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You are overlooking Duluth, Minnesota which is a city built on hills overlooking the western tip of Lake Superior. The first camera to the left is owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers' Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center with funding from the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. The next camera is focused on the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge while the next three cameras cover the Duluth Inner Harbor and the Duluth Main Harbor.
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The purpose of this website is to give you a true "Hillside View"  of the Aerial Lift Bridge and the Duluth Harbor. This is a companion site to my photography website: Northern Images ( which is dedicated to photography of the Duluth area and Western Lake Superior.

Growing up in Duluth, the love of Lake Superior and the harbor is built within me. The nautical heritage of the "Head of the Lakes" grows on you and the need for a "Lake Superior" fix never goes away.  I use these cameras every day to check the boat traffic, weather, and sunrises. It is my window to the view that I love most.

The best part about this website is that I can share this view with you,  especially those of you who have that same love for the lake and harbor that I do.  I consider myself very blessed to be able to operate this website and to enjoy the view whenever I like.  I hope you enjoy the view as much as I do.

email - Dennis O'Hara 
Photography website: Northern Images Photography
Phone: 218 310-7805
Address: 5431 Shady Lane, Duluth, MN 55811


  1. The helicopter shots are great ! What is the dock just inside the harbor on the right that some of the boats stop at, before going further inside and around the corner to the right, out of sight?

  2. The dock that some of the boats stop at upon arrival is a marine fueling station where they get their fuel tanks topped off.

  3. You should enter this. You're probably one of the finest photographers out there. Just great stuff! Thanks.....

    Call for entries, Duluth Seaway Port Authority 2012 calendar

    7/21 - The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is seeking a striking photo, painting or illustration to feature on its 2012 wall calendar. We’re looking for captivating images of vessels or vistas that highlight the working Port of Duluth-Superior – salties or lakers moving cargo in any season – from unique perspectives that tell a story at a single glance.

    The winning image will be featured prominently on over 10,000 calendars, distributed locally and around the world. A prize of $250 will be awarded. Photographs, paintings and/or illustrations are eligible for consideration. You may submit up to three hi-res images on a CD/DVD. Entries must be received by August 31, 2011.

    Please label your images and your disc with titles and your name. Due to file sizes, do NOT send images via email; they will not be considered. Winning image will be printed approx. 19” w x 14” h on a calendar measuring 22” w x 34” h.

    All photos/artwork must be original in design and execution – taken/created within the past two years and not published elsewhere prior to submission.

    The Port Authority will want exclusive rights to the winning image until Dec. 31, 2012. Submit entries to Adele Yorde, PR Manager, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, 1200 Port Terminal Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

  4. at one time there was a narrated "history of the harbor" here...where did it go?

  5. Holly,
    The Harbor Histpry presentation is now listed under Links--I just put it back on for you!

  6. Is it possible to have a camera placed at the other entrance/exit to the harbor also?

  7. The question of a camera at the Superior Entry has come up before and I am checking into the possibility. That would be a great addition, but, we'll see how it goes.

  8. Is there a plat of the harbor with all docks and shipyards marked? I would also like to see more St Louis harbor activities, I love seeing the Big Boys come and go

  9. You might try contacting the Seaway Port Authority to see if they have any maps available.

  10. You can go to enter the Duluth port.Then go to port facilities map. Everything is mapped out and marked.

  11. Wow really this is a nice website and give us true hillside view.

    Port Authority

  12. Your photos and video are amazing! I was in duluth this weekend for the first time in 20yrs. I was so captivated by the area and ships coming in! Thank you so much for your site ! I plan on coming back soon!

  13. Is there a problem? I haven't been able to get the live cameras for a couple days. Just curious, haven't had a problem sine they came on....

  14. All cameras are operating normal. Please try resetting your PC.

  15. As a resident of Central WI and having endured the recent cold bout, I am amazed that the harbor is still open. Please Lord protect the brave sailors on the inland lakes boats. I was privileged to tour the harbor several years ago after retiring from a long career in logistics.

  16. I am amazed that the harbor is open as of 1/11!

    As a retiree of the logistics industry I was fortunate to tour the harbor a number of years ago, during summertime weather conditions.

    Please Lord protect the brave sailors working under these winter conditions.