Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Last Boat in!

The arrival of the 1000 ft Edwin H Gott this morning was a fitting end to the 2011-2012 shipping season.
The zero degree temperatures were a good reminder that there is a bit of winter left.
I hope you have enjoyed the views throughout the year, and I will see you in the Spring.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 1/17/12

Mesabi Miner arrived at 9AM

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mesabi Miner Arrives for Winter Layup

The 1000 ft Mesabi Miner cruised under the Aerial Lift Bridge today on it's final trip of the season. It will be laying up at Midwest Energy until Spring.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Roger Blough Arrives for Winter Layup

The Roger Blough passed under the Aerial Lift Bridge tonight as it made its last trip of the season. The Blough will be be spending the rest of winter at the Port Terminal.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 1/13/2012

There was no boat traffic on Friday 1/13/2012.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Walter J. McCarthy Jr. Arrives for Winter Layup

The Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived through the Superior entry today for winter layup.  The CGC Alder escorted the 1000 footer through the icy waters of  St. Louis Bay.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 1/11/2012

Great Republic arrived at 18:00
Edwin H. Gott arrived at 18:45

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

American Century

Anders and Robyn Gilberson were kind enough the send in a picture of the American Century coming through the Superior Entry Yesterday.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 1/10/12

The American Century, the third of the big boats that will be laying up in Duluth-Superior, came in through the Superior Entry, not visible by the Duluth cameras. 

The Cason J. Callaway arrived at 11:30

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Monday 1/9/2012

While there was no boat traffic for Monday, the moonrise was rather interesting to watch.

Monday, January 9, 2012

January Full Moon at Split Rock Lighthouse

The January Full Moon is always a treat to photograph because it rises directly behind Split Rock Lighthouse this time of year.  With this years warm weather and clear skies, the setting made for a great time to be on the shore of Lake Superior enjoying the blessing of a such a wonderful evening.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 1/8/2012

Sunday, January 08, 2012 - Arrivals & Departures

Philip R. Clarke arrived at 07:25
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 08:05
Philip R. Clarke departed at 15:50
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 18:10

Saturday, January 7, 2012

American Spirit arrives for winter layup

The 1000 ft American Spirit is the second of eight Lakers arriving in Duluth for Winter Layup. She will be docked at Garfield Birth C until Springtime.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Friday 1/6/2012

CSL Laurentien (CA) arrived at 02:47
CSL Laurentien (CA) departed at 17:30

Friday, January 6, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Thursday 1/5/2012

Canadian Transport arrived at 00:14
Great Republic arrived at 06:33
John J. Boland arrived at 09:30
Canadian Transport departed at 10:30
Great Republic departed at 16:30

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter Layup begins

The John J. Boland arrived this morning signaling the start of winter layup as it headed for Fraser Shipyard where it will wait out the rest of winter.

Seven more Lakers will be arriving over the next two weeks to spend the winter.  The Soo Locks will close on Jan. 15 leaving the remaining boats on Lake Superior to find shelter until Spring.  Don't worry, cold weather will be arriving next week.

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Wednesday 1/4/2012

The Edwin H. Gott arrived in the morning hours while the Coast Guard Cutter Alder operated in the harbor breaking up a light crust of ice that has been forming in recent days.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Tuesday 1/3/2012

Sorry, there was no boat traffic today.
It seems like it has been a long time since the warm days of summer, but, actually there is already an extra 15 minutes of daylight since December 21st.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Duluth Harbor Boat Traffic for Sunday 1/1/2012

  • James R. Barker arrive at 18:00 for Murphy Fuel Dock to load coal . Fueling at 1900. Shifting of SMET for coal, 8H loading for Presque Isle at Marquette.
  • Mesabi Miner departed at 18:30