Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Walter J. McCarthy Jr.arrived Duluth 09/23/2014

Walter J. McCarthy Jr.arrived Duluth this afternoon at 15:18

Hot Air Balloons

Hot air balloons are incredible machines that capture a tremendous amount of energy into one big bubble. The balloons use propane to heat the air over 200 degrees before blowing it into the balloon. With a capacity of 7-10 million btu's, the burners are 30-40 times the capacity of a typical home furnace. These images from last weekends balloon festival show the visible light image alongside an image taken with a thermal camera.
note: the green-yellow blobs below the balloons are people.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 9/21/2014

After an eventful Saturday afternoon, the 1000 Ft Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth at 00:20 Sunday morning.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

1000 Ft Paul R Tregurtha grounding

While there is speculation why the 1000 ft Paul R Tregurtha headed off course and went aground in front of Bayfront Park in Duluth this afternoon, there will be a full investigation over the next weeks.
The Tregurtha was pulled free by tugs after several hours sitting in the muck.

In the following video, you can see the Tregurtha start to make it's final turn towards the bridge, but then you hear the emergency horn prior to seeing the boat stop.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alpena arrived Duluth 09/10/2014

Alpena arrived this afternoon in heavy seas at  to unload cement.

Merwedegracht (Dutch) arrived Duluth 9/10/2014

Merwedegracht (Dutch)  arrived Duluth this morning with a load of wind turbine components.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Lantern Room - Full Moon

The September Full Moon swung into position this evening right on schedule.  Funny how God's clockwork never fails.   Here the moon rose over the Duluth South Pier Lighthouse as it ticked off another month of 2014.

Three Rivers departed Duluth 9/8/2014

Three Rivers (ANT) departed at 13:30 today

Saturday, September 6, 2014

John G Munson arrived Duluth 09/06/2014

John G Munson arrived Duluth at 14:20 today

Camera Update

10:30AM 9/6/2014 Update -- Both cameras have been restored to service.

9/6/2014 - The two LSMVC cameras are currently off line due to unknown causes.  I will be checking it later this morning.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

1000ft James R Barker arrived Duluth 9/4/2014

The James R Barker arrived Duluth at 14:00 today

Storm Clouds Passing

After the passing of severe thunderstorm last evening, the skies opened up just in time to see a magnificent sunset over Caribou lake just outside Duluth.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Three Rivers arrived Duluth 9/3/2014

Three Rivers arrived Duluth at 17:45 today

Volgaborg arrived Duluth 09/02/2014

The Dutch flagged Volgaborg arrived in Duluth Tuesday afternoon for a load of grain.

(Hot Shots) - Volgaborg arriving Duluth - Thermal Imaging

While to lighting wasn't exactly ideal for photographing the Dutch ship Volgaborg arriving in Duluth Tuesday, a thermal imaging camera proved interesting.
Below are the comparison images between regular photography and thermal photography. The red and white colors are the warmest while blues are cool.