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A classic Arey's Pond Boat Yard cat, at left, sits on the Chesapeake beside a modern cruising catamaran.

Boating 101: Spring Checklist

5/16/2022 by Editor

By John Page Williams. Hooray for spring! It’s time to get out on the water. But first, make sure your boat is ready to run smoothly, reliably, and safely. (And even if you have been fishing all winter, it’s a good time to check over your rig for an even… SEE MORE

US Harbors' Annual "Best Harbor in the U.S." Contest

Best Harbor 2022 Leaderboard

5/15/2022 by Editor

With just over two weeks left to VOTE for your Best Harbor, a few clear coastal favorites have emerged. Don’t see your favorite harbor in the list below? Get out and vote today!  Not only will the winning harbor get bragging rights, the Grand Winner and Regional Winner harbors will… SEE MORE

Image Courtesy of NASA.

Moon Goes Blood Red this Weekend: ‘Eclipse for the Americas’

5/14/2022 by Editor

By Marcia Dunn. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. The celestial action unfolds Sunday night into early Monday morning, with the moon bathed in the reflected red and… SEE MORE

Study Finds Cleaner Air Leads to More Atlantic Hurricanes

5/13/2022 by Editor

By Seth Borenstein. Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study links changes in regionalized air pollution across the globe to storm activity going both up and down. A 50% decrease in pollution particles and… SEE MORE

Women on the Water: Kristen Frohnhoefer, President of Sea Tow

5/11/2022 by Editor

Kristen Frohnhoefer, President of Sea Tow joins Anastasia Fischer, President of US Harbors for our “Women on the Water” video series. As Kirsten says, she learned to bleed Sea Tow yellow at a young age. With more than 25 years of experience, she is a wealth of information when it… SEE MORE

May 15 Eclipse Visibility Map from NASA

Where to Watch the Lunar Eclipse on May 15th

5/9/2022 by Editor

By NASA Skywatchers in the Western Hemisphere can look forward to a total lunar eclipse in mid-May. The event will be visible across the Americas, Europe, and Africa – basically anywhere the Moon is above the horizon at the time. Eclipse visibility map for the May 15-16, 2022 total lunar… SEE MORE

2019 saw record-breaking rain in the US

The State of High Tide Flooding and Annual NOAA Outlook

5/9/2022 by Editor

High-tide flooding, often referred to as “nuisance” or “sunny day” flooding, is increasingly common due to years of relative sea level increases. It occurs when tides reach anywhere from 1.75 to 2 feet above the daily average high tide and start spilling onto streets or bubbling up from storm drains.… SEE MORE

NOAA Researchers Find Massive Rare Sponge Mounds Off California

5/9/2022 by Editor

In October 2020, Ocean Exploration Trust’s E/V Nautilus crew discovered something extraordinary—a potential deep-sea sponge reef within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary! The vast mounds of glass sponges and their skeletons are rarely seen anywhere in the world. The discovery is even more unexpected considering the area is generally well explored. The sponge… SEE MORE

Events & Things to Do See Virtual & National Events Filter

NWSA Sharing Sailing 2022 Conference

Galveston Pier 21, TX May 20 - May 21

Come share your love of sailing with women sailors from around the country! “SHARING SAILING!” celebrates the coming together of new and seasoned sailors and the teachers and coaches passionate about creating opportunities for women to get confident at the helm. Celebrate NWSA's 21st Annual Conference at the Houston Yacht… SEE MORE

Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day

Nationwide May 20

Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day on Friday, May 20, 2022. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters… SEE MORE

Circles in the Sand - Labyrinths on the Beach

Bandon, Coquille River, OR May 21 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Labyrinth - Walking Meditation - a unique walk on the beach. Labyrinth master artist Denny Dyke creates "walkable art" which is a sandy path through an entire pattern with no wrong turns or dead ends. The path is further enhanced with detailed designs and is open for all to enjoy.… SEE MORE

CCMM - Spring Rowing Rendezvous

Hyannis Harbor, MA May 21 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

SPRING ROWING RENDEZVOUS! Saturday, May 21 10 AM - 2 PM KALMUS BEACH, HYANNIS Here's your chance to try rowing a number of New England traditional small boats! CCTSCA members will be bringing their own boats, many owner built. The boats will be available for short rows, and assistance will… SEE MORE