Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 06/19/2018

Question: What's with the red/brown water?

Answer: After heavy rains like the record downfalls of the past weekend, red clay gets washed into the harbors, especially from the Nemadji River.

The clay eventually settles after a few weeks and the water clears up.

Fuldaborg at Sunrise - Jeff Doty

Jeff captured this nice image of the Fuldaborg early this morning. See more of Jeff's work at: https://www.facebook.com/dolbybearphotography/


Fuldaborg arrived Duluth 06/19/2018



Fuldaborg arrived Duluth this morning to load grain.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Burns Harbor departed Superior 06/18/2018

Marine Scanner Update

I am currently working on the marine scanner which was disabled with the latest Windows 10 update.  My PC is currently in the shop getting the drivers restored and hopefully, I will have the scanner back up by the end of the week.

American Spirit departed Duluth 06/18/2018



After a quick inspection, the American Spirit departed Duluth going about its business.

Cudos to the crew whose actions prevented a greater mishap yesterday.

America Integrity arrived Duluth 06/18/2018



With the Duluth Shipping Canal once again open for business, the 1000ft American Integrity entered port just after midnight.

Fog Blanket - Edwin H Gott by Christian Dalbec

Incredible photo of the Edwin H Gott blanketed in fog - taking by Christian Dalbec of Two Harbors.
See more of Christians work at https://www.christiandalbecphotography.com/

Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors 6/17/2018



The harbor at Two Harbors is an incredible place of beauty and serenity. Here, the largest boat on the Great Lake quietly makes its way through a blanket of fog.

Sunrise on Wisconsin Point


Crafted by the Hand of God - Always different and always beautiful, a sunrise over the big lake settles the soul.

The logs in the water have been washed out by heavy rains.

Breaking Free - American Spirit 06/17/2018 - (90 min timelapse)



The American Spirit was set free late last evening with a little help from her friends. (90 min timelapse)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

American Spirit Grounding - A closer look


A view from a few different angles gives you an interesting perspective on the size of the American Spirit.

American Spirit Grounding 06/17/2018



The American Spirit went aground as it made it's way to the Aerial Lift Bridge.



Heavy rains over the past few days have made currents in the canal very treacherous. The actual cause is unknown at this time.

There was no apparent damage and she did not actually hit the wall.



Hopefully, the tugs can work here free from the muck soon.

American Victory departed Duluth 06/17/2018



American Victory departed Duluth at 08:00 this morning on it voyage the scrapyard in Turkey.

Alert--American Spirit update

Update 16:50: Spirit did not hit the wall and is about 30 ft off. The boat is grounded and will need assistance to break free. No damage reported.



American Victory

Note:
I will be doing a complete video of the American Victory departure including, webcams, regular cams, and drones. Should be ready by tomorrow.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

TS State of Michigan arrived Duluth 06/16/2018

Roger Blough arrived Two Harbors 06/16/2018



Roger Blough arrived Two Harbors this morning



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

James R Barker departed Two Harbors 06/16/2018



James R Barker departed Two Harbors this morning heading into heavy fog.

Ma Claws!

On my way out to feed the chickens this morning, a large snapping turtle was on the gravel driveway laying its eggs.
With a face only a mother could love, I let her go about her business and won't be using the driveway for a few weeks.



Internet service to Canal Park area slow

Due to a large number of people in town for Grandma's Marathon, internet service to Canalcam and Bridgecam may bog down due to high traffic on the main service provider system. Speeds should return to normal by Monday.

Friday, June 15, 2018

American Victory departing Superior this Sunday Morning

The American Victory will be towed out the Superior Entry on Sunday Morning ending a chapter in Great Lakes History. The Duluth News Tribune did a nice story on the boat that you can read here.


Indiana Harbor arrived Superior 06/15/18

JOYCE L VANENKEVORT arrived Duluth 061518



New Hillside Cam in service

The new Hillside Cam is in service.  I will be making tweaks in the days ahead.  Right now it is set to scan the harbor every 15 min.  I will be trying out different scan rates and focus points once the storms are over in a few days.

Thanks for all who donated, this will be a great addition to our harbor views.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Presque Isle switching docks in Two Harbors 06/13/18

Two Harbors - Christian Dalbec

Incredible photo of Two Harbors lighthouse taken by Christian Dalbec.
You can see more of Christian's work at: https://www.facebook.com/christian.dalbec

New Hillside Cam Update!

It looks like it will be the end of next week (June 22) before the hanging bracket I need to install the camera arrives.  Everything else is ready.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Algoma Spirit arrived Superior 06/12/2018 - Backing in



The Algoma Spirit backed its way through the Superior Entry this morning.   Either for practice or he didn't want to miss the sunrise over Lake Superior.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/


Algoma Spirit arrived Superior 06/12/2018 - Backing in



The Algoma Spirit backed its way through the Superior Entry this morning.   Either for practice or he didn't want to miss the sunrise over Lake Superior.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/


Friday, June 8, 2018

James R Barker arrived Two Harbors 06/08/2018



James R Barker arrived Two Harbors this morning.



Barker horn sound added in for effect.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hon James L Oberstar departed, Algoma Compass & Presque Isle arrived Two...



Hon James L Oberstar departed, Algoma Compass & Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors early this morning.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/


Presque Isle 060618 normal speed


While the previous "timelapse" video of this event was fairly dramatic, this "normal" speed video depicts a much slower event unfold and a slow calculated maneuver.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hillside Cam Replacement/Upgrade Project

Update: 6/4/2018 -- 20:00   SUCCESS!  We have met the goal and the new camera is on order.

Thanks so much to generous folks who donated to this and past fundraisers.
I will keep you posted on the progress of this project as it develops.

Kickoff 06/04/2018 - 08:00
The Hillside Cam is nearing its useful life.  With this project, we will replace the Hillside cam with a panorama cam that will rotate to pan from downtown to West Duluth.
The panorama cams cost more than the standard but give more options. 
My hope is to have this cam installed by the July 4th fireworks.

Thank You!

Den

Roger Blough departed Superior 06/04/2018

Joseph L Block arrived Duluth 06/04/2018



Joseph L Block arrived Duluth this afternoon loaded with limestone.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

What is the changing number on the bottom left caption line of the video?

Question: What is the changing number on the bottom left caption line of the video?

This number is the number of video kilobytes per second streaming onto the web from the camera. A good smooth video stream is usually under 1500.  With bright sun and small choppy waves, this number greatly increases and tends to bog the camera down. This number is constantly changing with the changing lighting conditions and the scene. That is why you will see this number usually increase as a boat approached and fills the screen.

There are many setting within the camera that I can use to control this number and every one is a compromise of image quality and streaming smoothness.  So, my job is to keep playing with the settings to find a compromise that works for that time of day and time of year. Some days will be better than others and often the issue is not with your device.

The second # is the frame rate, this also can be throttled to improve smoothness or quality.

Hope this helps you understand why this venture is like a dog chasing his tail -- never seems to catch it.

Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors 05/30/2018



Edwin H Gott arrived at Two Harbors Wednesday evening.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

Harborcam Replacement/Upgrade

The harborcam is four years old starting to fade at night. I would like to replace it with with a new updated model by July 4th.  This will leave us with only two cameras older than 4 years (Bayfront and Hillside) The replacement model for the Harborcam would be able to cover Bayfront and Hillside if needed because it would be able to pan, tilt and zoom. 
I hope to start a new Harborcam fundraiser on Monday.

Thanks,
Den

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Palabora arrived Duluth 05/30/2018

Hillside Cam in service

I was able to use a bunch of parts from the old Bridgecam to get the Hillsidecam up and running.

Should be good for now.

Den

Stewart J Cort arrived Duluth 5/30/2018

Camera Update!

Hillside Cam
The Hillside cam went offline a few days ago.  I will take a closer look at it today after I feed the chickens and cut the grass. Hopefully, I will get it back in service soon.

Wisconsin Point Cam
The camera placement is not the best, but, was the only place with power. The signal gets blocked for a few minutes as the boat goes by. Being so close to the water often load up the images transmission path causing it to pause. 
With all of its flaws, the Wisconsin Point Cam gives us a view (occasionally) that we never had before.
If and when the area of Wisconsin points is developed more, there will be more options for improvement in quality.

Marine Scanner
The marine scanner quit working after the last Windows 10 update, I will eventually get it back up, but, not sure when.

 Overall Camera performance
The quality of the camera image stream depends on many factors, but bright sunlight and choppy waves cause the video to really bog down. That's the nature of the beast. I had hoped that some of the technology in the newer cams would help with this, we'll see.

On another note, I'm just an old retired guy who likes tinkering with technology, but, I really (I mean really) don't know what I'm doing most of the time. (just ask my lovely wife)

My motivations for operating the cams is the enjoyment that I see that so many people get from this little window to the world.  I apologize that I'm not able to answer a lot of questions or have the cams often adjusted to acceptable viewing standards. I often make things worse by trying to make small improvements.

I really appreciate all of you and all the support for this site. I'll keep at it, and hopefully, things will get better with time.

Have a great day!
Den

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Summer Storm 05/29/2018



Thunderstorm roll through with amazing force and beauty. The harborcams captured this early evening storm as it moved into the Northland.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 05/22/2018



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth at noon today to load coal

Canal Cam outage

Update 12:00 -- installation of the new Canal Cam complete -- I still need to make final adjustments.  
Den
FYI,

The Canal Cam will be offline today between 10:30 and 12:30 while I install the new camera.

Thanks,
Den

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors 05/19/2018



Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors this morning.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

Friday, May 18, 2018

American Victory takes its first step to the boneyard!

The American Victory was towed to Fraser Shipyard today where it's boom and other equipment will be removed for spare parts. The rest of the boat will be towed to Greece where it will be cut into scrap.

This distinguished boat had a good long life. You can read more about this interesting part of our nautical heritage  HERE.







Thursday, May 10, 2018

Edgar B Speer arrived Two Harbors 05/10/2018



Edgar B Speer arrived Two Harbors this afternoon.

Wisconsin Point Cam -- Area View

I have set the Wisconsin Point Cam to do a scan of the area once every 15 minutes during daylight hours unless there is a ship scheduled. We'll see how this works. I can always make changes.

Two Harbors Twilight -- By Christian Dalbec

There is amazing beauty to be found just after sunset as in these photos by Christian Dalbec.  You can catch more of Christian's wonderful work at: https://www.christiandalbecphotography.com/



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Stewart J Cort departed and Roger Blough arrived Superior 05/09/18



Stewart J Cort departed and Roger Blough arrived Superior this evening'

Wisconsin Point on rotation for a few hours

FYI,
I put Wisconsin Point Cam on rotation until 18:00 today so you can have a look around.

Den

Presque Isle departed Two Harbors 05/09/2018



Presque Isle departed Two Harbors this morning.

Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth 05/09/2018



Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Canal Cam Upgrade -- Plus

Since we overshot our fundraising goal by $300 for the Canal Cam, I have decided to extend our fundraiser a bit more with a goal to replace the Bridge cam also, as long as I was working on the roof of the Marine Museum anyway.  So here we go up to a new goal of $2000 for both cams.

Thank You so much!
Den

Burns Harbor departed Steward J Cort arrived Superior 05/08/2018



Burns Harbor departed Steward J Cort arrived Superior during the rather stormy evening hours.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Joseph L Block departed, Hon James L Oberstar arrived Two Harbors 05/07/18



Joseph L Block departed, Hon James L Oberstar arrived Two Harbors this morning.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

Important Camera Update!

We now have 10 cameras as our little windows to the world.

While the cams run great, there is always some tweaking and adjustments to make. Different lighting, wave chop, and atmosphere all affect the camera stream to some extent.

We currently have 5 cameras of the same model - Bayfront, Harbor, Hillside, Canal, and Bridge which are all 4 to 5 years old. The manufacturer no longer supports these cams and they have an upgraded model, which is the same as the new GLA and Two Harbors Boat launch.

These cams have all been reliable through wind, cold, rain and ice.  I would like to begin upgrading the cams over time starting with the Canal Cam. The benefit of replacing the Canal cam now is that the old canal cam can be used as a backup for the other 4 cams of the same model. The newer models also use less bandwidth for streaming.

I will be starting a new fundraiser to raise the $1000 needed to replace the Canal Cam. I hope this is not asking too much as this is the third project of the year and I hate asking for money.

We also have $150 left over from the Wisconsin Point Fundraiser to start with.

Anyway, I hope you understand why it's important to try and stay ahead of the troubles.

Thanks,
Den

p.s. I also don't mind doing this work when it is warm.

CSL ASSINIBOINE departed Superior 05/07/18

Algoma Niagara arrived Two Harbors 05/07/2018



Algoma Niagara arrived Two Harbors Sunday afternoon.

HON JAMES L OBERSTAR departed Superior 05/07/2018

HON JAMES L OBERSTAR departed Superior this morning headed for Two Harbors.


Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth 05/07/2018



Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

HON JAMES L OBERSTAR arrived Duluth 05/06/2018



HON JAMES L OBERSTAR arrived Duluth Sunday evening.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

James R Barker departed, American Spirit arrived Duluth 05/05/2018



James R Barker departed, American Spirit arrived Duluth this afternoon.

Two Harbors Timelapse Dec 15-31 2017



Time always seems to fly by, that's why a look back helps us appreciate what lies ahead.

This 15 day timelapse of Two Harbors from last December shows how busy and beautiful the Two Harbors is.

Michipicoten Arrival - by Jeff Doty

Michipicoten Arrival - by Jeff Doty

Two Harbors Sunset - By Christian Dalbec

Beautiful Two Harbors Sunset - By Christian Dalbec
See more of Christians work at https://www.christiandalbecphotography.com/



James R Barker - Paul Scinocca.

James R Barker departing Duluth with a cargo of coal loaded at Midwest Energy destined for St Clair.
See more of Paul's work at:
https://www.facebook.com/paul.scinocca

CSL TADOUSSAC arrived Superior 5/5/2018



CSL TADOUSSAC arrived Superior this morning

James R Barker arrived Duluth 05/05/2018



James R Barker arrived Duluth early this morning.



note: I added the Barker's Horn audio

Edgar B Speer departed Superior 05/05/2018



Edgar B Speer departed Superior early this morning

Friday, May 4, 2018

Hillside Cam repaired

I used some parts from an older cam to get the Hillside cam going again.  Happy boat watching!
Den

Edgar B Speer arrived Superior 05/04/2018



Edgar B Speer arrived Superior this morning for BN

Roger Blough departed Superior 05/03/2018



Roger Blough departed Superior Thursday evening loaded with iron.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

Monday, April 30, 2018

Boat Hotline

You may find the Boat Hotline helpful in tracking various boat traffic. The Hotline is managed by the Lake Superior Marine Museum Staff and is updated throughout the day. I have added the phone # 218 722-6489 to the Right Sidebar for your convenience.

MANITOULIN arrived Two Harbors 04/30/2018





MANITOULIN arrived Two Harbors this morning.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/


New -- Camera Club!

Half of photography is being in the right place at the right time, the other half is sharing.

With the streaming cameras, you can be at some of the most scenic places in the Northland just by watching the live streams. Also, by using your phone, you can be the photographer that captures the moment that everyone else missed.

The harborcams are there for a reason -- to share the beauty of the Northland and the photo you capture can bring a lot of enjoyment to people, such as this image captured by Robert Peterson Jr.

Feel free to snap away. You can share on your Facebook page or the harborcam Facebook page, Instagram or anywhere else.  Try to tag the harborcam page if possible.

I am looking forward to seeing your photography! The picture you take is yours to do with what you like.

More information about the Camera Club

Narew arrived Duluth 04/30/2018



Narew arrived Duluth this morning under the watchful eye of Johnathan Livingston Seagull.

Narew will be loading grain.

Burns Harbor arrived Superior 04/30/2018



Burns Harbor arrived Superior early this morning to load iron pellets.

Isa and MICHIPICOTEN arrived Duluth 04/30/2018



Isa and MICHIPICOTEN arrived Duluth early this morning.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Cedarglen arrived Duluth 04/28/2018



Cedarglen arrived Duluth this afternoon to load pellets.

Cason J Callaway departed Superior 04/28/2018



Cason J Callaway departed Superior this evening loaded with iron pellets. ( 5x speed)
Don't forget to wave to the crew member waving the big hand!




Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

Friday, April 27, 2018

John D Leitch arrived Two Harbors 04/27/2018



John D Leitch arrived Two Harbors this afternoon


Music by: Eric Matyas
http://soundimage.org/

Lee A Tregurtha - by Jeff Doty

Here is a great night shot of the Lee A Tregurtha taken by Jeff Doty.  You can see more of jeffs photography at: https://www.facebook.com/dolbybearphotography/


RT HON PAUL J MARTIN arrived Superior 04/27/2018



RT HON PAUL J MARTIN arrived Superior

Narew arrived Duluth 04/27/2018



Narew arrived Duluth this morning to load grain.

Canal Cam Adjustment

Yesterday I tilted the Canal cam up a bit and increased the resolution of the video.

Let me know if you have any issues. My intent is the get all the cams streaming at the same HD resolution.

Den

Edgar B Speer arrived Two Harbors 04/27/2018



Edgar B Speer arrived Two Harbors this morning



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

James R Barker arrived Duluth 04/26/2018



James R Barker arrived Duluth late Thursday.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wisconsin Point Lighthouse



Wisconsin Point Lighthouse flyby - I couldn't resist!

Superior Refinery Fire 04/26/2018



The Superior Refinery Fire is mostly out, but, it was quite a sight to see. (Timelapse)

Harborcam Update!

The generosity of harborcam friends never ceases to amaze me.  We started the Wisconsin Point Cam project two months ago when, after some coaxing from watchers, I decided to take another look at the possibilities.   After finally finding a location that had power available and an antenna system that had promise, I decided to give it a go!   Wiring modifications needed to made ($2400) a camera purchased, ($1800) and antenna system ($500).  

Along with this work, additional work needed to be done by the Corps of Engineers on the Lighting system.

Within a few days of starting the fundraiser (during the off-season) we had enough money to go ahead.  (amazing)

With some weather delays, the Wisconsin Point Cam Project was complete a few days ago. While we had to make a few compromises, such as not having the cam exactly facing the canal due to safety concerns of having to hang out over the canal to work on the camera, and the fact that boats block the transmission signal for a few minutes while they pass alongside the camera, overall I think it turned out great.   The video stream is stable and picture quality is very good. 

My biggest concern was the quality of the video stream over the 6.5 miles distance from the Superior Entry to my office (I call Harbor Hub).  The Wi-fi antenna was easy to align and so far so good.  We'll see how it works in fog.

Also, it should be noted that this is a joint project with the Lake Superior Maritime Museum and you - all of the 120 folks that helped raise the $4500 for the project and the daily visitors.  I am happy to have been part of this, it is unusual for joint efforts to go as smoothly as this did.

Besides the two cams in Two Harbors (Two Harbors Chamber and LSMMA) and the cams at the canal (LSMMA)  there are now six cams, an AIS antenna, and marine scanner) all streaming through the Harbor Hub).

So, I must admit, I love the cams, but mostly the fact that so many other folks get enjoyment from these little windows to the world and a small peek at the beauty of the Northland.

Thanks again,

Den

 Camera and Antenna at Wisconsin Point
Light Pole
Antennas on the Harbor Hub (my office)

It's beginning to look like a police station. 


Thunder Bay departed Superior 04/26/2018



Thunder Bay departed Superior this afternoon loaded with iron.

ALERT - Major oil refinery fire in Superior now visible on Pier B Cam

Update 14:00 : Harborcam is now adjusted to view fire.
A Major refinery in Superior is on fire and visible on the Pier B Cam.

Nesting Time!


Lee A Tregurtha departed Two Harbors 04/26/2018



Lee A Tregurtha departed Two Harbors this morning

Algoma Equinox departed, Thunder Bay arrived Superior 04/26/2018



Algoma Equinox departed, Thunder Bay arrived Superior in the dark of night.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Virginiaborg departed Duluth 04/24/2018



Virginiaborg departed Duluth this evening loaded with grain.

MICHIPICOTEN arrived Duluth 04/24/2018



MICHIPICOTEN arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron.

Wisconsin Point Cam Live

The Wisconsin Point Cam is now live.  I still have tweaking to do, but, it is working fairly good at this point. Expect intermittent operation while I adjust settings.
The video signal must be wirelessly transmitted 6.5 miles, so I expect that it will not be as solid as the rest. 

Thanks to all who donated to the project and the Lake Superior Marine Museum for help in getting this camera located.

Enjoy the view which few people have been able to see up until now.

The Camera link is in the Right Hand Column

Den

Great Republic arrived Duluth 02/3/2018



Great Republic arrived Duluth Monday loaded with limestone.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Superior Entry Cam Update!

FYI,

Just an update on the progress of the Superior Entry Cam.

Wiring for power is complete
The antenna system is installed and tested
The camera is installed and tested

There is some router programming and set up left to finish.

We have made a lot of progress today and I am hoping to get the cam online by the weekend.

Thanks,
Den




Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 04/23/2018



Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors this morning.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org/

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 04/23/2018




Labrador arrived Duluth 04/22/2018



Labrador arrived Duluth Sunday night to load grain.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

American Integrity arrived Duluth 04/19/2018



American Integrity arrived Duluth this evening to load coal

Federal Weser departed Duluth 04/19/2018



Federal Weser departed Duluth this evening loaded with grain.

Boat schedules?



The official boat schedule site that is kept up to date by the Visitor Center staff is harborlookout.com  -- duluthboats.com is still around and has lots of good information and history including longer-range and special boat schedules. 
So keep both bookmarked for your reference.

Note also that this is a "work in progress" with lots of kinks to work out.  timing should get better as time goes on.
Also, I am not the one who operates and manages it, so, I look forward to refinement just like you.

James R Barker departed Duluth 04/19/2018



James R Barker departed Duluth this morning with a load of coal

American Century arrived Two Harbors 04/18/2018



American Century arrived Two Harbors Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

James R Barker arrived Duluth 04/18/2018



James R Barker arrived Duluth this evening to load coal

Paul R Tregurtha?

Update 4/18 11:00 per John Harrison and Boatnerds.com -- She is in the shipyard at Sturgeon Bay, WI., getting exhaust scrubbers installed. It is scheduled to head out May 18. This from info found on Boatnerd.com

Apparently, we have lots of folks who knew where she was. -- thank you all!

Does anyone know where the Paul R Tregurtha is?   Must be in a shipyard somewhere with AIS off.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CSL Tadoussac arrived Duluth 04/17/2018



CSL Tadoussac arrived Duluth this evening.

----------------------------------------------------------------
CSL Tadoussac
Written by and read at the Rechristening Ceremony by Rev. David Mulholland of the Mission to Seamen in Toronto on March 3, 2001. From the Canada Steamships Lines newsletter "CSL World", spring 2001 issue and boatnerds.com

M/V Tadoussac, a fine Indian name
Reflecting courage, cunning, and history
On our great fresh water main,
After 32 years she becomes a bit thicker in beam
A natural progression in Life--it would seem.

Yet, for good Tadoussac
'Tis no matter of an aging subversion
But a matter of a rejuvenating and useful conversion:
To a refinement of skill and ability since her keel was first laid
To be the most sophisticated and accomplished in the
cement/clinker trade.

And so Blessings be on You on Captain and Crew

And to God be the Glory in all that You do!

Come on in - the Water is Fine! - Photo by Christian Dalbec

Lake Superior provides lots of recreation, even surfing during high waves. The Roger Blough is in the background.

View more of Chritian's images at: http://christiandalbecphotography.com

Wisconsin Point Cam Update!

Hopefully, the Superior Entry Cam Project will be able to get in gear this week.


Boat Recordings!

FYI,

I often run out of time to post all of the boats, however, if you missed your favorite boat, just shoot me an email and I will try and get it for you.

denny.ohara@gmail.com

Alpena arrived Duluth 04/16/2018



Alpena arrived Duluth

Roger Blough in Two Harbors -- by Christian Dalbec

Beautiful Sunset of the Roger Blough loading in Two Harbors taken by Christian Dalbec.

See more of Christian's work at: https://www.christiandalbecphotography.com/


Monday, April 16, 2018

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 04/16/2018



Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors this afternoon.

Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth 04/16/2018



Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Lake Superior Wave Power



Powerful waves smashing into the rocky cliffs of Lake Superior North Shore.

Michipicoten arrived Duluth 04/16/2018



After hiding out behind Sand Island in the Apostles for the weekend storm, the Michipicoten arrived in Duluth this morning.

Canal Park Wave Danger



Wave watching during Noreasters is an incredible experience. Sometimes watchers get a bit too close as shown in this scene from the Duluth Canal Cam taken Saturday evening.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rollers!

I was able to take a few pictures Saturday during the storm, well maybe more than a few.

So, I have made a gallery over on my website for anyone interested. You can view the images here at northernimages.com  -- Enjoy the scenery!

Den

Canal Cam Icing

FYI,

There is a small heater inside the case of the canal cam that will melt the ice, however, it is building up faster than it can be melted.  Once the winds change, it should clear up.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Wind and Waves!

I spent the day enjoying the storm!
Duluth Lights
Tettegouche State Park - Lake Superior North Shore

Friday, April 13, 2018

Gale Warnings posted for Lake Superior - Strong Noreaster blowing in!

Hang onto your hats!

Boats are being warned to take shelter and storm and gale warnings are now posted on Lake Superior through Sunday.

Winds will increase overnight with gusts over 50MPH on Saturday.  Shoreline flooding and damage is expected.

Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 04/13/2018



Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors this morning.



Music by: Eric Matyas

http://soundimage.org

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 04/13/2018



The Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth just after midnight to load iron pellets.

Algoma Enterprise arrived Duluth 04/13/2018



Algoma Enterprise arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets.

Federal Weser -- by Paul Scinocca

Paul took this great photo of the Federal Weser last evening as it arrived in Duluth.  View more of Paul's photos at: https://www.facebook.com/paul.scinocca



Federal Weser arrived Duluth 04/12/2018 - First Saltie



The Federal Weser arrived Duluth this evening to become the first Saltie to arrive in Duluth doe the 2018 shipping season.

The Waser will be loading grain.

v

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cedarglen departed Two Harbors 04/12/2018



Cedarglen departed Two Harbors this afternoon

First Saltie of the season due this evening

FYI,  The Federal Weser will be arriving Duluth at about 21:30 this evening to be the first Saltie of the season. The Federal Weser will be loading grain at CHS.

Here is a recording of it back in 2015.
http://www.duluthharborcam.com/2015/09/federal-weser-arrived-duluth-09032015.html

Edgar B Speer at the Dock -- photo by Terry White

Terry White is an avid boat photographer and often can be seen on the shoreline and terminals taking great images of the big boats.  You can see more of Terry's work on his Facebook page.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CSL Laurentian arrived Two Harbors 04/11/2018



CSL Laurentian arrived Two Harbors



Music by: Eric Matyas

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