Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Response to "Coffee Fund" donations

To all of my friends who have donated to the coffee/camera fund this year - a big thanks you. Watching the big boats, people, weather, and other activity on the harbor cams has become rather addicting to myself as well as others.  While I started duluthharborcam.com to be able to watch the boats myself, I now get much more pleasure knowing that there are more then 400 people watching live each time one of the massive hulks makes its way through the canal.

This site is not a chore, but a gift and my hope is to keep providing memories and reflections of when you were here or will be here. The technology involved to do the streaming cameras didn't even exist 5 years ago, so, we are fortunate indeed.

There are lot's of folks that make this possible, including the Great Lakes Aquarium, Pier B, Army Corps of Engineers and everyone else who helps out.  While this is not a money making venture, the payoff is great and I look forward to more upgrades and improvements as time and finances permit.

December is a great boat watching month - Enjoy!

Den




6 comments:

  1. Bob Woodbury, Winslow, MaineDecember 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    OK - I waited a day to write this because I wanted to make sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. Yesterday, the bridge got "stuck" about halfway down for 5-10 minutes. I saw a figure emerge from a structure on the left (Park Point) side of the bridge which I had never noticed before, walk toward the center of the bridge, where I noticed another structure I had never seen before above the control booth, then continue on to a structure to the far right of the bridge. He entered and soon after, the deck started down again. Three structures and a walkway I had never seen before, plus cables that seem to emerge from the top of the two end structures and connect to the top of the bridge. I have been on this site every day for years. I have looked at the Stream 2 feed every day it has been available. All this stuff didn't just appear over night. Yet I've never noticed them before. That I can't explain. But do you know what they're for and how long they've been there? I didn't even see them when I was in Duluth in July. I'm questioning my sanity at this point.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much Dennis for doing this, I appreciate these cams a
    lot. I get into this website about 8 EST & see about 1 or 2 boats
    either coming in or out, it makes for a good start for the day. Thank
    you from Kalamazoo.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yup--all kinds of small structures on the bridge. The one above the control house is used for navigation equipment. They more then likely were doing routine.maintenance.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ya know, just watched the Elbeborg leave port tonite, Wednesday. There's nobody out there to watch the ship leave except for some guy with a camera on a tripod. Do we, out here in the rest of America, know this guy ??? Was that U Dennis ??? Can't think of anybody else that is that devoted to watching boats float in and out of Duluth !!!! Penny in IL again........

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ha! Actually I was up on the hillside waiting for the Barker.
    Actually there are about half a dozen really good photographers around here, always photographing the boats. Glad to see---I though I was the only crazy one!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ya know, just watched the Elbeborg leave port tonite, Wednesday. There's nobody out there to watch the ship leave except for some guy with a camera on a tripod. Do we, out here in the rest of America, know this guy ??? Was that U Dennis ??? Can't think of anybody else that is that devoted to watching boats float in and out of Duluth !!!! Penny in IL again........

    ReplyDelete