Monday, March 12, 2018

Harborcam Update

Superior Entry Cam

  • I will be testing the new antenna system when it arrives later this week.
  • Wiring upgrades on the Superior Piers should be done in the next few weeks.
  • The new camera is ready for installations once the other system wiring and antennas are in place and tested.
  • Still hoping for around May 1st.
  • The New camera has been ordered and I should be able to get it in place by later this week.
  •  Boat crews are returning to the big boats that have been layed up here for the winter.
  • The Alder, along with the larger tugs will begin icebreaking operations this week.
  • The Alder will be going out on a press tour Thursday at 9AM.
  • Other Great Lakes icebreaking operations are also starting up this week.
  • Expect Large boat traffic by March 23rd.
  • The Soo Locks open on March 25th.


  1. Woohoo! Thank you for your conscientious and detailed report! -RI boat gal

  2. Thank you for the updates and excited for the new camera debut in May ;)

  3. Hooray! Who needs robins? Seeing the Alder out and about is a sure sign of spring! BTW, does anyone know the status of the web cams at the Soo Locks? Maybe we should do a fundraiser and send Dennis down to get them back on the right track!! Judy in La Crosse

    1. I asked the Army Corps of Engineers about the SOO cams last Xmas time and got back: "We hope the site will be up soon. We know it's not the same, but our Detroit District does post frequent photos of the Soo Locks that can be seen on their Facebook page"
      The best I can do for you is Karl's cam but it times out after a few seconds:
      Alford D.

    2. Thanks so much! I appreciate the info.