Wednesday, October 23, 2019

James R Barker departed Duluth 10/23/2019



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

1000 ft Lakers in Review as they pass through the Duluth Shipping Canal



Thirteen 1000 ft Lakers were built in the late 70's and early 80's to  efficiently transport ore and coal across the Great Lakes.

At one time or another all of these boats have visited Duluth to load the raw material to generate the power and make the steel that America needs.

This 3 minute video is a compilation of all of these huge vessels as they entered the Duluth Shipping Canal at one time or another.

1000ft Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 10/23/2019



 Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth early this morning to load coal.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Storm Surge - Silver Bay Marina



The Silver Bay Marina on the North Shore of Lake Superior is a tranquil marina - "most of the time" and fantastic place to watch storms the rest of the time.

Big Winds and Big Waves in Canal Park



This storm may go down as one of the top storms in the past years.

Park Point - the other side of the Lift Bridge is now closed to non-residence.

Wind and Waves - Inn on Lake Superior 1-/21/2019



One of the best cams for watching the waves at Canal Park is the Inn on Lake Superior Cam



https://theinnonlakesuperior.com/lake-cam/

A Gale in Your Sails - Sailboat makes Safe Harbor in Superior 10/21/2019



A sailboat riding the leading edge of a Lake Superior storm makes safe harbor through the Superior Entry. Winds in excess of 50 MPH and heavy rain soon followed.

Stormy entry for Michipicoten arriving Superior 10/21/2019



Michipicoten arrived Superior in heavy seas this morning.

The Big Boys are Taking Shelter from the Gales on Lake Superior

With gale brewing up on Lake Superior, boats are taking shelter where they can find it.
Here, the 1000ft James R Barker is hiding out behind Madaline Island in the Apostle.
The photo is taken from the Madaline Island Webcam
James R Barker shelter behind Madaline Island -- Madaline Island webcam

Marine Traffic AIS location of the Barker


American Mariner arrived Duluth 10/21/2019



American Mariner carefully arrived Duluth with strong winds at it's back.

On Second Thought - Roger Blough backs away from Two Harbors 10/21/2019



With winds increasing on Lake Superior, the Roger Blough decided to back off from loading in Two Harbors this morning.

Herber C Jackson arrived Duluth 10/21/2019



With a little boost from increasing winds and waves, the Herbert C Jackson "breezed"  through the Duluth Shipping Canal this morning with a load of limestone.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Gale Warning - Monday

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ TO 10 PM
EDT /9 PM CDT/ MONDAY...

The Gale Warning is now in effect 
from 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ to
10 PM EDT /9 PM CDT/ Monday.

* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE GALE WARNING...
Expect sustained  winds of up to 34 knots 
from the east, with gusts up to 43  knots. 
The largest expected significant waves 
will be 15 feet with a maximum wave height 
of up to 22 feet possible.

* TIMING...The maximum winds are expected around 4 PM EDT Monday
  with the largest waves expected around 9 PM EDT Monday.

Please see the latest marine forecasts for more detailedinformation.


Alpena arrived Duluth 10/20/2019



Alpena arrived Duluth early this morning with a load of cement for Lafarge Superior.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 10/17/2019



Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth departed Duluth this afternoon loaded with coal.

William A Irvin Move 10/16/2019



In a carefully planned move, the William A Irvin was returned to it's dock at the DECC in Duluth from Fraser Shipyard.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Home Again

William A Irvin arrived at the Minnesota Slip at 19:30 today.

William A Irving now being towed

News - at 15:40 today the tugs started bring the William A Irvin back to the Minnesota slip.

Cameras should be positioned for the move.

Den

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Roger Blough departed Two Harbors 10/15/2019



Roger Blough departed Two Harbors this afternoon loaded with iron pellets.

American Century departed Duluth 10/15/2019



American Century departed Duluth early this morning.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 10/15/2019



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth early this morning to load iron pellets.


Status update on the Two Harbors Depot Cam - The Good and the Bad news

First the good news is that the Boat Launch cam is still working, the bad news is that the Depot cam has failed. The Depot cam is in a very inaccessible location and access not available at this time. I am going to look at other options for the Depot cam location over the next few weeks and will keep you updated. Sorry for the inconvenience, Den

Monday, October 14, 2019

American Spirit departed Two Harbors 10/14/2019



American Spirit departed Two Harbors this morning loaded with iron pellets.


American Spirit at Two Harbors





Saturday, October 12, 2019

Bentleyville Tree Topping (Timelapse) 10/12/2019



Working through blowing snow, local ironworkers assemble the iron girders of the 2019 Bentleyville Tour of Lights Christmas Tree.

The 17 ton, 128ft tree will be decorated with more then 150,000 LED lights  and is the centerpiece of the famous light show.



Visit https://www.bentleyvilleusa.org for more details.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Edgar B Speer makes a run for it , from Duluth 10/10/19



The Edgar B Speer high tailed it out of Duluth this afternoon try to beat the incoming storm front.

Manitoulin departed Duluth 10/10/1019



Manitoulin departed Duluth this afternoon.

Edwin H Gott departed, CSL Niagara arrived Two Harbors 10/10/2019



Edwin H Gott departed,  CSL St Laurent arrived Two Harbors early this morning.


Noreaster -- Archive

One year ago, a powerful Noreaster blow in from Lake Superior creating some spectacular scenes and lot's of shoreline damage, including the Duluth Lakewalk.
Here is a replay of a video taken at Tettgouche State Park near Silver Bay MN.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Roger Blough arrived, Great Republic departed Duluth 10/07/2019-Repost



Roger Blough arrived, Great Republic departed Duluth this afternoon.


Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth 10/07/2019



Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth this afternoon.

American Century departed Duluth 10/07/2019



American Century departed Duluth this morning loaded with coal.

G3 Marquis departed Superior 10/07/2019



G3 Marquis departed Superior this morning loaded with iron pellets.

William A Irvin returning to the Minnesota Slip soon! Depending on the winds!

The William A Irvin was moved from it's dock in the Minnesota Slip a little more then a year ago for work at the slip and on the boat.  The Irvin will be return soon, depending on winds to the slip where it will once again become a premier tourist attraction next year.

Here is a timelapse of the move last year.



A view of inside the William A Irvin Pilothouse.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park is one of the premier parks along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Happy River arrived Duluth 10/05/219



Happy River arrived Duluth early this rainy morning to unload more wind turbine tower sections. Happy River unloading timelapse in May of this year

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Hon James L Oberstar arriving and James R Barker waiting outside Silver ...



Hon James L Oberstar arriving and James R Barker waiting outside Silver Bay

Burns Harbor departed, Algoma Conveyor arrived Superior 10/03/2019



Burns Harbor departed, Algoma Conveyor arrived Superior

Edwin H Got and Cason J Callaway arrived Two Harbors 10/03/2019



Edwin H Got and Cason J Callaway arrived Two Harbors this afternoon


October Camera Streaming Fundraiser - Honor Roll



Thanks to all who donated to help the harborcams streaming costs in 2020 - we raised $5300 and all will got towards the camera streaming costs.

I am very grateful for all the support.

Hon James L Oberstar departed Duluth 10/03/2019



Hon James L Oberstar departed Duluth this afternoon.