Thursday, January 16, 2014

End of Season!

With the arrival of the Mesabi Miner this morning at 4:20, the shipping season has ended and the next boats we see moving  will be the tugs and ice breakers out in about eight weeks.

Although, I will also be going into winter layup, I will keep the cameras operating so that we can watch the weather and Lake Superior sunrises.  I am also planning on adding a new streaming camera at an undisclosed location once the weather warms up.

I would like to thank the owners of Pier B, the Great Lakes Aquarium, and the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, including the LSMMA for allowing me to have the cameras where I do.

Also, many thanks to all of you boat watchers who have enjoyed watching the harbor along with me, I truly enjoy knowing that what I do is enjoyed and appreciated.

I am looking forward to the 2014 shipping season and the Good Lord willing, I'll be back at it in the Spring.

Enjoy the rest of winter, Spring is knocking at the door. (well almost)

Warm Regards,
Dennis

24 comments:

  1. Thank YOU for all the work you put into keeping everything running. We live in Kansas and this is a breath of fresh air every day when we see "up North". Counting the days until we are there again.

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  2. Will miss watching the boats come and go every day for awhile. Thanks for doing what you do!

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  3. Beautiful review and nice mix of seasonal shots. I truly appreciate what you do as just watching ships come and go and even the ducks/gulls floating in the channel calms me down when I am stressed at work. Thank you for all that you do, keeping the cameras clear during the cold (without using your wife's blowdryer), and sharing your wonderful photos.

    Lori in VA

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  4. thanks for all that you do for us dennis! enjoy your "lay up" and we'll look forward to more amazing pics & video from you in a couple of months! :-)

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  5. It's been a fun season. Thank you for keeping the cams running! Looking forward to next season!

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  6. Thank You so much. My wife and I have visited your beautiful city twice already. We will be returning again in July. Thanks for leaving the cams running this winter, will help with the long winter. I enjoy all of the views, and am looking forward to the new one as well. Thanks again.
    Shannon in southern Mn.

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  7. Many thanks for all your work. Although I live in Santa Fe and have never been to your area, I appreciate seeing all the activity as the boats come and go. I've learned a lot about lakers, salties and many other things I had not idea about. Stay warm until the thaw

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  8. I enjoy WHAT YOU DO! With the audio added I can hear the boat/bridge horns on my speakers and live a split-second later as they echo up to 5th St E. Nice! Can't wait for Spring Get Out.

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  9. Thanks Dennis for your passion for bringing us all the beauty that the ore boats and the Duluth has to offer.. See you in the spring!!

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  10. Great job. I watch everyday from Portage Wi. I am looking forward to next season.

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  11. I watch this site multiple times each day. LOVE the text message notifications. Your work is much appreciated by this Tennessee Hillbilly.

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  12. Dennis, we will miss you and all you do for us. Gonna be a LONG winter without being able to see the activities in Duluth. Thank You again and again. It's interesting that so many people from across the US watch this site. WOW Penny in Mattoon, IL

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  13. I have enjoyed every photo you have taken this year. I check-in daily and appreciate all you do for all of us. Thank you. See you in the Spring!

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  14. Thank you so much for keeping this going. I grew up in Duluth in the 50s up on Adirondack St. and have been back to visit numerous times but always hold the past very dear. Always remember going down to the harbor and seeing the boats come in, and was lucky enough to get to ride the bridge back when Bob Brown was an operator. Things have really changed over the years and I still have old photos and pictures. What wonderful memories, thank you for keeping them alive. gsauser@mchsi.com

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  15. Dennis, this is my favorite website on the entire internet. It puts me in Duluth even when I can't be there in person. Please keep up the outstanding work. Thank you!

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  16. I absolutely love this site! I was born in Duluth and my family lived there until I was 6 (now I'm 27). I haven't been back to visit in far too long, but plan to take my wife there so she can see it. I check this site daily and always love being able to see the beautiful city of Duluth. Stay warm Dennis and thanks a million!

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  17. Dennis, I can't thank you enough for all that you do. Your photography is breathtaking and your webcams start my day every morning. Thank you for providing this service. I wish you all the best in 2014.

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  18. Great site, I appreciate your work. It's a great way to see what's happening on the other side of the hill.

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  19. Dennis, As always thank you for your dedication at keeping all the cameras up and running for those of us who are obsessed with Duluth and Lake Superior. I remain hopeful that the new camera will be at Splitrock Lighthouse. Janet

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  20. Thank you so much Dennis for keeping us posted regularly regarding the ship traffic, and for keeping all the cams going. Because of your hard work, whether we are up in Duluth or not, we never have to miss the ships. Thanks for your hard work. Stay warm the rest of the winter and we look forward to next season.

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  21. Great Season Dennis! Love the new streaming cams. I check in daily. Keep up the AWESOME work.

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  22. Thank you for all your hard work in keeping up this website and the cameras running. I love watching the freighters coming under the bridge. People ask why am I so fascinated with watching the boats and I tell them I have a connection with the great lakes as my grandfather was a sailor on several ore boats in the 50's and 60's.

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  23. Here in Blacksburg, VA there are no ports. Love the web site. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

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  24. Love the web site. As Blacksburg, VA has no ports it is entertaining to see the ships and harbor scenes. Thank you for all the hard work.

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