Latest Coastal News Filter

Severe Weather Preparedness: The Human Element is Key

9/25/2020 by US Harbors

By David Cannon, Director of Yacht Operations/Meteorologist The science of Meteorology and more particularly weather forecasting is an ever-evolving field. Let’s take for example its “infancy” … tracking changes and trends in weather through the use of weather instruments to collect data gave way to the use of radar… SEE MORE

Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive

9/25/2020 by US Harbors

By Katherine J. Wu. The 1959 movie “Ben-Hur” runs some three-and-a-half hours long. A Cuvier’s beaked whale could watch the entire film underwater, never taking a gulp of air, with time to spare. “They are remarkable divers,” said Nicola Quick, a marine biologist at Duke University. These pointy-snouted cetaceans, which frequent the… SEE MORE

Is It Safe to Exercise if the Air Is Hazy With Wildfire Smoke?

9/23/2020 by US Harbors

By Gretchen Reynolds. Should we exercise outside when the air is smoky? With smoke and ash from major wildfires still blanketing portions of California and the Northwest and murky plumes wafting across the nation, that issue is top of the mind for many of us and likely to remain a… SEE MORE

Tropical Storm Beta Floods Galveston, Coastal Areas of Texas

9/23/2020 by US Harbors

By The Associated Press. Storm surge and rainfall combined Tuesday to bring more flooding along the Texas coast after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall, threatening areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. The storm made landfall late Monday just north of Port… SEE MORE

Disasters on Two Coasts: How to Help

9/19/2020 by US Harbors

By Concepción de León and Christine Hauser. As wildfires continue to blaze through Oregon, California and Washington State, thousands of people have been displaced, millions of acres have been burned and state leaders are struggling to help survivors who have lost their homes and loved ones. At the same time, Hurricane Sally, which… SEE MORE

Harbormaster Day Celebrations 2020

US Harbors Celebrates 2020 Harbormaster Appreciation Day

9/16/2020 by Anastasia Fischer

We’ve got big plans for this year’s Harbormaster Appreciation Day! 4 Weeks of Give-Aways: The team here at US Harbors, along with our partners at Hamilton Marine, Fisheries Supply, Grundèns, Rugged Seas, and Sea Tow are celebrating Harbormaster Appreciation Day all month with weekly give-aways: win one for yourself &… SEE MORE

Smoke from Wildfires in the West Reaches East Coast and Europe

9/16/2020 by US Harbors

By Luke Money. The wildfires that have choked California’s skies with smoke in recent weeks – littering cities with ash, wreaking havoc on regional air quality and transforming the sun into an ominous red orb – have now stretched their sooty tendrils to the other side of the country and… SEE MORE

Chris Bedford, Meteorologist

New Podcast Episode: Chris Bedford, Meteorologist to the Sailing "Stars", Talks Coastal Weather

9/15/2020 by US Harbors

In this episode of our USH Harbors podcast–All About Our Coasts–Chris Bedford, famed meteorologist who has forecasted for the world’s most prestigious sailing races, talks about the challenges in predicting coastal weather, what recreational sailors should know about weather data and forecasts, and about what AI is good at–and not… SEE MORE


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: The Clockworks Ensemble

Camden, ME September 25 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Camden Opera House presents safely distanced 45-seats/one-set-only concert in the auditorium. Tom Luther’s latest group, a mixed ensemble of strings, brass and computer in 4-channel audio, presents program of original music titled “While You Were Out.” Tickets are $10 in advance (encouraged), $20 day-of, via and 236-3154. Doors open… SEE MORE

Shoals Dragon Boat Festival

Bon Secour, Bon Secour River, AL September 26

Once you hear about dragon boat racing and become involved in this world of sport, community and fun, there is no turning back. There is much more to it than a great day on the water. There are different and interesting ways to experience the sport for both team members… SEE MORE

United States Sailboat Show

Annapolis, MD October 8 - October 12

In October sailors from around the globe will gather on miles of docks in beautiful downtown historic Annapolis to celebrate 50 Years of Sailboat Shows in Annapolis. The United States Sailboat Show is an internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the world’s largest and most prestigious sailboat show. Boat show goers will enjoy… SEE MORE

Hawaii Fish and Dive Expo

Honolulu, HI October 24 - October 25

The Hawaii Fish and Dive EXPO brings the best brands in the sport of fishing and diving to Hawaii. Featuring over 100 vendors from diving, fishing, boating, hunting, marine accessories, ocean-related apparel, and other outdoor lifestyle companies offering the best deals for the fall and holiday giving. Some of the… SEE MORE