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What to Expect for the 2020 Hurricane Season

5/27/2020 by US Harbors

By Mallory Nicholls. The 2020 hurricane season is fast approaching and this year, it is expected to be a busy one. The National Hurricane Center’s outlook shows above average numbers with 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes, and three to six major hurricanes. What exactly goes into… SEE MORE

The Beach Is Open. Should I Go?

5/27/2020 by US Harbors

By Lauren Sloss. As climbing temperatures herald summer’s return, cities and states around the United States are beginning the stilted process of reopening. In many places, that means a chance to return to the beach. Texas state beaches were ordered to reopen on May 1; now state beaches in Florida, Oregon and California are also starting to reopen. On… SEE MORE

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News from Our Coasts: Week of 5/18/2020

5/22/2020 by US Harbors

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: To help our coastal community weather the pandemic, US Harbors is posting weekly news summaries of updates and announcements received from our coastal community, including timely information on the status of harbors and marinas around the country. The deadline for submission is Thursday, 11PM ET. Items received… SEE MORE

Copper River Flat: Alaska's Summer Salmon Season Starts Slow

5/20/2020 by US Harbors

By Laine Welch. It was slow going for the May 15 opening at Copper River, which marks the official start of Alaska’s summer salmon season. Just over 3,000 fish crossed the docks (1,491 sockeyes and 1,646 kings) by 337 deliveries in the 12-hour opener. Prices tanked for the famous “first… SEE MORE

NOAA Exploring Impact of COVID-19 Response on the Environment

5/18/2020 by US Harbors

The coronavirus pandemic response has reduced pollution from a large number of sources across many geographic regions. NOAA has launched a wide-ranging research effort to investigate the impact of reduced vehicle traffic, air travel, shipping, manufacturing and other activities on Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. NOAA scientists are using the most… SEE MORE

News from Our Coasts : Week of 5/11/2020

5/15/2020 by US Harbors

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: To help our coastal community weather the pandemic, US Harbors is posting weekly news summaries of updates and announcements received from our coastal community, including timely information on the status of harbors and marinas around the country. The deadline for submission is Thursday, 11PM ET. Items received… SEE MORE

"Women on the Water": Bonnie Karen, Charter Company Entrepreneur

5/15/2020 by US Harbors

When we first started our "Women on the Water" series profiling amazing women whose lives are built around our coasts and the water, we got this incredibly heartfelt email from one of our users nominating his wife Bonnie Karen, the owner and founder of Reel Kind Fishing and Tours in Naples,… SEE MORE

RI Lawmaker Calls For Direct Shellfish Sales

5/15/2020 by US Harbors

By Rachel Nunes. A Rhode Island lawmaker is calling for local fisherman to be allowed to sell shellfish directly to customers. Rep. Joseph M. McNamara sent a letter to Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, calling for her to change the policy for shellfishers. "Giving these shellfishermen permission to… SEE MORE

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Lighthouse Festival

Sturgeon Bay, WI June 12 - June 14

Explore and get an inside look at the many Door County lighthouses during the Door County Lighthouse Festival. This 27th annual, weekend event allows visitors to tour the inside of several lighthouses that are typically not open to the public year round. Take a unique tour to view these lighthouses… SEE MORE

Boston Harborfest Celebrations

Boston, MA July 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate Independence Day with us! Step back into the 18th century and join us for a night of historical merrymaking! Come celebrate the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Experience a bustling colonial wharf through hands-on activities, games and interactive performances. Meet Paul Revere and the daring Sons of Liberty!… SEE MORE

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance Hooker's Ball XIX

Cape Cod Canal, Buzzards Bay, MA August 1 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Big plans are already under way for the summer event you won't want to miss!  Check back here for more details in the coming months. The Hookers Ball is an annual event that takes place each summer. It is an exceptional evening with fresh-from-the-boat seafood and delicious drinks, fantastic music… SEE MORE

2020 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

Albany, NY August 1 - August 2

The Festival is our 15th dragon boating event melding community team-based waterfront fun with fund raising money to support cancer survivors in our local community. Our 2020 pledge partner is UVM Cancer Center's Integrative Therapies. Other Activities on Festival Day will be loads of fun! There will be entertainment throughout… SEE MORE