Friday, March 9, 2018

Complete GLA Camera Failure!

Update: 17:30 - Thanks to the 25 people who donated to the GLA cam replacement. I just ordered the new cam and it will be here next week.

Amazing that we can raise nearly $1000 in 5 hours.  - Thanks so much. The new camera is the same model that was installed at the Two Harbors Boat Launch. I will hang on to the old one for parts.

12:00 - I was able to get on the roof of the Great Lakes Aquarium this morning after not being unable to access the camera remotely after multiple resets.

After testing the power supplies on the roof, I had to remove the camera for testing on the bench. It appears that after 4 years of continuous operation the camera has completely failed.
The GLA is a great location for a camera and I will start another fundraiser to replace this camera.

The good thing is that everything is in place for a new camera and it shouldn't take long to get a new one in service.

And so it goes!

p.s. - Wisconsin Point is stilll moving forward.


  1. I LOVE the GLA view - one of the best. Happy to donate today to support your efforts!

  2. If it weren't for you Dennis we would all be in big trouble for lack of web cams. Thanks so much from us in southern Wisconsin.

  3. Thanks for your work in maintaining these cameras for us to enjoy. We all appreciate it.

  4. Guess 4 years was a good run...:) Thank you for the update and all you do to share with all of us.

  5. With 10 camera now to watch over, we may have to plan on one or two failures a year. The good thing is that with ever replacement is a better view and more reliability.

  6. Thank you for continuing updating the cameras and adding new ones, we appreciate it from afar. We spend a week in Duluth every year and plan to move there when we retire.

  7. Wow! Great response. We all love these camera