Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Great Lakes Trader arrived Duluth 12/29/2016

The 844ft Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived Duluth at 14:15 today to load iron

Comment Moderation!

Looks like we are starting to pick up more spam on the site comments.  In order to slow spam down, I will implement comment moderation for awhile. You comments will get posted, just not right away.

Sorry, I will take it off again down the road.


Rt Hon Paul J Martin arrived Duluth 12/28/2016

Rt  Hon  Paul J  Martin arrived Duluth at 22:10 Wednesday to load iron.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

American Century arrived Duluth 12/28/2016

The 1000ft American Century arrived at 14:20 today to load coal.

James R Barker arrived Duluth 12/27/2016

After a storm delay, the 1000ft James R Barker arrived Duluth Tuesday at 22:10 to load iron.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sam Laud arrived Duluth 12/24/2016

The 635 ft Sam Laud arrived Duluth at 06:30 this morning to load coal for Marquette.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

American Century arrived Duluth 12/21/2016

American Century arrived Duluth at 13:00 today to load coal.

Andean arrived Duluth 12/21/2016

After several days of storm delay on Lake Superior, the Andean arrived Duluth at 1:30 this morning to load wheat.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Algoway departed Duluth 12/18/2016

Algoway departed Duluth at 08:00 this morning in -15F temperatures and plenty of sea smoke.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Ruddy arrived Duluth 12/17/2016

Ruddy arrived Duluth at 02:30 for Riverland Ag to load grain. (606ft, Cyprus)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Canal Park is a cool place!

Fire and Ice!

December Sunrises are stunning displays of God's creations.  What better time view it then below zero on the shores of Lake Superior.

I thought I would try a quick snapshot with my IPhone from the Lakewalk.

Safe Shelter - Whitefish Point

Many of the large boats on Lake Superior are now hiding out from the frigid arctic blast on the east side of the lake near Whitefish Point to shelter from the strong west winds.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

American Integrity arrived Duluth 12/13/2016

American Integrity arrived Duluth at 18:30 today to load coal.

Great Lakes Trader arrived Duluth 12/13/2016

Great Lakes Trader arrived Duluth at 10:30 this morning to load iron pellets.

Golden Lights

Cold weather has a special beauty of its own.
I forgot how quickly your fingers become numb with a -30F wind Chill this morning.

Monday, December 12, 2016

American Century arrived Duluth 12/12/2016

American Century arrived Duluth at 13:30 today to load coal.

Pier B Yurt Timelapse 2016

How to build a Yurt in 2 minutes!
Pier B Resort constructed a Yurt over the weekend while the Pier B harborcam recorded a timelapse of the three day process.

Cold Weather Beauty

With cold weather settling in for the week, there should be some great views of ice covered boats, sea smoke rising and incredible sunrises.  With air temperatures barely rising above zero deg F this week, the winter beauty of Lake Superior will be on full display.

Hopefully we don't get any cameras shutting down for cold weather protection, but, it is possible.

Happy boat watching.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 11/28/2016

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth at 11:00 today to load iron pellets.

Sunda arrived Duluth 11/28/2016

Sunda arrived Duluth at 11:00 to load grain

Video resolution increase

I have increased the video resolution a bit on the canal and bridge cams.  If it creates any major problems with your streaming, let me know as a reply on this post and I will scale it back.

I am just experimenting with the cameras.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Exeborg arrived Duluth 11/21/2016

Exeborg arrived Duluth at 15:10 today for a hull inspections and then to load beet pulp pellets.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bentleyville opens Tonight!

With the fresh snow, Bentleyville opened tonight looking picture perfect!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lake Superior Noreaster - Timelapse 11/18/2016

In case you missed the storm, here is 90 minutes compressed into 10 minutes at the Duluth Shipping Canal.

A Touch of Splash!

As usual, when the storm warning went up, folks headed for Lake Superior shoreline to see and feel the power of a November Gale.

BBC Mont Blanc arrived Duluth 11/18/2016

BBC Mont Blanc arrived Duluth at 00:30 today to unload general cargo and load grain.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Super Moon!



Reminder: today at 16:30 you should be able to watch the super moon rise over the lake and harbor.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Arthur M Anderson arrived Duluth 10/22/2016

Arthur M  Anderson arrived Duluth at 16:00 today.

Sam Laud arrived, Buffalo departed Duluth 10/22/2016

Sam Laud arrived, Buffalo departed Duluth at 10:00

Cornelia at Anchor!

The freighter Cornelia is waiting at anchor once again off the Duluth piers waiting to load grain.
With weather and clear skies, it could have been a summer morning on the lakewalk.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

American Century departed Duluth 10/04/2016

American Century departed Duluth with a load of coal this morning at 09:00.

New! Site Comments! Testimony

I am always appreciative when viewers let me know how they use the cameras and what being able to view the Duluth Harbor mean to them.

Knowing how other "Camera Watchers" use and appreciate the cams is the main reason I operate the website and it helps knowing the location and reasons why they like to visit Duluth -- in a virtual way!

You can click on the comments tab above, or CLICK HERE to let us know your story.


Thank You! Camera stream funding reached for 2017!

Thanks to all of you boat watchers who helped raise the funds for the camera streams to flow next year.

I never cease to be amazed by the generosity of folks who watch these cameras.  I am so glad I can do this job and bring a window into the north land for those from far and near.

Enjoy the View!

Stewart J Cort arrived Duluth 100316

Stewart J Cort arrived Duluth Monday at 19:00 today

Monday, October 3, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tim S Dool arrived Duluth 10/01/2016

Tim S  Dool arrived Duluth at 05:00 this morning to load wheat.

Autumn is here!

Autumn is breaking out all over the northland now and Oberg Mountain on the North Shore is a perfect place to view the changing seasons and the beauty of creation.
Oberg Mountain

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Morning Minute -- Lighthouses and Sunrise - 09/12/2016

The hour just prior to sunrise is a special time of day. A time to reflect on the universal clockwork of the universe that God spun into existence from nothing.

Packing to hour into 60 seconds and then watching it unfold is kinda like time travel.

Frontenac arrived Duluth 09/11/16

Frontenac arrived Duluth Sunday morning at 00:30

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Breaking Dawn - timelapse - American Century 09/11/2016

When you take an hour long sunrise and pack it into a one minute timelapse, it tends to capture the beauty of a Superior Sunrise like nothing else can, other than sitting on a bench at Canal Park in Duluth that is.

American Century arrived Duluth 09/11/2016

American Century arrived Duluth at 06:30 today.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Duluth -- Water, Boats, Gulls, Lighthouses, Sunrises, etc

God has blessed us up here where all the glory of His creation often comes together to fill the senses -- and the soul!

Paul R Tregrutha arrived Duluth 09/09/2016

Paul R Tregrutha arrived Duluth at 6:30AM to load coal.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

El Galeon Andalucia departed Duluth 08/24/2016

El Galeon Andalucia departed Duluth at 21:20 Wednesday with many well wishers saying farewell to the Galleon and Tall Ships 2016.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tall Ship 2016 Gallery

For those interested, I have posted some images over at or, you can watch the slideshow here.

Paul R Trgurtha departs Duluth

El Galeon Andalucia arrived Duluth 08/17/2016

El Galeon Andalucia arrived Duluth at 22:00 Wednesday for the Tall Ships Festival

Duluth Tall Ships 2016 Parade of Sail - 8/18/2016

The boats entered the Duluth Shipping Canal at 13:00 on Thursday in three separate waves to allow the Aerial Lift Bridge to lower for a few minutes between to relieve traffic congestion. Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Denis Sullivan


A Rubber Ducky made for a Big Lake!

Deflated Duck Below

Camera Operation Today!


I will be down at the harbor all day and will not have access to the camera controls.  I hope everything runs OK, but, there has already been 15,000 viewers, which may affect operation.

I apologize in advance if something breaks, and I will do my best to keep thing running through the weekend.

I will also post images from my cell phone.

Happy boat watching,

Rubber Duck!

The Rubber Duck is visible on Pier B Cam -- for awhile.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mist of Avalon at the DECC

The Mist of Avalon was the first  of the Tall Ship to tie up at the DECC.

Taagborg departed Duluth 8/16/2016

Loaded with grain, the Taagborg made it's way out of Duluth this afternoon.
Casper (The Friendly Drone) grabbed a photo while the Taagborg departed.

Pride of Baltimore II

The Pride of Baltimore II Tall Ship is hiding out over in Superior until Thursday.
I sent Casper (The Friendly Drone)  up for a quick peek this afternoon.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tall Ships Update!

El Galeón Andalucía, the largest of the Tall Ships is currently making it's way through the Soo!

Watch AIS

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tall Ships Book

While your are waiting for the Tall Ships to arrives, feel free to browse through the Tall Ships book from a few years ago. Sorry, there are no print copies available.

The Tall Ships are coming!

Just as a warm up for the Tall Ships Festival next weekend, here is a video of the 2013 Parade of Sails.

Taagborg arrived Duluth 08/14/2016

Taagborg arrived Duluth at 10:30 to load grain.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Joanna C arrive Duluth 08/13/2016

Joanna C arrived Duluth at 8:30 this morning.

Visit Duluth Cam added

Visit Duluth Cam has joined the Duluth Harborcam family of cameras. You will see it listed on the camera pages. This camera provides a view from downtown Duluth.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 07/31/2016

Duluth Lakewalk

Duluth's Lakewalk is beautiful and time of year, but, early morning in late July is especially inviting.
This image is a combination of 16 photos take with a drone and stitched together with software.