Sometimes I'm stuck in the office working and get a hankering to see what's going on within the outside world. My colleagues at The Cape Cod Store.com have come up with a list, (this may be a partial list, if anyone out there knows of any more, please forward us the url), of lighthouse webcams. Many of these give an excellent view into the workings of harbors, etc., and provide a little distraction from the sometimes hectic world all of us live in.
*NOTE~~Most webcams require either Quick Time player, Flash, Java, or REAL Player
Cape Hatteras, NC~~Perhaps the best known lighthouse webcam from the most recognizable lighthouse in America. Provided by the National Park Service.
Brant Point, MA~~Nantucket Harbor. Provided by Nantucket.net
Portland Head, ME~~View of harbor from the lighthouse. Provided by Portland Head Lighthouse.
Goat Island, ME~~Excellent view of the lighthouse. Provided by The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.
Muskegon, MI South Breakwater, Muskegon South Pierhead~~Both show excellent views of each lighthouse. Provided by Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Grand Haven, MI~~Updates every 10 minutes. View of both pier lighthouses.
Granite Island, MI~~9 different camera views around the newly restored lighthouse and light station. Provided by the Granite Island Light Station website.
Duluth, MN Pierhead Lights~~Great resolution! Shot of both lights and Duluth harbor. Provided by Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. Refreshes every 30 seconds.
Craigville Rear Range , MD~~Scroll down the provided page to find the webcam. Provided by Miller's Island Weather Station.
Ocean City, MD~~View from atop Life Saving Station. Provided by WBOC-TV 16 and the Municipality of Ocean City
Mendota, MI~~Updates every 15 minutes. Provided by Mendota Lighthouse.
Fort Gratiot, MI~~View from the top of the lighthouse, (slightly distorted). Provided by USACE Engineer Research and Development Center.
Heceta Head, OR~~Updated every 15 minutes. Provided by Sea Lion Caves.
Mull of Galloway, U.K.~~8 different cameras provide a fascinating high resolution view of the lighthouse and surrounding area. Continuous feed, so there's no waiting to refresh a new scene. Provided by European Region Development Fund.
Leasowe, U. K.~~View from top of lighthouse. Refreshes every 60 seconds. Provided by Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse.
Cape Fisterra, Spain~~View of lighthouse from Hotel El Semáforo.
Baltic Sea in Rostock Warnemuende, Germany - View from Hotel Hübner
Hoernum, Germany ~~Lighthouse is in distance. Provided by sylt-news.de.
Lindaur, Germany ~~view of lighthouse and "Old World" harbor.
Eagle Harbor, MI~~View of Lake Superior from top of lighthouse. Provided by Cable America.
Point Lonsdale, Melbourne, Australia~~Four cameras showing entrance to Melbourne Harbor. Provided by Port of Melbourne.
St. John's, N.B., Canada~~Views of St. John's, the Narrows and the Harbour from Signal Hill
Hilton Head, NC~~View from top of Harbour Town Lighthouse. Provided by Top of the Lighthouse Shoppe.
St. Joseph, MI~~Provided by WNDU-TV 16
Rockland Breakwater, ME~~View of lighthouse. Must be manually refreshed. Provided by Village Soup Newspaper.
Fredericton, NB, Canada~~A view from the lighthouse. Provided by City of Fredricton.
Point Vicente, CA~~View of lighthouse and surrounding area. Manually updates every 5 minutes.Provided by Jankees and Associates.
Chebucto Head, Halifax, NS~~View of lighthouse and Halifax harbor. Provided by City of Halifax.
Kincardine, Ontario~~Two views from top of lighthouse. Provided by Kincardine Yacht Club.
Positano, Italy~~Beautiful view of old cliff town and Galli's Island.
Wood Island, ME~~Continuing stream view of lighthouse and surrounding beach. Excellent resolution. Provided by Wood Island Lighthouse.
Hoburg, Sweden~~Personal weather cam provided by telia.com.
Peggy's Cove, N.S.~~Real-time view of lighthouse. Excellent camera provided by Sou'Wester Restaurant and Gift Shop