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