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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 www.lifejacketassociation.org 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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A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day

4/2/2020 by US Harbors

By JoAnna Klein. DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — It was 6 a.m. at the dock on a Tuesday in December, and the weather did not look promising. Fog hovered over the water, and the engine of the Research Vessel E.O. Wilson rumbled. Our ship disappeared into the mist, and by 7:30 the crew,… SEE MORE

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Self Isolation Hacks from Offshore Sailing

3/30/2020 by US Harbors

By Amory Ross. As the world around us slips into Coronavirus isolation the concept of confined spaces and limited freedoms can be daunting. I remember the first time I sailed across an ocean and the first time I had those same feelings. The reality is that, since then, isolation has… SEE MORE

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Seafood 101: Cooking Fish at Home

3/30/2020 by US Harbors

Cooking fish at home can feel daunting if you've never done it before but with a few common sense tips you'll be on your way to cooking healthy seafood meals right in your kitchen. Shopping for Seafood When you are food shopping, purchase seafood last and keep it cold. Ask… SEE MORE

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How to Support Local Fishermen in Your State

3/27/2020 by US Harbors

As our communities come together during this uncertain time we would like to remind you to directly support as many local businesses as possible. The seafood industry has been hit particularly hard by the global shutdown. In response, many seafood companies have shifted their operations to provide pickup and home… SEE MORE

Arctic Sea Ice Reached Its Annual High on March 5th

3/26/2020 by US Harbors

Arctic sea ice extent—the area where ice concentration is at least 15 percent—reached its apparent annual maximum on March 5, 2020. On March 24, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reported that the 2019–2020 growth season had an unexceptional finish: 5.81 million square miles (15.05 million square kilometers). It was… 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