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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 4/29/2013


American Century departed at 03:34
CSL Assiniboine departed at 11:00
Edenborg departed at 18:00
Hon James L Oberstar arrived at 20:30
Joseph L. Block departed at 23:40

Monday, April 29, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 4/28/2013

American Century arrived at 16:00
Pochard arrived at 17:10
Edenborg arrived at 18:20
Joseph L. Block arrived at 20:30

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 4/27/2013


Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 01:51
Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 04:07
Mesabi Miner departed at 08:30
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 12:00

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Birds eye view of Walter J. McCarthy Jr.

While I was up flying today an a photography assignment, I was able to snap a few shots of the 1000 ft  Walter J. McCarthy Jr as she pulled away from the Midwest Energy Dock with a load of coal and sailed out under the Duluth Lift Bridge.
A beautiful day in the Northland with 60 degree temps and calm winds made for a great day to fly and also wonderful day to throw a line in the water as I noticed hundreds of steelhead fishermen along the shore of Lake Superior.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 4/26/2013


James R. Barker departed at 10:39
Atlantic Superior departed at 13:48
Mesabi Miner departed at 10:39

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 4/25/2013

American Spirit departed at 08:15
James R. Barker arrived at 08:40
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 10:55
Cason J. Callaway departed at 11:00
Atlantic Superior arrived at 17:30

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Tall Ships are Coming!

With the arrival this summer of a flotilla of Tall Ships in July, the Duluth Harbor will be a mariners dream and a photographers paradise.
I will be publishing a photo book in June that covers the various Tall Ship Festivals in Duluth, including a preview of the 2013 event. While the book will not be available for a few weeks, I thought you might enjoy paging through an e-book version.
The limited edition book will be selling for about $15. Please email me if you want me to save you a copy  when they come in. In the mean time, enjoy the online version.


Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 4/22/2013


Indiana Harbor arrived at 01:00
Algoma Montrealais departed at 02:27
Joseph L. Block departed at 03:37
Spruceglen arrived at 12:00
Indiana Harbor departed at 12:45
Heloise (Pan) arrived at 14:30

Monday, April 22, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 4/21/2013


Algoma Progress departed at 00:05
Mesabi Miner departed at 04:50
Joseph L. Block arrived at 11:20
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 12:00

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 4/20/2013


James R. Barker arrived at 01:58
Mesabi Miner arrived at 04:27
Sam Laud arrived at 08:56
Algoma Progress arrived at 13:45
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 14:55
James R. Barker departed at 16:15
Sam Laud departed at 16:40
Victoriaborg arrived at 21:15

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Although the landscape around the Northland still may look like winter, the rising water in the Gooseberry Rive is an indication that we are actually in springtime. Gooseberry Falls is 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors on Lake Superior and a wonderful and enchanted place to visit.
Yesterday, after the heavy snow, Gooseberry looked like a winter wonderland and walking through the fresh snow seemed to put things into perspective. It really was a blessing to get the snow, at least for an old photographer that is drawn ever closer to God by His Creation that surrounds us every day.

Wish you were there!

Split Rock Lighthouse and Waves

With nearly two feet of freshly fallen snow on the north shore of Lake Superior, the invitation to take a ride up the shore was something I couldn't pass up. While the storm had passed, the waves were still kicking up a bit and the snow covered hillsides were particularly beautiful even though it is late April.





Thursday, April 18, 2013

Duluth Harbor Traffic for Thursday 4/18/2013

Salarium arrived at 03:40,
 John D. Leitch arrived at 10:50
Algoma Montrealais arrived at 12:15
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 12:50

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 4/17/2013


Cason J. Callaway arrived at 00:10
Philip R. Clarke departed at 01:10
Baie St. Paul arrived at 02:25
Baie St. Paul departed at 15:00

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 4/16/2013


Frontenac (CA) arrived at 03:13
Indiana Harbor departed at 04:35
Great Republic  departed at 08:50
Philip R. Clarke arrived at 13:54
Frontenac departed at 18:10
Federal Welland departed at 21:30

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

John G Munson on the Move

So how do you move a boat that is more then 760 feet long that weights over 17,000 tons?
Very carefully - using two big tugs!
The John G Munson was towed from the Port Terminal to Fraser Shipyard today in order to undergo routine inspections and upgrades.
Two Heritage Marine tugs, the Helen H and Nels J,  pulled the Munson for 1.5 miles though the icy waters of St. Louis Bay using mariner skills that made the job look easy.



Superior Sunrise!

This morning sunrise over Lake Superior was spectacular and one of the many reasons Duluth is such a special place.
 

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 4/15/2013


CSL Tadoussac departed at 08:25
American Century departed at 09:05
Birchglen  arrived at 09:50
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 14:20
Indiana Harbor arrived at 19:00
Birchglen departed  at 20:00
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort depart 23:55

Monday, April 15, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 4/14/2013


American Integrity departed at 07:30
CSL Tadoussac arrived at 09:55
CSL Assiniboine departed at 16:15

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 4/13/2013


Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Arrivals & Departures

Arthur M. Anderson departed at 10:25
Kaye E. Barker departed at 11:35
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 11:45
Great Republic arrived at 12:20
American Integrity arrived at 12:40
CSL Laurentien arrived at 13:00
Federal Welland (HK) arrived at 15:50
American Century arrived at 19:30
CSL Laurentien departed at 22:15
Mesabi Miner departed at 22:50
CSL Assiniboine arrived at 23:10

Breaking Ice--Tug Nels J

The Nels J is a powerful tug that has plenty of experience in icy waters.


The Lineup!

It looked  like a shipping convention more then a nice April morning, but, until the Alder gets out, or, a captain is willing to test the ice.---things are at a standstill for now.

Boats in Waiting!

Boats waiting to get out of harbor and boats waiting to get in. The CGC Alder will be out this morning to break a path through the pack ice. Like a clogged drain, once there is a path, boat traffic will quickly return to normal.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Pack Ice 10 feet thick!

The tug North Carolina reports pack ice blown in from the storm is 10+ feet thick at the end of the Duluth Canal Piers. Even though it is only 1/4 mile to open water this will delay shipping until a path can be cut or the winds drop further, taking pressure off the ice pack.
CGC Alder will break ice in the AM



Gales of April!

Pictures taken this morning at Canal Park. I think the enthusiasm of the wave watchers has diminished a bit.


Happy Feet!


My feet are cold!  What happened to the tourists?  So much for global warming!


Big idea?

Whose big idea was it to come north a week early! Where is the nearest hotel! I told you so!

Tom MacKay of Park Point has indicated some frustration with the weather.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Internet outage!

Update: 9:30AM - Camera power and internet restored for now - the storm continues in Duluth with high winds and heavy snow.-- Most roads are hazardous

Update 5AM Friday -- Internet/power outage still persists at the primary camera center.

7PM Thursday -- An Internet outage has forced the cameras offline for now!

Lake Superior - Wet and Wild

Although 50 MPH winds off Lake Superior puts a halt to shipping traffic, the high waves and icy spray seems to attract Duluthians and visitors alike to the shoreline to watch the big lake flex it's muscles.
I  stopped by this morning before the snow started to catch a glimpse of this awesome wonder.
Wish you were here!  View more pictures HERE
Dennis


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
340 AM CDT THU APR 11 2013
GALE WARNING
April 2012

...LATE SEASON WINTER STORM HEADED FOR MUCH OF THE NORTHLAND
BEGINNING THIS MORNING AND LASTING INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 PM CDT FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SUSTAINED NORTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED
  TODAY WITH FREQUENT GUSTS 40 TO 45 KNOTS THROUGH THE DAY. WINDS
  WILL DIMINISH TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS TONIGHT.

* WAVES/SEAS...3 TO 5 FEET WILL BUILD TO 10 TO 12 FT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 4/10/13


Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 12:15
Kaye E. Barker arrived at 20:45
American Mariner departed at 23:50

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 4/9/2013


Philip R. Clarke arrived at 01:41
Spruceglen arrived at 04:16
Mesabi Miner departed at 05:25
John D. Leitch arrived at 06:28
CSL Niagara arrived at 11:05
American Spirit arrived at 12:35
Philip R. Clarke departed at 13:00
Spruceglen departed at 14:55
American Spirit departed at 15:35
Kwintebank (Dutch) departed at 16:00
Federal Rideau departed at 20:05
CSL Niagara departed at 22:20
American Mariner arrived at 23:15

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 4/8/2013


Cason J. Callaway departed at 0545
Mesabi Miner arrived at 2000
Indiana Harbor departed at 2130

Monday, April 8, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 3/7/2013

Cason J. Callaway arrived at 03:37
Joseph L. Block departed at 07:31 - (interesting course correction)
Federal Rideau arrived at 08:15
American Century departed at 10:18
Indiana Harbor arrived at 16:00

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Saturday 4/6/2013

note: some camera views were blocked by weather.
Algoma Navigator departed at 11:18
James R. Barker arrived at 11:43
American Century arrived at 14:40
James R. Barker departed 22:30

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 4/5/2013


Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 02:55
Joseph L. Block arrived at 09:55
American Integrity departed at 20:30
Algoma Navigator arrive at 21:35

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lafarge Cam off line

Update--Power restored at 12:30 Saturday -- camera restored to service!

The Lafarge Cam, 4th camera from the left, is off line due to a power outage at the site.  The issue is being worked on, however, a strong Springtime storm will be rolling in and the work may be delayed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Dennis

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 4/4/2013


Arthur M. Anderson departed at 01:15
James R. Barker departed at 03:15
American Integrity arrived at 03:50
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 12:35

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 4/3/2013


Atlantic Erie departed at 01:49
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 05:52
CSL Tadoussac arrived at 07:04
James R. Barker arrived at 13:40
CSL Tadoussac departed at 19:50
Federal Elbe departed at 20:50

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

From Captain Tom Mackay (Ret.) Park Point's Affluent Poor

I went out on the Research Vessel Blue Heron this a.m. and John Simonson tried out his new Dare Devil...
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