These live Michigan Thumb webcams are strategically located in various spots along the shore and within the Thumb region. It is a great place to check out the weather and lake conditions from the comfort of your home or even at work. If the webcam is live, you will see a preview image below. If you have a webcam to add contact us.
The Caseville Breakwall webcam provides the ability to control where the camera is facing and offers preset views. Facing northeast you can make out Charity Island in the distance. The camera was installed in the summer of 2019.
About Caseville Harbor
Caseville Harbor is located at the mouth of the Pigeon River on the east shore of Saginaw Bay. The harbor is about 17 miles southwest of Port Austin, Michigan. The harbor is ideal for shallow draft recreational watercraft. The harbor is protected with approximately 1,800 feet of pier and over 4,000 feet of maintained channel. The harbor and channel depth ranges between 8 and 10 feet. Caseville serves as an important Harbor of Refuge, supports charter fishing and recreational watercraft. The entire harbor has a combined 500 recreational boat slips. The Caseville has established a significant interest to serving boaters and visitors to the area.
It’s one of the few break walls anywhere that encourages visitors to walk out and take a look at Saginaw Bay up close. You can fish, walk and catch a cool breeze on this 1/4-mile sprig of concrete and stone out into Saginaw Bay. Watch the boats come in and out in the early morning and late afternoon. However, if its stormy be prepared to get wet.
In 2018 Caseville updated the break wall area with a new seawall, kayak launching dock and fishing boardwalk.
The Sandpoint Webcam provides a single view of Lake Huron. It is also a Weather Underground station. Download the Weather Underground App on your Smartphone for forecasts and updates.
The Sebewaing Water Tower Skycam provides a static view of Sebewaing and Saginaw Bay. It’s perfect for a grand overview of the weather heading west over the bay to the Upper Thumb.
The Harbor Beach Harbor webcam provides the ability to control where the camera is facing and offers preset views of the largest man-made harbor in North America. (Now if only they would clean it off from time-to-time)
About Harbor Beach Harbor
The area around Sand Beach in 1872 was pretty remote, even for the pioneering standards of the time. It had no merchants and no manufacturing except a few shingle makers. In 1873 the area became the site of one of the most ambitious harbor projects on the Great Lakes. This project was known as the “Harbor of Refuge at Sand Beach”. When it was completed, the town sprung up with a railroad station, and post office along with the largest man-made harbor on the Great Lakes.
The Port Austin webcam covers the state harbor and provides the ability to control where the camera is facing and offers preset views. This webcam offers views of the tip of Michigan’s Upper Thumb.
The Port Austin webcam shows the entire harbor. This harbor is a recreational destination for shallow draft watercraft and sailboats traversing Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. There are two break walls guarding the harbor totaling approximately 3,400 feet in length. The harbor provides an ideal spot for kayakers to put into day trips to Turnip Rock and the iconic Broken Rocks. There are also charter boat services for fishing and mid-week tours during the summer season to Port Austin Lighthouse.
The Michigan Thumb webcam of Thomas Marina webcam provides the ability to control where the camera is facing and offers preset views. This alternative Lake Huron webcam offers great views of south Saginaw Bay.
Tawas Bay Weathercam
Overlooking Tawas Bay
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About Michigan’s Thumb
The Thumb is a region and a peninsula of Michigan, so named because the Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten. The Thumb area extends out into Lake Huron but enjoys miles of sandy beach coastline on Saginaw Bay. Its considered the “closer up north” as its about a two-hour drive from Metro Detroit. The term “Upper Thumb” denotes Huron County at its tip. The Upper Thumb is a boaters paradise with sailing, fishing, and kayaking throughout the summer season.
Michigan Thumb Webcam Related Reading
If you’re interested in knowing more about some of these locations we have some great overviews and highlights. Check out Six Fascinating Place to See in Harbor Beach. The largest freshwater harbor in the United States.
Up at the tip of the Thumb near Port Austin is a series of Bart Art projects. You really must see the Home of Emergency Ark where a 1800s barn has been transformed into the ark on the land.
The Thumb region has its share of history. During the lumbering era, shipbuilding took place up and down Saginaw Bay. One of the biggest was Sebewaing Harbor. Our post on Sebewaing History – A Busy Harbor takes you back to the when sailing ships dominated the Great Lakes.
Lastly, we tell the story of one Upper Thumb town that refused to die. Huron City was burned down to the ground, twice! Once in 1871 and again in 1881. It was rebuilt both times. It has an interesting story and many of the buildings can be visited today in this living museum. See The Faded Glory of Huron City