Sunday, May 19, 2019

Winter Tulips!

Fresh snowfall today brought up these winter tulips - I think!

Urgent - Gale Warning

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
A Gale Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EDT /6 PM CDT/ this evening. * WIND AND WAVES DURING THE GALE WARNING...Expect sustained winds of up to 31 knots from the northeast, with gusts up to 40 knots. The largest expected significant waves will be 13 feet with a maximum wave height of up to 19 feet possible. * TIMING...The maximum winds are expected around 12 PM EDT Sunday with the largest waves expected around 3 PM EDT Sunday.

Gull Patrol - Two Harbors


American Integrity departed Duluth 05/19/2019



American Integrity departed Duluth this morning into high winds and waves.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

American Integrity arrived Duluth 05/18/2019



American Integrity arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal.

Edwin H Gott departed, Joseph L Block arrived Two Harbors 05/18/19



Edwin H Gott departed, Joseph L Block arrived Two Harbors today.

Mesabi Miner arrived Silver Bay 05/17/2019



Mesabi Miner arrived Silver Bay Friday

Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors 05/18/2019



Presque Isle arrived Two Harbors early this morning.

Your opinion please! - Marine Radio

Thank you for your opinion on the inclusion of the marine radio on the boat videos.  Out of the 100 people that 93 voted yes, 7 voted no.

Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth 05/18/2019



Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth early this morning.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Federal Alster arrived, Edgar B Speer departed Duluth 05/12/19



Federal Alster arrived, Edgar B Speer departed Duluth this afternoon.

Stewart J Cort arrived Duluth 05/12/2019



Stewart J Cort arrived Duluth this morning.

Canadian Geese Come to Town - Love is in the Air - Happy Mothers Day!



Here comes the Walter J McCarthy Jr --- What a great honker on that boat. I fell in love with the honk of all of these big boats the first time I heard them. So glad my little cousin Jeffery invited me to Duluth, I think I will stay!

American Integrity departed Two Harbors 05/12/2019



American Integrity departed Two Harbors this morning while Presque Isle switched docks.

Edgar B Speer and Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth 05/12/19



Edgar B Speer and Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived Duluth early this morning under a bright sunrise.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Winter Storm Warning!

WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 7PM CDT WED UNTIL 10AM CDT THU ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT THURSDAY... * ...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES, EXCEPT 6 TO 10 INCHES ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN SURROUNDING LAKE SUPERIOR. 

Algoma Innovator departed Duluth 05/08/2019



Algoma Innovator departed Duluth this morning after unloading salt.

Joseph L Block arrived Duluth 5/08/2019



Joseph L Block arrived Duluth this morning to unload limestone.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Edgar B Speer departed John D Leitch arrived Two Harbors 050619



Edgar B Speer departed John D Leitch today.

Stewart J Cort departed Superior 05/06/2019



Stewart J Cort departed Superior this morning.

BBC Scandinavia preparing to unload at Duluth Cargo Connect

The BBC Scandinavia prepares to unload some heavy equipment at Duluth Cargo Connect.


BBC Scandinavia - duluthharborcam.com

JB Ford still waiting to be scrapped.

The JB Ford sits quietly near the scrap yard where it will be going at some time.
Read more about the Ford on Boatnerds.com


Great Republic arrived Duluth 05/06/2019



The Great Republic arrived Duluth this morning with a load of limestone under beautiful May skies.

BBC Scandinavia arrived Duluth 050619



BBC Scandinavia arrived Duluth overnight to unload heavy cargo.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Exeborg departed Duluth 05/03/2019



Exeborg departed Duluth this evening loaded with beet pulp pellets. The pellets are used as high-quality horse feed around the world.

Tim S Dool departed Duluth 05/03/2019



Tim S Dool departed Duluth this morning sporting a brand new paint job.

The "Real Fog Horn of Duluth" - Gone but not forgotten!


The workings of Duluth's foghorn inside the South Breakwater Light Station (img: Zenith City Press)

Duluthians have either loved or hated the fog signal since it was first used in 1885. In 1915 the steam-powered twin whistles installed in 1901 were replaced by locomotive whistles, which in turn were replaced in 1923 by electrically powered twin Type F diaphone horns whose deep “Bee-Oh” tone could be heard for twenty miles. Almost immediately Duluthians complained. The horn was much too loud and rattled windows; in the hillside neighborhood, the horn disrupted conversation and woke the sleeping. In 1968 the Coast Guard retired the horn, replacing it with a much quieter single-tone horn. While some Duluthians rejoiced, others dearly missed the old horn's deep toot and felt the City had lost part of its very identity. They called the new signal a “peanut whistle."
Read the rest of the story at: zenithcity.com


Isolda and Federal Baltic departed Duluth 05/03/2019



Isolda and Federal Baltic departed Duluth overnight loaded with grain.


The world according to Jeffery the Gull!



There goes the American Century, a fine old boat. It's massive propellers churn up fish to the surface where I can get at them easier.

The charter fishing boats are also going back out this morning if the Century breaks a path for them.  With any luck, they should be back by noon with enough fish for all us, especially if I sit on the dock and fake an injury - works every time.

Life is good, Springtime has returned!  Keep your feathers preened!

American Century departed Duluth 05/03/2019



American Century departed Duluth at the break of dawn loaded with iron destined for Indiana Harbor.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Jeffery on Ice! 5/2/2019

Folks, I don't mind ice fishing, but after a while, your feet do get cold.
Park Point Beach - 5/2/2019

Happy River arrived Duluth 05/02/2019





Happy River arrived Duluth this morning to unload wind turbine towers for one of the many wind farms being constructed in the Midwest.