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12th Annual Damariscotta Alewife Festival

East Boothbay, ME May 25

The 12th annual Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Alewives Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Memorial Weekend. The event will be filled with adventures, music, educational exhibits and food.   SEE MORE

California Offshore Race Week

Monterey, CA May 25 - June 1

2019 California Offshore Race Week, back by popular demand! Encinal Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club are excited to bring back the CA Offshore Race Week, connecting three distances races into a full offshore race week series. SEE MORE

BIMI Rhode Island Chowder Fest

Block Island, RI May 26 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Great chowder, especially clam chowder, is just this side of heaven in a bowl. East Coast chowders range from milky white New England-style to tomato-based New York-style, to the briny clear broth that’s the hallmark of Rhode Island-style. And you just may get to taste them all because it’s chefs’… SEE MORE

San Diego International Boat Show

San Diego, CA June 6 @ 12:00 PM - June 9 @ 5:00 PM

The popular summer San Diego International Boat Show® will return to Harbor Island June 6-9 for four days of fun on the water. Bring the entire family for a fun weekend on San Diego Bay! If you are a boat enthusiast, or are looking for the latest trend in yachting,… SEE MORE

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Soundcast VG5 Speaker

Soundcast VG5 Bluetooth Speaker

5/22/2019 by US Harbors

By Lucas Fischer. Want some Rolling Stones while enjoying the rolling waves? Water isn’t friendly to most speakers, and it can be a tough battle for us boaters to bring sound to our decks. However, Soundcast’s versatile VG5 bluetooth loudspeaker is strong enough to bump-start a boat party, while small… SEE MORE

Airforce survival training

Boating 101: Flares and Distress Signals

5/22/2019 by US Harbors

The visual distress signal requirement for recreational boaters states that all boats when used on coastal waters, including the Great Lakes, the territorial seas and those waters directly connected to the Great Lakes and the territorial seas, up to a point where the waters are less than two miles wide,… SEE MORE

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Paddleboard Safety Class at Eglin Air Force Base, FL

Top 10 Paddle Sport Safety Tips

5/20/2019 by US Harbors

Planning to Paddle? Know Your Limits! When getting ready to head out on your next paddling trip, be sure to keep these safety tips in mind to ensure you have an enjoyable time on the water. 1. Take an on-water Course - whether it's a safety or skill development course, an ACA on-water… SEE MORE

US Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur

Boating 101: US Coast Guard Equipment Requirements

5/18/2019 by US Harbors

Boating 101: Navigational Lighting Coast Guard minimum equipment requirements vary with the size of your boat, type of propulsion, whether operated at night or in periods of reduced visibility, and, in some cases, the body of water on which it is used. Boats carrying passengers for hire have additional equipment… SEE MORE

Owner Les Crane and his crew looked on as his boat Monterey sinks during the 2017 Antigua to Bermuda Race.

How to Avert Disaster If Your Boat Starts Taking on Water

5/15/2019 by US Harbors

By Dave Liscio. When the Farr PH 56 Monterey sank in May 2017 during the Antigua-to-Bermuda Race, nobody was more shocked than owner and skipper Les Crane. After all, he’d sailed the boat more than 40,000 miles during the previous 14 years and had confidence in its seaworthiness. The center-cockpit… SEE MORE

Striped Bass kayak fishing

Striped Bass Managers Vote to Take Action

5/13/2019 by US Harbors

Changes to striped bass regulations intended to halt overfishing are expected for the 2020 fishing season, but what those changes will be remains to be decided. At the spring meeting of the Striped Bass Management Board on Tuesday, managers voted to initiate development of an addendum to reduce fishing mortality… SEE MORE

Where to keep your boat in a hurricane.

A Guide to Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes

5/8/2019 by US Harbors

Boat owners from Maine to Texas have a reason to become edgy in the late summer and fall: Each year, on average, two hurricanes will come ashore somewhere along the Gulf or Atlantic coasts, destroying homes, sinking boats, and turning people's lives topsy turvy for weeks, or even months. This… SEE MORE

A U.S. Army Soldier rescues a dog during Hurricane Florence response operations. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo )

5 Pet Safety Tips for Storm Preparedness

5/6/2019 by US Harbors

Thorough emergency preparedness is important during severe storm weather, particularly in areas where pet owners may be forced to leave their homes. But what about more common thunderstorms or tornados? Here are five smart and simple tips from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center to make storms safer and less… SEE MORE