The cargo ship, The Algoma Enterprise, arrives at the port of Duluth, Minnesota on July 16, 2017. This time-lapse video shows it sailing under the Aerial Lift Bridge and then the bridge lowering.
This was a very cool event. Needing a little time together, my wife and I snatched a weekend away to Duluth, MN. My plan was to try to capture a nice photo of their famous Aerial Lift Bridge with the sunset behind it. While there to capture the sunset, a large ship was arriving – the Algoma Enterprise. We waited longer than we would have to see this ship pass by. I set my video camera on the tripod and let it record the event. This is the result.
The Algoma Enterprise is listed as a, “Self Discharging Bulk Carrier.” This ship is about 730 feet long and 76 feet wide. It’s home port is Toronto, Canada.
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This is a study in contrasts. The contrast of black and white tones and the contrast of the small fishing boat at the harbor and the large ship off shore.
It’s not often I see a large ship this close. There were strong winds coming from shore on this morning. I believe they might have been keeping closer to shore where the seas would be a bit calmer than farther out.
To be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed with this photo…wasn’t sure if I would post it. The rich tones in the upper sky convinced me it was worth sharing. Feel free to offer your own opinion by leaving a comment.
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