Integrity  departed at 00:48
Philip R. Clarke departed at 03:04
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 10:15
Indiana Harbor departed at 11:40
James R. Barker arrived at 12:00
Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived at 16:30
James R. Barker departed at 21:00

Monday, June 11, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 6/10/12


American Integrity arrived at 14:25
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 17:10
Indiana Harbor arrived at 21:20

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 6/9/2012


Arthur M. Anderson departed at 01:52
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 05:17
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed at 13:50

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 6/8/2012


Marietje Marsilla (Dutch)
Marietje Marsilla (Dutch) arrived at 06:08
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 07:14
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 18:15
Walter J. McCarthy Jr.arrived at 21:00

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dululth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 6/7/2012


Cason J. Callaway arrived at 01:10
American Century arrived at 02:40
Birchglen (CA) departed at 04:35
Joseph L. Block departed at 10:20
CSL Assiniboine (CA) arrived at 12:10
American Century departed at 13:40
Cason J. Callaway departed at 16:00
Alpena arrived at 19:00
CSL Assiniboine (CA) departed at 20:50

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Big Red - Edwin H Gott Departs

The 1000 foot Edwin H Gott sails under the Aerial Lift Bridge as Wednesday evening sailboat racers play on Lake Superior.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 6/6/2012


Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 00:40
Edwin H. Gott arrived at 05:20
Atlantic Erie arrived at 06:25
Kaministiqua departed at 09:15
Birchglen arrived at 15:20
Joseph L. Block arrived at 17:15
Atlantic Erie departed at 17:30
Edwin H. Gott departed at 19:10

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Edwin H Gott Arrival

The 1000 foot Edwin H Gott entered the Duluth Harbor this morning at 5A.M. under a crimson sky.
The Gott was named for the President of the United States Steel Company from 1967 to 1969.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 6/5/2012


Mesabi Miner departed at 09:10
James R. Barker departed at 09:50
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 14:55
Kaministiqua arrived at 23:30

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sunset Loon

A loon stretched his wings as the sun sets on another Minnesota evening. Loons are commonly seen around the Duluth Harbor and many of the surrounding lakes, including Lake Superior.


Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 6/4/2012

Mesabi Miner enters port on a warm summer evening

Frontenac departed at 02:49
American Integrity arrived at 05:01
Philip R. Clarke departed at 10:40
American Integrity departed at 16:10
Mesabi Miner arrived at 21:00
James R. Barker arrived at 23:30

Monday, June 4, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 6/3/2012


Atlantic Huron (CA) arrived at 07:01
Indiana Harbor (US ) departed at 07:15
Philip R. Clarke (US) arrived at 13:55
Frontenac (CA) arrived at 16:53
Atlantic Huron (CA) departed at 17:10

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 6/2/2012


Spruceglen departed at 02:16
Hon. James L. Oberstar departed at 02:43
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 04:25
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed at 14:40
Presque Isle arrived at 15:30
Indiana Harbor arrived at 19:30

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 6/1/2012

Spruceglen Arrival

Spruceglen (CA) arrived at 05:13
American Century departed at 08:00
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 08:30
John J. Boland departed at 13:15
Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived at 16:25



Friday, June 1, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 5/31/2012


Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 06:05
Cedarglen departed at 12:00
Edwin H. Gott departed at 13:00
John J. Boland arrived at 19:00
American Century arrived at 20:30