Saturday, July 26, 2014

Duluth Boats in Review

2014 has been an interesting shipping season so far and the watching the many boats come and go has been fun indeed.

Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived Duluth 07/26/2014

1000ft Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived Duluth at 2:45 AM

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Camera Status

Update-10:00  - all cameras restored to service

Both Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Cameras are off line due to an internet failure.
Pier B off line due to Power failure

I will be working on these today.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Roger Blough arrives Duluth 7/22/2014 during lightning storm

The Roger Blough arrives Duluth early Tuesday during a severe lightning storm.  The sound you hear is rain hitting the camera casings.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peter Roenna (Gibral) arrived Duluth at 07:51 7/14/2014

Peter Roenna (Gibraltar) arrived Duluth this morning carrying wind turbine components for Bison 4- a Minnesota Power wind farm in North Dakota.

Friday, July 4, 2014

1000ft American Integrity arrived Duluth 07/04/14

 American Integrity arrived Duluth at 4 AM today

4th of July Fireworks Display - Camera Setup

I have been changing camera views to enable you to view the Duluth Fourth Fest Fireworks display which will start tonight at 10:10PM.

Here is my plan for the cameras -- hopefully things work.

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Camera #1 (LSMCV #1 live-stream) - I will leave this camera pointing the way it is. This view will enable you to watch the large crowd around the shipping canal.  The audio will enable you to hear the oohs and ahhs of the crowd as they watch the fireworks.

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Camera #2 (LSMCV #2- live- stream) - I will not be changing the view on this camera as it should catch the fireworks display, the bridge, and audio of the crowds.  This might be the best view.

Great Lakes Aquarium (GLA live-stream) - Since I will not have access to the roof today, yesterday I changed to view and pointed the camera at the fireworks launch sight. I had to guess at the proper angle looking up, but this camera should provide an excellent view along with the audio of the booms and bangs of the fireworks display.  You can also view some of the boat traffic in front of Bayfront Park throughout the day.

Pier B Cam (Live Stream) - This camera I can remote control to watch some of the boat traffic.  While it is too close to the fireworks launch site to be able to look up, it should be a good one to watch boats in front of Bayfront Park.

Harbor Cam (Snapshot cam - 10-20 sec refresh)  - I will be pointing this camera at the fireworks during the display.

Bridge Cam (Snapshot cam - 10-20 sec refresh) - at 4PM I will turn this camera to watch the activities in Bayfront Park.

Note:  These cameras heavily depend on a lot of systems (internet, wi-fi, cameras, antennas, networks etc) while I cannot control much of this, and the possibility that  the images may slow or cameras go off line is always there. However, I will do the best I can to make sure we all get to watch this fantastic event live from multiple locations. I will also record the event and post it tomorrow.