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.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Duluth Airshow

The Duluth Airshow was held this weekend with some amazing performances, including the Blue Angels.  More airshow images here!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Marine Visitor Center Roof Work

FYI,

The roof on the Maritime Visitor Center (Canal Cam and Bridge Cam) is being replaced.  You may see workers and fences for a few days.  Sorry, the alternative would have been to shut them off.

Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 06/01/2017



Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors this morning at 04:00

Mesabi Miner arrived Two Harbors 05/31/2017



Mesabi Miner arrived Two Harbors at 21:00 Wednesday

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Herbert C Jackson departed Duluth 05/31/2017



Herbert C Jackson departed Duluth this afternoon

Site Commenting!

I am trying to organize comments in chronological order by linking Blogger to Google Plus -- I have no idea what I am doing, so I may switch back if I cannot get it working right   -- Stand By!

Isolda arrived Duluth 05/31/2017



Isolda arrived Duluth this morning to load grain

Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors 05/31/2017



Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors this morning at 3:30

Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Two Harbors (Boat Launch) Cam Adjustment

FYI, The Two Harbors (boat Launch) cam has been adjust up and a bit more out to the lake. Enjoy the boats! Den

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth 05/16/2017



Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth this evening for a load of iron.

Muntgracht arrived Duluth 05/16/2017



Muntgracht arrived Duluth this afternoon with wind turbine components for Allete Clean Energy.

Two Harbors Cam Update!

While I still have some tweaking to do on the Two Harbors Cams, they are now visible from the links on the right.

Hope you enjoy the view, and many thanks to those who contributed.

Friday, May 12, 2017

James R Barker - Aerial Drone



The 1000 ft James R Barker is an incredible boat to view as it enters the Duluth Shipping Canal, especially from a birds eye view.  The Barker's Horn is also the best on the Lakes!

Harborcam Update!

FYI,
As requested, I have moved the harborcam view slightly more to the West in order to catch some of the industrial shoreline.

James R Barker arrived Duluth 05/12/2017



James R Barker arrived Duluth at noon today to load coal.

Two Harbors Camera Update

The two Two Harbors Cams were installed this week which is a big step forward.  Now modem, router, ISP, camera calibrations are remaining which shouldn't take too long.

I will keep you posted!
Den

Trudy arrived Duluth 05/12/2017



Trudy arrived Duluth early this morning to unload kaolin clay at the Port.

Port Terminal

Trudy and Algoma Enteprise
Quiet morning on the harbor 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

James R Barker Horn MP3 File

For those who never get tired of listening the wonderful tune of the James R Barker's horn, here is an mp3 download for you to copy and listen to again and again. You might also want to use it for a special "Ring Tone" .😀

There is a download button in the upper right corning of the linked page.

Caution,  this is a dead give away that you may be a Boat Nerd!

James R Barker arrived Duluth 05/02/2017



James R Barker arrived Duluth at 4:30 this morning to load iron.

Indiana Harbor departed Duluth 05/01/2017




Monday, May 1, 2017

Two Harbors Camera Update!

Two Harbors cams are ready to be installed, however, the weather just hasn't been good enough to crawl around on roof and mess around with wiring.

Just waiting for some good weather days so the installation can be done safely by the technician team.

Hoping for a May 15th startup.

Thanks for your understanding!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Winter Storm Warning!

Looks like May will arrive in the Northland on the wings of a huge winter Storm.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Duluth MN
630 PM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017

...LATE WINTER STORM WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO
PORTIONS OF THE NORTHLAND...

.A late-season winter storm will affect the Northland starting
late tonight and continuing through Monday evening. An area of
low pressure over northeast Kansas this afternoon will advance
northeastward to southern Ontario by Tuesday morning. Rain will
mix with and eventually change to snow for portions of central
Minnesota tonight and in northeast Minnesota late tonight or
Monday morning. Snow rates of 1 inch per hour are likely from
near Aitkin and Grand Rapids, to the Iron Range, and interior
portions of the Arrowhead late tonight through Monday morning.
The Monday morning commute will be slow for some Northlanders due
to snow accumulation on roads and visibility less than one-half
mile. As temperatures warm slightly during the day, snow
accumulation will slow down as melting and compaction take on a
more prominent role. Precipitation may change back to rain as the
rates diminish during the late morning into the afternoon.

Michipicoten arrived Duluth 04/30/2017



Michipicoten arrived Duluth this morning to load iron.

Masgracht departed Duluth 04/30/2017



Masgracht departed Duluth at 6:20 this morning.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pier B Camera out of service

It appears the the Pier B cam is out of service.  I will be able to check into it next week when the weather gets better.

Thanks,
Den

Marsgracht arrived Duluth 04/27/2017

View from the Lift Bridge



Marsgracht arrived Duluth this morning with wind turbine parts.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Oakglen departed Duluth 04/08/2017



Oakglen departed Duluth at 08:10 today with a load of iron.

Two Harbors Cam Update!

FYI,

We have the Two Harbors cameras ready to install, however, we are waiting for a final DNR permit.  Hopefully this week.

Thanks for your patience.

Den

Friday, April 7, 2017