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Hippie Fest Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach (Airport), SC October 26 @ 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hippie Fest is a family-friendly music and arts festival featuring vibrant entertainment for all ages. Free admission for kids 10 and under. It's groovy baby! SEE MORE

South Beach Seafood Week

Miami Beach, FL October 22 - October 26

The 7th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival is back to take over Miami in October on the sands of South Beach between October 22-26, 2019! This Florida seafood festival is not your typical east coast seafood festival, but a showcase of the best talents of South Florida’s leading chefs and… SEE MORE

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's OysterFest

St. Michaels, MD October 26 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Get ready to celebrate the Bay's favorite bivalve at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's OysterFest, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 26, in St. Michaels, Md.   CBMM's OysterFest features oysters served a variety of ways, along with other local fare, craft beer, and spirits; live music on two stages, including a return performance by Swamp Donkey… SEE MORE

56th Annual Florida Seafood Festival

Apalachicola, FL November 1 - November 2

The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park. The festival features delicious seafood,… SEE MORE

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Florida is under a tropical storm warning through the weekend.

Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Florida

10/18/2019 by US Harbors

By Joe Mario Pedersen. The tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet a tropical storm, but its maximum sustained winds strengthened to 60 mph Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. update. Dangerous storm surge and tropical storm force winds are expected along portions of… SEE MORE

The 3Dirigo.

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

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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

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