Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 10/30/2012


Presque Isle departed at 02:26
Indiana Harbor departed at 07:15
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 17:50
American Courage arrived at 20:15

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lighthouses, Waves, and a Full Moon

The sound of breaking waves, twilight in the sky, and a harvest moon made for a particularly beautiful evening on the shores of Lake Superior tonight.

 The moon rose from the horizon at its appointed time just as the final light of day faded into the big lake.


Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 10/29/2012


Aerial Lift Bridge
Full Moon Rise Monday Evening
Presque Isle arrived at 03:55
Great Republic departed at 07:37
Indiana Harbor arrived at 17:30
Federal Power departed at 19:15
Mandarin departed at 20:20
Pochard arrived at 21:10
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 21:30

Monday, October 29, 2012

The HMS Bounty visited Duluth in 2010 as part of the Tall Ships Festival. These images are presented as a small tribute to the ship and the two crew members that were lost in Hurricane Sandy.
Music by Mary Beth Carlson
Click HERE to take a Deck tour of the ships during the festival
Click HERE for HMS Bounty Gallery
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Eternal Father, Strong to save
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!
---"The Navy Hymn" (lyrics 1860 by Rev. William Whiting; set to music in 1861 by Rev. John B. Dykes)

HMS Bounty lost off N.C. coast

14 rescued, 2 missing from HMS Bounty off N.C. coast


From NBS News - A search was under way Monday for two crew members of the stricken ship HMS Bounty, which sank off the coast of North Carolina, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Earlier Monday, two Coast Guard helicopters rescued 14 people from life rafts after they were forced to abandon ship.

They were flown to Air Station Elizabeth City in North Carolina where they were met by awaiting emergency medical services personnel, the Coast Guard said.
An aircraft was on the scene, searching for the two missing crew members, with a Jayhawk helicopter en route to assist.

HMS Bounty passing through the Duluth Ship Canal in 2010
"It appears that two crew members didn't make it on to the life rafts," Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Michael Patterson told NBC News. The Coast Guard was speaking with the rescued crew members to find out more details.

The ship issued a distress signal late Sunday after taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a release.

The owner of the 180-foot, three mast ship -- which was built for the 1962 Marlon Brando movie, "Mutiny on the Bounty" -- lost communication with the crew and alerted the Coast Guard to the situation.
The Coast Guard then received a distress signal from the ship showing its position. It sent out an aircraft to speak with the crew, which reported that the vessel was taking on water and had no propulsion. It was located about 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C.
“The 16 people donned cold water survival suits and life jackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies,” the Coast Guard said in the statement. It had earlier reported  that there were 17 people aboard the ship.
The director of the HMS Bounty Organization, Tracie Simonin, said that the tall ship left Connecticut last week for St. Petersburg, Fla. The crew had been in constant contact with the National Hurricane Center and tried to go around the storm, she said.
The ship, now reportedly underwater, was earlier surrounded by 18-foot seas and 40 mph winds as Hurricane Sandy moves through the area.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 10/28/2012

Algorail arrived at 01:21
Great Republic arrived at 02:33
Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 03:41
Frontenac departed at 07:21
John J. Boland departed at 13:52
Algorail departed at 15:25
Mandarin arrived at 17:30
Federal Power arrive Duluth bet 20:30
Lee A. Tregurtha departed at 21:05

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 10/27/2012

Frontenac Departure on 10/28/2012



Federal Power arrived at 19:30 for Anchor wait off Duluth piers
John J. Boland arrived at 21:00.
Frontenac arrived at 21:20

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 10/26/2012


Atlantic Huron departed at 02:37
Atlantic Erie arrived at 03:03
Atlantic Huron arrived Duluth at 03:24
Copenhagen (Ant) arrived at 08:30
Atlantic Huron departed at 09:40
Atlantic Erie departed at 16:30

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 24, 1899: Wreck of the Criss Grove


Split Rock Island
October 24, 1899: Wreck of the Criss Grove
On October 24th, 1899 on Lake Superior, ninety-foot long, the three-masted schooner Criss Grover ran aground and wrecked near Split Rock Island—eleven years before the Split Rock Lighthouse first lit. Enroute from Bay Mills, Michigan, to Duluth with a load of lumber, the Grover ran into gale or thick fog (accounts differ) and struck a reef near the island. Divers today can see its hull and anchor in about 53 feet of water near the Island. No one was killed, and the next day the crew began stripping it of any reusable items—the vessel was so rotten and damaged it was deemed not worth salvaging. Launched in 1878, the schooner was known among Lake Superior mining towns as a “powder boat,” as she often hauled blasting powder and dynamite to mining and lumber camps when no other vessel would. It wasn’t the first time the Grover had run aground. In 1880 she had also come ashore with heavy damage in Lake Huron near AuSable, Michigan. The wreck was declared a total loss, but she was salvaged and returned to action. Unfortunately, life-saving efforts during that incident proved fatal—for one of the volunteer rescuers. A local judge was manning a small canon that propelled tow lines to the floundering vessel when the cannon exploded, killing him. 
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Camera Update

All cameras are now operational

LSMMA - Lake Superior Maritime Maritime Museum - Canal View
Bridgecam - Hillside view of Aerial Lift Bridge area
GLA Cam - View of Aerial Lift Bridge from atop the Great Lakes Aquarium
LaFarge - View from atop old Lafarge Cement Plant - this view will change as camera is rotated
Harborcam - Hillside view of main Harbor

I will be upgrading the Lafarge camera in the near future as weather permits.

Thank you for your patience this week as I did some maintenance and upgrades. Please let  me know if you run across any issues, or, if you have any other comments or suggestions.

Thanks,
Dennis

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 10/25/2012


Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 05:29
Atlantic Huron arrived at 15:00

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 10/24/2012


Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 01:21
Cason J. Callaway departed at 03:31
American Integrity departed at 08:35
Mesabi Miner arrived at 09:50
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 14:20
Kwintebank (Dutch) departed at 15:10
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 17:40
Mesabi Miner departed at 23:55

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 10/23/2012

Due to rain and fog the cameras were not able to view the harbor.  Expect the same today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Monday 10/22/2012


Alpena arrived Duluth at 05:25
Indiana Harbor departed Duluth at 11:08
James R. Barker departed Duluth at 12:25
Kwintebank arrived at 23:30

Camera Update

I am currently working on the GLA camera and LaFarge Camera. I expect to have them back by tomorrow. Thanks, Dennis

Monday, October 22, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 10/21/2012


American Century departed at 06:52
Indiana Harbor arrived at 11:46
Philip R. Clarke departed at 16:00
Mesabi Miner departed at 16:25
James R. Barker arrived at 21:20

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Saturday 10/20/2012

American Century Arrival
American Mariner departed at 15:35
American Century arrived at 17:13
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 22:15
Mesabi Miner arrived at 23:15

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Camera Status

The camera at the new location atop the Great Lakes Aquarium needs to have its antenna aligned better. The camera at the Lafarge site is still there, just having technical difficulties. I will be working on these issue next week. Sorry about the inconvenience. Dennis

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 10/19/2012


Algoma Navigator departed at 00:40
Hon. James L. Oberstar departed at 09:10
American Mariner arrived at 12:10

Friday, October 19, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 10/18/12


Algoma Navigator departed at 05:13
John G. Munson arrived at 10:10
Algoma Navigator arrived at 11:25
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 12:35
Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived at 18:15
Drawsko (Pol) departed at 20:05
John G. Munson departed at 20:40
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 22:30

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 10/18/2012


American Integrity departed at 04:58
Algoma Navigator arrived at 14:30
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 15:50
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 16:00

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 10/16/2012


American Integrity arrived at 18:25
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 20:20
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 23:00

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 10/15/2012


Koningsborg (Dutch) arrived at 00:51
James R. Barker arrived at 01:40
Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin departed at 06:02
James R. Barker departed at 14:05
Virginiaborg (Dutch ) departed at 17:30
Drawsko (Pol) arrived at 18:50
Koningsborg (Dutch) departed at 20:45

Monday, October 15, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 10/14/12


Mesabi Miner arrived at 10:14
American Century departed at 13:07
Indiana Harbor arrived at 13:30
Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin arrived at 18:20
Indiana Harbor departed at 18:40
Virginiaborg arrived at 23:10
Mesabi Miner departed at 23:30

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 10/13/12

American Century arrived at 15:25

Friday, October 12, 2012

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Thursday 10/11/12


Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 06:40
Spartan/barge Spartan II arrived at 13:45

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 10/10/2012


American Integrity departed at 00:12
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 06:41
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 10:35
Roger Blough departed at 14:55
Philip R. Clarke departed at 18:00
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 19:45

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 10/9/2012

Lake Superior Rainbow

G.L. Ostrander/barge Integrity arrived at 02:07
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 02:36
American Mariner arrived at 04:41
Edwin H. Gott arrived at 08:12
American Integrity arrived at 11:58
Vancouverborg (Dutch) departed at 16:40
Roger Blough arrived at 18:30
American Mariner departed at 20:00
Miedwie departed at 20:40
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 21:10

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 10/8/2012


Vancouverborg (Dutch) arrived at 02:32
James R. Barker arrived at 06:01
Lakes Contender/tug Ken Boothe, Sr. arrived at 06:29
Joseph L. Block departed at 12:45
James R. Barker departed at 18:50
Herbert C. Jackson departed at 19:45
Lakes Contender/tug Ken Boothe, Sr. departed at 20:25
American Spirit arrived at 21:05
John J. Boland departed at 21:30

Monday, October 8, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 10/7/2012


Indiana Harbor departed at 01:03
Joseph L. Block arrived at 09:00
Mesabi Miner departed at 11:00
John G. Munson  arrived at 11:55
Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 12:00
Fivelborg (Dutch) departed at 15:40
Lee A. Tregurtha departed at 21:00
John G. Munson departed at 21:20
Herbert C. Jackson arrived at 22:15

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 10/6/2012


Fivelborg (Dutch) arrived at 09:45
Indiana Harbor arrived at 14:30
Mesabi Miner arrived at 15:33
Miedwie (Bah) arrived at 17:30

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 10/5/2012

Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 03:40
James R. Barker arrived at 06:30
James R. Barker departed at 15:45

Friday, October 5, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 10/4/2012


Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 00:35
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 17:15

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 10/3/2012

Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived Duluth at 12:05

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Trafffic for Tuesday 10/2/2012


Edenborg (Dutch) departed at 04:29
American Integrity arrived at 11:30
Cinnamon (Cyp) departed at 20:05
American Integrity departed at 21:30

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 10/2/2012


Lubie Departure
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 03:12
Edenborg (Dutch) arrived at 04:21
Lubie (Bah) departed at 17:50

Monday, October 1, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 9/30/12

Cinnamon Arrival
Paul R. Tregurtha arrival
Mesabi Miner departed at 02:12
Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 02:50
Atlantic Superior arrived at 03:33
Lee A. Tregurtha departed at 09:45
Atlantic Superior departed at 15:20
Cinnamon (Cyp) arrived at 17:15
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 18:05