Take a peek: Four cool Cape Cod webcams

Blues skies over Chatham's quiet Main Street as seen through the Chatham Squire's webcam. But in a month or two, this same spot will be jumping.

If your vacation is a ways off and you are missing Cape Cod, you can tide yourself over with a live peek of your favorite vacation destination over a webcam. 

There are webcams all over the Cape. Some are trained on the Cape's best beaches, others offer a glimpse of the fishing fleet as it heads in/out of a busy Cape Cod harbor. Still others capture life on some of the Cape's many charming Main Streets.

1. Hy-Line Cruises provides ferry transportation from Hyannis Harbor to the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The company operates a webcam at the Ocean Street ferry terminal offering a view of bustling Hyannis Inner Harbor. Watch folks line up to board a ferry to one of the islands, or disembark after a day trip. Marvel at the way the ferry pilots navigate the bulky vessels at the dock.

2. You'll find one of the Cape's most spectacular views at the top of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. When in Provincetown, don't miss a climb to the top--116 steps and 60 ramps will get you there, according to the Pilgrim Monument-Provincetown Museum website. But if you want to see what's going on in one of the Cape's most colorful town, check out the webcam from the highest point in town. From the town's quaint, narrow streets, to MacMillan Wharf and beyond, you'll see it all.  

3. The Chatham Squire, a favorite eatery/watering hole of many, hosts a wonderful high-definition webcam from their Main Street, Chatham location. They even give you the option of looking east or west. Check out the Squire's webcams here.

4. Mass Maritime Academy operates several webcams on their Buzzards Bay campus at the Cape Cod Canal. The pier webcam offers a view of the campus vessels including TS Kennedy, the school's training ship (when docked). The canal webcam offers a wide view of the Cape Cod Canal with the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge in the distance. Keep an eye on this cam to catch a vessel (anything from a tug, a barge, a cruise ship--even the Mayflower II) passing through.

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