Sam Laud arrived at 00:20
Spartan/barge Spartan II arrived at 05:30
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 09:45
HHL Amazon (Ant) departed at 16:30
Sundew departed at 19:35
Sundew arrived at 20:30
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort depart at 21:00
Spartan/barge Spartan II departed at 23:00
The Flinterstar arrived in the early evening to drop off wind turbine blades and will also load more wind turbine bladed for export.
Arthur M. Anderson (US) arrived at 05:04
Paul R. Tregurtha (US) arrived at 06:57
James R. Barker (US ) departed at 16:30
Flinterstar (Dutch) arrived at 17:30
Flintersun (Dutch) arrived at 18:10
Perelik (Malt ) departed at 18:35
Yesterday I did some aerial photography (from a real plane) around Duluth.
The H Lee White arrived in Two Harbors after leaving Duluth. Here is an aerial picture as she loaded taconite during the afternoon at the Two Harbors Ore Docks.
The Aerial Lift Bridge stands in contrast to the muddy water from the recent rains.
The Alamosborg finishes unloading wind turbine parts at the Duluth Port Terminal. The wind turbines are part of a large wind farm being built in North Dakota by Minnesta Power.
Split Rock Lighthouse continues to stand sentinel over the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Gooseberry Falls was running wild with over 10 inches of fresh rain.
The Highway 210 Bridge (approach) located on the St Louis River just north of Jay Cooke State Park was washed out.
(bridge just below the Thomson Dam)
The community of Fond-du-Lac, located on the far western end of Duluth and just below Jay Cooke State Park remains flooded. There is all time record high water coming through Jay Cooke.
Atlantic Huron arrived at 05:57
H. Lee White departed at 07:10
Edgar B. Speer arrived at 08:00
Roger Blough departed at 09:25
HHL Amazon (Ant) arrived at 18:40
Atlantic Huron departed at 20:45
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 21:20
No, you are not in the Middle East. The red water that you see is from the red clay from surrounding hillsides, especially Northern Wisconsin, that has been washed into the St. Louis and Nemadji Rivers rivers.
It will gradually clear up over the next few weeks.
Irma (Cyp) arrived Duluth at 06:15
Birchglen (CA ) departed Duluth at 08:10
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort (US ) departed Duluth at 10:00
Roger Blough (US) arrived Duluth at 10:30
H. Lee White arrived at 20:15
This morning my thoughts are with our friends and neighbors in Duluth and the surrounding region, as they respond to major flooding. I have spoken to Duluth Mayor Don Ness and have offered all possible state assistance now and during the recovery. I will travel to Duluth tomorrow morning to discuss further how the state can help.
Emergency crews are working hard to ensure public safety, while they begin the cleanup process. If you live or were planning to travel in the Duluth area, please follow their requests to stay off of affected roads and highways. Parts of Interstate 35 and Highway 23 are presently closed, as well as various local roads and streets. Please stay safe and allow the emergency crews to do their work.
Duluth is under a State of Emergency due to continued heavy rain.
This picture is Grandmas' Restaurant at Miller Hill Mall.
Half of the Fon-du-Lac area is evacuated and under water. The animals that escaped from the zoo, including a polar bear, have been rounded up.
Heavy rain continues!
Heavy rains over night left many roads impassible in the Duluth and North Shore area. When I headed out to take more pictures, I found that I wasn't going anywhere soon, as the only road out was flooded with a surprised motorist watching his car straddle a washed out road.
Midway Road, 1 mile north of Pike Lake near Duluth.
Pink Sky in the Morning - Sailors Take Warning, or so the saying goes.
Rainbows do not appear at 5AM very often, but, this morning was an exception as an approaching storm system triggered an amazing double rainbow over Caribou Lake for 5 minutes before it fading into the clouds.
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 00:10
Algorail arrived at 10:10
Algoma Navigator (CA) arrived at 10:45
Mesabi Miner departed at 11:05
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 11:30
Kaministiqua (CA) arrived at 13:20
Algorail departed at 19:10
Kaministiqua departed at 23:00
Alamosborg arrived at 23:30
American Integrity departed at 03:46
Spruceglen arrived at 04:19
Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin arrived at 12:27
Spruceglen (CA) departed at 13:45
Mesabi Miner arrived at 18:10
Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martindeparted at 23:00
John G. Munson arrived at 02:45
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 04:15
Algoma Olympic arrived at 06:30
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 08:30
John G. Munson departed at 13:30
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 18:15
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Cedarglen arrived at 22:30
Arneborg (Dutch) arrived at 01:41
Edwin H. Gott arrived at 02:52
American Spirit departed at 05:13
Algoma Quebecois arrived at 06:18
American Century departed at 06:38
Great Republic arrived at 21:30
Arneborg departed at 23:30
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 00:07
American Integrity departed at 00:48
Philip R. Clarke departed at 03:04
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 10:15
Indiana Harbor departed at 11:40
James R. Barker arrived at 12:00
Hon. James L. Oberstar arrived at 16:30
James R. Barker departed at 21:00
Cason J. Callaway arrived at 01:10
American Century arrived at 02:40
Birchglen (CA) departed at 04:35
Joseph L. Block departed at 10:20
CSL Assiniboine (CA) arrived at 12:10
American Century departed at 13:40
Cason J. Callaway departed at 16:00
Alpena arrived at 19:00
CSL Assiniboine (CA) departed at 20:50
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 00:40
Edwin H. Gott arrived at 05:20
Atlantic Erie arrived at 06:25
Kaministiqua departed at 09:15
Birchglen arrived at 15:20
Joseph L. Block arrived at 17:15
Atlantic Erie departed at 17:30
Edwin H. Gott departed at 19:10
Spruceglen departed at 02:16
Hon. James L. Oberstar departed at 02:43
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived at 04:25
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed at 14:40
Presque Isle arrived at 15:30
Indiana Harbor arrived at 19:30