Cape Cod Canal Webcams to Shut Down, Army Corps Says
After 11 years, the US Army Corps of Engineers is scrapping two webcams on the Cape Cod Canal at the end of August, "due to age of equipment and lack of funding for maintenance, repair or replacement," according to an announcement.
These are the final days for the two webcams installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers more than a decade ago on the Cape Cod Canal.
"After 11 years (since
February 2002) the US Army Corps of Engineers has decided to shut down both
of their webcams on the Cape Cod Canal at the end of August 2013 due to age
of equipment and lack of funding for maintenance, repair or
replacement," reads an announcement on the webcam site, telecamsystems.com/capecodcanal.
The camera at the east end of the canal appears already to have gone black, but the west-end camera continues to transmit images updated every 30 minutes from sunrise to sunset.
According to a capecodonline.com article, the cams' website averages more than 50 views a day and saw a sharp spike in traffic during Hurricane Sandy.
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