Tuesday, January 15, 2019

End of season Info

Thank you all for the many kind remarks, comments, and financial support throughout 2018. The past year has been a very enjoyable endeavor and I hope the cams have been a window to the Northland for you.

The cameras will keep operating during the offseason with the exception of the fact that during extreme cold they may shut down automatically for circuit protection. This sometimes happens when temps drop below -10 F.

With cool weather on our doorstep, there should be some great images of sea smoke rising off the canal as well as beautiful sunrises. I will try and have the cams positioned to view this rather unique phenomenon.

I will also be posting occasional images from various photographers of winter images around the harbors and lake shore.

Have a great offseason, the boats will be back towards the end of March. The Lord willing, I will be here for 2019.

Den


35 comments:

  1. Have a great and positive off season Dennis.

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  2. Thanks so much Dennis. I appreciate your efforts!

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  3. Thanks for everything you do, All the close up camera angles have been a nice treat this year. Haven't really had much of any seasmoke this year, unlike last year. Seems to be a milder winter, definitely milder where I'm at. Looking forward to the new installments this year, can't wait for spring.

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    1. Much, much milder--so unlike those years where boats got stuck in the ice just trying to come in for winter layup. I do miss the giant clouds of seasmoke though...Grammie Pat, West St. Paul, MN

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  4. Thanks - love all these cams! I've been wondering - what is the number in the lower left on each cam? Visibility? Number of viewers?

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    1. The lower number is the amount of data streaming from the camera at that time. I use the number to help me understand how the camera is performing at the time. It is measured in bits/second and I try and keep it under 2000.

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  5. Thanks for everything you do.. :)

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  6. thanks dennis for the great season of ship watching,dont know how you keep up with all the high tech stuff but im glad you do.

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  7. Thank you Dennis, for all you do and God Bless you and Yours....

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  8. Dennis,
    I hope I speak for all that visit the cameras daily as we do, or just once in awhile. Thank you for all your hard work and time. It allows people from everywhere to enjoy and relax while watching the ships, storms and beauty of the Duluth, North Shore area.
    Hope that winter goes easy on you this year! We will be watching as always, waiting for the return of the ships.
    Thank you!
    Terry U.

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  9. I really enjoy hearing the radio traffic between the ship & the bridge. Thank you for all you do!

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  10. Dennis you are the BEST! Thank you for the cameras. I visit them daily. I shall miss you and the ships. I will keep checking the website daily. Have a good off season.

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  11. Dennis,
    You certainly put your God-given talents in technologies to give us fantastic views of the shipping season at Duluth. I check the site nearly daily and will continue even during the off season. Enjoy your down time and we'll look forward to the new season in March.

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  12. Thank you Dennis for all your hard work and a great season. Looking forward to 2019.

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  13. Thank you Den for your steady efforts concerning all the beautiful cams we love so much!
    I do hope, this winter will be just a pleasant one without any disasters. I personally love to watch the cams during winter season, enjoying all these stunning, breathtaking and peaceful sights they provide for me. This way time is going to pass quickly until all the ships and my special friends, the gulls, will be back.
    Thank you and stay safe!
    Sylvia

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  14. Thank you Dennis for all your hard work and dedication trying to keep everything running smoothly and updating equipment as needed. So many of us are grateful for these webcams.

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  15. Thanks again so much Dennis,
    I especially enjoyed the addition of the marine radio traffic on a few of the recent clips! My early morning coffee just tastes better as I catch up on Duluth Harbor traffic and happenings!

    Thanks again,

    Mark I

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  16. I have loved seeing these cams for yrs from the days where the pics uploaded every 15 secs or so to the awesome live feed of today. I do miss being able to right click and capture a pic though. Questions is there anyway to get an Enger Tower Cam? that is the only missing link on this site. then again a West Duluth or Spirit Mtn cam would be cool also ;-)

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    1. Probably not.since there is no internet there. However, the WDIO Tower cam has a nice view.

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    2. Spirit Mountain does have their own webcam, check it out on their website

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  17. THANK YOU for another great season Denny! Your commitment & dedication to those of us who 'tune in' is so very much appreciated! relax & enjoy your time in the off-season and we'll see you in a couple of months!
    god bless & have fun! :-)

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  18. We will miss all your talents Dennis. We look forward to
    the 2019 season. We also love all your upgrades & new cams in 2018
    Enjoy your freedom

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  19. I have watched the webcams for years, usually checking in several times a day. Thanks for all you do to keep everything running smoothly. Enjoy your down time, looking forward to March.

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  20. Den.. Many Thx. for all that you did for us in 2018. Enjoy your well deserved down time!

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  21. Thanks for your work on the
    Cams Dennis! Watching from central Ohio! Grew up around Lorain so long time interest in the boats. Especially the old girls because those are what I saw in the 50's. I do have a question though. Does some one man the bridge 24/7 in the off season? Curious.

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    1. Thank you madison55! That would be a long lonely shift with no boats to keep track of. I suppose they have some maintenance duties to look after.

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  22. Thank you Dennis, I enjoy watching all the videos, will send a donation.

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  23. SO much fun watching the cameras! Looking forward to the addition of the Silver Bay cams coming later this year. Hope you're able to have a WELL-deserved time to rest, Den!

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  24. Thank you for the awesome year!!! Appreciate being able to escape reality and drift off to my favorite place Lake Superior!!! Enjoy your winter! See you and Jeffery next year! :)

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  25. Dennis, My sincere thanks for all you do for us "Boat Fans" I live on the Chesapeake Bay, and by various means, manage to do some local Boat Watching here. But, NOTHING here is remotely close to what You and your supporters have in the Twin Ports. Thanks Again, Stay Warm, I hope to be online to see the "Season Opener"......

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  26. Thank you for all of your hard work. I really enjoy the addition of the communications between the ships and the bridge operators. We love staying at the South Pier Inn and watching the ships. This allows us to visit the harbor when we can be there in person. Thanks again for all you do.

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