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 -- 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

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

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:

Wisconsin Point Cam Update!

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

Boat Recordings!


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.

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:

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


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  -- Enjoy the scenery!


Canal Cam Icing


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

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:

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.


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.

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

Roger Blough arrived Duluth 041118

Roger Blough arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets

American Century arrived Duluth 04/11/2018

American Century arrived Duluth this morning to load coal

Picked up some hot chicks this morning!

This morning I picked up a new bunch of chickens that came in overnight and were waiting at the Post Office for me.

They will be kept in a nice warm brooder for a few weeks and then moved to the coop.

The girls are happy in their new home and we should have fresh eggs by August.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Joseph L Block - by Christian Dalbec

Excellent drone shot of the Joseph L Block arriving at Two Harbors by Christian Dalbec.  You can see more of Christians wonderful photography at:

Camera Update

Just an update on camera stuff.
1. I was able to get on the roof of the GLA this morning and make some final adjustments to the new GLA cam.

 2. Work will be starting this week on the new Superior Entry camera.

 3. The Pier B cam is set up to auto change views.

G3 Marquis arrived Two Harbors 040818

G3 Marquis arrived Two Harbors

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Edwin H Gott arrived Duluth 04/08/2018

Edwin H Gott arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets.

A little help from my friends - Paul Scinocca

Paul Scinocca captured this interesting photo of the Great Lakes Towing tug, Arkansas providing departure assistance this Saturday for the CSL Niagara.

View more of Paul's photography Here.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Presque Isle arrived Duluth 04/05/2018

Presque Isle arrived Duluth this morning to load pellets

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Two Harbors 04/05/2018 - narrated

The Lee A Tregurtha arrived Two Harbors early this morning to load iron pellets.

Music by: Eric Matyas

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Narration on boat video's?

Update 4/4/2018 - Thank you for your input, I will add the vice narration when I can and other times the typed script. I won't add it when it is being announced at the canal unless it is hard to hear because of the wind. Den

Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth 04/03/2018

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

Edgar B Speer arrived Two Harbors 04/03/2018

Edgar B Speer arrived Two Harbors this morning to load iron pellets.