Monday, January 15, 2018

Ice Crystals forming inside of bubbles



So, this is what old photographers do in Minnesota when the temps drop. I took these videos from my back porch when the sun was setting at -5F.

These amazing ice crystals form rapidly inside the bubbles when blown onto icy snow in sub-zero temperatures.

I never cease to be amazed at the wonders of God's creation.

Thank You for another great season!

With the shipping season is almost done for awhile, I just thought I would say Thank You for all the great people who support this site and the cameras. The cams are part of my life and are my windows to the world.

Although I live in Duluth, I never get tired of the changing weather, boat traffic, sunrises and people watching through the cams.

Springtime is not far off now and the cameras will stay on so we can watch the weather and the seasons change.

I look forward the 2018 season and my goal will be to somehow get a camera down at the Wisconsin Entry, or. at least figure out what might work.

Enjoy the rest of winter and thanks again,

Den

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Working Tugs 01/14/2018



The Tugs Arkansas and North Carolina headed out in the early morning hours to keep the canal ice broken up for the last few boats that will come in today through Tuesday.

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed Two Harbors 01/13/2018



Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed Two Harbors Saturday evening

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Duluth Nightscape - Greg Israelson

Greg Israelson took this wonderful image of the shore ice near Duluth
You can see more of Greg's work at: https://www.facebook.com/gregory.israelson


Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth 01/10/2018



Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth this morning for winter layup at Fraser Shipyard
Paul Scinocca captured this beautiful image of the James R BarkerJames R Barker on it's way to winter layup at Midwest Energy.

See more of Paul's work at https://www.facebook.com/paul.scinocca


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth 01/05/2018



Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth this morning.

The boat horns certainly take on a different tone when it is below zero.

H Lee White arrived Two Harbors 01/05/2018



H Lee White arrived Two Harbors this morning in -22F temps

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thunder Bay arrived Two Harbors 01/04/2018



Thunder Bay arrived Two Harbors this afternoon.

Winter Shipping - Cason J Callaway

January shipping on Lake Superior is tough, but, this year is extreme. Also, extremely beautiful for those of us who have an option to get out and enjoy the cold.

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth 01/04/2018



Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth this morning to load pellets

Alder back in Port

The CGC Alder arrived in port this morning with lots of work ahead of her in the next few days.

Moonlight over Duluth - Greg Israelson

Greg took this fantastic shot under the full moon last evening.
See more of Greg's beautiful images at:
https://www.facebook.com/gregory.israelson


Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived Duluth 01/04/2018



Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived Duluth to load pellets.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

G3 Marquis arrived Two Harbors 01/03/2018



The Canadian Laker G3-Marquis arrived in Two Harbors this morning to load iron pellets.

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 01/03/18



Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors this morning for another cold voyage across Lake Superior.

Why the shipping backup. WDIO News Story!

WDIO News in Duluth did a nice summary story of the shipping backlog.  You can view the story HERE.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ships in Waiting!

With cool weather settling in, the thicking harbor ice is slowing the boat traffic down a bit.
The boat pack makes for some nice scenery though.



Walter J McCarthy Jr departed Two Harbors 01/02/17



Walter J McCarthy Jr departed Two Harbors this morning

Thunder Bay arrived Duluth 01/02/2017



Thunder Bay arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets