Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Sunday, July 21, 2024

"Good Morning America" Alpena arrived in Duluth 07/20/2024

Alpena arrived in Duluth Saturday morning loaded with powdered cement. (republished due to editing error)

Friday, July 19, 2024

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Thursday, July 11, 2024

"Remember Winter" Lee A Tregurtha arrived in Duluth 01/15/2024

With summer temperatures now in the 80's and 90's, it a good time to look back and look forward to winter. Here the Lee A Tregurtha arrived in Duluth for winter layup on January 15, 2024 when air temperatures were -7F.

Algoma Strongfield arrived and Walter J McCarthy Jr departed Duluth 07/1...

Algoma Strongfield arrived for Iron ore pellets and and Walter J McCarthy Jr departed with coal on a warm summer morning.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Monday, July 8, 2024

"Just Passing By" American Century and Paul R Tregurtha in Duluth 07/08/2024

American Century and Paul R Tregurtha in Duluth carefully maneuvered their way pas the Viking Octantis
Viking Octantis with passengers & Federal Beaufort with cement arrived in Duluth early this morning.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

"Push to Pull" Candice Elise departed Duluth 06/25/2024

Candice Elise departed Duluth Tuesday, switching from pushing to towing in order to make it easier to cross Lake Superior

Friday, June 21, 2024

"Midnight Salute" James R Barker arrived in Duluth 06/21/2024

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

"Welcome Back" Michipicoten arrived in Duluth 06/20/2024

After a near disaster when the Michipicoten hit an unknown submerged object near Isle Royale, the freighter made it way back to Duluth under its own power after spending two weeks in Thunder Bay. The Michipicoten was escorted to the U.S. border by a Canadian tug and the rest of the way to Duluth by the Helen H. The Michipicoten will undergo further evaluation and inspection at the Fraser Shipyard in Superior.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Aujaq arrived in Duluth 06/20/2024

Aujaq arrived in Duluth with general cargo for the Port Terminal.

"Solstice Sunrise" Sunrise Time-lapse 06/20/2024

The longest daylight hours of the year presented a glorious sunrise at 5:15 this morning. Sunrises seem to magnify the glory of God's creation whatever time of year it is. Music: Running Waters Full Band by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

"Moving Resources" Clyde S Venekevort, Paul R Tregurtha, Joseph L Block ...

Clyde S Venekevort (with limestone, Paul R Tregurtha (for coal), Joseph L Block (for Iron ore pellets all arrived in Duluth this morning.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

"A Friendly Push" Presque Isle arrived in Duluth 06/15/2024

Presque Isle arrived in Duluth this morning for some shore services at Fraser Shipyard before returning to load iron ore pellets. The Helen H assisted its turn into Fraser.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

"Rainbows & Lakers" Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth 06/05/24

Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth this evening after some popup rain showers and just before a spectacular rainbow.

"Foggy Days" 06/04/2024

It is common in June for cool fog banks roll in and out with passing weather patterns.

"Racing the Storm" John G Munson & H Lee White arrived in Duluth 06/04/2024

John G Munson & H Lee White scooted into the harbor after the fog lifted to beat an approaching storm front. Both were carrying limestone.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Saturday, May 25, 2024

"Blowin' in the Wind" Charlie arrived in Duluth 05/24/2024

Charlie arrived in Duluth at the tail end of another wind storm off Lake Superior carrying wind turbine components for Canada.

Friday, May 24, 2024

" The Lighting" Split Rock Light 05/23/2024

The beautiful light at Split Rock was lit last night as part of North Shore Community Day Celebration.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

"Into the Rain" John G Munson departed Duluth 05/21/2024

John G Munson departed Duluth this afternoon in heavy rain, loaded with iron ore pellets.

Monday, May 20, 2024

"Blades" Stevie arrived in Duluth 05/19/2024

Stevie arrived in Duluth Sunday evening to deliver wind turbine components.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Presque Isle arrived in Duluth 05/17/2024

Presque Isle arrived in Duluth Friday evening for a quick stop at the Port Terminal

Friday, May 17, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Monday, May 13, 2024

Northern Lights Video - 05/12/2024

The weekend night skies were full of the Northern Lights. This timelapse was taken over Caribou Lake just north of Duluth at 3 AM Saturday morning.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

"Sunrise Turn" James R Barker arrived in Silver Bay 05/08/2024

The James R Barker arrived in Silver Bay this morning to load iron ore pellets just in time to catch the sunrise.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

"Easy Does It" Wind Turbine Blades unloading 05/01/2024

The process of unloading wind turbine blades weighing 25 tons and having a length of 180 feet is challenging at best, but, it looks easy as it is viewed from far off.

"Melodious Munson" John G Munson departed Duluth 05/01/2024

The John G Munson departed Duluth this afternoon loaded with iron ore pellets and playing a signature master salute with it rich baritone horns.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

"Wind Turbine Blades" Ronnie arrived in Duluth 04/30/2024

Ronnie arrived in Duluth this afternoon loaded with large wind turbine blades for somewhere in the Midwest.

"Memorial Service" for Coast Guardsman Edgar Culbertson in Duluth 04/30/...

The Story: On Sunday, April 30, 1967, Three young men, 16-year-old twins Nathan and Arthur Halverson and their older brother Eric Halverson, they embarked on an adventure after attending a church event at First United Methodist Church, showcasing their youthful bravery. Little did anyone at the church suspect that the brothers, in a moment of youthful exuberance, had embarked on a playful challenge. They were hopping from light pole to light pole along the pier, unaware that this innocent fun was about to take a tragic turn. Two of the three had made it to the end when the third one got hit by a rogue wave. The first two safe brothers went back to help their brother, and as the waves swept all three brothers away, local heroes stepped up. Edgar Culbertson, Richard Callahan, and Ronald Prei served in the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Duluth. Undeterred by the treacherous conditions, Edgar Culbertson, Richard Callahan, and Ronald Prei, U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Duluth, demonstrated unparalleled bravery. They tied themselves together, forming a human chain, and embarked on a daring rescue mission, their hearts filled with the determination to save lives. During the rescue mission, Edgar Culbertson, the husband and father of two, lost his life. We dedicate this memorial ceremony and plaque to Edgar Culberson for his heroic effort in saving the boys who also ended up perishing.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Edgar Culbertson Memorial

This Tuesday, 04/30/2024, there will be a memorial service at 11:00 along the canal.

On Sunday, April 30, 1967, Three young men, 16-year-old twins Nathan and Arthur Halverson and their older brother Eric Halverson, they embarked on an adventure after attending a church event at First United Methodist Church, showcasing their youthful bravery.

Little did anyone at the church suspect that the brothers, in a moment of youthful exuberance, had embarked on a playful challenge. They were hopping from light pole to light pole along the pier, unaware that this innocent fun was about to take a tragic turn.

Two of the three had made it to the end when the third one got hit by a rogue wave. The first two safe brothers went back to help their brother, and as the waves swept all three brothers away, local heroes stepped up.

Edgar Culbertson, Richard Callahan, and Ronald Prei served in the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Duluth.

Undeterred by the treacherous conditions, Edgar Culbertson, Richard Callahan, and Ronald Prei, U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Duluth, demonstrated unparalleled bravery. They tied themselves together, forming a human chain, and embarked on a daring rescue mission, their hearts filled with the determination to save lives.

During the rescue mission, Edgar Culbertson, the husband and father of two, lost his life. We dedicate this memorial ceremony and plaque to Edgar Culberson for his heroic effort in saving the boys who also ended up perishing.


The plaque was placed there in honor of Ed Culbertson, a Coast Guardsman who gave his life, 57 years ago, trying to save three young brothers who became trapped on the pier during a fierce storm.



Ed Culberson Memorial Plaque
The words on the plaque read:
EDGAR A CULBERTSON
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THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED BY THE PEOPLE OF DULUTH TO THE MEMORY OF A FELLOW CITIZEN, COAST GUARD BOATSWAINS MATE FIRST CLASS, EDGAR A. CULBERTSON, WHO ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 30TH 1967 GAVE HIS LIFE ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE THREE TEEN-AGE BROTHERS STRANDED ON THIS PIER DURING A SEVERE STORM, HIS GREAT SACRIFICE IS AN ENDURING EXAMPLE OF HIS DEVOTION TO DUTY AND COMPASSION FOR HIS FELLOW MAN.

"Wet & Wild Entry" Joseph L Block arrived in Duluth 04/28/2024

Joseph L Block arrived in Duluth last night during the peak of the Nor'easter with winds gusting over 40 MPH.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

"Tug Work" Coe Luisa departed Duluth 04/27/2024

Coe Luisa departed Duluth this evening with a little help for the harbor tugs.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Sunday, April 21, 2024

"Triple Bridges" Arthur M Anderson departed Duluth 04/20/2024

After unloading dolomite at C Reiss Dock, the Arthur M Anderson departed Duluth for Two Harbors to load taconite pellets.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

"Pit Stop" Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth 04/20/2024

Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth loaded with limestone with a pit stop for shore services at the Port Terminal.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024

"Surf's Up!" Edwin H Gott arrived, CGC Spar departed Duluth 04/17/2024

With left over rollers coming into shore, dozens of surfers took advantage of the waves as the Edwin H Gott arrived &CGC Spar departed Duluth.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Friday, April 5, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024

"Pushing Along" Joyce L Vanenkevort departed Duluth 040124

Joyce L Vanenkevort departed Duluth this afternoon heading to Silver Bay.

"First Saltie" Barbro G arrived in Duluth 04/01/2024

Barbro G arrived in Duluth this afternoon as the 1st Saltie of the 2024 Shipping Season. The Barbro G left Egypt 6 weeks ago and will be loading grain.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

"Gale Force Departure" Edwin H Gott departed Duluth 03/26/2024

The Edwin H Gott departed Duluth bound for Two Harbors in strong winds, high waves and heavy snow. All in a days work!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024

"Breakout" John J Boland departed Superior 03/21/2024

The John J Boland departed Superior this afternoon as the first ship out of the harbor for the 2024 season. The Boland will be going to Two Harbors to load.

Friday, March 15, 2024

"Sky Fire" Sunrise time-lapse 03/15/2024

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Psalm 19:1

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

"Springtime on the Move" sunrise time-lapse 03/13/2024

While March is a rather grey month for colors, the exception is the sunrises and sunsets which have been awesome lately.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

"Leaping into March" Sunrise Time-lapse 02/29/2024

The changing of the seasons is happening rapidly now and a sunrise on a leap year (February 29) is just as fantastic as always. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. - Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Memories of Lutsen Resort - Lost to fire 02/06/2024

The Historic Lutsen Resort burned in a massive blaze last evening, bringing back fond memories for many and tears for other. Here are some photos taken over the years of this Northland Treasure. Read more at WDIO News - https://www.wdio.com/front-page/top-stories/early-morning-fire-engulfs-lutsen-resort/

"Timelapse Tapestry" sunrise 02/06/2024

Occasionally there are sunrises over Lake Superior that are so stunning that they take your breath away. This is one of those events.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Flash Back - Tall Ship Nao Trinidad, of Spain - Two Harbors

 The Tall Ship, Nao Trinidad, of Spain looked very majestic as it sat docked on the Two Harbors Break wall in August of 2022 for the Tow Harbors Festival of Sail.  The CSL Welland is seen in the background loading iron ore pellets at the Two Harbors ore docks.

Nao Trinidad


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Tug Bayfield



The Tug Bayfield is a historic vessel that can be found outside the visitor center in Canal Park. This tugboat was built in 1953 and played a vital role in the shipping industry in the Great Lakes region. The Tug Bayfield was used to transport goods from one port to another, and it was also used to assist larger ships.

Today, the Tug Bayfield is displayed in front of the Lake Superior Maritime Museum in Duluth. The display serves as a museum and a reminder of the critical role that shipping played in the growth and development of the Great Lakes region. Visitors to the Canal Park can explore the vessel and learn about its history and shipping history in the area.

The Tug Bayfield is an impressive sight and a must-see for anyone visiting Canal Park. Whether you are interested in history engineering or want to see a unique piece of maritime history, the Tug Bayfield is worth visiting. So, include it on your itinerary when you visit Canal Park.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

"Last Boat In" John J Boland arrived in Superior 01/21/2024

Looking like a snotty nosed kid who refused to come in from the cold, the John J Boland finally relented and gave it up for the season, making it the final boat of nine that will be wintering in Duluth-Superior.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

"Icy Hot" American Spirit arrived in Superior 01/18/2024

The American Spirit sailed out of the sea smoke in it's way to winter layup in Superior. The temperatures were hovering below zero at the time of arrival.

"Superior Cold" The John G Munson arrived in Duluth 01/18/24

The John G Munson arrived in Duluth this morning for winter layup at the Port Terminal. With below zero temperatures, the harbor ice was beginning to thicken up.

"Deep Winter Arrival" Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth 01/18/2024

The Arthur M Anderson arrived in Duluth this morning with sea smoke streaming up from the warm water of Lake Superior. The Anderson will be going to winter layup at Fraser shipyard in Superior.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

"Frozen Assets" Paul R Tregurtha arrived in Duluth 01/17/2024

The "Queen of the Lakes", Paul R Tregurtha arrived in Duluth this evening for winter layup.

"On Thin Ice" John J Boland arrived in Duluth 01/17/2024

John J Boland arrived in Duluth this afternoon to refuel and load iron ore pellets at BN.

"Mid-January Sunrise"

The cool January air lifts sea smoke over the open water of Lake Superior making for a beautiful sunrise this morning.

Monday, January 15, 2024

"Frigid Beauty" Lee A. Tregurtha arrived in Duluth 01/15/2024

Lee A. Tregurtha arrived in Duluth in sub-zero temperatures and beautiful sea smoke. The Tregurtha is headed for winter lay-up.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

"Cold Cuts" Indiana Harbor departed Superior 01/14/2023

With assistance from the tug Missouri, the Indiana Harbor departed Superior on it's final trip of the season loaded with iron ore pellets..

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Bentleyville Tree Removal

Just like everyone else, the Christmas tree must come down for another year. Although the Bentleyville tree is a bit more of a task weighing in at 17 tons and a height of 120 feet, the Local Steelworks make it look easy.

Friday, January 12, 2024

"ICE" Manitoulin arrived in Duluth 01/12/2024

Manitoulin arrived in Duluth this morning for winter layup.

"Pushing the Season" Edgar B Speer arrived in Duluth 01/12/2024

Edgar B Speer arrived in Duluth overnight to refuel and load iron ore pellets. With the Soo Locks closing on Monday, the season will soon be coming to an end.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

"Warm January Arrival" Wilfred Sykes arrived in Duluth 01/09/2024

Wilfred Sykes arrived in Duluth on an unusually warm (30F) January night to load iron ore pellets.

Monday, January 8, 2024

"Calm Waters" American Spirit arrived in Two Harbors 01/08/2024

The Arthur M Anderson switched docks to make room for the American Spirit's arrive in Two Harbors overnight.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

"Winter Arrival" Mark W Barker arrived in Duluth 01/06/2024

With arrival of "Real Winter" the Mark W Barker arrived in Duluth to load iron ore pellets.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

"City Lights" James R Barker departed Duluth 01/03/2024

James R Barker departed Duluth last evening against a backdrop of city lights. The Barker was loaded with iron ore pellets.

Monday, January 1, 2024