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Topic review - Soo Locks Web Cams
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  Post subject:  Re: Soo Locks Web Cams  Reply with quote
garbear wrote:
ashland69 wrote:
Perhaps we need someone to set up and maintain new webcam locations using top-of-the-line streaming cameras. Anyone know how much good streaming cameras cost?


I know when Dennis O'Hara was fundraising for one Two Harbors webcam he needed to raise $1700.


I personally don't see $1700 such a bad figure if that covers the camera and set up and start up. Once you've got the location worked out and the equipment in hand, I would assume the majority of costs would be power, internet connection and maintenance. Thots?
Post Posted: December 10, 2017, 12:44 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Soo Locks Web Cams  Reply with quote
ashland69 wrote:
Perhaps we need someone to set up and maintain new webcam locations using top-of-the-line streaming cameras. Anyone know how much good streaming cameras cost?


I know when Dennis O'Hara was fundraising for one Two Harbors webcam he needed to raise $1700.
Post Posted: December 9, 2017, 6:51 pm
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Perhaps we need someone to set up and maintain new webcam locations using top-of-the-line streaming cameras. Anyone know how much good streaming cameras cost?
Post Posted: December 9, 2017, 5:14 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Soo Locks Web Cams  Reply with quote
Ironically, the Marquette, MI webcam went out about the same time, and is still out.
Post Posted: December 8, 2017, 8:28 am
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ashland69: Yes, that's the way it goes for me, too. It gets frustrating, but maybe that's the way its set up. Early-on, because I was having trouble accessing other web cams, I asked readers if they had the same experience, but never got a reply.
Post Posted: December 4, 2017, 10:05 am
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Bookworm wrote:
Rich, I gave up on the original webcams and go to this one now. It doesn't give you the four views, but is a live streaming view.
http://www.9and10news.com/weather/live- . marie-cam/


Bookworm, I've been to that site. Nice location and good sharp image. However, my view cuts out after a short while and I have to refresh the site.
Post Posted: December 4, 2017, 12:41 am
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The webcams at the Soo were never intended for security. They were first installed years ago by the USACE Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab to study ice buildup at the locks in the winter. Their main facilities are out east somewhere (New Hampshire perhaps) so the internet was a cheap and easy way for them to transmit live views back to their offices. And once the public discovered the cameras, they became very popular for ship watching.

I'd bet Homeland Security has its own set of very active active sensors and cameras still functioning at the Soo, and probably all along the St. Marys River.
Post Posted: December 3, 2017, 1:10 pm
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Bookworm wrote:
Rich, I gave up on the original webcams and go to this one now. It doesn't give you the four views, but is a live streaming view.
http://www.9and10news.com/weather/live- . marie-cam/

Thank You Bookworm. Another poster, The Schipper has said that the original ones have been down for 6 months. What happened to the urgency and importance of Security following 11 Sep 2001?? I think the link you sent me will work just fine. Thank You again. Rich
Post Posted: December 3, 2017, 6:25 am
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Rich, I gave up on the original webcams and go to this one now. It doesn't give you the four views, but is a live streaming view.
http://www.9and10news.com/weather/live- . marie-cam/
Post Posted: November 30, 2017, 10:23 pm
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They say they are having server problems and the website has been showing the same pictures since June.
Post Posted: November 30, 2017, 9:09 pm
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Can anyone tell me if the Soo Locks Web Cams are still available for viewing? It's been a few years since I've been here, and when I clicked on the Link, got the message page unavailable, or something to that effect. Thank You in Advance. Rich Werdell
Post Posted: November 30, 2017, 3:16 pm

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