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Birmingham Boat Show

Mobile State Docks, AL January 23 @ 12:00 PM - January 26 @ 5:00 PM

The Birmingham Boat Show was the first public event ever held at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in 1972. Exactly 20 years later to the day, the Boat Show was the first Event held in the new expanded East Exhibit Hall. The show is now the Oldest and largest in… SEE MORE

New York Boat Show

New York (The Battery), NY January 22 - January 26

WHAT: Discover why life is better with a boat at the 2020 Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show®, docking at the Javits Center January 22-26, 2020. Boat hop and shop more than 350 boats ranging from center consoles and luxury yachts to wakesports boats and family runabouts, plus thousands of new… SEE MORE

Baltimore Boat Show

Baltimore, MD January 23 - January 26

The Progressive® Insurance Baltimore Boat Show once again sets sail for the Baltimore Convention Center for the largest indoor boat show in the MD, D.C., and Chesapeake Bay region on January 23-26, 2020. This year’s show will be expanded by 32,750 square feet, for a total of 211,750 square feet, bringing more… SEE MORE

The Charleston Boat Show

Charleston, SC January 24 @ 12:00 PM - January 26 @ 5:00 PM

The Charleston Boat Show started 39 years ago and has evolved into the event that kicks-off the Lowcountry’s boating season.  Taking place each January, this annual happening includes everything from powerboats to small jon boats, skiffs, cruisers, yachts and ski boats.  There is something for everyone’s taste and budget.  It’s a… SEE MORE

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NOAA Researchers Working to Make Winter Travel Safer

1/22/2020 by US Harbors

Forecasters are good at predicting large winter storms, but even mild winter weather can be dangerous for travelers. Trying to travel in the midst of winter weather can be inconvenient at best and dangerous — even deadly — at worst. Snow, freezing rain and black ice can snarl traffic and… SEE MORE Anchor Selection Guide.

Boating 101: How to Choose the Best Boat Anchor Type

1/15/2020 by US Harbors

Information Provided by There are a number of boat anchors available, constructed of different materials, and often with confusing names. This article will discuss the most popular types of boat anchors, how to choose the best anchor for your boat, the most common material types, and also give an overview of… SEE MORE

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Wolf Moon Eclipse Kicks Off 2020

1/10/2020 by US Harbors

By Ashley Strickland. This year started off with a meteor shower and the first month of 2020 continues with a penumbral lunar eclipse during the full moon, on Friday. Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon. But a penumbral lunar eclipse is different from a total lunar eclipse.… SEE MORE

Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change

1/8/2020 by US Harbors

By John Schwartz. COCODRIE, La. — A marine laboratory 85 miles southwest of New Orleans was designed to be a fortress against extreme weather. But it might be defeated by climate change. Sitting at the end of Louisiana State Highway 56, where dirt dissolves into wetlands and then the Gulf… SEE MORE

13 Full Moons, 2 Supermoons and a Blue Moon Expected in 2020

1/3/2020 by US Harbors

By Nathalie Kirby. Let's get one thing straight—sky lovers were totally spoiled in 2019. The year started out with three (yes, THREE) supermoons, and with a recent solar eclipse among other celestial events, 2020 has a lot to live up to. While we might not see another lunar trifecta this year, experts do… SEE MORE

A Knotty Problem Solved

1/3/2020 by US Harbors

Heard on All Things Considered. Special fibers that change color when they are under strain have helped scientists come up with some simple rules that can predict how a knot will perform in the real world. There's a whole field of mathematics that studies knots, to explore abstract properties of… SEE MORE

Six Creative Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

12/31/2019 by US Harbors

By Andy Corbley. 25-30 million Christmas trees are sold every year in North America, and many of them get tossed in the landfill when there is a myriad of great recycling ideas for fir trees that can have an important impact on local ecosystems and neighborhoods. The month leading up… SEE MORE

Twin Outboards Versus Triple Outboards

12/30/2019 by US Harbors

By Jim Hendricks. Outboard-powered cruisers have never been more prevalent than they are today, owing largely to the growth of outboard motors themselves. The Yamaha 425 XTO Offshore V-8, for example, stands near the pinnacle of available outboard oomph and technology, and is well-suited for boats such as the Pursuit… SEE MORE