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

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Cold Weather Operations!

Note: with temperatures not climbing above -5F for several days, some of the cameras may shut down due to cold weather protection. There should be some interesting views from the ones that stay online.

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 12/24/2017



Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors this evening

Cason J Callway arrived Duluth 12/24/2017



Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth this morning.

Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors 12/24/2017



Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors early this morning

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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

Harbor Moon



The moonrise tonight as it rose behind the Lift Bridge on a quiet December evening.

This timelapse is composed of 650 images taken during a 90 minute period.

Daybreak on the Big Lake

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