Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Harborcam and Hillsidecam are now streaming from Youtube

Update: 10/30/2019

Harborcam and Hillsidecam are now streaming from Youtube -- You don't have to go to Youtube to find the cams, they are still right here, embedded into the regular duluthharborcam.com pages.

I have moved Harborcam and Hillside to Youtube, my hope is that the videos will stream better and also give you an ability to quickly scroll back on the timeline to view the past hours in case you missed something.

I plan on moving Bayfront soon and than pausing to see how things work out.

It costs $300/camera per year to stream from Angelcam, the cost to stream from Youtube is a one time license purchase of $300/camera for the life of the camera.

As the cameras come up for subscription renewal over the next year, I will decide which platform is best for that location.

As always, I really appreciate all the support from you guys.


Volgaborg departed Duluth 10/29/2019

Volgaborg departed Duluth loaded with grain.

Happy River departed Duluth 10/29/2019

Happy River departed Duluth this afternoon after unloading wind turbine parts.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 10/28/2019

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth last night to pick up a load of coal.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Juno arrived Duluth 10/28/2019

Juno arrived Duluth this evening for a load of wheat.

Youtube Camera Stream Evaluation

I have connected the Hillside Cam to our Youtube Channel in order to evaluate it's performance with our current provider.  You can view the new page HERE.    Not sure if it will be better or worse, but, I would appreciate your feedback especially if you are having connection problems.


Camera Streaming Issues

The camera streaming provider is having some issues on their end and should be OK shortly.

Spartan Barge departed Superior 10/28/20190

Spartan Barge departed Superior this morning.

Joseph L Block departed Duluth 10/28/2019

Joseph L Block departed Duluth  this morning.

Salarium arrived Duluth 10/28/2019

Salarium arrived Duluth this morning with a load of salt.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Northern Skies

With the colors of Autumn fading, the end of October is a good time to look up!
October Sunset - Caribou Lake
Northern Lights - Little Caribou Lake

Indiana Harbor departed Duluth 10/26/2019

Indiana Harbor departed Duluth loaded with coal.

Happy River arrived Duluth 10/26/2019

Happy River arrived Duluth this morning loaded with wind turbine tower sections.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Paul R Tegurtha departed Duluth 10/24/2019

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth this afternoon with more than 60,000 tons of coal, enough to power 25,000 homes for a year.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mesabi Miner departed Duluth 10/23/19

Mesabi Miner departed Duluth this afternoon loaded with coal.

James R Barker departed Duluth 10/23/2019

James R Barker departed Duluth this morning loaded with iron pellets.

1000 ft Lakers in Review as they pass through the Duluth Shipping Canal

Thirteen 1000 ft Lakers were built in the late 70's and early 80's to  efficiently transport ore and coal across the Great Lakes.

At one time or another all of these boats have visited Duluth to load the raw material to generate the power and make the steel that America needs.

This 3 minute video is a compilation of all of these huge vessels as they entered the Duluth Shipping Canal at one time or another.

1000ft Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 10/23/2019

 Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth early this morning to load coal.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Storm Surge - Silver Bay Marina

The Silver Bay Marina on the North Shore of Lake Superior is a tranquil marina - "most of the time" and fantastic place to watch storms the rest of the time.

Big Winds and Big Waves in Canal Park

This storm may go down as one of the top storms in the past years.

Park Point - the other side of the Lift Bridge is now closed to non-residence.

Wind and Waves - Inn on Lake Superior 1-/21/2019

One of the best cams for watching the waves at Canal Park is the Inn on Lake Superior Cam


A Gale in Your Sails - Sailboat makes Safe Harbor in Superior 10/21/2019

A sailboat riding the leading edge of a Lake Superior storm makes safe harbor through the Superior Entry. Winds in excess of 50 MPH and heavy rain soon followed.

Stormy entry for Michipicoten arriving Superior 10/21/2019

Michipicoten arrived Superior in heavy seas this morning.

The Big Boys are Taking Shelter from the Gales on Lake Superior

With gale brewing up on Lake Superior, boats are taking shelter where they can find it.
Here, the 1000ft James R Barker is hiding out behind Madaline Island in the Apostle.
The photo is taken from the Madaline Island Webcam
James R Barker shelter behind Madaline Island -- Madaline Island webcam

Marine Traffic AIS location of the Barker

American Mariner arrived Duluth 10/21/2019

American Mariner carefully arrived Duluth with strong winds at it's back.

On Second Thought - Roger Blough backs away from Two Harbors 10/21/2019

With winds increasing on Lake Superior, the Roger Blough decided to back off from loading in Two Harbors this morning.

Herber C Jackson arrived Duluth 10/21/2019

With a little boost from increasing winds and waves, the Herbert C Jackson "breezed"  through the Duluth Shipping Canal this morning with a load of limestone.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Gale Warning - Monday


The Gale Warning is now in effect 
from 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ to
10 PM EDT /9 PM CDT/ Monday.

Expect sustained  winds of up to 34 knots 
from the east, with gusts up to 43  knots. 
The largest expected significant waves 
will be 15 feet with a maximum wave height 
of up to 22 feet possible.

* TIMING...The maximum winds are expected around 4 PM EDT Monday
  with the largest waves expected around 9 PM EDT Monday.

Please see the latest marine forecasts for more detailedinformation.

Alpena arrived Duluth 10/20/2019

Alpena arrived Duluth early this morning with a load of cement for Lafarge Superior.

Friday, October 18, 2019

CSL Assiniboine and Michipecotin arrived Duluth 10/18/2019

CSL Assiniboine and Michipecotin arrived Duluth this afternoon

Joseph L Block arrived Duluth 10/18/2019

Joseph L Block arrived Duluth this morning with stone for Graymont.

Sunrise Timelapse 10/18/2019

I guess this is what happens when God interrupts your morning with a touch of Glory! Have a great day!

Music: Glory Be by Patrick Patrikios

1000ft Edwin H Gott departed Duluth 10/18/2019

1000 ft Edwin H Gott departed Duluth in the early morning hours full of iron pellets bound for steel mils.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 10/17/2019

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth departed Duluth this afternoon loaded with coal.

William A Irvin Move 10/16/2019

In a carefully planned move, the William A Irvin was returned to it's dock at the DECC in Duluth from Fraser Shipyard.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Home Again

William A Irvin arrived at the Minnesota Slip at 19:30 today.

William A Irving now being towed

News - at 15:40 today the tugs started bring the William A Irvin back to the Minnesota slip.

Cameras should be positioned for the move.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Roger Blough departed Two Harbors 10/15/2019

Roger Blough departed Two Harbors this afternoon loaded with iron pellets.

American Century departed Duluth 10/15/2019

American Century departed Duluth early this morning.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 10/15/2019

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth early this morning to load iron pellets.

Status update on the Two Harbors Depot Cam - The Good and the Bad news

First the good news is that the Boat Launch cam is still working, the bad news is that the Depot cam has failed. The Depot cam is in a very inaccessible location and access not available at this time. I am going to look at other options for the Depot cam location over the next few weeks and will keep you updated. Sorry for the inconvenience, Den

Monday, October 14, 2019

American Spirit departed Two Harbors 10/14/2019

American Spirit departed Two Harbors this morning loaded with iron pellets.

American Spirit at Two Harbors

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Bentleyville Tree Topping (Timelapse) 10/12/2019

Working through blowing snow, local ironworkers assemble the iron girders of the 2019 Bentleyville Tour of Lights Christmas Tree.

The 17 ton, 128ft tree will be decorated with more then 150,000 LED lights  and is the centerpiece of the famous light show.

Visit https://www.bentleyvilleusa.org for more details.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Edgar B Speer makes a run for it , from Duluth 10/10/19

The Edgar B Speer high tailed it out of Duluth this afternoon try to beat the incoming storm front.

Manitoulin departed Duluth 10/10/1019

Manitoulin departed Duluth this afternoon.

Edwin H Gott departed, CSL Niagara arrived Two Harbors 10/10/2019

Edwin H Gott departed,  CSL St Laurent arrived Two Harbors early this morning.

Noreaster -- Archive

One year ago, a powerful Noreaster blow in from Lake Superior creating some spectacular scenes and lot's of shoreline damage, including the Duluth Lakewalk.
Here is a replay of a video taken at Tettgouche State Park near Silver Bay MN.