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Web Cam "South Fork of New River"



The streaming StarDot NetCam is active 24/7; however, it does not have night vision and is best viewed during daylight hours


The StarDot NetCam is located at the junction of the River Reach Island north canal and the South Fork of the New River. The view is in a west-northerly direction, and the area in view of the camera is one of the narrowest places on the New River. Because the river is squeezed there, on a falling tide the current at that location is faster than anywhere else on the New River. The combination of a narrow passage and higher current makes it one of the most dangerous places for boaters on the New River.
Traffic on the New River consists mostly of pleasure boats but commercial vessels, such as the tour boat "Jungle Queen", the Water Taxi, chartered party boats, construction barges, yacht support vessels, the US Coast Guard, and local law enforcement can also be observed. Pleasure boats of all sizes, from row boats, kayaks to mega yachts can regularly be seen. Yachts are often of such size that small tug boats, at the bow and stern, are necessary to navigate the heavily traveled, narrow and winding river. The New River flows into the Atlantic Ocean and is therefore affected by the tides. At this location it ranges from 2 - 3 feet. On an outgoing tide, the current is left to right in the picture, -- reverse on an incoming tide. Click here for state of the tide, at the nearby Andrews Avenue bascule bridge (26.1183N--80.1450W).

Click here for a fly-by video of the River Reach Island at the New River South Fork.

Click here for state of the tide, at the nearby Andrews Avenue bascule bridge (26.1183 N, 80.1450 W).

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Click here to watch a streaming video of the inlet to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Cruise ships, freighters, recreational boat traffic, and even birds can be observed.


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