Duluth Canal cam and lift bridge cam. Watch ships arriving and departing from the twin ports. The cameras are located on top of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center(lsmma) at canal park in Duluth, Minnesota.
During late spring, summer and early fall visitors come by the thousands to watch ships enter and exit the harbor through the canal and under the lift bridge.
If you know when a ship will be coming into port or leaving please post an update(below). Doing so will let others know about it so they can enjoy watching it too! Make sure to include the ETA in local time.
During winter months most years the bay will freeze over and ships might not be able to pass through for a few months until the ice thins enough in early spring and the coast guard is able to break it up to allow passage again.
Many ships from small to absolutely huge pass through the canal. Some ships come from countries in different parts of the world. They are able to navigate here by entering the Lawrence Maritime System. Starting at the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the Atlantic Ocean, winding through the great lakes and then ending some 2500 miles later at its western most point, here at the Duluth Canal on Lake Superior.
Did you know that Seagulls rule the roost here? There are popcorn vendors and kids from 1 to 101 years old feed the seagulls by the hundreds. Some seagulls even know which cars people put their popcorn inside of and will stand on the roof of that car waiting for a chance be fed some.
Find out more about the history of the canal and the cities of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI, make a donation or learn about the Corps of Engineers’ Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center by visiting lsmma.com
A view facing Lake Superior looking toward the end of the Duluth canal cams pier viewing area: