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. 


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142 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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    3. All of the cams (Wi Pt, Duluth Entry, Glensheen, Two Harbors boat launch) are a very handy tool for fisherman on Lk Superior to see what the conditions are out there. Very much appreciated...thank you!

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    4. Love this lighthouse

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    5. Fantastic views, big thanks from Des Moines your neighbor down the road on I 35

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    6. would u please cut the small trees in front of the hillside camera




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    7. Why, so you can see the freeway better?!!!

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    8. Tear down some of the building too!

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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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    1. just discovered the cams this week...am thrilled! love checking in at various hours and seeing the amazing ships from many angles. thank you!

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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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    4. Yes!! Those additional cams at the harbors or docks along the St. Lawrence Seaway would be amazing!! We are addicted too Dennis!!

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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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    1. Because there are oar docks down by the superior entrance also.

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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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  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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  69. Camera is a great addition. At one point it swiveled once an hour and also to show the boat in the inner harbor after it had entered or when it was getting ready to exit. Has that been discontinued? Thanks

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  70. THIS IS SO COOL, NOW IF YOU COULD JUST MAKE IT INTO A VIDEO GAME SO WE COULD SHOOT AT THE SHIPS AND SEAGULLS THAT WOULD BE REALLY NEAT.

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  71. All of these cameras are great but right now the Pier B camera is the star of the show.

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  72. Superior Point camera seems to be turned away from ship canal? Tried to watch the Whitefish Bay leaving but camera showed views to the east and southeast - parking lot, beach and breakwater?

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  73. Just love all the cameras! I grew up in the Soo watching the super-busy freighter traffic of the late 50s and can't get enough of seeing them still plying the Lakes.
    Thanks for all your hard work Dennis.
    John in CA

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  74. I love love love being able to see all these views. Grew up watching the lake and ships in Two Harbors in the 60/70s. Wish my grandparents and dad could have seen theses cams. Thank you so much. ...not able to view any cams at the moment, suppose it is due to the weather at the moment. Be safe everyone!

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  75. Looks like Wisconsin Point cam stopped at an unusual point after rotation.

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  76. can you add sound to the superior cam because they do there salute so please

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  77. Do they Salute on the Wisconsin Side?

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  78. Wisconsin Point is a great spot to spend a sweltering hot summer afternoon; sandy beach, pines, beach peas, wild strawberries, poison ivy, breeze coming in off the lake, and you get to watch a boat come into Superior harbor. With the wind coming in off the lake, the water temperature is a tad cool. Great spot for driftwood as well.

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  79. I noticed as Stewart Cort was arriving this morning, it appeared a crew member slung something over the port side out into the water....interesting, wondering it what it was? It was right before the camera signal scrambled.

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    1. It was a rope ladder -- may be part of safety training.

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  80. Hello Dennis, thank you for your work. Best regards from Hannover Germany Udo.B

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  81. Great new [to me] cam. Love when it scans the area to see more views of how beautiful the lake is!

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  82. I totally love all the views. I look every single day. My heart belongs to Duluth. Alta, Iowa

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  83. Hillside cam - blue ship moored next to the tan silos. Thought it said "Tug" on it. Today it had long "arms" reaching the top of the silos. Was it filling them or getting the product?

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  84. Love watching..grew up in Duluth.Wish you could scan the city hillside too.Enjoy all ..I'm in North Dakota😊

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  85. I moved to Florida from Duluth/Superior. Enjoy pulling up the times for ships to come or go, and watch them all. My father worked at Northern Engineering and Frasier Shipyards in Superior.

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  86. Dennis, I have visited Duluth twice in recent years, and love to watch the large ships coming into the harbor. Recently, I had open heart surgery, and was pretty well confined to my easy chair. I hooked my computer up to my TV and spent many hours watching the ships come into the different ports thanks to your many cameras. They helped me spend my time during my recuperation, and added some pleasure to a not so pleasant time. Thank you, Z R from Pennsylvania

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    1. So glad to provide a way to pass your recovery time. That is the reason we have these cams. I wish you a quick recover friend.

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  87. Completely enjoy this Wisconsin Point webcam; it feels as though I'm on the water. I view this cam, the canal cam and the bayfront almost every day. I also like ALL the cams when I have time to stroll through. In the morning today, this cam was pointed to a beautiful view of Duluth by traveling up along Park Point. Stunning! Thank you again for your excellent work. You are making this world a better place with your contribution.

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  88. Tried to see cams this A.M. and error message" 504 time out" on all cams..Thnx for your efforts...

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  89. Wisconsin Point Cam not working.

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  90. Hi Dennis. Site is so spectacular I have a hard time asking for anything. But could you check into moving the "home" button to the top of comments? Easier to close and view other cameras--which I always do. Again, amazing work!

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    1. Sorry, I have tried and the Blogger Platform that I use doesn't offer that option. Hopefully they do at some point.

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  91. Exciting evening tonight. The Paul J. Mar was having difficulty entering the harbor; pushing against a great deal of broken up ice and slush likely due to being blown in by the high northeasterly winds. A tug was sent out to break it up but the attempt seems to have been unsuccessful. The tug is gone and the Mar is farther back out on the lake. Most difficult working conditions.

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  92. Thanks for the fine camera work on the Lee T.

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  93. Thank you very much for turning the camera around so we could watch Mrs Paul come down the harbor to exit at the Superior canal!! With what looks to me sporting a new paint job for this year--looked very sharp in the evening sunlight. Thans for all you do, Dennis, to the enjoyment of us in Colorado!

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  94. I am a former Duluthian now living in Florida, I enjoy the ships going in and out. Fabulous. My father worked at Northern Engineering for many years which is a part of Frasier Shipyards. Keep up the good work with the cams. I pull up the days list and watch the ships. Amazed at how many people are out there every time a ship comes or goes.

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  95. I haven't been able to see the Wisconsin Point camera all day today. (Sunday, August 25,). Is it not working?

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  96. The wisconsin cam is not on like. Just like the two harbors, it will not show a picture. Just keeps thinking.

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  97. Now the bridge cam is acting up. Will not open, just like with wisconsin point cam.

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  98. All cams seem to be working correctly. Well done Dennis.

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  99. Thanks for the view of the Burns Harbor backing out and entering the canal on September 10 at 7:30pm, a nice change in perspective. Great Lakes Native transplanted to Colorado...

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  100. When will the cameras start working like they used too?

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