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