Thursday, March 30, 2023

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

First Saltie - The Federal Dart arrived in Duluth 03/28/2023

The first saltie of the season arrived in Duluth loaded with cement. The Federal Dart set a record of the earliest saltie arrival ever. The previous was March 30th.

"Night Arrival" Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth 03/28/2023

The famous Arthur M Anderson arrived early this morning to load iron ore pellets.

Spring Sunrise 03/28/2023

It's a good day to be alive! It's the simple things like a sunrise that we can be thankful for today. We are blessed indeed!

"Queen of the Lakes" Paul R Tregurtha arrived in Duluth 03/27/2023

The longest vessel on the Great Lakes, thereby holding the title "Queen of the Lakes" at 1013 feet long, arrived in Duluth Monday evening.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023

"Pushing Ice" Stewart J Cort arrived in Superior 03/26/2023

The 1000 ft. Stewart J Cort pushed it's way into Superior this afternoon through floating ice to load iron ore pellets at BN.

"Chip off the Old Block" Joseph L Block arrived in Duluth 03/26/2023

Joseph L Block arrived in Duluth this morning to a warm greeting at Duluth Canal Park.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023

"Break Out" - The Lee A Tregurtha opens the Shipping Season 03/23/2023

Helped by tugs, the Lee A Tregurtha pushed aside harbor ice this morning as it made its way out through the Duluth Shipping Canal. Final image provided by: David Schauer - Lake Superior Ports & Shipping

Sunday, March 19, 2023

"Dusk to Dawn" - Sunrise Timelapse 03/19/2023

In the realm of the slumbering giants, 
Where the ancient stones gently sigh, 
A canvas of hues is painted anew, 
As dawn graces Lake Superior's sky. 
The serenade of whispering winds, 
Caress the waters' placid face, 
Reflecting hues of pink and gold, 
In this, nature's sacred space. 
A celestial blaze ignites the horizon, 
Emerging from the edge of night, 
Gently erasing shadows past, 
With tendrils of soft, warm light. 
The sun ascends, a glowing orb, 
A herald of life's eternal grace, 
Bathing the shores of Lake Superior,
 In a luminous, tender embrace. 
In this dance of light and shadow, 
A moment's beauty, forever to savor, 
We find solace in the splendor, 
Of a Lake Superior Sunrise, a moment to treasure. 


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Fundraiser for new Western Harbor Cam

Update 4/13 - Complete

Updated 3/15/2023 - The camera has been tested and I am waiting for electricians to complete wiring to the top of the building.  Expect completion by April 15th or before.

Updated 01/21/2023 - Fundraiser complete -- Equipment is ordered.  This will be an incredible camera location.  I will be putting the project together during February and then it depends on weather.

Thank you so much!
We have a wonderful opportunity to add another camera into the system that will be located on the western side of the Blatnik Bridge on the roof of the Lincoln Park Middle School.
This is an incredible panorama view that stretchers from the Blatnik Bridge to the Bong Bridge in the west.

The camera will be great for boat watching and weather observation. 
I will be starting a fundraiser in order to try and get the camera installed by April 1st.

As always, thanks you for you support of the Duluth Harbor Cams.
Cost Estimates:
Camera =                      2500
Camera Software =        300
Mounting Rack=            200
Electrical Contractor=  1000 
Total   Est                      4000


Color Wash - Sunrise timelapse 03/15/2023

This mornings sunrise splashed colors across Head of the Lakes as March moves along.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Thursday, March 2, 2023

"March"ing into Spring - Sunrise Timelapse 030223

The warming power of the sun is increasing now that March has arrived. Soon, the ice breakers will be out to usher in a new shipping season.