Several years ago.. at the time of Hurricane
Irene... I thought that it would be a terrific idea if I could go to a web site which has harbor cams allowing me to:
See my boat
See the conditions of the harbor
See the activity in the harbor... how crowded it was
have the key weather
data for the location, tide and so forth
links to services in the harbor
There are some marinas
which do have cams... but I thought how cool it would be to be able to get multiple views of a harbor... for peace of mind when your boat is moored or anchored... and to investigate other destinations.
It seems like a doable project
... cams are cheap
. There are hurdles... locations for the cams... connections to the internet
powering the cam stations... especially at night when there is no solar
. And there may be legal
hurdles and one does need permission to install the cam stations.
I suspect the whole thing could be paid for my subscription and or advertising. Towns would likely support the idea as they can spot problems without having constant patrols.
I don't know that this can be a money
maker... that was not my particular interest. I am more interesting in the views and information... which I think MOST sailors / boaters would welcome and use.
What say you?