Monday, October 22, 2018

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth 10/22/2018



Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth this afternoon.

Two Harbors Lighthouse - by Christian Dalbec

Christian Dalbec added this beautiful image of Two Harbors Lighthouse to his collection at:


Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 10/22/2018



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth at noon today to load iron pellets.

Good News!

We are now able to upgrade the internet speed at the Marine Museum by 40%. This will make for smoother camera viewing for the Canal Cam and the Bridge Cam.

Happy Boat Watching!

Den

Where are you from?

Hello,
I will be giving an informational talk at the upcoming Gales of November event which is a fundraiser for the Marine Museum in Duluth.

I will be describing the harborcam operation and how much it means to myself and to the webcam viewers like you.

Just wondering if you could take a minute to comment with your first name, where you are from and why you enjoy the cams.  I will read some in my talk.

Thanks,
Den

Hon James L Oberstar arrived Two Harbors 10/22/2018



Hon James L Oberstar arrived Two Harbors early this morning.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Superior Sunrise 10/18/2018



Timelapse of this mornings sunrise - I also happened to be out with my camera this morning and snapped a few images from Hawk Ridge along Skyline Drive.


Federal Biscay departed Duluth 10/18/2018



Federal Biscay departed Duluth this afternoon

Federal Bristol departed Duluth 10/17/2018



Federal Bristol departed Duluth late Wednesday evening

Monday, October 15, 2018

2019 Camera Internet Streaming Fundraiser

Update: 10/16/2018 -- We have reached the goal of $3700 -- thank you all so much for the support of the harborcams.

Hello,

The subscription charges for camera streaming are coming due. We are able to stream the cams at a discounted price from Angelcam because we have so many cams and have been with them for so long.

It cost $370/year for each of the 10 cameras.   We are starting off with $600 due to previous donations and sincerely appreciate any support.

Thanks,
Den

Gale Warning issued for Lake Superior

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS 
EVENING TO 7 AM CDT TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Gale Warning,
which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 7 AM CDT Tuesday.

* Sustained Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
  west northwest on Tuesday.

* Wind Gusts...Gusts of 25 to 30 knots late this afternoon into
  the evening. Gale force gusts up to 35 knots late tonight.

* Waves...9 to 11 feet.

Roger Blough arrived Superior 10/15/2018



Roger Blough arrived Superior this afternoon.

Federal Bristol arrived Duluth 10/15/2018



Federal Bristol arrived Duluth early this morning.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Bentleyville 2018 Tree Assembly 10/13/1018



Assembly of the Bentleyville Chrismas Tree took about 4 hours this morning.

Of course, there will be many hours to get it functioning.



Tree Facts:

128 ft tall

17 Tons of Iron

8 ft Ball

150,000 LED Lights

James R Barker arrived Duluth 10/13/2018



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

Camera operations today!

FYI,  I will have the Pier B and Hillside cams focused on Bayfront park today while they move the steel structure for the Bentleyville Christmas Tree into place.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Waves and Lighthouses

Canal Park Waves-10/10/2018



With the cameras acting up, here is a recording in case you missed the activity.

Lake Superior Gales



A powerful Noreaster packed a punch as it slammed into the rocky cliffs of Lake Superior's north shore with incredible waves and 65MPH winds.

October Noreaster

The Gales of November Come Early.  This storm is one of the most powerful in recent years.  I was at Silver Bay this morning and winds were 65MPH.  Incredible power.
I hope the cams are able to hold up, I may have some fixing to do come tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Gale Warning Posted!

A Gale Warning remains in effect from 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ this evening to 1 AM EDT /midnight CDT/ Thursday.
* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE GALE WARNING...
Expect sustained   winds of up to 35 knots
 from the northeast, with gusts up to  46 knots. 
The largest expected significant waves will be 17  
 feet with a maximum wave height of up to 25 feet possible.

* TIMING...The maximum winds are expected around 8 AM EDT   
Wednesday with the largest waves expected around 1 PM EDT  Wednesday.

Flowing Colors

The rivers in the Northland are flowing high due to heavy rains making for some beautiful fall scenery.  Below is the Lester River Bridge in Duluth.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Federal Biscay arrived Duluth 10/03/18



Federal Biscay arrived Duluth this morning loaded with cement.

Gale Warnings in effect

Gale Warning

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
959 AM EDT Wed Oct 3 2018

LSZ162-263-264-032200-
/O.CON.KMQT.GL.W.0026.181004T0100Z-181004T1200Z/
Lake Superior west of a line from Saxon Harbor WI to Grand
Portage MN beyond 5NM-
Lake Superior from Saxon Harbor WI to Upper Entrance to Portage
Canal MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian border including Isle
Royale National Park-
Lake Superior from Upper Entrance to Portage Canal to Manitou
Island MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian Border-
959 AM EDT Wed Oct 3 2018 /859 AM CDT Wed Oct 3 2018/

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth 10/02/2018



Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth Tuesday evening with a load of Limestone.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors 09/30/2018



Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors this morning

American Integrity departed Two Harbors 09/30/2018



American Integrity departed Two Harbors early this morning.

Changing Season's

The first week of October is peak color time for fall colors in the Northland. This photo of Ninemile Lake was taken yesterday just north of Tofte MN.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

William A Irvin in Superior

The William A Irving now sits quietly over at Fraser Shipyard in Superior waiting for some sprucing up before it is returned to Duluth next spring.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Algoma Spirit departed, Burns Harbor arrived Superior 09/26/2018


Algoma Spirit departed, Burns Harbor arrived Superior this morning.

Morning Minute - Sunrise 09/26/2018


It's a good day to be alive!

God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Genesis 1:5

Maria G arrived Duluth 09/25/2018



Maria G arrived in Duluth last night to load grain.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Gale Warnings today! (again)

.
..GALE FORCE GUSTS FOR TWIN PORTS AND PARTS OF THE NORTH SHORE... NWS- A cold front has brought gale force gusts to parts of western Lake Superior today.
These winds will persist through early thisevening causing waves to build as high as 
10 to 14 feet along the north shore. 
Conditions gradually improve on Monday as winds
decrease and turn more southeasterly.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

William A Irvin Move 09/22/2018 - Timelapse




William A Irvin move 09/21-22 2018- (Timelapse)


It took 4 hours to move the William A Irvin out of the Minnesota Slip last night.  As you can see in the 4 hour timelapse, there was a lot of starts and stops along the way.
The Irvin will be back in the same location next spring.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 09/21/2018



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth late this afternoon to load iron pellets

William A Irvin probable move tonight!

FYI,

It is possible that the William A Irvin will be pulled out of the Minnesota Slip tonight about 20:00 (over a 4 hour period).  I will be turning the Hillside Cam to the area by the DECC. The GLA cam and Pier B will be able to see it once it is out of the Slip.  I will also be down there taking a few photos.

The Irvin will be towed to Fraser Shipyard for some work over the winter and returned to the slip next Spring.

p.s. I don't know how well the cameras will see in the dark.



Sheltered Shipping

The winds last night switched to strong NW which resulted in many boats seeking a sheltered route protected by the cliffs of the North Shore.

Indiana Harbor departed Two Harbors 09/21/2018



Indiana Harbor departed Two Harbors this morning.

James R Barker departed Duluth 09/21/2018



James R Barker departed Duluth this morning

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Gale warning - hang on to your hats tomorrow🚩🚩

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 1 AM CDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Gale Warning,
which is in effect from 4 PM Thursday to 1 AM CDT Friday.

* Sustained Winds...Northeast gales to 40 knots.

* Wind Gusts...Up to 40 knots.

* Waves...10 to 14 feet.

Edgar B Speer departed, CSL TADOUSSAC arrived Two Harbors 09/19/18



Edgar B Speer departed, CSL TADOUSSAC arrived Two Harbor this afternoon.

Cape departed Duluth 09/19/2018



Cape departed Duluth late last night

Burns Harbor departed Superior 09/19/2018



Burns Harbor departed Superior early this morning.

Latest on William A Irvin move - WDIO

Here is a link to the latest Irvin move info supplied by WDIO TV.
https://www.wdio.com/news/move-william-a-irvin-ship-minnesota-slip-delayed/5075904/?cat=10335

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Balloon Fest camera operations!

FYI,

I will be using the Hillside cam and Pier B to focus on the Hot Air Balloons this weekend when they might be rising.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Teal Bridge

The Duluth Lift Bridge will be lit for the next few nights with teal colored lights in support of ovarian cancer relief.


Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 09/07/18

Spider Web Cleaning!

The spider webs are cleaned off the Canal Cam, Bridge Cam and GLA Cam  -- for now!

Whitefish Bay departed Two Harbors 09/07/2018

September Sunrise (Timelapse) 09/07/2018



Breaking dawn over the Duluth Harbor.

Herbert C Jackson departed Duluth 09/07/18



Herbert C Jackson departed Duluth early this morning.

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth 09/07/2018



Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth early this morning with a load of limestone.

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 09/06/2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

James R Barker departed Duluth 08/31/2018



James R Barker departed Duluth this evening loaded with iron pellets.

New! Boat Horns Page

FYI,

I have started building a page where you can play back various boat horns. Each one has a distinctive sound and is music to many of your ears.

I will be adding more as time permits.  There is also a link to the Boat Horns Page in the right menu.

Enjoy!

Den

James R Barker arrived Duluth 08/31/2018



James R Barker arrived Duluth early this morning

Alpena arrived Duluth 08/31/2018



Alpena arrived Duluth early this morning.

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 08/30/2018



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth late last night to load coal.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bayfront Balloon



Tribute Fest, an event at Bayfront Park to help raise money for Veteran's had their hot air balloon inflate for a while this evening.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sunda arrived Duluth 08/20/2018


Hi Guys, Jeffery Here!
That's the Sunda coming in. Last time she was here was May. Kicked up some nice minnows with those deep props.

Love watching these salties and the little red tugs.  Wish you were here.

Jeffery the gull!

Joseph L Block departed Two Harbors 08/20/2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Two Harbors Boat Launch cam in service

Update: 8/15/2018 05:00 — Thank you to all who helped out, I really appreciate the support.
We collected about $400 to cover the repair bill when it arrives.
Den

The Two Harbors Boat Launch cam is back in service.
It appears a nearby lightning strike did some damage to electronics at the Depot, where the antenna for the boat launch cam is connected.

We got lucky and the only damage to the camera system was a burnt connector to the antenna access point.

We will be charged for 3 hours of technician work. Probably about $300. - Well worth it.

I have received a few donations to help pay already, but if you would like to kick in a few bucks, that would be great.

Happy boat watching!



Sunday, August 12, 2018

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth 08/12/2018



Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth this evening loaded with limestone.

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 08/12/2018


Jeffery the Gull! YaHoo

Great sunrise and another summer day on tap. There goes Amelia, heading over to Bayfront for a morning snack. Gotta love that gal!
Jeffery!

Photo by Alex Byyn
Photo by: Melody Mossbarger

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Two Harbors Boat Launch Camera Status

Update: 16:00 Friday 8/10/18 -- There appears to be a major failure in the radio system that transmits the camera image to the depot antenna.  This probably happened during the storm.  Unfortunately, it will be next week before we can dig deeper.  It is at the top of my priority list.

Update: 0600 Friday -- Two Harbors Boat Launch remains down, hoping to have a tech check it today. I do not have access to the light pole that it is attached to - it must be done by a licensed electrician.


18:00 Wednesday - The Two Harbors Boat Launch cam has gone down during a thunderstorm.

Investigating!

American Integrity departed Duluth 08/11/2018



American Integrity departed Duluth early this morning.

Two Harbors Lighthouse - by: Christian Dalbec

Christian Dalbec took the great shot of Two Harbors Lighthouse at dusk with the Roger Blough in the distance.
View more of Christians work at: https://www.christiandalbecphotography.com/


Friday, August 10, 2018

Strange Wildlife in the shipping canal 08/10/2018

Paul R Tregutha departed Duluth 08/10/2018



Paul R Tregutha departed Duluth this evening.

Jeffery!

The haze in the air is from Canadian forest fires.

Jeffery the Gull!

Hay!  Bayfront Blues is going on at Bayfront Park.  It's a great time.  I can swoop down from my perch and grab a snack anytime.  I prefer county western music, but, these folks look like they are having a great time.   
Amelia and I just float on the bay and enjoy the scenes.

Jeff

James R Barker arrived Two Harbors 08/10/2018


James R Barker arrived Two Harbors early this morning.  -- I added the barker horn.

Joseph L Block and Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 08/10/2018



Joseph L Block and Paul R Tregurtha arrived in Duluth early this morning.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cason J Callaway departed Duluth 08/01/2018



Cason J Callaway departed Duluth this morning for Two Harbors

Jeffery the Gull

Sorry fans, I have been preoccupied with my new girlfriend.  I think it was the sunglasses and gold necklace that attracted her.

Isn't she beautiful? We met at the large dumpster at Canal Park and have been off visiting various restaurants and landfills for the past week.  What a great time.

Since gulls mate for life, I wanted to make sure she was the right one for me.  I gotta say, She's the one. From her webbed feet to that fish smacking beak -- I'm hooked.

In the coming years, we will have many chicks and will welcome many tourists to Duluth.

Well,  off to the next festival -- life is good!

Jeff the Gull!

to be continued!


Harbor History - Irvin L. Clymer Pilothouse

You may have noticed on the harborcams a lonely looking pilothouse located on the end of the Duluth Timber Pier near Pier B.
(the following information was provided by Capt. Tom Mackay and Capt. Edward Montgomery)

The IRVIN L. CLYMER was built in 1917 at the American Ship Building Company in Lorain, Ohio. She had a crew of 16. She was 552 feet long with a 60 ft. beam and a 32 ft. draft. Launched as the self-unloader CARL D. BRADLEY (1) for the Great Lakes Fleet, she made her maiden voyage from Lorain Ohio to Calcite MI on June 10, 1917 for a load of stone. She sailed under that name until 1927 when she was renamed JOHN G. MUNSON (1). In 1951 she was again renamed, IRVIN L. CLYMER. She was scrapped at Azcon in Duluth in 1994, when the pilothouse was salvaged by a private party and unloaded at the end of the Duluth Timber Pier where it sits today. Duluth was the Clymer’s home port for many years and had a nickname of the "Whiner Clymer"
Photo: courtesy of boatnerds.com
Photo: courtesy of boatnerds.com

Irvin L Clymer - Dennis O'Hara

Irvin L Clymer - Dennis O'Hara

Irvin L Clymer - Dennis O'Hara

Irvin L Clymer - Dennis O'Hara

Irvin L Clymer - Dennis O'Hara

Irvin L Clymer - Dennis O'Hara

Irvin L Clymer - Dennis O'Hara

Irvin L Clymer - Dennis O'Hara


Monday, July 30, 2018

The Fishing Fleet Departure 07/30/2018



The fishing fleet departed this morning with high hopes and a beautiful sunrise.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Full Moon tonight!

FYI,

The Full Moon rise tonight will occur at 20:49 and should be visible on the GLA cam, Bayfront Cam, Hillside Cam and Harborcam.

Walter J McCarthy Jr departed Duluth 07/27/2018


Jeffery the Gull here!   What a great sunrise, I often stop by just to enjoy the sun coming up over the lake.

There goes the Walter J McCarthy Jr.  A good old 1000 footer capable of carrying 78000 tons of sardines.   Too bad it's still being used to haul rocks, seems like a waste.

Well, I'm off to the landfill for a snack before things get rolling at Bayfront Park for the Weekend.

Jeff




Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Two Harbors Sunset - by Christian Dalbec

This beautiful image was taken by Christian Dalbec of the sunset with the Edgar B Speer at the Two Harbors ore docks.
You can see more of Christians outstanding work at: https://www.christiandalbecphotography.com/

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 07/25/2018



Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors this morning.

Jeffery the Gull's Song!


Jeff the gull here! -- I have a great voice, unlike those big boat horns.

American Mariner arrived Duluth 07/24/2018



American Mariner arrived Duluth Tuesday evening.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Weather Station Update

Here is a photo of our new weather station placed atop of the canalcam and bridgecam at the Visitor Center in Canal Park.
The Duluth Shipping Canal Weather Station can be accessed from the link in the left column of this page and is connected to Weather Underground.





CSL ST LAURENT departed Duluth 07/22/2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018

John J Boland arrived Duluth 07/21/2018

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 07/21/2018

New Weather Station installed!

FYI,

I have installed a weather station atop the pole that holds the canal cam and bridge cam at the Marine Museum in Canal Park.  The weather data is transmitted wirelessly to a receiver and loaded up to Weather Underground.

There is a weather station graphic on the left-hand column of this website that links to our station on Weather Underground.

I still need to install a range extender to strengthen the wireless signal, but it seems to we working OK now.

Enjoy!
Den



CSL ST LAURENT arrived Duluth 07/21/2018



CSL ST LAURENT arrived Duluth this morning.

Large Graphic painted below pilothouse.

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 07/21/2018



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth early this morning to load coal.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Frontenac arrived Superior 07/18/2018

Algoma Navigator departed Two Harbors 07/18/2018

Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors 07/18/2018

The adventures of Jeffery the Gull

So, what do you think? I spotted this shiny medallion with my new set of binoculars.
There was this muscle guy over on the Park Point beach wearing it.  I knew it would be hard to get it off his neck, so, I waited until he and his girlfriend laid down on their beach towels. It was hot so he took it off and put it in one of his sandals.  I very slowly snuck up behind them.  I don't think he recognized me with my sunglasses on.

At the right moment, a kicked over his drink and in the disturbance, I was able to grab this really cool shiny thing. It was so neat. As I flew a 360 circle around the couple, he threw a sandal at me -- so much fun, I love shiny things and life in Duluth.

Have a great day! - Jeffery the Gull


Monday, July 16, 2018

Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 07/16/2018

Jeffery the Gull - Jackpot!

Monday mornings in Canal Park are fantastic during the summer. If you get there before the garbage man does, the trash cans are full and there is plenty of fast food for breakfast.

I really appreciate the city for putting these trash cans in. It is the first place I stop for breakfast.  (DQ Fan Food is the best!)

Life a great! -- Your friend -- Jeff the Gull