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12th Annual Damariscotta Alewife Festival

East Boothbay, ME May 25

The 12th annual Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Alewives Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Memorial Weekend. The event will be filled with adventures, music, educational exhibits and food.   SEE MORE

California Offshore Race Week

Monterey, CA May 25 - June 1

2019 California Offshore Race Week, back by popular demand! Encinal Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club are excited to bring back the CA Offshore Race Week, connecting three distances races into a full offshore race week series. SEE MORE

BIMI Rhode Island Chowder Fest

Block Island, RI May 26 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Great chowder, especially clam chowder, is just this side of heaven in a bowl. East Coast chowders range from milky white New England-style to tomato-based New York-style, to the briny clear broth that’s the hallmark of Rhode Island-style. And you just may get to taste them all because it’s chefs’… SEE MORE

San Diego International Boat Show

San Diego, CA June 6 @ 12:00 PM - June 9 @ 5:00 PM

The popular summer San Diego International Boat Show® will return to Harbor Island June 6-9 for four days of fun on the water. Bring the entire family for a fun weekend on San Diego Bay! If you are a boat enthusiast, or are looking for the latest trend in yachting,… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: US Coast Guard Equipment Requirements

5/18/2019 by US Harbors

Boating 101: Navigational Lighting Coast Guard minimum equipment requirements vary with the size of your boat, type of propulsion, whether operated at night or in periods of reduced visibility, and, in some cases, the body of water on which it is used. Boats carrying passengers for hire have additional equipment… SEE MORE

Owner Les Crane and his crew looked on as his boat Monterey sinks during the 2017 Antigua to Bermuda Race.

How to Avert Disaster If Your Boat Starts Taking on Water

5/15/2019 by US Harbors

By Dave Liscio. When the Farr PH 56 Monterey sank in May 2017 during the Antigua-to-Bermuda Race, nobody was more shocked than owner and skipper Les Crane. After all, he’d sailed the boat more than 40,000 miles during the previous 14 years and had confidence in its seaworthiness. The center-cockpit… SEE MORE

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Striped Bass Managers Vote to Take Action

5/13/2019 by US Harbors

Changes to striped bass regulations intended to halt overfishing are expected for the 2020 fishing season, but what those changes will be remains to be decided. At the spring meeting of the Striped Bass Management Board on Tuesday, managers voted to initiate development of an addendum to reduce fishing mortality… SEE MORE

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A Guide to Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes

5/8/2019 by US Harbors

Boat owners from Maine to Texas have a reason to become edgy in the late summer and fall: Each year, on average, two hurricanes will come ashore somewhere along the Gulf or Atlantic coasts, destroying homes, sinking boats, and turning people's lives topsy turvy for weeks, or even months. This… SEE MORE

A U.S. Army Soldier rescues a dog during Hurricane Florence response operations. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo )

5 Pet Safety Tips for Storm Preparedness

5/6/2019 by US Harbors

Thorough emergency preparedness is important during severe storm weather, particularly in areas where pet owners may be forced to leave their homes. But what about more common thunderstorms or tornados? Here are five smart and simple tips from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center to make storms safer and less… SEE MORE

The Climate-Friendly Vegetable You Ought to Eat

5/3/2019 by US Harbors

By Melissa Clark - PORTLAND, ME. It was a sharp, windy March day, but the gray water of Casco Bay glimmered green in the sun. On his lobster boat, the Pull N’ Pray, Justin Papkee scanned the surface of the ocean, searching for his buoys. But he wasn’t looking for lobster… SEE MORE

Florida's Manatees are No Longer Endangered

5/1/2019 by US Harbors

by Giovanna Brasolin There’s a creature that populates shallow waters — slow-moving rivers, saltwater bays, canals and coastal areas — where beds of seagrass and other freshwater vegetation is present. They are commonly  known as sea cows and are considered to be a migratory species. The species cannot survive in… SEE MORE

Boat Sharing Programs Increasing in Popularity

4/29/2019 by US Harbors

By Rob Wyle Robert Satek knows owning a boat means sinking money—lots—to make money. He estimates the annual cost of owning his 54-foot Azimut Atlantis yacht, the “Sol,” to be at least $80,000, including his Miami Beach dockage. Satek had seen ads for Boatsetter. He figured it was another listings… SEE MORE