April 22, 2014

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4/22/2014 8:30PM: CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT:  Our request to setup a camera at Cabrillo National Monument has been denied by Tom Workman, the Superintendent. We asked for permission to setup a camera on the property and he replied with a very short message that read, “Cabrillo National Monument is not interested but thank you for your offer.”  This is very unfortunate news because the view of San Diego from the monument is spectacular.

We asked Mr. Workman for an explanation and he told us "the park has several  public web cams through our Research Learning Center that includes views of the city, harbor and tide-pools."

The cameras are located [here] and [here].

He went on to say: 

"So the park does not need nor is interested in another webcam at this time

Thank you for you for interest in Cabrillo National Monument.



We have replied to Mr. Workman that those cams, with all due respect, are HORRIBLE.  They are usually broken and at best update every couple hours.  They are certainly not something to be proud of.

We have the technology ready and are excited to bring the same great quality stream you see here to Cabrillo National Monument so that we can present the spectacular live view of San Diego to visitors worldwide - many future tourists to our fine city. To be clear - we are not seeking to replace the park webcams.  Our cameras are all about San Diego, and the Cabrillo National Monument location simply cannot be substituted for any other.  Check out the Cabrillo National Monument Facebook page [here] and click on the photos.

If you disagree with the decision to deny a new webcam location at Cabrillo National Monument then please contact Superintendent Tom Workman and ask him to reconsider. Please be polite, he seems to be a nice guy although maybe a little behind on technology.  To contact Mr. Workman, please visit this page and click the link to e-mail the Superintendent.  Thank you for your support.

NEW: An image archive has been created on our new Facebook page.  Click the Facebook icon at the bottom of your browser window to get there.  A new twitter feed is also available.  A new chat system has been installed.  Click the gear next to the "Whos Online" counter to change your chat name if desired, then click chat at the left and join the conversation.   Also, time lapse videos have been posted to our new YouTube channel.

Marine VHF frequencies:

VHF-6: Intership safety
VHF-12: Port operations
VHF-13: Bridge to Bridge
VHF-16: International Distress, Safety and Calling - good to hear alerts about ships about to come or go, listen for "SECURITAY SECURITAY SECURITAY" (the French pronunciation of "Security").
VHF-77: Port operations (intership only)

The cruise ship schedule is listed below. If you want to watch the cruise ships then please note the exact time they arrive in San Diego in is never really known, but they tend to arrive in the morning and leave in the evening.

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We would like to thank the Bali Hai and Tom Ham's Lighthouse for donating awesome camera locations. If you're ever in San Diego, stop by and enjoy a great dinner with an incredible view of San Diego. Their phone number for reservations is +1.619.222-1181


San Diego Bay cruise ship schedule

Crown Princess April 10 (5AM / 5PM)
Grand Princess April 10 (6AM / 5PM)
Celebrity Infinity April 14 (6AM / 5PM)
Statendam April 15 (5AM / 5PM)
Crown Princess April 24 (5AM / 5PM)
Zaandam April 28 (5AM / 5PM)
Westerdam April 29 (5AM / 5PM)

Cruise ships generally arrive in the morning and leave in the evening.

Cargo Ship Schedule:
Phoenix Leader 04/10 03:00 04/10 16:00 South Hampton, UK Disc Automobile
Dole California 04/13 unkn 04/15 unkn Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Disc Bananas
Cape Town Highway 04/13 05:00 04/13 17:00 Yokohama,Japan Disc Automobile
NOCC Caspian 04/13 15:00 04/14 16:00 Korea Disc Automobile
Jean Anne 04/15 unkn 04/16 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Hoegh Triton 04/16 unkn 04/16 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Asian Chorus 04/16 19:00 04/17 03:00 Veracruz, Ver., Mexico Disc Automobile
Asian Beauty 04/18 05:00 04/18 16:00 Korea Disc Automobile
Eternal Ace 04/19 unkn 04/19 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Galaxy Ace 04/20 05:00 04/20 17:00 Los Angeles, CA Disc Automobile
Ryujin 04/21 unkn 04/21 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Hoegh Trove 04/21 unkn 04/21 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Andromeda Spirit 04/22 unkn 04/22 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Genius Highway 04/23 05:00 04/23 17:00 Long Beach, CA Disc Automobile
CSAV Rio Grande 04/26 unkn 04/26 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Swift Ace 04/27 unkn 04/27 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Pagna 04/28 unkn 04/28 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile
Lyra Leader 04/28 unkn 04/28 unkn Unknown Disc Automobile

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