Monday, December 10, 2018

Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth 12/10/2018



Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal.

James R Barker arrived Duluth 12/10/2018



James R Barker arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets.

Laker Lullabies - Captain's Salute at the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge



Each Laker has a particular melody to its the horn as it blows a Captains Salute in each passage through the Duluth Shipping Canal.

Relax and enjoy the concert! If you would like to play it with just the boat horns and no background music, play the following.

Mesabi Miner arrived Two Harbors 12/09/2018



Mesabi Miner arrived Two Harbors Sunday evening.

American Integrity arrived Duluth 12/09/2018



American Integrity arrived Duluth Sunday evening.

Paul R Tregutha departed Duluth 12/09/2018



Paul R Tregutha departed Duluth Sunday evening loaded with coal.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Silver Bay Marina Project Donation List



Thank you guys so much for donating to the Silver Bay Marina Camera Project.

Edgar B Speer departed Duluth 12/05/2018



Edgar B Speer departed Duluth for Two Harbors this afternoon.

Marine Scanner installation is complete

FYI,
The Marine Scanner installation is complete. For those of you monitoring, I would appreciate any feedback on volume, squelch and static.

Thanks,
Den

Programmed frequencies:
Scanner Freqs
05 156.250 - port operations
06 156.3000 Safety, navigation, search & rescue.
08 156.4000 Commercial business traffic.
09 156.450 - emergency channel in Duluth harbor
10 156.5000 Commercial business traffic.
12 156.6000 Bridges, locks & dams.
13 156.650 - ship-to-ship communications
14 156.7000 Bridges, locks & dams.
16 156.8000 USCG, Hailing Channel, safety & distress.
18 156.9000 Harbor tugs.
20 157.0000 Bridges, locks & dams.
22 157.1000 Coast Guard.
26 157.3000 General use, & Great Lakes WX,
& 161.9000 in coded MAFOR & LAWEB.
28 157.4000 General use & Great Lakes WX,
& 162.0000 in plain language.
68 156.4250 Recreation boats, charters etc

CLYDE S VANENKEVORT arrived Duluth 12/05/18



CLYDE S VANENKEVORT arrived Duluth this morning.

Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth 12/05/2018



Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth early this morning.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Upcoming Fundraiser!

Great News - We will be adding two cameras at the Silver Bay Marina to cover the marina and entrance to North Shore mining.  The project will bring the lovely Silver Bay Marina into your living room.

I will start the fundraising within the next few days and hope to have the camera system installed by spring ice out.  The budget for the project is $3000.

Beatrix arrived Duluth 12/03/2018



Beatrix arrived Duluth this evening to load grain.

James R Barker arrived Duluth 12/03/2018



James R Barker arrived Duluth this evening to load iron pellets.

Paul R Tregurtha departed, American Integrity arrived Duluth 12/03/18



Paul R Tregurtha departed, American Integrity arrived Duluth this morning.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

35 Ice Fishermen needed Rescue in Duluth



A sudden shift in wind broke up the ice cover on Superior Bay between 10 and 11 AM today resulting in 35 ice fishermen being stranded on the thin ice and in need of rescue.

You can see the tiny ice houses (tiny black dots) prior to the shift.

This video shows the shifting ice over a 60 min period.

see the story at WDIO - https://www.wdio.com/news/fishermen-rescued-park-point-ice-floe/5164010/?cat=10335

Gale Warning posted for Lake Superior


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
1033 AM EST Sat Dec 1 2018

LSZ162-263-012345-
/O.CON.KMQT.GL.W.0040.181201T2200Z-181203T0000Z/
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-
1033 AM EST Sat Dec 1 2018 /933 AM CST Sat Dec 1 2018/

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST /4 PM CST/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ SUNDAY...

A Gale Warning remains in effect from 5 PM EST /4 PM CST/ this
afternoon to 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ Sunday.

* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE GALE WARNING...Expect sustained
  winds of up to 33 knots from the northeast, with gusts up to
  42 knots. The largest expected significant waves will be 15
  feet with a maximum wave height of up to 22 feet possible.

* TIMING...The maximum winds are expected around 1 AM EST Sunday
  with the largest waves expected around 10 AM EST Sunday.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 12/01/2018



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets.

Federal Margaree departed Duluth 11/30/2018



Federal Margaree departed Duluth Friday evening

Herbert C Jackson arrived Duluth 11/30/2018



Herbert C Jackson arrived Duluth Friday evening loaded with limestone.