It was a busy morning in Duluth, Minnesota this morning, as the three ships in the port all left.
American Integrity (one of the 1000-foot-long laker vessels) was off with the sun.
As Integrity (owned by American Steamship Company) made her way under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge (with a captain's salute), the sun cleared the Lake Superior horizon.
One final view from the Canal Cam as American Integrity heads out across the lake.
And Duluth Harbor Cam's compilation...
A little while later, we were treated to a "twofer" as the remaining two ships departed. (Luckily, the Pier B camera was on manual operation today which allowed us to follow their progress as they navigated Duluth Harbor.
First, we had the Kaye E Barker (767-foot bulk carrier operated by Interlake), carrying coal to the lower lakes. Following her, filled with wheat, was the Minervagracht a 466-foot "salty" from the Netherlands (Spliethoff.) All of the Spliethoff company bulk carrier ships bear names from the Dutch canals.
I love this picture of Kaye E Barker. She's not often in Duluth, so this was a bit of a treat. She gave us a lovely two-toned captain's salute (one long, two short) as she sailed beneath the bridge.
Here's her arrival a couple of days ago...
Then, it was just Minervagracht. The salties don't make it to Duluth as frequently, so it's always a treat to see them in port. They often deliver wind turbine blades or other parts and load either wheat (as in this case) or beet pulp pellets (for sugar processing.)
One final view of these two ships as they leave port.
Minervagracht gave us a cute captain's salute as she went under the bridge.
Here's her arrival a few days ago...
Crossposted on Steem and Hive.
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Duluth Harbor Cam in Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin (the Twin Ports.)
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Past Shipspotting Posts
- Watching the Ships in Duluth, Minnesota
- Watching the Ships at Port Huron, Michigan
- Trains and Ships on the Mississippi, Fort Madison, Iowa
- Year's End Shipping in Duluth - Dec 31, 2020 - featuring Algoma Guardian, American Spirit, Baie Comeau, Great Republic and Stewart J Cort.
- Persistence Pays Off - Feb 11, 2021 - featuring Morro Bay, Samuel Risley, Griffon and Algosea.
- The Buddy System - Feb 14, 2021 - featuring Griffon, Hollyhock, Algosea, Morro Bay, Algocanada and Iver Bright.
- Downbound Progression - Feb 18, 2021 - featuring Samuel Risley and Algosea
- Upbound Parade - Feb 18, 2021 - featuring Samuel Risley, Algonova, Leo A McArthur and Katmai Bay.
- A Day on the St. Clair - Feb 25, 2021 - featuring Katmai Bay, Samuel Risley, Algonova and Pride.
- Threefer in Marine City - Feb 26, 2021 - featuring Katmai Bay, Samuel Risley and Algoterra
- 2021 Shipping Season Begins - Mar 1, 2021 - featuring Manitoulin
- Spring Has Come - Mar 21, 2021 - featuring Griffon
- Today's Shipping on the St. Clair - March 22, 2021 - featuring Algonova, Baie Comeau, Iver Bright, Indiana Harbor and Sharon M/Huron Spirit
- U-Turn in the St. Clair - Mar 25, 2021 - featuring Algoma Hansa
- Spring Day on the St. Clair - Apr 12, 2021
- Algoma Enterprise Farewell post - Jan 5, 2021 - featuring Algoma Enterprise, Algoma Niagara and Joyce van Enkevort - Jan 5, 2021
- Alpena, the Oldest Ship on the Lakes - March 8, 2021
- Federal Cedar - First Salty of the Season Travels the St. Clair - Mar 29, 2021
- Iver Bright - Asphalt and Bitumen Tanker - March 5, 2021
- Katmai Bay - USCGC 101
- Mississagi's Final Voyage - Jan 5, 2021
Freewrites that include ship pictures...
- Winter, Writing and Winging It - featuring Drawsko and Federal Oshima.
- American Steamship Company - American Integrity,
- Canada Steamship Lines - Frontenac, Rt Hon Paul J Martin,
- Interlake - James R Barker, Kaye E Barker,
- Canadian - Samuel Risley
- BBC - BBC Swift
Two or more ships -
- Burns Harbor & Stewart J Cort,
- Jamna, Sinaa, Torrent and Federal Dart,
- USCG Biscayne Bay - 104, CCG Samuel Risley, Michigan w/ Great Lakes and USCG Morro Bay - 106
No Ships... (on these ship cameras)
This category is for when the camera operator finds something else fun to focus on, like the peregrines around Port Huron or the beautiful sunrise over Lake Superior as viewed from the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge.
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