Morning Departures in Duluth - Apr 30 - Shipspotting

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.

Today's images are from:
Duluth Harbor Cam in Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin (the Twin Ports.)
The sharing of the pictures/cameras is encouraged for the education and enjoyment of all. Please take a look at these cameras on YouTube.

Note: Boatnerd also hosts shipping news, huge amounts of data about almost any "laker" and even many of the "saltie" visitors - and even a book called "Know Your Ships". I would encourage supporting his great work, especially as he has plans to add more cameras in 2021.

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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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