Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Edgar B Speer arrived in Duluth 07/27/2021

Edgar B Speer arrived in Duluth this afternoon to take a rest break before going up to Two Harbors.

Canal Park Storm 07/26/2021 - time-lapse

Storm Front - James R Barker departing Two Harbors 07/26/2021

The 1000 ft James R Barker got caught in a summer storm as it was backing out of the Two Harbors ore docks Monday evening. This video runs until the power went out as the storm front hit. There was no damage to the Barker and it went on its way. The red smoke is actually ore dust being blown from the docks.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday, July 5, 2021

Federal Dee arrived in Duluth 07/05/2021

Federal Dee arrived in Duluth this evening loaded with cement

Herbert C Jackson arrived in Duluth 07/05/2021

Herbert C Jackson arrived in Duluth this afternoon loaded with limestone.

Duluth 2021 July 4th Fireworks Display

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". - Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

Paul R Tregurtha departed 07/02/2021

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth early this morning. This is the final trip for Captain Bob Thibaudeau, senior-most captain in his 42nd season sailing with Interlake. Have a great retirement Captain Bob.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Lightning Storm Timelapse 06/24/2021

A powerful lightning storm swept across the area in the middle of the night last night, providing an incredible light show for those who got woken up by the wonderful display.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mesabi Miner arrived in Duluth 06/23/2021

Mesabi Miner arrived in Duluth this morning to load iron ore pellets.

Sunrise Timelapse 06/22/2021

Summer sunrises in the Northland are long and beautiful. This 2-minute timelapse spans two hours of daybreak.

Lee A Tregurtha departed Duluth 06/23/2021

Lee A Tregurtha departed Duluth early this morning loaded with iron ore pellets.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Big Boats & Sailboats in Duluth 06/16/2021

The Great Lakes Trader left Duluth this evening followed by the flotilla of sailboats gearing up for the Wednesday races.

Wiscon Point Fog Bank Timelapse 06/16/2021

The cold waters of Lake Superior often kick up early morning fog along the shores where the cold and warm air meet. This weather phenomenon can make for interesting timelapse photography.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

New Bridge Cam Update! 6/14/2021

Update: 6/14/2021

The installation of the new Bridg Cam is complete.  I will be doing some more tweaking with it this week, but, it is fully operational as of today.

Thank you to all who donated and for those who support this channel on an everyday basis.


Update: 6/7/2021

After concerns of limited camera operation in cold weather, I will be switching the Bridge cam upgrade to the same type of camera that is used for the Canal Cam, which is very reliable and of high quality. 

The image quality and compatibility will be better than the present Bridge Cam. This should be a fine upgrade, however, the pan/zoom capability which I had hoped for will not be available.

Thanks for your patience!



Update: 6/4/2021

I have received the new camera intended to replace the Bridge Cam.  During setup and testing this week, I discovered that the additional device used to inject audio and power the camera is not powerful enough to operate the camera in cold weather. I will be having further discussions with the manufacturer next week to see if there are any workarounds for this issue.  

While this camera would work great in this setting, I do not want to install it at the bridge locations if sound cannot be included. 

Sorry for the delay and I will keep you posted when there are further developments.



After two devastating Lake Superior storms several years back, the Duluth Lakewalk was heavily damaged. Two years and 22 million dollars later, the newly fortified Lakewalk is back and better than ever. You can see the enormous amount of work that went into the rebuild with this birds-eye view. Nice job to all those involved!

James R Barker arrived in Duluth 06/14/2021

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

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Summer Sunrise (Timelapse) 06/05/2021

Lake Superior sunrises are incredible and some more than others, such as this morning.   Gulls, waves, boats, and lighthouses -- a scene to behold.
Sometimes God crafts a gift in the design of a sunrise -- Enjoy it.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

STR Wilfred Sykes arrived in Duluth 05/24/2021

STR Wilfred Sykes arrived in Duluth this evening with sinter feed.

CGC Alder departed Duluth 05/24/2021

CGC Alder departed Duluth in heavy fog this afternoon.

Bridger Cam Fundraiser Honor Roll

Thank You to all viewers who donated to the new Bridge Cam fund. We reached our goal in less than 24 hours. Also, thanks to those who missed the fundraiser, but, always support this channel in many other ways.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021

New Bridge Cam Fundraiser Starting Monday May 24, 2021

Update: 5/24/2021 -- Fundraiser Compete - $3250 raised - Camera on order!

Thank You!

Fundraiser for new Bridge Cam begins May 24, 2021

The Bridge Cam is the oldest camera on the system and is no longer supported or sold by the manufacturer.  I would like to replace the camera with one similar to Pier B that can look both ways if needed.

The new camera with parts will cost $2907 which is our goal.  

Some new features will include PTZ capability, high power zoom, and vibration mode to shake off rain drops.  

This camera is very similar to Pier B except it has audio capability.

It should be a quick changeout as everything is in place. I will program and install the camera as soon as we get it.

donations will go to my Paypal and remember donations are not tax-deductible since I am not an official non-profit.

Updated will be posted daily.

Thank You,


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

MARSGRACHT arrived in Duluth 05/16/2021

MARSGRACHT arrived in Duluth this evening with a load of silica used in the manufacture of countertops,

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Mesabi Miner and American Century departed Duluth 05/12/2021 (HD)

Mesabi Miner and American Century departed Duluth early this morning under clear skies and colorful sunrise.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 05/04/2021

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

Sunrise at the Canal - Timelapse 05/04/2021

The flow of clouds and the colors of another Lake Superior Sunrise makes for a blend of creation that brings joy to the soul and hope for today.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth on 04/24/2021

Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth this afternoon with a load of limestone for Hallet Dock 5.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

American Century departed Duluth 04/13/2021

American Century departed Duluth this afternoon with enough coal to power a small town for a year.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021

Indiana Harbor departed, Joseph L Block arrived in Two Harbors 3/26/2021

Indiana Harbor departed, Joseph L Block arrived in Two Harbors this afternoon to load iron ore pellets.
Indiana Harbor Horn: Joseph L Block Horn:

Indiana Harbor arrived in Two Harbors 3/25/2021

Indiana Harbor arrived in Two Harbors Thursday evening to load iron ore pellets.
Boat Horn:   

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth 03/24/2021

Paul R Tregurtha departed Duluth overnight with a load of coal. She is the first outbound commercial vessel through Duluth for the season.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Welcome to Springtime on the Canal 03/02/2021

Things are waking up around the Northland -- With very little ice on Lake Superior, it should be a relatively easy shipping opener in a few weeks.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Morning Minute at the Canal 02/12/2021

At -15F, the open water in the Duluth Shipping Canal is still boiling off steam.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Ice Crystals on a cold day! - Replay!

I recorded this a few years ago, but, thought it would be appropriate for a day like today!

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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Frigid February in Duluth - 02/10/2021

A deep cold front dropped into the Northland over the weekend as a reminder that winter still may have an occasional bite to it even though Spring is only a few short weeks away.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Just Passing Time on Lake Superior

In case you missed the sunrise this morning, grab a cup of coffee, sit down and relax for five minutes. This morning's sunrise will drop your blood pressure ten points and help put life into perspective. 

Music by: Dan Henig (Eternal Garden)

Monday, February 1, 2021

Roger Blough Catches Fire during Winter Lay-up

There was a fire on the Roger Blough yesterday. Read the story in the Duluth News Tribune. The Blough is wintering in Sturgeon Bay WI.    Please post any updates in the comments below.

Roger Blough arrived Duluth this summer

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Slow January Sunrise

The -10F temperature at the Duluth Harbor was not unusual for late January, but, open water in the canal is unusual for this time of year. Looks like an early Spring on the way.

January Sunrise!


Saturday, January 9, 2021

Great Lakes Trader arrived in Duluth 01/09/2021

Great Lakes Trader arrived in Duluth this afternoon to load iron ore pellets.

Rime Ice Carpet

Several days of nightly freezing fog has coated the forest and trees around the Northland with a beautiful coat of rime ice.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021