HarborCam looks out on the old harbor and at Hodges Street in “downtown” Oriental. In the image below the yellow lines show the lens view of HarborCam. You can see The Bean, the Town Dock in the center (red arrow on image below), and the trawlers tied up at Fulcher’s Seafood.
In the background see boats at the fuel dock at Oriental Marina Inn, and behind that the boats at Point Pride Seafood. In the foreground is the “Duck Pond” – with the Duck Pond Dragon floating. You can see the Dragon shift through the day as it responds to the winds.
HarborCam is also a useful “depth gauge” – when the winds blow hard from the north you’ll see the water levels rise.
The cam takes photos from dawn til dusk – the exact times change through the year as the seasons change and are posted on the HarborCam page.
Check the HarborCam slide shows. There are 24 hours of archives. The 24 hours of photos usually means about two days are stored (given the cam does not take photos when it’s dark).
When viewing the slide shows you can “stop the show” by simply putting the cursor anywhere over the photo. The show will freeze while the cursor is over the photo – then resume as soon as you move it off.