Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 7/30/2012


Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 03:50
American Century arrived at 09:55
Mesabi Miner  departed at 10:15
Great Republic arrive at 21:00
James R. Barker arrived bet 22:30
American Century departed at 23:59

Monday, July 30, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 7/29/12

HHL Congo Departure


Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 04:21
HHL Congo arrived at 05:00
Indiana Harbor departed at 14:15
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 15:30
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 15:50
American Courage departed at 16:50
HHL Congo (Ant) departed at 18:25
Mesabi Miner arrived at 21:40

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 7/28/2012


Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 02:33
James R. Barker arrived at 03:06
Champion /Kokosing 1 arrived at 03:15
Hon. James L. Oberstar departed at 03:45
Champion /Kokosing 1 departed at 11:40
CSL Niagara (CA) arrived at 12:12
James R. Barker departed at 14:10
Indiana Harbor arrived at 20:00

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 7/27/2012


Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived at 14:30
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 14:45
American Courage arrived Duluth at 16:30

Friday, July 27, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 7/26/2012


Cedarglen (CA) arrived at 02:15
American Integrity departed at 03:15
Herbert C. Jackson departed at 15:30
Joseph L. Block departed at 18:45

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Calm Before the Storm

An approaching lightning storm made for quit a spectacular light show last night.
This picture was taken as the storm reflected the incredible beauty of nature and the handiwork of God onto the calm waters.


Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 7/25/2012


John G. Munson departed at 02:26
Michipicoten (CA) arrived at 04:22
Joseph L. Block arrived at 07:52
Michipicoten (CA) departed at 14:10
Herbert C. Jackson arrived at 15:45
American Integrity arrived at 16:30
Federal Maas (BWI) departed at 16:45

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Michipicoten Departure - An interesting "Turn of Events"

Currents in the Duluth Shipping Canal can be tricky, especially after a heavy rain, such as last night. When the 698 foot Michipicoten began to make it's final turn into the canal this afternoon, it was forced to back up and re-negotiate the turn in the swift current. An alert crew, made the correction with plenty of room to spare.
 An interesting turn of events to watch.



Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 7/24/2012

Federal Maas Arrival

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 04:53
John G. Munson arrived at 07:05
American Century departed at 13:45
Federal Maas (BWI) arrived at 17:10

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 7/23/2012

Mesabi Miner Departure

Mesabi Miner arrived at 04:26
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 10:45
American Century arrived at 14:20
Mesabi Miner departed at 21:30

Monday, July 23, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 7/22/2012


James R. Barker departed at 02:17
Cason J. Callaway arrived at 04:45
Hon. James L. Oberstar departed at 07:33
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 12:35
James R. Barker arrived at 13:35
Cason J. Callaway departed at 15:00
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 15:55
James R. Barker departed at 23:00

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 7/21/2012

James R Barker arrival

Birchglen (CA) departed at 04:53
Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived at 10:10
Walter J. McCarthy Jr.arrived at 16:20
James R. Barker arrived at 19:40

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 7/20/2012


Kaministiqua (CA) arrived at 09:15
American Integrity departed at 11:00
Birchglen (CA) arrived at 17:25
Kaministiqua (CA) departed at 19:45

Friday, July 20, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 7/19/2012


American Integrity (US) arrived Duluth at 17:55
HHL Amur departed Duluth from Port Terminal at 20:00

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 7/18/2012


Sam Laud arrived at 02:36
HHL Amur (Ant) arrived at 06:56
Sam Laud departed at 10:45
Elbeborg (Dutch) departed at 18:45

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Split Rock Lighthouse - The Jewel of Lake Superior

I often visit Split Rock Lighthouse and never get tired of it's sheer beauty.
Sitting on top of a 130 foot cliff, the lighthouse has stood sentinel over Lake Superior's North Shore for over 100 years.
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Hang onto your hat as you step out on the ledge of the lantern room for a dramatic 360 degree view of the big lake.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for 7/17/2012


Indiana Harbor departed at 02:36
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed at 04:19
Mesabi Miner arrived at 05:21
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 11:15
Elbeborg (Dutch) arrived at 12:30
Mesabi Miner departed at 16:15
Atlanticborg (Dutch) departed at 20:20

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Visit the CGC Mackinaw

When the CGC Mackinaw visited the Port of Duluth last year, I visited the bridge to take a 360 panorama.

Feel free to look around this incredibly beautiful boat.





Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 7/16/2012

A busy day for shipping in Duluth.

James R. Barker departed at 03:35
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 04:15
Buffalo arrived at 07:40
Indiana Harbor arrived at 10:05
Buffalo (US) departed at 14:30
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 19:15
Ebroborg (Dutch) departed at 19:55
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 22::45
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 23:30

Monday, July 16, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 7/15/2012


Cason J. Callaway departed at 06:17
James R. Barker arrived at 14:05
Atlanticborg (Dutch) arrived at 19:05

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 7/14/2012


Cason J. Callaway arrived Duluth at 03:27
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived Duluth at 06:24
American Integrity departed Duluth at 13:00
Ebroborg (Dutch) arrived Duluth at 13:20
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed Duluth at 19:30

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 7/13/2012


Joseph L. Block arrived Duluth at 06:20
John G. Munson departed Duluth at 11:20
Joseph L. Block departed at 21:30.
American Integrity arrived at 22:20.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 7/12/2012


American Courage departed at 07:34
Atlantic Erie (CA) arrived at 07:53
Alpena arrived at 10:30
John G. Munson  arrived at 16:25
Atlantic Erie (CA) departed at 18:40

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mesabi Miner Arrival

A birds eye view of the 1000 foot Mesabi Miner arrival shows the tremendous size of these giant lakers.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 7/10/2012


CSL Laurentien arrived at 01:14
CSL Assiniboine departed at 05:38
Atlanticborg (Dutch) departed at 10:15
CSL Laurentien (CA) departed at 11:15
Mesabi Miner arrived at 15:30
Algosoo (CA) arrived at 19:55
American Mariner depart at 21:40
Edgar B. Speer depart at 23:10

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Enger Park

While you view the beautiful scenes around the Duluth-Superior Harbor today through the harborcams, I don't want you to miss some of the other gems around Duluth, such as Enger Park and it's new pavilion.

Enger Park is located high on the bluffs in the heart of Duluth.

Take a look from the top!
Click HERE to take a tour!

Canal Park Fly-Over

For those who miss walking  Canal Park at 5AM on warm July mornings, this may be a nice reminder for you to give a try.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 7/9/2012


It's good to see the big boys (1000 footers) back in town now that Midwest Energy is operational after the flooding.
Edgar B. Speer

Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 02:16
James R. Barker arrived at 04:16
Algoma Quebecois arrived at 09:40
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 13:20
James R. Barker departed at 18:00
Edgar B. Speer arrived at 19:25
CSL Assiniboine arrived at 20:25
American Mariner arrived at 20:45

Monday, July 9, 2012

Algoma Quebecois Arrival Video


This morning was such a beautiful day on the shores of Lake Superior that I thought you might enjoy a quick spin around the canal while the Algoma Quebecois arrived.

I launched the remote controlled PhotoCopter 1 from the beach on Park Point and watched the Quebecois sail under the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Enjoy the ride! - p.s. I replace the annoying sound of the props with the seagulls.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 7/8/2012


Atlanticborg (Dutch) arrived at 02:59
Joseph H. Thompson departed at 04:09
American Integrity arrived at 08:08
American Integrity departed at 19:55

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 7/7/2012


Birchglen Departure

Philip R. Clarke departed at 02:29
Sam Laud departed at 03:34
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 05:32
Birchglen arrived at 05:56
Birchglen departed Duluth at 19:30

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 7/6/2012


Joseph L. Block departed at 08:30
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 12:45
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 13:15
Michipicoten departed at 14:45
Sam Laud arrived at 19:50

Friday, July 6, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 7/5/2012


Michipicoten arrive at 22:30.
Roger Blough departed at 23:40.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Duluth 4th of July Fireworks 2012



Click here to see more fireworks images

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 7/4/2012

Happy Fourth of July

Pere Marquette 41/tug Undaunted departed at 04:34
Joseph L. Block arrived at 10:45
Roger Blough arrived at 17:30

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Full Moon - Full Buck Moon


The Full Buck Moon – July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
The July full moon drifted up through the Lake Superior horizon on a rare 85 degree F evening in Duluth.
Canal Park was still crowded with people as the moon broke through the haze for a wonderful lunar display of God's creation.


Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 7/3/2012


Pere Marquette 41/tug Undaunted arrived at 02:51
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 07:26
Edgar B. Speer departed at 08:50
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 19:45

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 7/2/2012


Cason J. Callaway (US) departed at 05:18
Herbert C. Jackson (US) arrived at 19:20

Monday, July 2, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 7/1/2012


Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 10:43
Cason J. Callaway arrived at 16:30
American Integrity departed at 18:45

Sunday, July 1, 2012

American Integrity Go-Around

Late last evening at 20:45, as the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge was lifting for the 1000 foot American Integrity, the bridge lost power and the alert crew of the Integrity made a go-around and re-entered once the power was restored.
Had the crew and Bridge Operator not done a superb job in dealing with this emergency, a catastrophe would have occurred in front of a crowded Canal park.
This video will show the first attempted entry and the go-around.


AIS track (From boatnerds.com)

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 6/30/2012


John G. Munson departed at 06:05
American Integrity arrived at 21:20