Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Full Moon Tonight!


I have positioned the Pier B Cam to directly capture the full (Blood) moon tonight at 5:40 CST.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Heritage Marine Tugs

The four large tugs at Heritage Marine (owned by Mike Ojard) are powerful harbor workhorses that operate in extreme weather and nasty ice condition.  These beautiful boats are truly a part of our Maritime Heritage.  Visit Heritage Marine on the web for more info.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rose Garden Tour

Enger Park Virtual Tour

For those who haven't has a chance to visit Enger Park yet, here ya go! A bit outdated, but, you well get a good look anyway.  (Make sure to go Full screen)

Tall Ships 2010 Deck Tours

When the Tall Ships were in port back in 2018, I had a chance to do a tour of the decks. Enjoy! Make sure to go "Full Screen"

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Clilia II Passenger Ship Tour

A few years ago, the Clilia II stopped in Duluth for a brief break. Not sure if everyone will be able to see this tour, but, it may be interesting to you. Best viewed Full Screen.

2018 Points of Interest

Hi Friends,

I am currently making up a list of points of interest around the area to photograph this year.

If you have anything in particular that you would like to see, I will put it on my list for 2018.

I plan on doing a lot of 360 panorama's this year.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Edward L Ryerson - A Closer Look

Built in 1960, the 730 ft Edward L. Ryerson has shared the title "Queen of the Lakes" due to its beautiful design.
Currently docked in Superior Wisconsin, it is hoped that the Ryerson will be returned to service one of these days.

Learn more about the Edward L Ryerson at: Boatnerds and Duluth Shipping News.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Edward L Ryerson --- A Hidden Gem of the Harbor

One of the most beautiful boats on the Lakes is the Edward L Ryerson which is tucked away in a slip in Superior Wisconsin.  Someday, it may see service again.

I had a chance to stop over and see it this afternoon.  I took some video also that I will be including in the Aerial Harbor Tour.

Winter Sunrise - Geg Israelson

Beautiful Lake Superior Sunrise- photogrAPHED by Gregory Israelson. View more of Greg's wonderful photography at:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Duluth-Superior Winter Harbor Aerial Tour

A flight around the Duluth-Superior Harbor this morning to check on the ice and the boats.  It was a good day to fly and a good day to be alive.

Youtube requirement now met! Thank You

Thank You - Thank You!

Thanks to you guys,  I have now met the Youtube Channel requirements needed to help fund  Youtube is where all  the boat videos are hosted.  Thank you so much for subscribing to my Youtube Channel and also viewing more videos on the site.

If you would like to still subscribe to the channel, please click the button below  - It's free and easy. 

P.S. besides the live cams, I will keep working to make better and more videos in 2018.

Thanks again -- Den

Monday, January 22, 2018

CGC Alder - animated image

This short video clip is actually created from a single image of the CGC Alder breaking the ice in the Duluth Harbor. Adds a little life to a single image.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Maps List added


I have added a list of various points of interest maps that may prove helpful to boat watchers and photographers. The Maps Link is in the top menue bar.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

American Victory docked in Superior WI, 01/20/2018

The American Victory looks a bit worn out these days, but, still a beautiful boat and a huge part of maritime history.

Kaye E Barker flyby 01/20/2018

The Kaye E Barker looked peaceful in its winter rest this afternoon.

Looking Back - Paul R Tregurtha grounding in Duluth - 2014

One of the most interesting occurrences that had to do with shipping in the Duluth harbor happen in 2014 when the 1000ft Paul R Tregurtha went aground near Bayfront Park. 

This video shows some still images I took from a helicopter of the incident.  While the cause is unknown, thankfully no one was hurt.

Tall Ships

Most popular harborcam video ever!

Visitors are caught of guard when a large wave washed the canal.

Drone Flights

20 All Time Most Popular Harborcam Videos

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Your Help is Needed! (again)

Hello cam watchers,

 Thank you for all your support of the website. In addition to an occasional fundraiser for cameras and services, I have relied on the ads that are posted on this website as well as visitors watching the boat videos on Youtube for operating revenue.

As you know, there are ads in the left-hand column that link to Youtube, as well as the videos. This has been a major part of the support for the harborcam operations.

This month, Youtube changed their policies for small-time creators like myself and I will no longer be able to make any revenue from Youtube unless I can hit certain thresholds of subscribers 1000 (currently at 1017) and annual watch hours of 4000 (currently at 2500).

So, I need a big jump in annual watch hours and I have less than a month to get there. If we cannot meet these thresholds by February 20th, my channel will be dropped from the program and I will have to raise the operating funds by some other method. My goal is to cover as many monthly operating expenses with the Google Ads and then to have fundraisers to cover other additional expenses.

 So, I am asking for your support by going to my Youtube Channel and subscribing and then watching as many of the boat videos that you can between now and February 20th, 2018. The Channel is HERE.

As you know, I enjoy watching the cams as much as you do and although I do not take any salary for what I do, I take great joy in knowing that there are thousands of folks out there, like yourself, who also enjoy the live views and boat videos of Duluth and Two Harbors.

Thanks for the help, I will keep you updated as we get closer to the deadline.


Edwin H Gott Layup 01/17/2018

Thick harbor ice made it a chore to get the Gott parked this morning.

Edwin H Gott arrived Duluth 01/17/2018 - Last Boat in

Edwin H Gott arrived Duluth this morning for winter layup.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Ice Crystals forming inside of bubbles

So, this is what old photographers do in Minnesota when the temps drop. I took these videos from my back porch when the sun was setting at -5F.

These amazing ice crystals form rapidly inside the bubbles when blown onto icy snow in sub-zero temperatures.

I never cease to be amazed at the wonders of God's creation.

Thank You for another great season!

With the shipping season is almost done for awhile, I just thought I would say Thank You for all the great people who support this site and the cameras. The cams are part of my life and are my windows to the world.

Although I live in Duluth, I never get tired of the changing weather, boat traffic, sunrises and people watching through the cams.

Springtime is not far off now and the cameras will stay on so we can watch the weather and the seasons change.

I look forward the 2018 season and my goal will be to somehow get a camera down at the Wisconsin Entry, or. at least figure out what might work.

Enjoy the rest of winter and thanks again,


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Working Tugs 01/14/2018

The Tugs Arkansas and North Carolina headed out in the early morning hours to keep the canal ice broken up for the last few boats that will come in today through Tuesday.

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed Two Harbors 01/13/2018

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort departed Two Harbors Saturday evening

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Duluth Nightscape - Greg Israelson

Greg Israelson took this wonderful image of the shore ice near Duluth
You can see more of Greg's work at:

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth 01/10/2018

Lee A Tregurtha arrived Duluth this morning for winter layup at Fraser Shipyard
Paul Scinocca captured this beautiful image of the James R BarkerJames R Barker on it's way to winter layup at Midwest Energy.

See more of Paul's work at

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth 01/05/2018

Edgar B Speer arrived Duluth this morning.

The boat horns certainly take on a different tone when it is below zero.

H Lee White arrived Two Harbors 01/05/2018

H Lee White arrived Two Harbors this morning in -22F temps

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thunder Bay arrived Two Harbors 01/04/2018

Thunder Bay arrived Two Harbors this afternoon.

Winter Shipping - Cason J Callaway

January shipping on Lake Superior is tough, but, this year is extreme. Also, extremely beautiful for those of us who have an option to get out and enjoy the cold.

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth 01/04/2018

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth this morning to load pellets

Alder back in Port

The CGC Alder arrived in port this morning with lots of work ahead of her in the next few days.

Moonlight over Duluth - Greg Israelson

Greg took this fantastic shot under the full moon last evening.
See more of Greg's beautiful images at:

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived Duluth 01/04/2018

Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort arrived Duluth to load pellets.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

G3 Marquis arrived Two Harbors 01/03/2018

The Canadian Laker G3-Marquis arrived in Two Harbors this morning to load iron pellets.

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors 01/03/18

Edwin H Gott departed Two Harbors this morning for another cold voyage across Lake Superior.

Why the shipping backup. WDIO News Story!

WDIO News in Duluth did a nice summary story of the shipping backlog.  You can view the story HERE.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ships in Waiting!

With cool weather settling in, the thicking harbor ice is slowing the boat traffic down a bit.
The boat pack makes for some nice scenery though.

Walter J McCarthy Jr departed Two Harbors 01/02/17

Walter J McCarthy Jr departed Two Harbors this morning

Thunder Bay arrived Duluth 01/02/2017

Thunder Bay arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets