Archives for category: Maritime Culture

Starting a project where I am trying to put together a collection of live web cams showing views of coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest.


British Columbia Coast

Favorite out of BC: Wickaninnish Inn – Tofino, BC

A beautiful scene with the first live audio I have found:


Ocean Village Resort MacKenzie Beach – Tofino, BC


Pacific Sands Beach Resort – Tofino, BC


Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen, BC


Denny Island, BC Cam


Washington Coast

Here is the very best example in WA of what I have found so far:

Port of Friday Harbor Marina Live Stream

What makes this one really nice is that we do not have to go to a host page first to click on it, and we are not looking at fixed images.

Second favorite:

Live Cam – Westport, Washington

We must go to a host page first, then click on the cam.

View live feed here.


Bellingham Bay WebCam


Faithlife Bellingham Bay Cam


Semiahmoo Weather Cam


Friday Harbor Ferry Landing – San Juan Island, WA


Island Marine Center Marina – Lopez Island, WA


Landmark Inn, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA


Roche Harbor – San Juan Island, WA


Rosario Resort – Orcas Island, WA


Oregon Coast


Seashore Inn – Seaside OR


Pacific City – Pelican Brewing Cam


Cape Kiwanda RV Resort & Marketplace – Pacific City, OR


Possibly of interest:

Washington State Department of Transportation Ferry Cameras

A fun place to look for snow at sea level during part of the year.

Related blog post:

Live Cam – Westport, Washington







Years ago at Port Townsend



FV Miss Danica

From 2011:


The ship here is ASIAN CHAMPION.

Click image once or twice to show detail.

Several sites on the web offer info on ship locations.


LILA info towards the bottom of this page.

“…purchase your fresh seafood directly from Westport fishing boats!
Call for availability or head down to the docks and markets to purchase.”



SCANDIA – Outbound

Looking over towards Westport. The ship here is GENCO PYRENEES.

Several sites on the web offer info on ship locations.


Fishing vessel C.F. Todd


Out to North Jetty on a fantastic January day.

Looking over towards Westport. The ship here is CORAL GEM.

Several sites on the web offer info on ship locations.

Click image once or twice to show detail.

Mount Rainier


A fantastic October day.

Looking from Damon Point over to Westport.

Washington Coast






The ship in the photo may be this one.

Several sites on the web offer info on ship locations.




Local history:

Cape Meares Lighthouse




Port Townsend



Point Partridge


If you spend time around the local beaches, you can witness a bit of the local and international maritime culture.

The photo above was taken at Rosario Beach during happier times.

In the news:

July 10, 2020 KING 5 News video:

Victoria Clipper suspends service until next April

“British Columbia decided to extend the 14-day self-isolation period upon entry, and extend that through the end of August, and that made having a season for us untenable,” Gudgel said.


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South of Point Wilson Light


A view from the Ebey’s Landing Bluff Trail.

Local info here:

Two Bluff Trails





Fishing boat above: M.V. Estevan

Albacore Tuna info here.

Merchant Vessel above: DESERT MOON



An early start from Whidbey Island gets us to the busy seaport town of Astoria in time for lunch.

Heavy lifters moving through: