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

James R Barker departed Two Harbors 10/16/2017



James R Barker departed Two Harbors this morning loaded with iron pellets.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

Coe Leni arrived Duluth 10/16/2017



Coe Leni arrived Duluth this morning to load grain.

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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

BBC Elbe unloading

The BBC Elbe unloaded wind turbine towers at the Port Terminal on Friday.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Presque Isle arrived Duluth 09/09/2017



Presque Isle arrived Duluth this afternoon

Steam Engine #28

Cruising along to Duluth Lakewalk, the Northshore Scenic Railway Steam Locomotive #28 makes it's way to Two Harbors for a colorful tour.

Roger Blough departed and Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 09/08/17



Roger Blough departed and Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors Friday evening

Roger Blough - Two Harbors by: Featured Photographer, Christian Dalbec

The Roger Blough loading iron pellets at Two Harbors. This image is from one of my favorite photographers, who happens to live in Two Harbors.
You can find some great boat images, along with many others at christiandalbecphotography.com

Friday, September 8, 2017

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 09/08/2017



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal.

BBC Elbe arrived Duluth 09/08/2017



BBC Elbe arrived Duluth arrived Duluth this morning loaded with wind turbine towers.

Northern Lights over Caribou Lake!

The Northern Lights made a showing last night across the Northland.  I stopped by a neighbors house on Cariboul Lake at 10:30 to take a look.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Caribou Lake Sunset!


I live on Caribou Lake just north of Duluth and happened to catch a nice sunset last evening from my porch.  

John G Munson arrived Duluth 09/07/2017



John G Munson arrived Duluth loaded with limestone.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 08/15/2017



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal

Bayfield Harbor

The small town of Bayfield Wisconsin sits on the edge of the Apostles Islands, and is one of the best know and peaceful getaways on the Big Lake.

My wife and I visited the scenic town for lunch today -- good burgers and great weather made for a great mid-August day trip!

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth 08/14/2017



Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth to unload limestone

Erie Trader Clyde S VanEnkevort arrived Duluth 08/14/2017



Erie Trader  Clyde S  VanEnkevort arrived last evening to load iron

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Cason J Callway departed Two Harbors 08/04/2017



Cason J Callway departed Two Harbors this afternoon with storm clouds approaching.

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

Roger Blough departed Two Harbors 08/03/2017



Roger Blough departed Two Harbors Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth 08/03/2017



Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth this morning to unload limestone.

Tranquil Morning in Two Harbors! (Timelapse)



The Edwin H Gott slipped out of Two Harbors this morning while the Roger Blough moved into the active ore dock.



Music by: Eric Matyas

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Duluth Stormy Arrival - CSL Assiniboine 07/21/2017 (Timelapse)



Shortly after the CSL Assiniboine arrived in Duluth last evening it had to maneuver it's way through a thunderstorm while making it's way to dock.

CSL Assiniboine arrived Duluth 07/21/2017



CSL Assiniboine arrived Duluth  Friday evening just prior to the arrival of a strong thunderstorm

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived Duluth 07/20/2017



Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived Duluth early this morning to unload limestone and load iron pellets.

The Fishing Fleet Departs!

Great Lakes Trader makes it's way into Duluth, while the charter fishing fleet fans out across Lake Superior on a mid-July morning.

James R Barker arrived Duluth 07/20/2017



James R Barker arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Great Lakes Aquarium - The other Duluthians!



The Great Lakes Aquarium is home to many types of critters including these African fish.  The aquarium is within walking distance from the lift bridge.  I stopped in today to try out a new camera.

Indiana Harbor departed Duluth 07/12/2017



Indiana Harbor departed Duluth this afternoon with a load of coal.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

John G Munson arrived Duluth 07/11/2017



 John G Munson arrived Duluth this morning to unload Limestone.
note: go to full screen and wait for the high resolution to load -- cool!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth 07/04/2017



Walter J  McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal.

Hon James L Oberstar arrived Two Harbors 07/04/2017



Hon  James L  Oberstar arrived Two Harbors late last night.

Fireworks tonight!

I have adjusted the Hillside cam to look directly at the tonight's fireworks (starting at 22:10) .  The Bridgecam, and Harborcams should also be able to see at least part of the display.

Happy 4th of July!
Den

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Along for the Ride!

With it's sibling tucked under it's mothers wing, the baby loon relaxes in the cool evening air.

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth 06/30/2017



Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth this morning to unload limestone.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 06/29/2017



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this evening to load coal.

Rain Drops & Daisies

While the rain during the past few weeks may seem like a bummer to many folks, if you take time to look a bit closer, it doesn't seem all that bad after all.

This daisy caught my attention as I walked through my back yard today.

Baby Loons hatched today!

I wasn't sure if the local loons were going to nest this year, but, sure enough, they went floating by with their day old chicks today on Caribou Lake.


Indiana Harbor arrived Two Harbors 06/29/2017



Indiana Harbor arrived Two Harbors this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 06/28/2017



Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors early this morning.

Morning Sunrise (Timelapse)



With rain moving in from the west, the saturated air over Lake Superior generated some particularly beautiful light this morning.

God tends to mix the elements in ways only He can do!

Herbert C Jackson arrived Duluth 06/28/2017



Herbert C Jackson arrived Duluth early this morning to unload limestone.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 06/23/2017



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal.

Locomotive 28 on a roll!



Making it's first trip to Two Harbors today, Steam Locomotive 28 is a good reminder of the importance that railroads played in the region.

Today, I followed the train during it's 20 mile trip and enjoyed the sights and sounds of a bygone era.

Locomotive 28 was restored over the past 6 years with thousands of dollars and countless hours of work from the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

CSL Assiniboine departed Two Harbors 06/23/2017



CSL Assiniboine departed Two Harbors this morning

John G Munson arrived Duluth 06/23/2017



John G Munson arrived Duluth this morning to unload limestone.

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth 06/23/2017



Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth  -- unloading eastern coal at Graymount

Thursday, June 22, 2017

James R Barker arrived Duluth 06/22/2017



James R Barker arrived Duluth to fuel up!

How many crew members on a 1000ft Laker?



The question was asked - how many crew members on a 1000ft Laker?

The answer supplied by CAP T TOM MACKAY and Capt Steve Hughes is 21 - give or take one or two..

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 06/22/2017



Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors at 05:00 this morning

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Glensheen Summer


Located just a few minutes up the North Shore, Glensheen is a perfect summer stop for vistirs and residents alike.

Glensheen Summer from Dennis O'Hara on Vimeo.

Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors 06/20/2017



Edgar B  Speer departed Two Harbors this morning at 05:00

Construction Update!

FYI,

We should be back to normal now on the Canal and Bridge cams.  You may hear work going on still in the background but the views should be clear.  I placed the cams back in the old location the best I could.

Thanks for you patience during the work.

Den

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 06/16/2017

Roof work finishing next week!

It appears that the major roof work at the visitor center will be complete next week and the rails and fence will be coming down. This has affected the Canalcam and Bridgecam.

As soon as the fence is clear I will readjust the cameras and we should be good to go!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

This too shall pass!

Canal and Bridge Cam

Unfortunately, the roof work on the visitor center has progressed into the area where the cameras are located. Don't plan on a view for a few day - my hope is that the workers don't break anything.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Maritime Visitor Center Roof Replacement

Roof replacement continues on the Visitor Center. Eventually the fence will come down.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Hemgracht at Anchor!

The ocean freighter Hemgracht waits at anchor for it's turn into the Duluth Harbor.