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Welcome to the Webcams Page.  The webcams show Lake conditions from various locations in the Western Basin of Lake Erie.  Our two feature webcams, CharterCam and Sunrise to Sunset Cam, are our own specialized webcams.  CharterCam provides live pictures from Hawg'n Fishing Charters .  When the boat is out, usually from 6am until about 2pm, you will see the lake and weather conditions live and live fishing action.  Sunrise to Sunset Cam rotates from east to west throughout the day.  It starts in the early morning facing east to view the sunrise or daybreak.  It slowly pans across the Lake and ends up looking west to view the sunset.  At night it pans back across the Lake to the morning starting point.  The other webcams are government, commercial, or private webcams. 

Toledo water quality monitoring buoy cam.  Buoy is located approximately 2 mi offshore of Oregon, OH, near the Toledo water intake.  Updates about every hour. 

Sunrise to Sunset Cam, Port Clinton, OH

NOAA Toledo Harbor Light #2.  Located out in the Maumee Bay shipping channel.  View looks down the structure at the water below.  Image updates on the hour.

NOAA Toledo Harbor Light #2.  Located out in the Maumee Bay shipping channel.  View looks South South-East.  Image updates on the hour. 

CharterCam, Live Charter Boat Webcam

ODOT Route 2 Sandusky Bay Bridge.  Camera  usually looks North just before the bridge, but sometimes they switch cameras.  Should update every 5 seconds.  

CharterCam picture uploads are set to every 5 seconds, but may be inconsistent or incomplete as the boat moves around.   You may have to wait 15-30 seconds for a new picture.  If the boat goes out too far from shore for the signal to connect the last image uploaded will remain until the boat gets back in range.  In this case you will still be able to see the Lake conditions at the time of the last image upload, usually in the early to late morning. 

Sunrise to Sunset Cam is set to upload every 5 seconds.  It is located in Port Clinton on the north facing shoreline.  We have one last adjustment to make with the rotation, so it may not be pointing at the sunrise or sunset at the correct time of day.  In the morning you will see Catawba Point / Port Clinton shoreline.  As the camera rotates west you will see Catawba Point, South Bass Island, Green Island, then across the Lake to view the sunset near the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant cooling tower. 

The four other webcams will give you a view of Lake conditions at various locations around the Western Basin of Lake Erie.  You can see the Lake conditions from Maumee Bay to Huron (Huron camera coming soon). 

Occasionally a camera will quit working, so if the image hasn't changed in awhile on the scheduled upload interval it is probably down.

Below are some July 2015 photos from the CharterCam. 

     

CharterCam is the first live Webcam from a fishing boat out on the water in the Great Lakes. There is only one other boat webcam like this we know of (in Florida, scuba diving operation) so CharterCam is likely the second live boat webcam in the country!  Picture uploads will vary depending on boat location, weather, and other factors; at times the picture may not change for a few minutes or longer, or you may see half pictures or a blank.  This is normal.  If the boat is not out you will see a picture uploaded the last time the boat was out or if the cam is on a view of the dock.   

We have a separate mobile webcam site, www.livemobilewebcam.com, where we put webcam feeds from various events and locations where we provide our mobile webcams.  If you would like to have a mobile webcam at your event or on your boat contact Dave at westbasin @ cs.com (spaces inserted in the e-mail address here to avoid automated website data collection programs).  Please put 'mobile webcam' in the subject line so I know the e-mail isn't spam.

CharterCam and Sunrise to Sunset Cam images are copyright, no unauthorized use or transmission is permitted without the express consent of ilakeerie.com.

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