Wisconsin Point Cam

Wisconsin Point Cam
Located at the Superior Entry to the Duluth-Superior Harbor, the Wisconsin Point Cam is perfectly located to catch the large and small craft as they move through the Canal.

This camera is made possible with help from the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and the many viewers who so generously support these cameras.



Operational Notes: 
  1. Once the bow of the boat enters the canal, the camera signal will be lost until the boat is passed by the camera, then it will turn back on.  This is due to the boats being taller than the pole that the antenna is located on. 
  2. The cam is set to do a rotational scan of the area once per hour. 



Camera streamed byAngelcam

93 comments:

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    1. ding ding NAILED IT

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    2. It would be nice to have a flag near by so us fisherman can se the wind direction.

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  2. Awesome! Many thanks Denny!

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  3. nice thanks for your hard work

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  4. Nice. The camera is great.

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  5. Denny, great view of the entrance, Thanks for your hard work and a good addition to the cameras available. Thanks for your dedication to us land lubbers.

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  6. Great Job Your are the best

    Pete Of Arizona

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  7. Fantastic! Thanks Denny!

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  8. Dennis...you are not only a great photographer, but the cameras are a work of genius! I pull the sight up every morning and view all the cameras. You make my day. Thanks.

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  9. Wow, thanks for the great view..

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  10. I thought it was photo. Ice motionless. Then I saw bird fly. Who is Robert Rush? One of your generous patrons?

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  11. I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I am going to delete it though and go take a nap!

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  12. SO EXCITING!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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  13. Always gotta be one in the crowd, can't please em all

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  14. Wonderful to have another way to view the ships coming and going. Thank you Dennis for all of your hard work for us harbor cam addicts. :-)

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  15. Fantastic! Great job. Had been wondering which way it was going to face. Now just got to wait for the Cort to leave.

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  16. what an awesome view Den and a big pat on the backs to all of US who contributed to this project. Also looks like one of the first ships to be seen will be the Stewart J Cort

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  17. Excellent good work!

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  18. Looks like it is going to be super. I can't wait to catch my first boat in or out!!! Thanks Den!

    Jeff

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  19. Feel like I'm in a boat. Woderful stuff

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  20. Thanks for making this possible. you have developed a wonderful web site. Enjoy it from New Hampshire.

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  21. Another cam- so exciting! Thank you for your hard work!

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  22. Are we looking at the breakwater light house, or the one closer in to the Harbor? Down here in St. Louis, having a bit of trouble getting our bearings.

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    1. It is the large lighthouse at the end of the breakwater. There is a smaller navigational light on the other side.

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  23. I watch from Glendale, California. Moved here from Minnesota.

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  24. Kudos for your efforts. Great view.

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  25. Yet another masterpiece of camering by Dennis!!!
    Love the view from Cedar Falls, IA. Another reason to be homesick for our Lake!

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  26. Maybe pull the cam back just a bit so we see both sides of the canal. i liked it that way when the Stewart J. Cort departed

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  27. You really do a great job !!

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  28. Thank you, Dennis for all of your hard work. We have been looking forward to this new camera and as usual, you did not disappoint. Great job!

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  29. Exciting new vista. Thank you! I love all the harbor cams! Allows me daily visits to the north shore from northern New Jersey!

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  30. WOW! Picture quality is impressive. Like to see a pic of the setup, tech info, power source? Think I'll have to drive out to the point when I visit next month. Great work.

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    1. Sure, I will take a pic of the cam setup next time I'm out there.

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  31. Awesome work Denny! Grandkids love to go to Wisconsin Point, now they can check over there from home. Now if you could share your expertise up in Thunderbay and the Soo Locks. What better way to learn how the locks work. Great education for kids. I now have Boatnerd kids.

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    1. We have 10 cams now, please don't feed my addiction!

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    2. theres no going back now,next project is a cam at port terminal

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    3. Marquette needs a good cam. :)

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  32. Very cool! Thank you so much for your hard work!!!

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  33. A big thank you from Palmetto,Florida for a good job.

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  34. I feel as though I am right on the water watching these fascinating ice floes! Thanks for all your hard work Dennis!

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  35. I can't wait until I get to see my boat going out on one of these cams, in the meantime I am watching hoping that all of that ice is leaving the harbor and not coming back.

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  36. GREAT JOB-WATCH EVERY DAY FROM FOX LAKE ILLINOIS

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  37. So excited! My first boat with this cam is Lee Tregurtha!!! Yes!! -RI boatnerdgal

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  38. Question: If ships can enter the harbor here, why the need for the lift bridge entry? Was just a curiosity that entered my head when we did an in/out of the harbor on the Alder a few weeks ago here.

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  39. Awesome! I just watched the Lee A Tregurtha come in through the Wisconsin entry on the new webcam and it was amazing. I have waited years for this vantage point. Thanks so much Dennis for all your hard work to bring this to so many viewers

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  40. When I contacted you last summer, and asked about a cam on Wisconsin Point, and if it was even possible,I never expected such a cool cam! Love it, and thank you so much, I am glad I donated to the cause, thanks again.

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  41. Just noticed this morning that the Wisconsin Point camera was up and running. Watched the Lee A. Tregurtha arriving a few minutes ago. WOW! Fantastic view. Thanks Dennis for all you do.

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  42. Wow! Just watched Lee Tregurtha come in. Great job on the camera!

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  43. Wow! Great work Denny. Watched the Lee A Tregurtha come in! Loved how close it was! Capture is so nice and clear!

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  44. Dang, missed the Lee Tregurtha coming through.. but a great scene .. calm water with ice chunks floating by, the old light housed reflected on the still water. Very Nice!

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  45. Just happened to catch the cam on its hourly scan, think it started 6:27pm...got to see the Thunder Bay out there at anchor wait (as also indicated on the Marine Traffic map at the bottom of the screen, and on Harbor Lookout map). Also saw people out on the breakwater, will be seeing more of them as the weather gets warmer, I'm sure. Grammie Pat, West St. Paul, MN

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  46. The cam scanned around again starting about 6:42pm - is it set to scan a couple times, or was it possibly triggered by the motion of the human visitors? Also, someone mentioned the Stewart Cort above--it'll be great to see those boats up close that always or almost always use the Superior entry and so are rarely seen in the Duluth canal. Grammie Pat

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  47. I have been watching and supporting duluthharborcam for about 3 years now and have noticed the most requested addition would be a Superior entry cam. I know there have been issues which prevented the cam yet Dennis has worked hard to get this cam up and running. Watching the incredible clarity of the cam and the options available, I doft my hat to you Dennis for your diligence and incredible fortitude bringing this view to us boatnerds. Thank you Den! My day is not complete without a visit to this site. Keep up the great work
    Artie

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  48. Its wonderful!! Thank you Denny for all you do for us. Lorraine in California!

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  49. Not to be alarmist, but it looked like there was a fire on the ore dock. Time about 10:52 AM CST

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  50. There is a major fire at the Superior Oil Refinery -- watch the Pier B Cam

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  51. Thanks for the new cam!!

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  52. I am waiting for my retirement to be able to come and see live what I admire each day via your cams. Thank you for sharing such great photos and information.

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  53. Is there a microphone or something? I hear a hissing/static sort of sound until I mute the stream.

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    1. There is a microphone, but, it is muted.

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    2. Much better, still a beautiful view!

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  54. WOW..what a team effort plus a great view and video quality. Your 'addiction' is appreciated by so many and I especially like the peaceful view this camera offers. Thanks Dennis.

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  55. Denny-
    Thanks so much! I'm watching from down near Chicago right now but visit Duluth at least 3 or 4 times each year!
    Joe.

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  56. So Dennis am I losing it or did the light go off on Wisconsin Point Lighthouse? I was hoping others would comment on this but no one seems to have noticed. It seems to have gone out a few days ago. Are you able to find out what has happened to it? I notice that the light has graffiti. I hope vandals didn't do something to the light. Thanks for your help on this one.

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  57. I'll check tonight. Could be that the camera was turned so that the light was out of sight.

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  58. The new camera is terrific! Love the view and appreciate (as always) all your time, attention and hard work, Dennis. Thank you from Fountain Valley, CA.

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  59. Camera is great. Hopefully in the future the connection speed could be improved. Image stutters a lot and locks up. Love it though!!!

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    1. Yup, technology is improving all the time.

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  60. Move it up higher so the no one can get at it and destroy it.

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    1. Good idea on moving it higher, but, there is no room.

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  61. Is there a way to put the temp and wind direction on the screen?

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  62. Hi I can not make camera to work for me what can I do Thanks

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  63. I keep watching for the rotation, which I've only seen once, and I'm wondering if this is done on an hourly basis or just sometimes. It was so cool the one time I saw it. When, during the hour, does this happen?

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    1. I can initiate a rotation or have it timed. The problem with auto is that it ends up turning just when a boat is coming in.

      If you want a look around, I turn the rotation on for you for awhile during the day. Just email me: denny.ohara@gmail.com

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    2. It was wonderful to watch the rotation yesterday. Thank you!

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  64. Oh my gosh, the camera rotation is awesome! Brilliant!

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    1. I will turn Wisconsin Point rotation on once the boats have moved through for the day. It also might be interesting to watch the smelters on the beach this evening.

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    2. Thought that might be what they were up to. Kinda chilly to be wading that deep!

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  65. Wisconsin Point cam is very pixelated today. All the other cams look great.

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  66. Thank you, my sailor soul enjoys your cameras. I send a big greeting from the corner of Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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  67. Thanks for keeping the cams all up and running! I am from Duluth but reside in Austin TX and enjoy them all the time!

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  68. how wide are the canals???

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    1. The Superior Entry Canal is 500 ft wide and the Duluth Canal is 300ft wide.

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