Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 091719



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Spider web

I cleaned the spider webs off the Bridge Cam and Canal Cam this morning.  Hopefully we will get a good hard freeze soon to take care of the rest of the year.


Monday, September 16, 2019

Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors 09/16/2019



Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors quietly slipped out of Two Harbors this evening.

Federal Baltic departed Duluth 09/16/2019



Federal Baltic departed Duluth this evening in dense fog.

Happy River arrived Duluth 09/16/2019



Happy River arrived Duluth this evening with another load of wind turbine towers.

Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth 09/15/2019



Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth Sunday afternoon to load iron pellets.

BBC Plata arrived Duluth 09/15/2019 - republish



BBC Plata arrived Duluth  to load grain

American Century arrived Duluth 09/16/2019



American Century arrived Duluth this morning through heavy fog.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Algoma Spirit departed, James R Barker arrived Superior 09/02/2019



Algoma Spirit departed, James R Barker arrived Superior this morning

Happy River arrived Duluth 09/02/2019



Happy River arrived Duluth this morning with another load of wind turbine tower sections.

The following timelapse was recorded last May during unloading.



Saturday, August 31, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

John G Munson arrived Duluth 08/29/2019



John G Munson arrived Duluth this afternoon loaded with limestone.

John D Leitch departed, Michipecoten arrived Duluth 08/29/2919



John D Leitch departed, Michipecoten arrived Duluth early this morning.

Wisconsin Point Camera Status

Update: 1300 -- Wisconsin point back online.


The main power circuit that feeds the Wisconsin Point Cam as well as some canal lights is off line until a contracted electrician can repair it. 
I will keep you posted.

Den

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 08/27/19



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Camera Update

Two Harbors Boat Launch cam back online -- thanks to Two Harbors Utilities. I still have some configuration left to do.

Wisconsin Point Cam remains off line due to a power outage.-- the outage has been reported.

Monday, August 26, 2019

James R Barker arrived Duluth 08/26/2019



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

Roger Blough departed Duluth 08/26/2019



Roger Blough departed Duluth this morning loaded with iron pellets.

Wisconsin Point Cam off line

The Wisconsin Point Cam went off line yesterday.  I will look into as soon as Two Harbors is replaces this week some time. - depending on weather.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sunrise 08/24/2019



The fishing fleet heads out onto Lake Superior on a beautiful early autumn morning.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Two Harbors Boat Launch Cam status

After checking the Two Harbors boat launch cam today, it appears the camera has failed.  I will be replacing it with a new (spare) camera that we already have next week when I can arrange for a bucket truck.
With any luck, it should be back up sometime next week.

Thanks,
Den

American Spirit departed Duluth 08/23/2019



American Spirit departed Duluth this morning loaded with iron pellets.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

American Century arrived Duluth 08/20/2019



American Century arrived Duluth this evening with a little adventure for a local sailboat crew.

New Pier B Cam

FYI,

The new Pier B cam is installed and operating now.  While I have some tweaking to do over the next few days, the camera is working great.  Here is a snapshot of the Resko nearly 2 miles away over in Superior.

Thanks again to all who donated and hope everyone enjoys the view. 

Den

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 08/20/2019



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived, American Century departed Duluth 08/15/19



Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived, American Century departed Duluth overnight transporting coal.

Thank You "Honor Roll" for Pier B cam replacement donations



Thank you to all the viewers who donated yesterday to the camera fundraiser.  It is simply amazing how much support there is for these cams. 

I can't thank you enough!

Den

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fundraiser starting tomorrow for new Pier B


Update: The fundraiser is complete with #3200 raised. This allowed me to order the new camera and also pay the sales tax.

Many thanks to the 82 people who donated, the cam viewers never cease to amaze me.


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8/13/2019 - Pier B cam is failing and has thankfully limped through the Tall Ships event.  The cam is 4 years old and is no longer supported my the manufacturer and I no longer can access the cam to change directions and I have already replace anything else that might be the problem.

I will be starting a new fundraiser tomorrow and will order the cam as soon as we have enough funds.

I appreciate all the your help and your support is why we have the best cams on the Great Lakes.

Our goal is $3000.

Thanks,
Den

US Brig Niagara departed Duluth 08/14/2019



US Brig Niagara departed Duluth on a beautiful sunny morning after a quick visit to the Northland.

Mesabi Miner departed Duluth 08/13/2019



Mesabi Miner departed Duluth Tuesday afternoon loaded with iron pellets.

Paul R Tregurtha departed 08/14/2019



Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth early this morning.

Monday, August 12, 2019

James R Barker departed, Roger Blough arrived Superior 08/12/2019



James R Barker departed, Roger Blough arrived Superior  this afternoon.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 08/12/2019



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets.

Tall Ships Duluth - a closer look

Tall Ships - Duluth - Go to "Full Screen" for viewing

Jeffery showing Wilber around the harbor - 081119



Hi, Jeffery here.  I can't believe all these boats came to Duluth just to feed us gulls -- fantastic summer so far.  Amelia is getting about more these days now that the little ones are learning to fly.

Wilber is my oldest son (this year) and will be stopping by in a minute.

Wilber here -- I love Duluth and will be flying more as soon as I pick up a pair of those cool aviation sunglasses.

I am learning the tricks of the trade from my dad and will soon have my own collection of shiny stuff.

That big yellow duck is kinda scary,  I bet he needs to eat allot. Well, plenty of snacks to go around.

Have a good visit!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Pontoon Semi-truck

Owned by Jeff Foster of Jeff Foster Trucking, this Pontoon Semi is docked at the Pier B Resort waiting for the big parade tomorrow.
 

Tall Ships Duluth - a look back--2016- Parade of Sails

The Festival of Sails will kick off tomorrow morning with the Parade of Sails between 9AM and 11AM.

See more info here

Here are some clips from the 2016 event that you might find enjoyable to watch prior to this years activities.

Tall Ship Duluth -- a look back to 2016

Monday, August 5, 2019

Camera Update for this weekends Tall Ships!

Update: 080619-10:40 -- projects complete. I tried as best I could to level the Canal Cam-- hopefully, it is a bit better.


In addition to the huge Blues Fest starting Friday at Bayfront Park and the Tall Ships starting Sunday, it will be a busy weekend in the Twin Ports.

I will be operating the cameras to best view the activity, especially the tall ships arrival on Sunday morning.

I just cleaned the camera windows for for PierB and GLA. Tomorrow I will clean off Hillside, Bayfront, Harborcam, Canal and the Bridge cam.  I will also try to  level the Canal cam a bit.

I will get down to the area with my drone and other cameras when I can.

Hope you enjoy the weekend either in person or virtually!

Also, FYI - the Soo Cam is back up

Den


Pier B Camera Maintenance today!



Update - 06/05/2019 - 09:00 a new antenna has been installed on Pier B in hopes of improving the camera performance.  The cameras video stream is transmitted to the hillside where it connects to the internet.  Pier B is the oldest camera on the system (4 years) and if this upgrade doesn't work, I will have a fundraiser to replace it as soon as possible.  Thanks for your understanding.

08/05/2019 07:30  I will be replacing/upgrading the Pier B antenna system today. Expect the camera to be off line for a few hours later today unless I get rained out.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Soo Locks Cam pointed to sky

It appears the Soo Locks cam is pointed skyward.  This is not my camera and I am not sure who to contact.  Hopefully it is fixed soon, but, there is not much I can do about it.

Thanks,
Den

James R Barker arrived Duluth 07/28/2019



James R Barker arrived Duluth early this morning to load pellets.  The Barker horn sound was added.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Arthur M Anderson departed Duluth 07/25/2019



Arthur M Anderson departed Duluth this evening with a new lease life and a new mission. 



The Anderson was the last boat to communicate with the Edmund Fitzgerald before it was lost in a powerful winter storm on November 9, 1975.

Duluth Airshow 2019 -7/20/2019



In case you missed the Duluth Aviation Expo, here is a review for those who love airplanes but missed the show.

Industrial Swift Unloading - Timelapse 07/23-24/2019



The process of unloading a large ship loaded with wind blades is a complicated one.  Here you can view a 100 second timelapse taken over a two day period.

Indiana Harbor and Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 07/25/2019



Indiana Harbor and Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth this early morning

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 07/24/2019



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal.

Power in the Wind - Industrial Swift

The Industrial Swift unloads more wind turbine blades at the Port today, adding to the storage stockpile.  The blades are in the foreground and the cylindrical pieces are tower sections. Large trucks  will move the components to wind farms in the Midwest.


Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth 07/24/2019



Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth early this morning under a summer sunrise.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Arthur M Anderson returning to service this week

According the the Duluth News Tribune, the Arthur M Anderson will be returning to service this week sometime. The Anderson was built the same year I was born -1952!

The Duluth News Tribune did a very nice article on the Anderson, you can read it  HERE.

Trudy departed Duluth 072019



Trudy departed Duluth Saturday afternoon.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Big Boy Locomotive in Twin.

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion, Big Boy, one of the largest steam engines ever made is visiting Duluth this weekend. The Big Boy, built for the Union Pacific Railroad is an incredible machine to view.

Here you see it crossing a train trestle over the Nemadji River just outside Superior.

You can read more about Big Boy HERE




Big Boy - Dennis O'Hara

Monday, July 15, 2019

Victoriaborg arrived Duluth 07/15/19 - (Republished)



Victoriaborg arrived Duluth  this morning to load wheat.

James R Barker departed Duluth 07/15/19



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

Vctoriaborg arrived Duluth 07/15/2019



Vctoriaborg arrived Duluth this morning to load wheat.

Lee A Tregurtha arrived and Great Lakes Trader departed Duluth 07/15/2019



Lee A Tregurtha arrived and Great Lakes Trader departed Duluth this morning.

American Century departed, Algoma Discovery arrived Superior 07/15/19



American Century departed, Aloma Discovery arrived Su

Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors 07/15/2019



Edgar B Speer departed Two Harbors early this morning.


Sunday, July 14, 2019

CSL Assiniboine departed Two Harbors 07/14/2019



CSL Assiniboine departed Two Harbors early this morning.
The North Shore Scenic Railroad is running weekend excursions to Two Harbors with their beautiful steam locomotive #332. Thought you might enjoy a look at the historic beauty. More information is available at: https://duluthtrains.com/steam/

James R Barker arrived Duluth 07/14/2019



James R Barker arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets

Joseph L Block departed Duluth 07/14/2019



Joseph L Block departed Duluth early this morning.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Canal and Bridge Cam offline

Update 14:40 7/5/19 == Due to heavy traffic in Canal Park, I was not able to get to the Maritime Visitor Center to check on the apparent internet problem. Fortunately, the service was restored at 14:30. I will continue to monitor the internet connection that affects the Canal Cam and Bridge. ----------------------------

 13:30 Friday, July 5th. It appears that the canal cams are offline. I will be checking into it.

Ghost Ship - Joseph L Block arrived Two Harbors 07/05/2019



Joseph L Block arrived Two Harbors this morning through a light blanket of fog.

4th of July Fireworks - Canal Park - Duluth -2019



Thousands of people enjoyed the Duluth Fourthfest fireworks display last night. The 18-minute display fascinated young and old alike.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July 4th!

July 4th Camera Operation:
Fireworks: Scheduled to go off at 22:10 Thursday  (depending on the weather)
The best view will be from the Hillside or Harborcams.  I will be using them to pan the FourthFest activities in Bayfront Park and the Harbor in general.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!


So much to be thankful for!

Cason J Calaway arrived Duluth 07/02/2019



Cason J Calaway arrived Duluth Tuesday evening.

Catching a Breeze - Sailboat Races Duluth 07/03/2019



Sailboats head out onto Lake Superior to catch some wind on a beautiful July evening.

Algoma Sault arrived Duluth 07/03/2019



Algoma Sault arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets.
The Sault is only a year old and this is it's the first visit to Duluth.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Algoma Buffalo departed, Stewart J Cort arrived Superior 7/02/19



Algoma Buffalo departed, Stewart J Cort arrived Superior

Harbor Symphony - WDSE TV, Ted Pellman

Ships and foghorns create a misfit symphony and set the tone of the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Enjoy the musical results with WDSE The Slice. Composer credit goes to photographer Ted Pellman.

Michipecoten arrived Duluth 07/02/2019



Michipecoten arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets.


Edgar B Speer departed Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors 07/02/2019

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Edgar B Speer departed Edwin H Gott arrived Two Harbors this morning.

WOW! - Sunrise 07/02/2019



The transition from night to day on a warm July morning is a sight to behold.   This time-lapse covers a two hour period between 4AM and 6AM this morning from the Pier B Cam.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Storm Front 06/27/2019



A quick passing front stirred up the canal for a bit this afternoon.

CLYDE S.VANENKEVORT departed Presque Isle re-positioned at Two Harbors 0...



CLYDE S.VANENKEVORT departed Two Harbors this morning.

Storm Front!

As today's storm front moved through the area this afternoon, it made for some beautiful cloud formations such as this one over Caribou Lake north of Duluth.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Enjoy Summer - Daylight hours start getting shorted on Friday



Seems like only yesterday when the Manitowoc arrived in Duluth on a "relatively" warm December day. - Enjoy the warm days of summer!

Edwin H Gott departed American Integrity arrived Two Harbors 6/19/2019



Edwin H Gott departed American Integrity arrived Two Harbors this morning.

Happy River arrived Duluth 6/19/2019



Happy River arrived Duluth this afternoon carrying tower sections for wind turbines.

Industrial Skipper Unloading Wind Turbine Blades 06/18-19/2019



The Industrial Skipper unloaded large wind turbine blades over a 3 day period, at Lake Superior Warehousing.

The blades will be transported by road in the coming months.

Alamosborg departed Duluth 06/18/19 (Sea Bear Transfer)



Alamosborg departed Duluth while the Sea Bear (Pilot Boat) pulled up alongside to pick up a Pilot for the next arriving saltie.  Watch as the Sea Bear Crew makes this rare maneuver in front of a cheering crowd.

Superior Daybreak - 06/19/2019



Just when you think the last sunrise was spectacular, another one comes along to take your breath away.

I am so blessed to be able to watch these scenes unfold each day.  Just another reminder of creations wonders.