Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Two Harbors Cameras Offline

The Two Harbors Cams are both offline due some configuration problems with the Internet Service Provider.

This is an unusual situation and the provider is working on it, hopefully, it shouldn't be more than a couple days.


CGC Alder and James R Barker arrived, John G Munson Departed Duluth 11/1...

CGC Alder and James R Barker arrived, John G Munson Departed Duluth this morning in thick fog.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Bridge Cam Microphone failure!

Update: 20:00 Thanks to: Thomas Chesney, Joan Dearing, jean mejerle, and Jeanette Jensen we collected enough to replace the mics on both cameras.  I will get them ordered and install them as soon as they arrive.

I appreciate your support.

The Bridge Cam microphone shorted out today.  If anyone would like to donate one, They cost $100.
I can order it and get it up by next Friday if the weather holds.  We have two cameras with mics, the Canal and Bridge, both are getting old.

Thanks a bunch!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CSL Assiniboine arrived Duluth 11/12/19

CSL Assiniboine arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets

Sea Smoke over Lake Superior (Timelapse)

A fast moving cold front raced over Lake Superior overnight and created sea smoke over Lake Superior as temperatures dipped near zero F.

Sea Smoke and Saltie

The freighter Iryda sat anchored off Duluth this morning bundled up in sea smoke rising off the warm (32F) waters of Lake Superior. The air temperature was 0F a taste of things to come.
Iryda in Sea Smoke

Monday, November 11, 2019

Camera Updates

Two Harbors Depot - the camera is online, however there are some network issues that are preventing me from accessing the camera, (without being there) to make some final adjustments.
Hoping to get back at it next week.

Harbor Hub - I will be upgrading some network equipment tomorrow , so, there may be some short outages to GLA, Harbor, Pier B, Hillside, Bayfront and Wisconsin Pt.

GLA Cam - I will be replacing the antenna radio that beams the signal from the aquarium to the hillside. If the weather warms up, I will be doing this the week of Nov 18.  This will create an outage to the GLA cam of several hours.

Camera Streaming - Most of the cams of streaming from Youtube now.  There are several that will continue to stream from Angelcam and some from both until their contract expires sometime in 2020.  These cams are Silver Bay, Two Harbors, Canal, Bridge and Pier B.

 2020 will be a test year for Youtube. So far the benefits are an ability to review back 12 hours, no timeout after an hour and lower streaming cost. I will review the process and migrate back to Angelcam if things don't work out.  It could be that some cam stay on both, some stay on Angelcam and others only on Youtube -- the jury is still out, but there remains a lot of things to consider.

2020 Look Ahead - My focus in 2020 is to improve the streaming quality by strengthening the networks with upgraded switched, cables and routers including increasing connection speeds where economically feasible.

Note, there are many things that affect the quality of video that you get and I appreciate your patience while I stamp out the problems that pop up daily, including problems that I create myself.

Thank your for your fabulous support for this site, it's you that makes the difference.


Edwin H Gott departed, Burns Harbor arrived Superior 11/11/2019

Edwin H Gott departed, Burns Harbor arrived Superior.

Catching Crystals-WDIO

Now that the snow is flying, it's a great time to get out and enjoy the freezing cold! Channel WDIO did this story lat winter, thought I would share it since winter is such a wonderful season.
If you would like to view some of the snowflake images, you can check them out HERE.

It is amazing that even the little things of God declare his glory!

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 11/11/2019

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this morning to loaf iron pellets.

Andean arrived Duluth 11/11/2019

Andean arrived Duluth this morning to load grain.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial

Every year on November 10th, a memorial ceremony is held at Split Rock Lighthouse to remember the 29 crew members who perished on the Edmund Fitzgerald November 10, 1975 in a fierce Lake Superior storm.

A ships bell tolls for those lost.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Edward L Ryerson 11/09/2019

The Edward L Ryerson was towed to a slip near Fraser Shipyard earlier this week. The boat was moved in order to do some testing of the harbor in the slip where it had been tied up. The former "Queen of the Lakes" will continue to be "on ice" for the foreseeable future. If you want the learn more about this beautiful boat you can visit the following links.

Boatnerds: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/elr.htm
Lake Superior Magazine: Lake Superior Magazine: https://www.lakesuperior.com/the-lake/maritime/202atb/

Michipicoten arrived Duluth 11/09/2019

Michipicoten arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets.

Cape departed Duluth 11/08/2019

Cape departed Duluth Friday evening with a load of grain.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Two Harbors Depot Cam Update!

The new camera is programmed and ready to go up. Now it is a matter of getting some warm weather and a schedule that will work for myself, the depot staff and an electrician.

I am still hoping for installation before Thanksgiving.

Miedwie departed Duluth 10/07/2019

Miedwie departed Duluth this evening loaded with wheat.

Fivelborg and Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 11/07/2019

Fivelborg and Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this afternoon for grain and iron pellets.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Boat Fans Come In All Sizes!

I received the following email today from Gina, the mom of a special harborcam fan.
I just wanted to tell you that my kids LOVE this page. My parents travel to Duluth every Summer so they started showing the kids the cams. My oldest is 3 and when asked what he wanted to be for Halloween this year he said he wanted to be a ship!  He decided his favorite ship was RUDDY. So we made a costume for him and he went as RUDDY.  He also decided that his little sister that's almost 2 would be a tug boat. So just wanted to say thank you for keeping this up! You have some big fans out there.

John G Munson departed Duluth 11/05/2019

John G Munson departed Duluth after unloading limestone.

Miedwie arrived Duluth 11/05/2019

Miedwie arrived Duluth this morning to load grain.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 11/05/2019

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

American Mariner departed Duluth 11/05/2019

American Mariner departed Duluth this morning.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Two Harbors Depot Cam Honor Roll

Thank's to all who donated today to the Two Harbors Depot Cam replacement fundraiser.

We raise $1676 which will fully cover the replacement and upgrade.

The camera is ordered, I will program it as soon as it gets here and plan on an installation date before Thanksgiving.

Thanks again,


American Integrity arrived Duluth 11/03/2019

American Integrity arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.