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37th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

Salem, MA August 24 - August 25

The flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 37th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 24-25, 2019. Mostly wood, primarily private… SEE MORE

14th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party

New York (The Battery), NY August 24 @ 12:00 PM - August 25 @ 6:00 PM

Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 14th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era-inspired gathering. The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC’s Governors Island and has since grown into one of New York City’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts… SEE MORE

Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience

Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA August 24 - August 25

Over A MILLION LEGO® Bricks are On Display and Ready for Play LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain. Hands-on LEGO® Attractions and Activities Include: Brick Fest Speedway: Build, Race, and Win! Watch your… SEE MORE

Alaska Seafood Throwdown

Anchorage, AK August 25 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pacific Seafood Processors Association presents Alaska Seafood Throwdown August 25 @ 10am Free with Fair Admission. Professional Alaskan chefs compete in this tasty event using wild Alaskan seafood. Come early to sample their creations and place your People’s Choice votes for the best in each category. Tastings around 11:00am, 1:30pm… SEE MORE

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July 2019 Hottest Month Ever Recorded

8/19/2019 by US Harbors

Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows. Here’s a closer look into NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report: Climate by the numbers… SEE MORE

Preparing for High Winds Part Two: Garage, Siding and Landscaping

8/19/2019 by US Harbors

Information provided by The Dekanski Home Selling Team and Garage Door A garage door is typically the largest moving part of an entire home. This creates some unique challenges in high wind situations. Generally speaking, garage doors are designed to move upward and downward, providing security and shelter for… SEE MORE

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There are bargains aplenty in hurricane-prone areas, but make sure you have your bases covered in case of a storm.

Traveling in Hurricane Season: Is it Worth the Risk?

8/12/2019 by US Harbors

By Elaine Glusac. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean — and that includes the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and destinations in the Bahamas and Florida — runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Hurricanes can strike at any time, but peak season runs August through October, when the National… SEE MORE

The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: When, Where & How to See It

8/11/2019 by US Harbors

By Sarah Lewin. The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, but in 2019 they'll be washed out by a close-to-full moon during their peak. Spectators can expect to see just 10-15 Perseids per hour or maybe slightly more on the peak, which is the… SEE MORE

There are many ways to reinforce a home against wind damage — some are simple enough to DIY while others may require professional assistance.

Preparing for High Winds Part One: Doors, Windows and Roofing

8/10/2019 by US Harbors

Information provided by The Dekanski Home Selling Team and Wind can come in the form of hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, microbursts or downdrafts. There are high winds and gusts in some instances that last just a few minutes, and there are sustaining winds that may last for days. While wind… SEE MORE

NOAA Announces Increased Chance for Above Average Hurricane Season (August to November 2019)

8/8/2019 by US Harbors

NOAA PRESS RELEASE August 8, 2019 -- NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October,… SEE MORE

10th Annual Watermen's Appreciation Day.

Upcoming Food Festivals Across the US

8/7/2019 by US Harbors

Here in the Northeast we are savoring the remaining days of summer  while avoiding thoughts of the cold months just around the corner. As we move into the height of food festival season we wanted to share a few of our favorites from across the US. Don't miss out on… SEE MORE

Knowing the basics can keep your motor running longer.

Boating 101: Outboard Motors

8/5/2019 by US Harbors

Outboard motors are a great part of boating and they seem to be getting better all the time. Like any engine, they need a little attention and care to ensure long, trustworthy service. Knowing the basics of how an outboard works will help take some of the guesswork out of… SEE MORE