Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

Milky Way Timelapse over Lake Superior



With the longer night of September, the Milky Way becomes more visible over Lake Superior. The lights in the background is Two Harbors on the North Shore.

American Century arrived Two Harbors 09/18/2020



American Century arrived Two Harbors early this morning to load iron ore pellets.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Autumn Sunrise over Lake Superior 09/16/2020 (timelapse)



The seasons are changing rapidly now with the longer nights and cooler temps.
This morning's sunrise over Lake Superior was particularly beautiful!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 09/11/2020



Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth this afternoon with a load of coal.

Multiple boats arrived and departed overnight 09/11/2020



Walter J McCarthy Jr arrived
Narie departed
Iryda departed
BBC Russia departed
Zea Servant arrived
H Lee White arrived
JOYCE L.VANENKEVORT departed
Paul R Tregurth arrived
Walter J McCarthy R departed

Monday, September 7, 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

Right-of-Way - 42 ft Pilgrim vs 1000ft American Integrity 08/31/20



The 1000 ft American Integrity arrived as the 42ft Pilgrim made it's way across the Duluth Harbor. Putting thing into perspective.

Pilgrim arrived Superior/Duluth 08/31/2020



Pilgrim arrived Superior/Duluth this morning.
Read more Here: https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/lifestyle/travel/6638918-Russian-tall-ship-Pilgrim-nears-Duluth-arrival

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Update: Pilgrim Voyage

Information provided by Richard Cary and John Kucko , photos by John Kucko Digital

From Russia with Love (update):  The Russian sailors traveling “around the world” continue to make their way along Lake Superior toward Duluth, Minnesota.  Captain Sergey (pictured here) reports they battled weather yesterday and were navigating through wind and rain a good part of the voyage.  The weather challenges have slowed them down, they are currently moored near Ontonagon, Michigan.  He estimates they will now arrive in Duluth, their Russian sister city, Monday evening or Tuesday.  “The winds are often head-on,” says Sergey Sinelnik, “we have to catch the weather windows for small sailings.”  As always, major thank you to crew mate Alexei for his digital prowess in providing me images, allowing for my documentation to continue.  The Pilgrim, a pine wood replica of an 18th century Russian vessel, has been on this adventure for two years—over 11,700 nautical miles.  They will stay in Duluth for about three weeks before putting the Pilgrim on a truck and transporting it to Seattle.  It’s in Seattle where they will enter the Pacific Ocean and proceed to Alaska—before returning home to Russia.  What a journey!  I first stumbled into these brave souls little more than three weeks ago as they passed through the Finger Lakes Region and WNY on the Erie Canal.  I followed them until they hit the open waters of Lake Erie, bid them farewell and am able to keep track of them thanks to Alexei.  Something tells me our paths will cross again—stay tuned!  More updates to follow..




Duluth News Tribune article link

Herbert C Jackson arrived Duluth 08292020



Herbert C Jackson arrived Duluth this evening with a load of limestone.

Alanis departed Duluth 08/29/2020



Alanis departed Duluth this afternoon with a belly full of wheat.

Hon James L Oberstar and Keith arrived Duluth 08/29/2020



Hon James L Oberstar and Keith arrived Duluth this morning for iron pellets and to offload wind turbine parts.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Indiana Harbor departed Duluth 08/23/2020



Indiana Harbor departed Duluth this afternoon with enough coal to produce an equivalent amount of energy as 40 large wind turbines can produce in a year.



Saturday, August 22, 2020

Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth 08/22/2020



Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth this afternoon to load coal.

Rock Picking along Lake Superior 08/22/2020



The Inn on Lake Superior Cam has been interesting to watch lately with the rebuilding of the lake walk in full progress.
https://theinnonlakesuperior.com/lake-cam/

Paul R Tregurtha and Irma departed Duluth 08/21/2020



Paul R Tregurtha and Irma departed Duluth Friday evening

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

Daybreak on the Big Pond



August is a great time to watch the sunrises over Lake Superior, this morning was no exception.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 08/15/2020



Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth this morning with enough coal to power a city the size of Duluth for 10 months.

Michipicoten arrived Duluth 08/15/2020



Michipicoten arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron ore pellets.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Rainbows and Sailboats



A lingering rainbow over Lake Superior this evening is a sign of hope and a beautiful end to a warm summer day in Duluth.

A good reminder to be thankful for the little things.

Michipicoten arrived Duluth 08/12/2020



Michipicoten arrived Duluth this morning to load iron pellets.

Josef departed Duluth 08/12/2020



Josef departed Duluth this morning bound for Thunder Bay.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Indiana Harbor departed Duluth 08/09/2020



Indiana Harbor departed Duluth this evening loaded with iron pellets.

Huron Jewel arrived Duluth 08/09/2020



The Schooner Huron Jewel, arrived Superior this evening after a stop at Madeline Island. The home built ship and her crew call Drummond Island, Mich., home.

Huron Jewel arrived Duluth 08/09/2020



The Schooner Huron Jewel, arrived Duluth this evening after a stop at Madeline Island. The home built ship and her crew call Drummond Island, Mich., home.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

American Integrity arrived Duluth 08/08/2020



American Integrity arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron ore pellets.

Evening Thunderstorm 08/08/2020



There is always something mesmerizing about lightning and thunder in the middle of the night. In case you missed last nights light show - it was a good one.

Herbert C Jackson arrived/departed Duluth 08/08/2020



Herbert C Jackson arrived/departed Duluth today.

Tom the Turkey Vulture - 08/07/2020



Tom stopped by the GLA cam Friday to say hi!

Thanks to Sylvia-Gaertner for pointing this out.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

James R Barker arrived Duluth 07/29/2020



James R Barker arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron ore pellets.

The Spider Wars Continues

Update 7/30 - webs and spiders, along with hundreds of little ones, have moved on for now. They will probably be back before long.


The camera spiders are proving to be very tough this year.  My last attempt included repellent and moth balls which worked a bit.  My next visit will include  a highly recommended spider control formula.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

A New Day Dawning on Lake Superior - 07/26/2020 - (timelapse)



With high humidity levels this morning, the colors of the sunrise were particularly beautiful.

God presents His creation often in eye catching ways!

Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth 07/26/2020



Indiana Harbor arrived Duluth this morning to load iron ore pellets.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 07/19/2020



Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth this evening loaded with enough coal energy to power the city of Superior WI for a year.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Juno departed Duluth 07/15/2020



Juno departed Duluth this evening.

Wisconsin Point Cam Power

Update -- Camera in service
Update - The Corps of Engineers Will be checking into the power outage at Wisconsin Point  tomorrow 7/16.
Cross your fingers.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Presque Isle departed Duluth 07/13/2020 - Timelapse



The 1000ft Presque Isle bumped the North Pier of the Duluth Shipping Canal as it departed this morning. It made a good recovery and will be on it's way after an inspection outside the harbor today.
(Timelapse is at 10x speed)

Paul R Tregurtha and Presque Isle departed Duluth 07/13/2020



Paul R Tregurtha and Presque Isle departed Duluth overnight and early morning.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Bridge Lightning 07/08/2020



In case you missed the lightning show last night here is a mesmerizing 12 minutes of the all night storm.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

BBC Mekong arrived Duluth 07/06/2020



BBC Mekong arrived Duluth this morning with wind turbine parts.

Dorothy Ann arrived Duluth 07/06/2020



Dorothy Ann arrived Duluth this morning loaded with salt.


Wisconsin Point Cam failed

Update 7/6/2020 - 10:00
Good news and bad news about Wisconsin Point Camera.
Bad, there is a primary power outage on the circuit that feed the camera and lights along the canal.

The good news it that there probably isn't anything wrong with the camera and antenna system.

The outage has been reported to the Corps of Engineers and we have to wait for the fix.

Den
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4/3/2020 - The Wisconsin Point cam has failed, I will be checking into it first thing next week.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Michipicoten arrived Duluth 07/01/2020



Michipicoten arrived Duluth this evening to load iron ore pellets.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 07/01/2020



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets.

Vista Star tour boat tow 06/30/20



Sometimes even the most reliable boats need a bit of help from friends.
The Vista Star had some mechanical issues yesterday and needed to be towed back to it's dock inside the harbor.
Always good practice for the first responders. Good job by all!

John G Munson departed Duluth 07/01/2020



John G Munson departed Duluth this morning loaded with iron pellets.
(Horn added)

Monday, June 29, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

John G Munson arrived Duluth 06/17/2020



John G Munson arrived Duluth this morning.

note: boat horn added from previous arrival.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Fraserborg departed Duluth 06/16/2020



Fraserborg departed Duluth this evening loaded with wheat.

Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth 06/16/2020



Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth this afternoon to load iron pellets.

J B Ford 06/16/2020

The JB Ford is still awaiting the recycling system at a local salvage yard.
The boat has been moved forward in the slip to make room for breakwall inspection.

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 06/16/2020



Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth this morning to load coal.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Roll Cloud across Lake Superior 06/10/2020



A relatively rare roll cloud moved across the Western Lake Superior this morning. These cameras are not only fun to watch boats, but the many faces of our northern climate. This one minute timelapse video covers a three hour time frame from 05:00 to 08:00.


Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 06/10/2020



Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth this morning loaded with coal.

Tug Victory departed, Edgar B Speer arrived, Federal Hudson departed Dul...



Tug Victory departed, Edgar B Speer arrived, Federal Hudson departed Duluth overnight.

Irma departed Duluth 06/09/2020



Irma departed Duluth Tuesday evening loaded with grain.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Apostle Island Sea Caves



These sea caves on Sand Island, one of the Apostle Islands, are an incredible place to tour in a kayak. The Apostle are just off shore from Bayfield Wisconsin. The echo chambers inside the caves are a symphony of nature.

James R Barker departed Duluth 06/06/2020



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

Indiana Harbor departed Two Harbors 06/06/2020



Indiana Harbor departed Two Harbors this morning loaded with iron ore pellets.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Lift Bridge Lighting Schedule!

  • The Aerial Lift Bridge will be lit in honor of local high school grads over the next few nights.

  • June 2 - Area Learning Center royal blue.
  • June 3 - Duluth East red.
  • June 4 - Denfeld maroon and gold.
  • June 5 - Lakeview Christian Academy blue.
  • June 6 - Harbor City blue and white.

Philip R Clarke departed Duluth 06/02/2020



Philip R Clarke departed Duluth this afternoon.

Zeus tug and & barge Robert F Deegan arrived Superior 06/02/2020



Zeus tug and & barge Robert F Deegan arrived Superior this morning with calcium chloride.

Superior Break-wall Construction 06/02/2020



Cement trucks moved by barge out to the construction area on the Superior Break-wall.

CLYDE S.VANENKEVORT departed, Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth 06/02/2020



CLYDE S.VANENKEVORT departed, Philip R Clarke arrived Duluth early this morning.

Monday, June 1, 2020