Seneca Lake webcam goes live 24/365

WATKINS GLEN – A new webcam to view Seneca Lake is live today thanks to a partnership between BOSS Security & Automation, Seneca Harbor Station and the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce.

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“The lake is one of the most important treasures of our region,” said Chamber General Manager Michael Hardy. “Community members and visitors are relaxing and reconnecting with activities on Seneca Lake. Boating, kayaking, tubing, fishing, sailing, swimming, sightseeing… Seneca Lake offers something for everyone, even pets. We are excited to share the beauty of Seneca Lake with the world through this webcam.

BOSS Security & Automation has installed the system in a secure location on the Seneca Harbor Station property. The webcam will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“Seneca Lake has always been a part of my life,” said Mark Simiele, owner of Seneca Harbor Station. “We take the opportunity to share it with as many people as possible in our restaurant by the water and on board our cruises. In addition to being a centerpiece of the Schuyler County tourism industry, Seneca Lake serves many diverse and important purposes. It is a paradise for those who seek to recreate themselves. It is crucial for our ecosystem, supporting hundreds of species. It moderates the temperature, making our region ideal for viticulture.

Seneca Lake is known for …

• Seneca Lake accounts for over 50% of the water in the entire Finger Lakes region.

• Member wineries along Seneca Lake are known for their diverse offering of world-class wines.

• A growing number of breweries, distilleries and restaurants are also located along Seneca Lake.

• The last ice age, which sculpted the spectacular landscape of the region, was also responsible for the digging of 11 deep lakes and temperature moderators that do an incredible job of creating harmony between land and time, creating a magical atmosphere. for growing grapes.

• On average, because of its length and extreme depth, Seneca Lake freezes completely only once per century. The last reported date was 1912. During the frost, people claimed to have traveled 35 miles, from Geneva at the northern tip to Watkins Glen at the southern tip.

• It is possible to start a world tour from Seneca Lake. The Erie Canal system connects to the Great Lakes, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean.

• Seneca Lake is host to the National Lake Trout Derby and is considered the Lake Trout Capital of the World.

• The bottom of the lake extends 200 feet below sea level!

“This project has been a great collaboration between the chamber, Seneca Harbor Station and us at BOSS Security and Automation,” said Matthew Putt, CTO, BOSS Security and Automation. “For me, this special sight of Seneca Lake has always been the first to come to mind when I travel to explain to others the grandeur and beauty of upstate New York and the Finger region. Lakes. I had always wished I had a picture or a video to show them, so they could see for themselves. There is something so special about standing at the end of the pier, watching the comings and goings on the lake. The sights, sounds and Seneca Lake in all its majesty. So many memories were created in this very place by so many, and now they have the opportunity to visit this sight again no matter where they are in the world. I hope the memories will make them smile, they will remember all that our region has to offer and are encouraged to visit us again. “

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