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Catch This Week's Supermoon, Biggest and Brightest of Year

4/6/2020 by US Harbors

By Marcia Dunn. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A supermoon rises in the sky this week, looking to be the biggest and brightest of the year. Not only will the moon be closer to Earth than usual, it will also be a full moon. Scientists call this cosmic combo a… SEE MORE

What's the Difference Between Spring and Neap Tides?

4/6/2020 by US Harbors

A spring tide — popularly known as a "King Tide" — refers to the 'springing forth' of the tide during new and full moon. A neap tide — seven days after a spring tide — refers to a period of moderate tides when the sun and moon are at right angles to each other. Tides are long-period waves… SEE MORE

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Researcher Believes He Has ID’d Shipwreck In York, Maine

4/6/2020 by US Harbors

By David Sharp / Associated Press. The ship’s remains, which were last exposed by a nor’easter in 2018, are likely those of the Defiance, a sloop that washed ashore during a violent storm in 1769, said researcher Stefan Claesson, owner of Nearview, an aerial drone and archaeological surveying company. The Defiance… SEE MORE

Links to Coastal State Offices and Local Fish & Wildlife Depts.

4/6/2020 by US Harbors

Trying to get out of the house for some fresh air but not sure about the latest COVID-19 closures in your state? Click the links below to find out current regulations and up-to-date closures in your area. US Fish and Wildlife Service Alabama Alaska California… SEE MORE

Hōlei Sea Arch formed by wave action and coastal erosion in Hawai'I Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Photo courtesy of

Scientists Quantify How Wave Power Drives Coastal Erosion

4/5/2020 by US Harbors

By Jennifer Chu. Over millions of years, Hawaiian volcanoes have formed a chain of volcanic islands stretching across the Northern Pacific, where ocean waves from every direction, stirred up by distant storms or carried in on tradewinds, have battered and shaped the islands’ coastlines to varying degrees. Now researchers at… SEE MORE

Houseboating on the St. Johns River, DE. By Jennifer Armstrong, Holly Bluff Marina.

News from Our Coasts (Week of 3/30/2020)

4/3/2020 by US Harbors

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: US Harbors is now posting a weekly news summary of announcements and stories received from our coastal community. This is the first of our weekly posts, and includes timely information on what people who boat and fish should/should not do during the COVID-19 outbreak as well as… SEE MORE

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The Life Jacket Association Guidelines for Cleaning and Storing Your PFD

4/2/2020 by US Harbors

The Life Jacket Association (LJA) provides the following guidance.  For more information on the LJA please visit their website at If you think your product has been exposed to a virus, clean as recommended by the manufacturer and then let dry in warm, low humidity environment for at least 72… SEE MORE

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Maryland Clarifies "No Recreational Boating" Order

4/2/2020 by US Harbors

By Meg Walburn Viviano. The Chesapeake Bay states are now all under individual Stay at Home orders, with Washington, D.C. following Maryland, Virginia and Delaware’s COVID-19 pandemic precautions. What exactly the orders mean for various outdoor activities has been tricky to pin down. The state of Maryland went far enough… SEE MORE


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Georgia Peach Festival

Savannah, GA June 7 - June 9

The Georgia Peach Festival honors peach growers for their contribution to our state's economy and to the food industry nationwide. The annual week-long Festival attracts as many as 10,000 visitors including church groups, senior groups and charter bus tours. The Georgia Peach Festival splits events between Peach County's two cities,… SEE MORE

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

San Diego Boat Show

San Diego, CA June 11 - June 14

We welcome you to the 2020 San Diego International Boat Show®, southern California’s premier summer boating event. Now is the time to get yourself and your boat ready for the water! Make your boating dreams a reality by checking out more than 150 boats for sale, as well as the… SEE MORE

The 29th Annual WoodenBoat Show

Mystic, CT June 26 - June 28

Please mark your calendar for the 29th Annual WoodenBoat Show, June 26-28, 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