Jan 14-22

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2022: January: Jan 14-22
Big Rollers    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by George C. Bailey
Rolling and Crashing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by George C. Bailey
Splash and Spray    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by George C. Bailey
Cresting    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by George C. Bailey
Superior Waves    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by George C. Bailey
Stormy Lake Superior    ...click to play video
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By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, January 14, 2022 - 11:00 am:

Iím going to let our photographer, George C. Bailey set the scene for todayís photos and video, from a storm we had last week.

ďAn atmospheric disturbance over Lake Superior as seen from the north shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Eagle Harbor Township west of Copper Harbor, Michigan on January 5, 2022 consisting of 50 mph winds, minus 10 wind chill and between 15 to 20 foot waves. Plus, it was blizzard snowfall.Ē
Someone mentioned they hoped George was bundled up while taking these photos and video. His response was, ďEverything except my face and one hand to push the buttons.Ē

George also told me that the video, with the roof door swinging was filmed on their shop, facing directly into the wind. He uses the tower there as a windbreak when taking photos and videos. George said this storm was the most brutal conditions temperature and snow-wise. There was icing up on the lens, which was a tough thing to correct, especially at the minus 10 degrees, but he was able to scrape enough away for the short videos (he made 8 of them) and the photos (over 20). Now thatís dedication in getting these great shots! Iím thinking, though, that maybe George should have a tether to hook himself to the building so those 50 mph winds donít blow him away!
By
Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, January 14, 2022 - 03:09 pm:

Fierce beauty...thanks George for braving the
elements. I hope you're getting Hazard Pay.


By George L. (Yooperinct) on Friday, January 14, 2022 - 03:18 pm:

I for one would not want to be out on a freighter during the kind of storm seen in that video. It would ice over the decks in no time to cause loss of buoyancy. Are the freighters done for the season, and have the Soo locks closed?


By Donna (Donna) on Friday, January 14, 2022 - 04:33 pm:

holy wha....


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Friday, January 14, 2022 - 05:20 pm:

George L. (Yooperinct),
The locks close tomorrow and most of the freighters are headed for their Winter lay-ups. Some are reported to still be active in the lower lakes, at least for a while.


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Friday, January 14, 2022 - 05:28 pm:

The ARTHUR M.ANDERSON left Duluth today and is making a run to get thru the Soo before midnight tomorrow. The PAUL R TREGURTHA locked thru just a while ago and is in Whitefish Bay headed for lay-up in Duluth.


By Jean Simmet (Calumetahmeek) on Friday, January 14, 2022 - 05:55 pm:

I can imagine how cold that wind must feel! The lake
looks so ferocious! I wouldn't want to be on any sea
going vessel with that type of wind. BURRRR!


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Friday, January 14, 2022 - 09:00 pm:

Wild pics & video! Looks like the Anderson has a
long way to go to get to the Soo. Hopefully the
storms lighten up and she makes it by midnight
tomorrow!!


By David S. (Yooperdfs) on Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 02:19 am:

That's a big blow all right. I remember when I lived
near Calumet Waterworks when I was a kid in the 50's
and it got like that with waves blasting over the
dock in front of the big blue Pumphouse. Vivid
memories to this day.


By David S. (Yooperdfs) on Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 02:23 am:

That's a big blow all right. I remember when I was a
kid living near the Calumet Waterworks and the
weather was similar with the waves blasting over the
dock in front of the big blue Pumphouse. Vivid
memories to this day


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 07:35 am:

You're right UC - with the Anderson taking the scenic route because of the weather she was making slow time. Looks like she's North of Grand Marais near Canadian waters right now.

The St. Mary's looks like a parking lot! From what they are saying on the Duluth Canal Cam it sounds like they are waiting on ice breakers to get thru. All the ships by Sugar Island are headed South so they are passed the locks, as are two by St. Joseph Island. John G. Munson is locking thru right now.


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 09:40 am:

Beautiful pictures.


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 11:06 am:

Indiana Harbor better put in overdrive as well!!


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, January 17, 2022 - 09:41 am:

Tregurtha is safely holed up in Duluth as of
yesterday I believe.

Anyway, these pictures are magnificent. And
that video could be watched all day. Thanks
for braving the cold to get us these
pictures.


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