Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Eemsborg departed Duluth 10/29/2018

Eemsborg departed Duluth this afternoon loaded with beet pulp pellets.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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American Mariner and Michipicoten arrived Duluth this morning.

Full Moon Tonight!


I will be positioning Pier B, and Hillside to view the full moon.  The Canal cam, GLA and Bayfront should also be able to see it. (weather permitting)
The moon will rise at 18:37 CDT.

Bulldog Tug

The large tug working at the Minnesota Slip is named Bulldog.

CUYAHOGA and CAPT.HENRY JACKMAN arrived Duluth 10/24/2018

CUYAHOGA and CAPT. HENRY JACKMAN arrived Duluthearly this morning to load pellets.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Harbor Moonrise 10/23/2018

While the full moon is actually tomorrow, the lighting and reflections over Lake Superior and the Duluth-Superior Harbor were fantastic tonight.

Mesabi Miner departed Duluth 10/23/2018

Moonrise through the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge

Don't forget to watch the full moonrise tomorrow night.  This video is from last March.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth 10/22/2018

Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth this afternoon.

Two Harbors Lighthouse - by Christian Dalbec

Christian Dalbec added this beautiful image of Two Harbors Lighthouse to his collection at:

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 10/22/2018

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth at noon today to load iron pellets.

Good News!

We are now able to upgrade the internet speed at the Marine Museum by 40%. This will make for smoother camera viewing for the Canal Cam and the Bridge Cam.

Happy Boat Watching!


Where are you from?

I will be giving an informational talk at the upcoming Gales of November event which is a fundraiser for the Marine Museum in Duluth.

I will be describing the harborcam operation and how much it means to myself and to the webcam viewers like you.

Just wondering if you could take a minute to comment with your first name, where you are from and why you enjoy the cams.  I will read some in my talk.


Hon James L Oberstar arrived Two Harbors 10/22/2018

Hon James L Oberstar arrived Two Harbors early this morning.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Superior Sunrise 10/18/2018

Timelapse of this mornings sunrise - I also happened to be out with my camera this morning and snapped a few images from Hawk Ridge along Skyline Drive.

Federal Biscay departed Duluth 10/18/2018

Federal Biscay departed Duluth this afternoon

Federal Bristol departed Duluth 10/17/2018

Federal Bristol departed Duluth late Wednesday evening

Monday, October 15, 2018

2019 Camera Internet Streaming Fundraiser

Update: 10/16/2018 -- We have reached the goal of $3700 -- thank you all so much for the support of the harborcams.


The subscription charges for camera streaming are coming due. We are able to stream the cams at a discounted price from Angelcam because we have so many cams and have been with them for so long.

It cost $370/year for each of the 10 cameras.   We are starting off with $600 due to previous donations and sincerely appreciate any support.


Gale Warning issued for Lake Superior


The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Gale Warning,
which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 7 AM CDT Tuesday.

* Sustained Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
  west northwest on Tuesday.

* Wind Gusts...Gusts of 25 to 30 knots late this afternoon into
  the evening. Gale force gusts up to 35 knots late tonight.

* Waves...9 to 11 feet.

Roger Blough arrived Superior 10/15/2018

Roger Blough arrived Superior this afternoon.

Federal Bristol arrived Duluth 10/15/2018

Federal Bristol arrived Duluth early this morning.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Bentleyville 2018 Tree Assembly 10/13/1018

Assembly of the Bentleyville Chrismas Tree took about 4 hours this morning.

Of course, there will be many hours to get it functioning.

Tree Facts:

128 ft tall

17 Tons of Iron

8 ft Ball

150,000 LED Lights

James R Barker arrived Duluth 10/13/2018

James R Barker arrived Duluth early this morning to load iron pellets.

Camera operations today!

FYI,  I will have the Pier B and Hillside cams focused on Bayfront park today while they move the steel structure for the Bentleyville Christmas Tree into place.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Waves and Lighthouses

Canal Park Waves-10/10/2018

With the cameras acting up, here is a recording in case you missed the activity.

Lake Superior Gales

A powerful Noreaster packed a punch as it slammed into the rocky cliffs of Lake Superior's north shore with incredible waves and 65MPH winds.

October Noreaster

The Gales of November Come Early.  This storm is one of the most powerful in recent years.  I was at Silver Bay this morning and winds were 65MPH.  Incredible power.
I hope the cams are able to hold up, I may have some fixing to do come tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Gale Warning Posted!

A Gale Warning remains in effect from 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ this evening to 1 AM EDT /midnight CDT/ Thursday.
Expect sustained   winds of up to 35 knots
 from the northeast, with gusts up to  46 knots. 
The largest expected significant waves will be 17  
 feet with a maximum wave height of up to 25 feet possible.

* TIMING...The maximum winds are expected around 8 AM EDT   
Wednesday with the largest waves expected around 1 PM EDT  Wednesday.

Flowing Colors

The rivers in the Northland are flowing high due to heavy rains making for some beautiful fall scenery.  Below is the Lester River Bridge in Duluth.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Oakglen arrived Two Harbors 10/08/2018

Oakglen arrived Two Harbors this afternoon. Sometimes parallel parking can be difficult in high winds.

Presque Isle departed Two Harbors 10/06/2018

Presque Isle departed and Indiana Harbor switched docks at Two Harbors on Saturday.

American Integrity arrived Duluth 10/06/2018

American Integrity arrived Duluth Saturday afternoon

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Federal Biscay arrived Duluth 10/03/18

Federal Biscay arrived Duluth this morning loaded with cement.

Gale Warnings in effect

Gale Warning

National Weather Service Marquette MI
959 AM EDT Wed Oct 3 2018

Lake Superior west of a line from Saxon Harbor WI to Grand
Portage MN beyond 5NM-
Lake Superior from Saxon Harbor WI to Upper Entrance to Portage
Canal MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian border including Isle
Royale National Park-
Lake Superior from Upper Entrance to Portage Canal to Manitou
Island MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian Border-
959 AM EDT Wed Oct 3 2018 /859 AM CDT Wed Oct 3 2018/

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth 10/02/2018

Cason J Callaway arrived Duluth Tuesday evening with a load of Limestone.