Sunday, March 27, 2011 has a great live cam. The ice lingers along the shoreline of Canal park still. The snowless blizzard really piled it up on the shoreline. The cams have great shots in the last few hours of the day. Nice light............

Frozen Chequamegon Bay

The bay is still frozen solid and fisherman are still on the ice. It's always a game to guess when the ice will go out on the bay. Often it's wind that takes it out overnight. You wake in the morning and take a look and it's all gone.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Shipping Season begins

The Soo Locks open today and a new shipping season begins. With the exception of the bays, Lake Superior is open for business and ice free. Something that is Awe inspiring to me are the daily satellite shots of the lake. Just incredible shots when the clouds allow a clear view. You can imagine the places you have been from the air. Chequamegon Bay near Ashland is still frozen pretty solid. We were watching people still driving on it last weekend. They even race on the ice during the winters. Ice fishing is very popular on the bay there.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Noreaster wind

Back from a ski trip and touring around the Lake Superior Region!

Yesterday the winds blew the broken up lake ice into the Duluth Shipping canal and waterfront. It's quite a attraction and interesting to see the power of Lake Superior in action. Spring in the region brings a little bit of everything. Almost a blizzard that just missed to the south.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring Creep

I've been reading and hearing about Spring Creep lately. Which sounds funny but simply means spring is coming earlier and earlier in recent years. Evidence is earlier breakup of ice and even Robins being spotted. The Duluth Shipping canal is all chunks of ice blown in by the wind. In Grand Marais on the cam I see somebody has their boat in tow with thoughts of fishing. All of this the first week of March. The ice road opened briefly in Bayfield Wisconsin but now is closed due to the warmer weather. The shipping season can't be far away now.