Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon through the Duluth North Pier Lighthouse!

Tonight's moon is called a blue moon because it is the second full moon occurring in one month — the first was on July 2. The occurrence happens about every 30 months, or so.

 It's always a delight to stand on the shoreline and photograph a full moon rise over Lake Superior, especially when my wife of 40+ years is along with.

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained.......Psalms 8:3

Never enough cams

This is the view from the duluthharborcam office in Duluth.
Now if I can just keep them all working.
I started out with one camera 10 years ago and have been blessed to be able to share the view.

Fortune Unloading

The freighter Fortune, prepares to unload it's cargo of wind turbine towers at the Port Terminal while Buzz and the gulls watch from above.

Great Lakes Trader arrived Duluth 07/302015

Great Lakes Trader arrived Duluth at 19:00 Thursday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Camera Update

7/30/2015--noon update - I am continuing to work through the camera issues, Hopefully things settle down and start running smoother.

Sorry, the Bayfront and Pier B cams have become very intermittent.  I will be replacing a network switch tomorrow to hopefully help.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fortune arrived Duluth 07/28/2015

Fortune arrived Duluth at 20:20 with wind turbine parts.

Pink Sky in the Morning: Sailors take Warning!

The canal was flooded with pink/orange light this morning as an approaching storm system made it's way into the area.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth 07/27/2015

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth at 18:00 today
Philip R Clarke

Chestnut arrived Duluth 07/26/2015

Chestnut arrived Duluth at 23:00 Sunday.
Sounded off at midnight --- very unusual, but interesting!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Into the Mist

This morning, the local fishing fleet headed out onto a calm Lake Superior and light fog. The sunrise made for a beautiful scene.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Leif Erickson Park's Rose Garden Tour 07/23/2015

This morning I let Buzz go for a flight over the Duluth Rose Garden.

With more then 3000 rose bushes representing more than 100 varieties, the Rose Garden sits atop the I-35 Freeway and is an especially enchanting place to visit in the late summer months when the roses are in full bloom and the fragrance acts like an instant tranquilizer.

Don't forget to go "Full Screen"on the video.

The music is courtesy of Mary Beth Carlson -

Bluebill arrived Duluth 07/22/2015

Bluebill arrived Duluth at 12:30 Wednesday

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Duluth - A Working Port

With three Salties in port at the same time carrying various cargoes, dock works, crane operators, and others have little time for rest in the middle of summer.

Duluth -- Emerald City of the North

Mid-summer photography in Duluth is great and even better from an airplane.

Florijngracht arrived Duluth 07/21/2015

Florijngracht arrived Duluth at 18:35 Tuesday

Friday, July 17, 2015

HHL Amur arrived Duluth 07/17/2015 Buzz (coptercam)

With a load of wind turbine blades the HHL Amur arrived at 13:30 on a warm summer afternoon.
HHL Amur

Frontenac departed Duluth 07/17/2015 - Buzz - (coptercam)

The Frontenac departed Duluth this afternoon while Buzz, followed along.

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth 07/17/15 - Buzz - (coptercam)

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth this morning greeted by Buzz.
Lee A Tregurtha

HHL Amur arrived Duluth 07/17/2015

HHL Amur arrived Duluth at 13:30 with a load of wind turbine blades for Minnesota Power.

Frontenac departed Duluth 07/17/2015

Frontenac departed Duluth at 13:00 today.

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth 7/17/2015

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth at 11:30 today

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Frontenac arrived Duluth 7/16/2015

The Fontenac arrived Duluth this morning at 03:10 --- Some captains even signal in the middle of the night.
The Frontenac is one of the rare lakers that is carrying grain.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Isolda arrived Duluth 7/14/2015

Isolda arrived Duluth today at 15:30

Boat Alerts now on Twitter

So, I am now going to start sending out boat alerts using a Twitter account that I just created called duluthharborcam. (the old method got too expensive)

If you want to get the Boat Alerts, just follow duluthharborcam on twitter.  The alerts will still only be when I see them coming.

I may recruit a few avid boat watchers to help me out on this by sending Boat Alert Tweets out as well.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Alpena arrived Duluth 7/13/2015

Alpena arrived Duluth at 15:00 today

Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth 7/10/2015 (Canal Mob)

While boat watchers are generally quiet and peaceful folks, they do tend to get riled up when boats such as the 1000 ft Indiana Harbor instigate shouting and applause by shining spotlights and blowing horns in the dark of night.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mobile Device viewing Trouble

UPDATE: Wednesday 07:30 - The issue with being able to view the cameras on mobile devices has been corrected.  Please let me know if you are still having issues.

UPDATE: Tuesday 20:47 - There appears to be an issue with the streaming service to mobile devices. I will be working on this issue with the streaming company when they get back to work tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday 16:00 -  It appears that viewing the cameras on mobile devices has quit working. I will be digging into this issue and will get it working ASAP. Sorry for the trouble. You can still see the snapshots on mobile devices by selecting "Snapshot Backup Views"

Camera Viewing Issues

Is anyone still having camera viewing issues? There were some comments to that effect today, but, I cannot find anything wrong yet.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Tonight Camera Operation for the Fourthfest Fireworks Display

Bayfront Park July Fourthfest Schedule:

4:00 pm: Gates Open
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: The Circuit Breakers
5:50 pm - 6:50 pm: Bill and Kate Isles
7:10 pm - 8:25 pm: Jazz Central All Stars performance
8:45 pm - 10:05 pm: Big Wave Dave and the Ripples
10:05 pm - 10:09 pm: National Anthem (TBD)
10:10 pm: Fireworks Display synchronized to music on 95.7
Here is a summary of my camera operations plan for tonight's fireworks:

Visible Fireworks:
You should be able to view the fireworks from the Bridgecam, Harborcam, and Bayfront Cams

Audio: Hearing the ooos and aahs of the crowds at Canal Park is always fun. The Bridgecam, and Canal Cam will be the best cameras for sound.  I will also turn on sound for the Harborcam and Bayfront Cams to hear the fireworks and Bayfront Music.

Harborscan Cam Operation: I will have the Harborscan Cam zoomed into Bayfront Park for the evening and tun it for the fireworks display.

Enjoy the show either by attending live or through the cameras.

Happy Birthday America!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lee A Tregurtha Arrival Duluth 7/1/2015 - (Buzz)

Since the Lee A Tregurtha is one of my favorite boats, I sent Buzz up again today with his camera to take a closer look. I also used some audio from the harborcams as background sound this time.

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth 07/01/2015

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth at 10:10 this morning