What can I say but thanks. Three days ago I let this community of duluthharborcam viewers the need to upgrade the Harborcam camera due to age and lack of streaming ability. Over the next three days we raised the $1270 needed. Just stunning and humbling.
Over the past several years, I realized that these cameras have become windows to the Duluth waterfront for more then just myself. I get great satisfaction out of helping provide a way to view the waterfront "live" via internet, that has only been possible to do in the past several years. When I see comments, or get emails from viewers who will never be able to stand in Canal Park or the Duluth hillside and watch boats, weather, people and wildlife, then I understand that these cameras have become something very important to others, not just myself. Providing this service to others has become more rewarding than I ever could have imagined.
I am a native Duluthian and as a photographer I photograph harbor and lakeshore scenes often, especially Canal Park. When asked why I keep returning and photographing the same location time and time again, my only reply is that it's different each time, GOD mixes a different element of each day.
I'm sure many of duluthharborcam viewers feel the same way, I don't know if this is an addictions, but if it is, I'm hooked. Hooked on the views, but, most of all hooked on knowing that together, we can make a better day for hundreds of people at a time, as they enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the most beautiful locations on the planet.
I will continue to save the coffee fund money for the next project.