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Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival

Bowers Beach, DE October 18 @ 5:00 PM - October 19 @ 6:00 PM

Join us for the 2nd annual Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival on October 18 & 19 at the Delaware State Fair Quillen Arena and presented by the Delaware State Fair and the Biggs Museum of American Art! The 2019 festivities and activities include: the Pumpkin Trail (over 50 new and… SEE MORE

Hearth & Hands Fest

Portsmouth, NH October 19 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Celebrate and learn about handcrafts and homesteading skills! Crafters and practitioners welcome you to walk around and talk with them in an open-house-style setting. Skills being demonstrated include: composting, fiber arts, seed saving, food preservation, and much more. SEE MORE

Boston Hard Cider & Doughnut Festival

Boston, MA October 19 @ 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Boston Hard Cider & Doughnut Festival I Sat Oct 19th Part Bar Hop, Part Sweet Celebration! Featuring (6) bars & restaurants, premium hard cider & 2,000 doughnuts! The official kick off to fall season has arrived! TICKETS ON SALE NOW Save Link - Participating Venues The Greatest Bar (Registration… SEE MORE

36th Annual Oyster Bay Oyster Festival

Oyster Bay, NY October 19 - October 20

The Oyster Festival, the East Coast's largest waterfront festival with more than 200,000 attendees, returns for its 36th year this October 19th and 20th, 2019 offering a fin mixture of new activities and old favorites including live entertainment, ships, topnotch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating… SEE MORE

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UMaine Launches World's Largest 3D Printed Boat

10/11/2019 by US Harbors

Maine is known for its boat builders. But the most recent boat launched in Maine takes boatbuilding to a whole new level. On Thursday, October 10, the University of Maine unveiled the largest boat ever produced by a 3D thermoplastics printer. The 25-foot, 5,000-pound composite vessel not only is the… SEE MORE

Shellfish 101: How to Shuck Oysters

10/8/2019 by US Harbors

By Molly Watson. START WITH FRESH, RAW OYSTERS The main reason for shucking oysters is to eat them raw. You want very fresh, live, fabulous oysters if that's your plan. Luckily, oysters are fairly cooperative on that front as long as you keep them cold and don't suffocate them in… SEE MORE

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October is Energy Awareness Month.

10 Energy Saving Tips for Energy Awareness Month

10/8/2019 by US Harbors

By Linda Poppenheimer. This October, fulfill the promise you made to yourself earlier in the year to get serious about saving energy and reducing your carbon footprint. October is an ideal time to address your energy use for a number of reasons. First, you still have plenty of time to… SEE MORE

2019 Annapolis Boat Show

US Powerboat Show Hits Record Numbers

10/8/2019 by US Harbors

Annapolis, Md - The United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis closed the curtains Sunday, October 6 on a banner year. At 5:00 pm a cannon shot rang out, hundreds of horns sounded their approval, and nearly 1,000 engines fired up to begin the move-out of the 48th annual Annapolis show.  This year’s show displayed more… SEE MORE

Grand Isle, LA Oyster Hatchery

Record Low Gulf Coast Supply Could Jolt Oyster Prices

10/4/2019 by US Harbors

By Sue Cocking. This spring’s record-shattering flooding from the Mississippi River has wreaked historic havoc on oyster production in the Gulf of Mexico, which could reverberate for years to come with scant supply and hard-to-digest prices. Louisiana, which bore the worst of the damage from too-low salinity and smothering algae… SEE MORE

Photo by + POOL Light.

Floating Sculpture Will Show New Yorkers East River Water Quality

10/4/2019 by US Harbors

By Clarisa Diaz. A mysterious new attraction has been seen bobbing in the East River off Pier 17 this fall—a glowing 50-foot plus sign. The floating sculpture, a data visualization beacon called + POOL Light, changes color according to the physical conditions of the water, making water quality updates easily accessible… SEE MORE

Pollution on US beaches has a direct impact on local tourism.

The Economic Impacts of Marine Debris on Tourism

10/2/2019 by US Harbors

The tourism and recreation sector is the largest employer in the ocean and Great Lakes economy. This sector relies heavily on healthy coastal and ocean resources as well as the aesthetic quality of the environment. Unfortunately, marine debris is a pervasive issue in many coastal areas of the United States, where… SEE MORE

Photo by Lt. Tom Crane of the Rockland-based Coast Guard cutter Thunder Bay

NOAA Buoy Helps Save Lives

10/2/2019 by US Harbors

Last month, four people with their lives hanging in the balance were hoisted to safety after finding refuge on a nearby NOAA weather buoy when their vessel took on too much water. The survivors used their vessel’s Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)—one of three types of emergency beacons used to transmit… SEE MORE