Friday, December 29, 2017

James R Barker departed Duluth 12/29/2017



James R Barker departed Duluth this evening loaded with iron pellets and a working horn!

Indiana Harbor arrived Two Harbors 12/29/2017



Indiana Harbor arrived Two Harbors this afternoon

Barker Horn Ringtone

If you would like to make the Barker Horn your Ringtone (crazy) here are the files.
I have never added a ringtone, you will have to find what works for your device on the internet.
Good luck!
Warning-this may get peoples attention, but, not everyone is a boat nerd and may react differently!

IPhone:
Save this Barker Horn File m4r file to your phone.

Android
Save the Barker Horn File mp3 to your device and create Ringtone

American Spirit arrived Two Harbors 12/28/2017



American Spirit arrived Two Harbors last evening

Steamy Arrival - American Mariner arrived Duluth 12/28/2017



Steamy Arrival - American Mariner arrived Duluth early morning

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Paul R Tregurtha departed Two Harbors 12/28/2017



Paul R Tregurtha departed Two Harbors this evening

James R Barker arrived Duluth 12/28/2017 - 4X speed



James R Barker arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets. The Barker had been stuck in ice on the St Mary's River for a bit.

The Barker's horn was not working, so I added it from a previous arrival. (love that horn)

Boats backup!

The boats are backed up now due to harbor ice and slow loading due to extreme cold.  Not unusual for an early onset of January weather.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Two Harbors MN-- 12 Days of Christmas Time-lapse



This 12 day (2 min) time-lapse was taken over the past 12 days and depicts the wild beauty of a Lake Superior shipping port during December.
The bright light falling from the sky at night is the moon setting.

Night Ice - Greg Israelson

Greg Israelson captured this terrific night image of the Lift Bridge.

Lake Superior Sea Smoke

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No place better to be than a quiet -20F morning on the shore of Lake Superior.

God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me.

Music by: Eric Matyas
http://soundimage.org/



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Two Harbors 12/27/2017



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Two Harbors early this morning

American Integrity arrived Duluth 12/27/2017



American Integrity arrived Duluth this morning in -22F temps.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Bentleyville 2017 Final Night Fireworks

Bentleyville Fireworks 2017 from Dennis O'Hara on .

Two Harbors - Christian Dalbec

Christian Dalbec - What a beautiful sunrise today. The air was -18.4°f and the lake was making ice on the surface. I was thinking about coffee so I made my rounds and got back inside next to the radiator.

View more at chttp://www.christiandalbecphotography.com/

Steamy Sunrise - Paul Scinocca

This cool photo was taken by Paul Scinocca this morning.

Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors 12/26/2017

Philip R Clarke departed Duluth 12/26/2017



Philip R Clarke departed Duluth this morning to wait entry into Superior.

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth 12/26/2017



Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth this morning in -22F temps

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Lee A Tregurtha departed Two Harbors 12/19/17



Lee A Tregurtha departed Two Harbors Tuesday evening

Duluth - Winter City

Boats, bridges, snow, and Bentleyville -- Duluth -- a winter wonderland!

James R Barker arrived Duluth 12/19/2017



James R Barker arrived Duluth this evening to load coal

Camera Cold Weather Operation

FYI,

With arctic temperatures moving in by the weekend, the cameras may experience occasional cold weather shutdowns to protect their electronics, intermittent operation, and frosted lenses.

While I expect these mainly to be in the overnight hours, with a high of -5F by Christmas day, there may be other issues.

I plan on running the cams straight through the offseason the best I can.

That said, some of the most beautiful scenes of the year will occur when the temperatures are below zero, so, hope for the best.

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Two Harbors 12/19/2017



Lee A Tregurtha arrived Two Harbors this morning.

Music by: Eric Matyas - http://soundimage.org

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 12/19/2017



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Troubleshooting camera operations!

12/15/2017 -- UPDATE on troubleshooting cams.   A viewer has reported that using the PUFFIN Browser has fixed his issues with the cams.  I downloaded and tried it and find it a very fast and efficient browser to use, in fact, I may make it my main browser.  So, if your having issues viewing the cameras streams, this may be a good answer. They have versions for mobile devices and Windows.


With companies like Google and Microsoft trying to tighten up browser hacking, some cameras may get caught in their filters. 

I will post on the front page if any cams are not operating, otherwise, assume they are and the trouble is on your device.  This is not unusual as things get updated and buffers get stuck.

Try some of the troubleshooting suggestions on this page, hopefully, something will work.

Troubleshooting

Erik departed Duluth 12/15/2017



Erik departed Duluth this morning with bulk cargo.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Morning Swim - Christian Dalbec

My friend Christian Dalbec from Two Harbors couldn't help himself for enjoying a morning swim (with a wetsuit) to photograph the arrival of the American Century in 0 deg weather.
You can see more of Christians work at: https://www.facebook.com/christian.dalbec and http://www.christiandalbecphotography.com/

Christian does tremendous photography!

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 12/12/2017



Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors this morning.
As the temperatures drop to 0F and below, the beauty of Lake Superior increases exponentially.

American Century arrived Duluth 12/12/2017



American Century arrived Duluth this morning to load coal

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Indiana Harbor Emergency 360 Turn 12/01/2017



During a nighttime arrival, the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge experienced a malfunction that ended up diverting the 1000 ft Indiana Harbor into a 360 turn (Timelapse).  Good communications between the Bridge Operator and Indiana Harbor Captain avoided a possible serious problem. (Audio is in the first minute of recording)

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth 12/03/2017



Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth this morning loaded with Limestone.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Paul R Tregurtha 360 Turn - 12/01/2017 (Timelapse)



People often ask why the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge raises, seemingly, before it really needs to. This morning as the 1000ft Paul R Tregurtha approached the Duluth Shipping Canal, the bridge suddenly stopped raising leaving the captain of the Tregurtha no option but to make a quick decision in order to prevent a disaster.

The Tregurtha did a 360 turn while the bridge completed it's lift and safely entered the harbor.

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 12/01/2017



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 12/01/17



Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors this morning

Roger Blough arrived Duluth 11/30/2017



Roger Blough arrived Duluth Thursday to load iron pellets

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gale Warning Posted for Lake Superior!

With winds now approaching 50MPH, Gale Warnings have been posted for Lake Superior and the big boats are once again heading for shelter. Waves will reach 10-18 ft in the middle of the lake.

Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors 11/28/17



Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors early this morning

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hon James L Oberstar arrived Duluth 112517



Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived Duluth this afternoon loaded with limestone.

Federal Mosel - by Paul Scinocca

Federal Mosel at the CHS-2 slip docking with Tug assistance from the Arkansas & Kentucky. See more of Paul's boats at: https://www.facebook.com/paul.scinocca



Taagborg arrived Duluth 11/25/2017



Taagborg arrived Duluth this morning to load grain.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bentleyville Opening Tonight


FYI,

Bentleyville will be opening tonight for the Holiday Season.  I will have the Pier B Cam turned to view Bentleyville throughout the season.

Erie Trader arrived Duluth 11/18/2017



Erie Trader arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets at CN

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Rudder Reflection - By Paul Scinocca

Paul Scinocca ran across this interesting Rudder Reflection is his daily ventures.
View more of Paul's photos at https://www.facebook.com/paul.scinocca


Lake Superior Catch - taken by Christian Dalbec

Christian Dalbec took this phenomenal photo of his commercial fisherman friend netting off the Split Rock River yesterday. Christian was in the water. The boat eventually filled with fish.
See more of Christian's work at http://www.cdalbecphotography.com/


American Integrity arrived Duluth 11/04/2017



American Integrity arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Friday, November 3, 2017

South Pier Inn Cams

FYI,

We have added the new South Pier Inn Cams to the list. The South Pier Inn has graciously allows up to put them on duluthharborcam as another viewing option.  Of course you can alway go the the South Pier Inn in Website to view them as well.

Erie Trader/ Clyde S. VanEnkevort departed Two Harbors 11/03/2017



Erie Trader/ Clyde S. VanEnkevort departed Two Harbors early this morning.

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 11/02/2017



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth Thursday evening to load coal.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Night Departure - Mesabi Miner - Paul Scinocca

Paul Scinocca took this great photo of the Mesabi Miner departing Monday.

Lake Superior Fury - 10/27/17 3AM



Last Friday's storm was exceptional in that it lasted for nearly 9 hours. After reviewing the harborcam footage, it seemed to be exceptionally fierce about 3AM.

Here are a few minutes of video from the 3AM period.

Roger Blough arrived Two Harbors 10/31/2017



Roger Blough arrived this morning at Two Harbors.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Wave Power - Paul Sundberg

My friend, Paul Sundberg, took this image during last weeks storm. These images were taken as waves crashed into the shore at Crystal Bay in Tettegouche State Park.
Paul lived in Grand Marais and you can find more of his photos at:


Friday, October 27, 2017

The Aftermath!

The fierce storm today showed the raw power of the Lake Superior. Waves up to 18ft ripped parts of the Lakewalk apart, leaving boulders and gravel in place of the walkway.
I stopped down this afternoon to take look at the rollers still coming ashore.
Here is a gallery link to more photos.

Gales of November in progress!

10:00AM - Worst driving in a long time. I tried to get down to Canal Park, but, after sliding in my car sideways down 6th Ave W, I turned and went back home for awhile. Try again later.

08:00AM - major winter storm is rolling through the area with 50MPH winds, heavy snow above the hill and huge waves on Lake Superior.  We can expect possible camera outages this morning. All boats have taken shelter and will resume movement later today.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sunrise over Two Harbors Lighthouse - Christian Dalbec

Christian Dalbec of Two Harbors took this great photo of the Two Harbors Lighthouse this morning.


Silver Bay Harbor

Took a trip up the North Shore for lunch today.  70 degrees.
I sent Bugsy up for a quick look at the Silver Bay boat launch area.  A beautifil area on a fantastic day. You can see the Great Lakes Trader in the distance.


Thanks You! Thank You! - Camera Fundraiser


A great big THANK YOU to all of you who donated to the camera streaming fundraiser.

Your generosity continues to amaze me.  We now have funds to cover the internet and streaming services through 2018.

I will be using this funds to pay the fees as they come through in the next few weeks.

We made our goal in two days--- WOW!

I will continue to do my best to keep our cameras operational.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

American Spirit arrived Duluth 10/15/2017



American Spirit arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets

Camera Fundraiser!

The purpose of the current camera fundraiser is to pay for the 2018 internet access and streaming service.

We currently have 9 cameras that cost 360/year to stream, plus internet service to the hillside location where there are currently five cameras accessing the web at a cost of $1080/yr.

So, having the internet services paid for 2018 (total $4320) will cover a significant part of our 2018 operating budget.  Additional camera projects and upgrades may require another fundraiser when the time comes.

Thank you so much for your support in this effort, visitors to this site are very generous, and every cent donated goes into operation and maintenance of our cameras.

Happy Boat Watching!

Den

Thursday, October 12, 2017

America arrival - Paul Scinocca

Paul Scinocca took this beautiful photo of the Wagenborg vessel, America arriving Duluth last Monday morning to load grain at the Riverland Ag elevator in Duluth.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 10/07/2017



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal. The video was taken by Kilroy, one of my favorite drones.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Palisade Head _ Silver Bay

Palisade Head is a massive rock outcrop that towers 300 feet above the waters of Lake Superior below.  The turnoff to the cliff is easy to miss just north of Silver Bay on Highway 61, but, worth checking out if you get up this way.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Edgar B Speer arrived Two Harbors 09/26/2017



Edgar B Speer arrived Two Harbors this evening to load iron.

Two Harbors Boat Launch Cam in service at 14:00 9/26/2017

Technicians have repaired the Two Harbors Boat Launch Cam as of this afternoon.

I will be talking to them later today to get the scoop!

Happy boat watching, thank you for your patience during this outage.

Den

Monday, September 25, 2017

Camera Status!

Update - 09/26/17 - 14:00  TH Boat Launch cam in service.  
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Update - 09/2/2017 - 13:00 Technicians will be investigating the Two Harbors camera outage Tuesday, weather permitting. I will keep you posted.
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Update - 09/22/17 - 14:00   - It appears that there was some equipment damage from the storm to the Two Harbors Boat Launch Cam.  Repairs are scheduled for next week.
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09:00 - Two Harbors Boat Launch cam is offline after the recent storm.  I will keep you posted.


American Century arrived Duluth 09/25/2017



American Century arrived Duluth this morning to load coal

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunrise at Split Rock Lighthouse - Paul Sundberg

My friend Paul Sundberg captured this wonderful image of Split Rock Lighthouse this week.
More of Paul's fantastic photography can be found at Paul Sundberg Photography


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Storm clouds passing- Caribou Lake!

While I was debating whether to go to the basement or not, I snapped a few photos as these ominous clouds rolled across Caribou Lake. Winds reached 50 mph as the front moved through. Other than a branch piercing the wood shed roof, there wasn't much damage.

Two Harbors lost the Boat Launch Cam for now --- hopefully just a power outage.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

John D. Leitch - (Photograph by: Paul Scinocca‎)

Paul seems to be everywhere on the harbor. Here is a link to his Facebook Page.

Coast Guard Saves the Day!



Early this morning, vandals set two Vista Fleet boats adrift in the harbor.  The Coast Guard was scrambled and managed to head off one of the boats just as the 730ft John D. Leitch was passing through the Duluth Shipping Canal.

 You can read more about the incident at the Duluth News Tribune.


John D Leitch arrived Duluth 09/21/2017



John D  Leitch arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellet

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Balloon Fest 2017

While the weather didn't cooperate much this weekend, they balloonist did manage to get one balloon inflated so far.



Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 09/16/2017



Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors Saturday to load iron pellets.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hot Air Balloon Fest this weekend

I will have the Pier b Cam focused on Bayfront Park this weekend in hopes it might catch the balloons inflated.  Weather looks marginal, but, you never know.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017