Tuesday, January 20, 2015

End of Shipping Season!

With the arrival of the John G Munson, the 2014-2014 shipping season has sadly come to a closed.

 While I will be posting the arrival video later today, I just want to thank everyone for all the wonderful support and conversation on this site.  In 2014 we added a lot of camera capabilities and hope 2015 will be better than ever viewing.

Although there were a lot of memorable harbor events in 2014, I thing the grounding of the Paul R Tregurtha is the most interesting.

Until the shipping season starts again in Mid-March, the cameras will keep rolling except for maybe some cold weather shut down or minor maintenance.

Hope you have enjoyed the harborcams as much as I have over the years, have a great time in winter lay-up and see you in the spring.
Den

24 comments:

  1. As I watch the John G. Munson arriving to officially end the shipping
    season, I just want to thank you for your outstanding contribution to this wonderful website; as it's my first time I've ever done anything like this, i.e. following the ships on their journeys to various destinations from all over the world. The links are also truly a helpful tool in learning more about the shipping business. Thank you again and we'll see you in mid March.

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  2. Thanks Dennis. Nice job with the camera this morning on the Munson.

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    1. Just what was the actual problem for the grounding of the PRT this summer.

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    2. Just what was the result of the grounding of the PRT this summer??

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  3. I have discovered your wonderful website this year and just want to thank you for all the time you put in. I have learned so much! I truly enjoy it, thank you. Susan

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  4. Thanks again for bringing us another amazing shipping season & all the beauty of the duluth harbor that comes along with it!
    can hardly wait until march ;-)
    enjoy your the rest of your winter
    :-)

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  5. Thank you so much for all your webcams. I look at them many times a day.

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  6. I've been very curious myself, not only what the reason was, but if there were any other....ramifications...it was quite an event!

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  7. Bob Woodbury, Winslow, MaineJanuary 20, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    i believe I've used your web site from the very beginning. Your dedication to it is outstanding. I don't know when you sleep. Your efforts are much appreciated, particular by those of us who get to visit Duluth once a year for just a few weeks. The new Park Point Marina Inn camera is particularly appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  8. Even without the ship traffic, these cameras are always worth a visit. Thanks for your work on this. Jeanne T.

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  9. I was one of four guests on the Paul R Tregurtha this spring. Since return I look forward to your every posting. What a ship. What a site. What a photographer. Thanks bunches.

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  10. There has been nothing official, only speculation on the Tregurtha grounding last summer.
    As with any accident, there are usually multiple factors, and the key thing is to learn from them.

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  11. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You'll never know how much these webcams are appreciated especially by those of us that don't live close to see first hand the wonder of Duluth's harbor. The updated cameras you are now using brings us the reality of being there. I've even been able to find a couple people I know on the Canal Park webcam when they visited there. Thanks again!

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  12. Thanks you for everything you do!!!

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  13. I never saw an account of what happened to the Tregurtha. Any thing out there?

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  14. Thank you for your hard work on this site. It is wonderful to get this view of the north part of our nation. I keep winter pictures of the ships on my screen saver to try to cool us down when it is 115 in Arizona in the summer!

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  15. Love the harbor cameras! I've been going to Duluth my entire life and didn't make it last year. The cameras sure help in feeling somewhat connected and next summer i'll be back!

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  16. Well, Dennis, another season has reached the end. Many Thanks for all that you have done for us Land Lubbers that can't live close enough to Duluth. You are amazing, but please answer a question for us....WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO TIL MARCH ??????? Thanks again, Penny in IL

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  17. Well, in the off season, there are lot's of winter pictures to take such as the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, maybe a storm or two and of course Grand kids hockey games.

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  18. Dennis, thank you so much for all you do! Keep up the excellent work!

    --Ben

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  19. Thanks Dennis for bringing a safe and successful shipping season to our homes,,,,I will continue to bug you with silly questions to keep you on your toes.... Here's one,,, do they run air raiders or bubblers running around the ships during lay up too keep ice damage from the hull??? Again thanks..

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  20. Tim,
    Good question, I checked with the Port Authority and this and this is what I found out.
    The Lakers don’t use the bubbler system that the Vista Star type ships and cutters use to keep ice from forming around the hull.

    Lakers do use pumps around the propeller area to keep water moving in that critical area, but, nothing around the main hull.

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  21. Thanks for what you do Dennis. There are many of us who enjoy this site on a daily basis. One question, did they ever come up with a reason for the grounding of the Paul R. Tregurtha?

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  22. Jeff,
    Still lot's of rumors, but nothing official from the Coast Guard.

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