We spent a few days on the North Shore of Lake Superior this week enjoying the fall colors. As it happened, the maple ridges looked to be on fire with the reds, yellows, and oranges of this wonderful season.
After hiking through the woods, I couldn't help myself and rented an airplane the next day to try and capture the beauty of peak colors. The following morning broke to calm winds and clear skies allowing for a great flight and perfect vantage point to photograph the colors. I have seldom scene such a magnificent display of Gods creation all together in one place.
Here is a short video of the pictures taken of this years autumn colors. While it's difficult to present the true beauty of the scenery, I hope this image and the video can give a feeling of the stunning beauty of the North Shore.
Lubie (Bah) arrived at 01:50
American Century arrived at 05:45
D. L. Billmaier arrived at 05:30
CSL Laurentien departed at 09:20
Joseph L. Block arrived at 14:20
American Century departed at 16:40
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 18:15
American Mariner arrived at 19:00
Lakes Contender arrived 05:00.
The 520 foot Alpena arrived at 07:00.
American Integrity arrived at 08:50.
The 740 foot CSL Laurentien will arrive between 18:50.
Lakes Contender departed at 20:30.
American Integrity departed at 20:50.
The 2012 Duluth Airshow took place this weekend and a good time was had by all, dispite the 40F temperatures.
I particularly enjoyed the F4's ( camouflaged planes in the first picture). I flew in the back seat of the reconnaissance version of this plane for 20 years.
James R. Barker arrived at 01:20
American Integrity arrived at 06:00
John G. Munson departed at 08:00
James R. Barker departed at 12:45
Kaministiqua arrived at 20:45
American Integrity departed ar 22:50
Atlantic Superior departed at 01:00
Lakes Contender/tug Ken Boothe, Sr. arrived at 05:45
John G. Munson arrived at 08:05
John J. Boland arrived at 10:30
Paul R. Tregurtha departed at 11:50
Aggersborg (Pan) arrived at 15:35
Ruddy (Cyp) departed at 17:30
John J. Boland departed at 17:40
Lakes Contender/tug Ken Boothe, Sr. departed at 22:00
Manistee arrived at 01:20
Calumet arrived at 08:30
Algosoo departed at 09:25
Manistee departed at 12:05
Robert S. Pierson arrived at 13:05
Atlantic Superior arrived at 13:55
Paul R. Tregurtha arrived at 15:40
Calumet departed at 19:15
Robert S. Pierson departed at 21:00
RED DAWN - For a few minutes this morning, the harbor and sky turned brilliant red in the pre-dawn sunrise.
James R. Barker (US) arrived Duluth at 01:43
Spruceglen (CA ) departed Duluth at 05:49
Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort (US) departed Duluth at 07:54
Lee A. Tregurtha (US) arrived Duluth at 12:30
Atlantic Huron (CA) arrived Duluth at 12:40
James R. Barker (US) departed Duluth at 13:50
Algosoo (CA) arrived Duluth at 17:05
Lee A. Tregurtha (US) departed Duluth at 18:05
Ruddy (Cyp) arrived Duluth at 20:15
Algoma Quebecois departed at 02:01
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived at 04:23
Cason J. Callaway arrived at 05:21
Joseph L. Block departed at 08:27
Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed at 15:15
Mesabi Miner arrived at 19:35
American Mariner departed at 21:15
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 02:00
Herbert C. Jackson departed at 02:30
CSL Laurentien (CA ) departed at 04:40
Joseph L. Block arrived at 05:35
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 12:50
American Mariner arrived at 19:20
Vikingbank (Dutch) arrived at 20:15
Federal Schelde departed at 23:20
Mapleglen arrived at 01:30
American Century arrived at 03:05
Federal Schelde (BWI) arrived at 09:30
Herbert C. Jackson arrived at 12:00
American Century departed at 13:45
CSL Laurentien arrived at 17:40
Mapleglen departed at 18:20
Flevoborg departed at 21:30
I should have been down at the harbor for such as beautiful morning but I wasn't. This is where the harborcams come in -- I was fortunate to able to enjoy the view anyway, be it virtual, by having webcams in place. Mornings like this, is why I do this.
I hope you find duluthharborcam.com a great way for you to also enjoy the incredible views of Lake Superior and the Duluth Harbor as well as the boat traffic.
Sunrise - 9/10/2012
CSL Tadoussac Arrival - 9/10/2012
Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 04:05
Indiana Harbor departed at 13:10
Lee A. Tregurtha departed at 14:10
Sundew arrived at 16:10
James R. Barker arrived at 20:50
American Century (US ) departed at 07:40
Mesabi Miner (US) arrived at 12:00
John D. Leitch (CA ) departed at 17:30
Federal Mackinac (MI) arrived at 19:35
Federal Power (Cyp ) departed at 19:45
Mesabi Miner departed at 22:50
Presque Isle arrived at 03:14
Joseph L. Block departed at 04:25
CSL Assiniboine departed at 08:34
Arthur M. Anderson arrived at 09:14
Ecosse and barge departed at 12:21
Salvor departed at 12:21
Alpena arrived at 16:15
Federal Power (Cyp) arrived at 18:35
Federal Katsura (Pan) departed at 18:55
American Century arrived at 20:35
John D. Leitcharrived at at 21:20
Arthur M. Anderson departed at 23:55
Here is a video sent in by Scott Kopp who was at the Canal for the arrival of the Spuceglen on Sunday.
Seldom does a warm breeze blow off Lake Superior, however, last evening was an exception. With a 70 degree off lake wind, a full moon, slapping of the waves, and an anchored freighter I could have been on a South Sea Island somewhere. Better yet, it was good old Lake Superior that set the stage for another beautiful and unforgettable evening on the big lake.
The freighter, Federal Power, provided a backdrop for the rising moon as the boat, moon, water and wind interacted to make for a photographers dream.