Sunday, December 15, 2019

Bentleyville wins national lighting contest!

Congratulation to Bentleyville USA for winning the USA Today national Christmas lighting contest.
Read the KBJR story HERE.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Two Harbors Cam Updates

FYI,

The Service Provider cannot find the issue with the internet connection in Two Harbors.  I will be up there next week with another network specialist to get things going.
I also have another trick up my sleeve. 
Thanks for your patience, sorry about the delayed outage, it will be back though.

Den

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Full Moon over Split Rock Lighthouse

Full Moon at Split Rock Lighthouse - The clockwork of God's universe pulls up the moon from behind Split Rock Lighthouse on schedule during December and January Full Moon rises. It's always a good reminder of who is really running things.

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 12/11/2019


Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 12/11/2019



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets.

Sea Smoke and Lighthouses









Herbert C Jackson arrived Duluth 12/11/2019



Herbert C Jackson arrived Duluth this morning loaded with limestone.

Drawsko departed Duluth 12/10/2019



Drowsko departed Duluth last evening through heavy sea smoke  loaded with wheat.

Drawsko departed Duluth 12/10/2019



Drawsko departed Duluth through heavy seas smoke, last evening loaded with wheat.

James R Barker departed Superior 11/10/2019



James R Barker departed Superior last night through the dark and icy Superior Entry to anchor.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Cold weather shutdown!

Expect that multiple cams may shut off over the next 24 hours for automatic cold weather circuit protection.

Friday, December 6, 2019

SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN arrived Duluth 12/06/2019



SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN arrived Duluth this afternoon loaded with cement.

Two Harbors Cams Update!

Yesterday I talked with one of the ISP techs who was working on the internet service in Two Harbors.
The company was bought out last summer and is now headquartered in Pennsylvania.  There is some kind of comparability problem between to two operations that is preventing the cameras from transmitting online.

While it it good to know that the issue is being worked on, I do not know when it will be resolved.

There is not much we can do but wait and let them work through their problems.

Sorry for the hold up, I miss the cameras as much as you do and will keep checking with them once a week and keep you posted.

Den

Arthur M Anderson departed Duluth 12/06/2019



Arthur M Anderson departed Duluth this morning

American Century arrived Duluth 12/06/2019



American Century arrived Duluth this morning to load coal

Bluewing departed Duluth 12/06/2019



Bluewing departed Duluth overnight loaded with grain.

Michipicoten arrived Duluth 12/6/2019



Michipicoten arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets

Thursday, December 5, 2019

HEERENGRACHT departed Duluth 12/05/2019



HEERENGRACHT departed Duluth this evening after unloading cargo.

Edwin H Gott arrived Duluth 12/5/2019



Edwin H Gott arrived Duluth this morning

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 12/05/2019



Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth this morning loaded with coal.

Lift Bridge in Service

Update: 12/5/2019 09:00  Duluth Lift Bridge in service.

Update: 12/5/2019 - 07:00  Deicing will continue on the Lift Bridge today.

Update: 12/04/2019 - 16:00  The lift bridge remains out of service until further notice.

Due to heavy ice accumulation on the Lift Bridge, it will remain closed to boat traffic as deicing efforts continue.

The 900 ton bridge span is balanced by two 450 ton concrete weights on either side. Usually the span can easily be lifted by electric motors, however, they cannot lift the additional weight of the ice.

Overnight Wisconsin Point Boat Traffic 12/5/2019



With the Duluth Lift Bridge inoperable due to ice buildup, boat traffic has increased through the Wisconsin Entry.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Bayfront Cam Ice removed

The ice covering on the Bayfront Cam is now removed. There was about 1/2 inch left to chip away.

Maria G arrived Superior 12/2/2019



Maria G arrived Superior this afternoon to load grain. The Duluth Lift Bridge was out of service at the time.

Canal Cam Ice

There was a lot of ice on the Canal Cam -- nice day to be outside though!!

John J Boland departed Superior 12/02/2019



John J Boland departed Superior on a sunny cold morning. Temperature 0F.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Bird Feeder Snow Cover

Fortunately, I have more bird feeders out. This one is a bit difficult to reach right now.