Latest Coastal News Filter

Five of Our Favorite Historic Lighthouses

8/7/2020 by US Harbors

In honor of National Lighthouse Day, we have compiled a list of a few of our favorite lighthouses from around the country. Most of these structures have spent the better part of 100 (or in some cases 200) years protecting boaters from harm. Let us know if you have a… SEE MORE

Isaias Continues Active Seasonal Trend for Atlantic Tropics

8/7/2020 by US Harbors

By David Cannon – Director of Yacht Operations/Meteorologist, Weather Routing Inc. (WRI) The Atlantic Hurricane Season has already been one for the record books and has been far more active than normal thus far. In an average season, we will find 1 or 2 named tropical cyclones (those of Tropical… SEE MORE

Number of Fish Types in Chicago Waters Increase

8/5/2020 by US Harbors

By The Associated Press. The variety of fish swimming in Chicago’s rivers have increased in recent decades, which authorities attribute to a decline in pollution, according to a sampling study released Monday by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The report claims there are nearly 60 different types of fish swimming… SEE MORE

NOAA Unveils 10-year Roadmap for Tackling Ocean, Great Lakes Acidification

8/5/2020 by US Harbors

NOAA unveiled its new 10-year research roadmap to help the nation’s scientists, resource managers, and coastal communities address acidification of the open ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. “Ocean acidification puts the United States’ $1 billion shellfish industry and hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk,” said Kenric Osgood, Ph.D., chief of the… SEE MORE

Isaias Forecast to Strengthen to a Hurricane as it Heads Toward the Carolinas

8/3/2020 by US Harbors

By Hollie Silverman and Monica Garrett. Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane again and reach the Carolinas on Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of South Carolina and North Carolina, and surges could reach 3 to 5 feet.… SEE MORE

Rising Seas Could Menace Millions Beyond Shorelines, Study Finds

8/3/2020 by US Harbors

By Brad Plummer. As global warming pushes up ocean levels around the world, scientists have long warned that many low-lying coastal areas will become permanently submerged. But a new study published Thursday finds that much of the economic harm from sea-level rise this century is likely to come from an additional threat… SEE MORE

Best Harbor 2020 Winner, Depoe Bay, Oregon.

Best Harbor 2020 Awards Ceremony

8/2/2020 by US Harbors

The US Harbors team recently had the honor of chatting with the team responsible for getting Depoe Bay, Oregon voted Best Harbor 2020. Thanks to Laura Furgurson, Bill Johnson, Mayor Robert Gambino, Harbormaster Roy Hildebrand and Harbormaster Steve Melo (Padanaram) for joining us. SEE MORE

Hurricane Isaias Heads Toward Bahamas and Florida

8/1/2020 by US Harbors

By Amir Vera. The Bahamas and eastern Florida are bracing for hurricane conditions this weekend as Hurricane Isaias barrels through the Caribbean and into the southeastern US. The center of Isaias was moving over the central Bahamas Friday night. It will move near the northwestern part of the island nation Saturday and… SEE MORE

NOTICE FROM US HARBORS

In light of global health concerns and the widespread cancellations of large gatherings, we recommend that you check directly with the organizer to confirm event status prior to attending.

Events & Things to Do Filter

SoundCheck: Chris Ross SOLD OUT

Camden, ME August 14 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Camden Opera House (29 Elm St.) presents safely distanced 45-seats/one-set-only concert in the auditorium. Show features Hancock native and New England Music Awards-winning songwriter who pens hard-hitting stories of love, life and longing. Doors open 7 p.m., safety protocols (face coverings required) in place. Sold out, but will be livestreamed… SEE MORE

The 29th Annual WoodenBoat Show

Mystic, CT August 14 - August 16

Please mark your calendar for the 29th Annual WoodenBoat Show, August 14-16, 2020 with more in-water and on-land boat exhibits, reader-built boats, expert skills demonstrations, marine vendors, families building their very own boats, and so much more! SEE MORE

16th Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show

Yaquina, OR August 15 - August 16

Make a splash at the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show.  Located in Toledo, Oregon, this annual event is on the third weekend of August.  The Wooden Boat Show is a free, family-friendly festival celebrating Toledo’s boat building heritage.  A variety of vessels will be on display including classic vessels, unique owner-built boats,… SEE MORE

MaineMadeMusic: Oshima Brothers SOLD OUT

Camden, ME August 21 @ 7:00 PM - August 22 @ 8:00 PM

Two safely distanced 45-seats/one-set-only shows at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Sean and Jamie Oshima offer harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. Doors open 6:30 p.m., safety protocols (face coverings required) in place. Rescheduled from this spring. Both show are sold out, but Saturday's will be… SEE MORE