Here is the latest ship schedule
It would be nice if they said where they came from.Like Burns Harbor or East Chicago...etc.
Marine Traffic has that info.
Love watching the boats come and go!
Has Michipicoten gotten new engines recently? She's an older boat but really "hauling the mail" this season, over 14 knots at times.
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This new site 'misses" many arrivals at Two Harbors. Why?
I'm sure Dennis has a better answer than I do, but I find I need to switch between both cams to "catch" the boats as they enter depending on the angle they enter at.
My question is about the missing boats on the schedule, not cameras.
I heard that the people that ran the ols schedules quit. It's a shame, it's now hit and miss at Two Harbors and Superior. Does any one know of a schedule we could go to?
The schedule changes quite often for Two Harbors. If you want to find out what's been here and when, there's a chronicle of the ships out of TH at https://www.facebook.com/twoharborsboats or https://www.twitter.com/twoharborsboats
The scheduling site is still a work in progress. There are still some technical difficulties linking the AIS. It is coming along nicely though and is manages by the Marine Museum staff.
One easy way is to go to marinetraffic.com, right click on the boat and click on the port of destination. This will give you the remaining enroute time.
i like the older version of shipping information better.
it seems like they shift around the ships if one port is really busy. Like right now the Algoma is waiting to get into Two Harbors with the Block in there now and the Speer about4-5 hours out. Will the Speer end up going somewhere else?
This one shows schedules for Duluth, Two Harbors, Silver Bay and Superior. https://harborlookout.com/#/ships#0
Thank you, Jim. That one is a little easier to read/figure out for me.
Appreciate that Harbor Lookout is being done by Marine Museum site on this page with Kenneth Newhams not being able to continue the Duluth Shipping News. Technology is always changing! During development of this site, it would be nice if a comment field could be added stating what ship is doing like getting fuel or what dock going to like we had on Shipping News.
I agree. This one seems to have a lot of gaps so far. Only lists some ships and I'd like to know their status like the old one had--what's in--and the other ships as well as the freighters. I always check the map which is a little more likely to have what is coming and going.
love the cams, today i can't get the bridge or canal cams to work... :(
Yep,no canal cam, no bridge cam
yep, no canal cam, no bridge cam
Hillside cam don’t work for me
what is that beeping/horn in the back ground?
Foghorn from the lighthouse.
Curious about the crowd that gathers at the canal as a boat approaches. What alerts them to an approaching boat. Is there a bridge bell or what.
There is a phone # you can call for a schedule, plus if you're in the Canal area the bridge operator makes an announcement when the bridge is going up, plus a bell rings as the bridge goes up/down.
Thank you so much. I suspected there was a bridge bell. Living in Alabama I am fascinated with this wonderful website.We have river barges but nothing like tis. However, we do have bamabeachcams.com.
I sure hope the Clarke isn't really leaving Duluth until 12/31...hopefully a mis type. :)
At the Lake Superior Marine Museum there are TV monitors, and they show when boats will arrive and depart and their estimated times. Thus, people know when to show up if they like.
Are the monitors located in the downtown area as the crowd appears to be coming from that direction?
NO the TV monitors are at the Marine Museum. People that know when the boats are coming or going, walk down to the Duluth Entry to watch. They are coming down from the lake walk and the areas in and around Canal Park.
Since Duluth is on a hill you can see them coming and you can also see them getting ready to leave the harbor from many locations.
What ever happened to the link for the PPMI cam? I noticed that if you google it you can still find the cam but it no longer has a link on this site?
PPMI cam is now blocked by a new hotel.
What a great site for an ex Duluth, Ex Greatlakes sailor....Keeps this old guy busy and it' great entertainment...Thanks L. W. Hill
what are they doing in thee middle of harbor?
Would be nice to go back to the old way, which also included a chance to see photos of the boat for those who have not see it before
Thanks I thought so
How come once in awhile a boat is listed to come in a particular time and when that time comes the boat does not show up and when you check the schedule again it is not even listed anymore??? Did it sink?? Ha!
looks to me to be just a lack of effort/laziness.I can see several "mistakes"on the current schedule.Burns harbor..1082x112...wonder how it fits through the locks?Presque Isle...112 ft wide?Am Integrity...no width??Come on!!!Just plain lack of effort....in fact I can fix this stuff if you give me access to it.Anything worth doing is worth doing right.Come on folks!
The schedule is a work in progress and getting better as time goes on. Lot's of automatic inputs and calculations that don't always work right. You can always do your own estimates on marinetraffic.com -- just right click and measure.
Ships are often delayed for various reasons, including weather, and this might not show up on the schedule. Casna
Ypu can still get the PPMI cam. Go to the great lakes webcams then lk superior then go to Duluth cam scroll down the menu at the bottom left side has all the cams including that one. You can still see the marina but not much else.
Hey, way to go Two Harbors camera people... It's good to see what's happening again.. Thanks for the speedy fix..
The system is bad compared to previously, I will not list the imperfections as you are aware of them.
Any idea when the Sunda will depart? It arrived on 8/20/18.
Lots of folks out on Sunday nite. The canadian boat has been underway for 30 minutes. Still no sign of it . . .
What's up with the Paul R Tregurtha
Why has the Paul R Tregurtha been in port so long?
what is wrong with the Paul Tregertha? She's been in dock for several days now and no ETD? Something happen?
Are the ETA and ETD times Central time?
I love watching the ships glide in quietly off the big lake at night, the sound of the engines, the water rippling. And then some Barney Fife starts yelling over a bullhorn about the "facts" of the ship and the mood and atmosphere is totally BLOWN. Sheesh, send that person packing! Their "contribution" is not necessary.
Everyone associated with this site does an awesome job! I wish there were more sites like this around the lakes. This site truly sets the standard.
Federal EMS having ice breaker assistance when leaving?? (12/31)
I can´t see the Boat schedule, it is under the map. I see only the map. What is wrong?
Seems OK on this end
Please figure out how to shield the Canal Cam from raindrops. It's frustrating to try to watch a ship come through the canal through them. (Although, it is kind of trippy!)
Come on techies, invent some mini windshield wipers for cams! Casna
Why is the boat schedule gone. Can only see the map.
Same for me...
Why did boat just back into harbor at Two Harbors ( 10-6-18)?
Easier to maneuver (some boata)
When I click on the ship schedule I end up getting the map instead, why is that?
Schedule does not show with Internet Explorer. Try Chrome or Edge-works fine
Using the Two Harbors Boat Launch Cam at night. A little left of center between the two parking lot lamp posts What are the group of 4 or 5 white lights? I can see the red tower lights a little left of the lamp post on the right and I know where these are. This might be a "DUH to me" question, but just curious here. Duluth Canal?
Shouldn't this blog be inverted so the most recent comment or question is at the top?
Exactly my opinion.
I agree. It would be much easier.
I've noticed on the Two Harbors Boat Launch site,especially weekends people set up a tent, are they officials? Great website Thank You.
It's the MN DNR. It's an invasive species education checkpoint.
Dennis you had a quick glance system long time ago that was very nice. You had arrivals departures - coded in neon green and red that was very easy to read. Now that Ken’s schedule is gone might you bring that back? Got the old software or whatever you could reinstate? This one is nice for detail but yours was fast. Casna
I don't think I could do any better then the existing schedule, it is time consuming task and sill get better with time.
from the boat launch cam for two harbours can you see the top of the aerial lift bridge
Not likely. As two harbors is about an hour from Duluth.
It's not a direct line of sight down the north shore. There's land blocking the view. Also if you were standing on top of the bridge, the horizon would be at 17-18 miles. It's 26 miles between Duluth and Two Harbors in a straight line. So no.
are oar boats running in Nov. or more specificly Nov. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I can't find a schedule. Ed
Ore boats are running in Nov., but that doesn't mean any will be in the Twin Ports or up the North Shore.
I know the weather makes the final decision, but on average, when does the lake shipping shut down for the season?
The Soo Locks typically shut down around January 20th. Shipping will continue on the lower lakes most of the winter. A lot of tug/barge traffic and Canadian lakers haul salt to Lake Michigan mainly from Goderich, ON.
they should add a camera in Silver Bay
Whomever pulls this all together and maintains the cameras and a site is doing great work. I love the announcement of the ships arrival and specs on the boat as it passes through the canal too. Love watching the rollers going through the canal even when no boats are on camera. I even watch the videos of ships I’ve missed during the day. Been planning my summer vacation to see the ships in person-cannot wait. The cameras really make Duluth/Superior look more beautiful than it already is. I wish we had this in Milwaukee. Just wanted to send my praises among the complaints.
I agree! I live in Chester, IL, about an hour south of STL. We visited Duluth in August and fell in love with the town, the area, Gitche Gumee, the Lakers and THIS site!! On it daily! AND, we are coming back in December to see Bentleyville and time it for some 1000 footers, since we didn't see any this summer. Will be counting heavily on the schedule then. Thanks for a great site and well done.
The boat schedule is right maybe 50 per cent of the time
What's happened to the boat locations site that was in other cams.
Dennis,Keep up the great work. I'm part of a group of former Duluthians that come back for the summer every year. We all monitor the website and love it. Look for you next summer.
I am a former Superiorite, living in Florida. Love to open Duluth canal cam and watch the boats coming and going. Also I can keep up with how much snow you get. Love Bentleyville.
No snow yet... bet you dont miss it...
Love duluth and watching boats. Thanks for keeping the site going.