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Decoding International Signal Flags

8/13/2022 by Editor

By Boat Safe. Although you may never see them displayed except at fleet parades, around naval installations, and areas with heavy international shipping traffic, International code flags are used to signal between two ships or between ship and shore. Also called signaling flags, they are a set of ship flags… SEE MORE

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Tonight Catch the Full Sturgeon Super Moon

8/11/2022 by Editor

By Almanac.com. August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Thursday, August 11, 2022. It will be the last supermoon of the year! Learn when to look for it and why August’s Full Moon got such a peculiar name. When to See the Full Moon in August 2022 August’s full Moon will appear… SEE MORE

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What To Do If Pulled Over by the Coast Guard

8/10/2022 by Editor

By Joseph Carro. Our mission at the U.S. Coast Guard is to save lives, so the sight of flashing blue lights and a U.S. Coast Guard patrol vessel pulling alongside is no reason for boat owners to panic. The Coast Guard conducts approximately 70,000 boardings a year in its multiple… SEE MORE

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August Skywatching Is Quite A Show

8/9/2022 by Editor

By NASA/JPL-Caltech. What’s Up for August? Grab your binoculars for planet viewing, the outlook for the Perseids, and flying with Cygnus the swan. The morning planet parade we’ve been enjoying the past few months comes to an end in August, with Venus and Saturn making their exits on opposite sides… SEE MORE

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Fishing 101: Best Way to Gut a Fish

8/8/2022 by Editor

By takemefishing. Cleaning a fish is easy. In this article, we’ll give you basic information and simple steps on how to clean and store your catch as well as how to clean fish before cooking. For the best possible meal, start by treating the fish right from the moment you… SEE MORE

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Maritime Administration Issues Small Shipyard Grants

8/8/2022 by Editor

By Ashto.org. The Maritime Administration, known as MARAD, recently issued $19.6 million in grants to 24 small shipyards in 19 states via its Small Shipyard Grant Program. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, and small shipyards play a critical role in America’s maritime industry, helping us get… SEE MORE

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Navigating Locks Safely on Your Boat

8/7/2022 by Editor

Joseph Carro, USCG Boating Safety Locks are more common in some areas than others, so navigating the intricacies of “locking” isn’t something you’ll encounter every day. Still, it’s a reality you’re likely to come upon at one time or another, so it’s important to understand the basics. Navigation locks are… SEE MORE

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Rare 13th Century Shipwreck Discovered

8/6/2022 by Editor

By Meilan Solly Carrying a cargo of locally sourced limestone, the so-called Mortar Wreck likely sank off the Dorset coast during the reign of Henry III. Some 750 years ago, a ship loaded with intricately carved gravestones, Purbeck limestone and grinding mortars sank off the coast of Dorset, England, just… SEE MORE

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Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Portland, ME July 28 - August 14

Each summer, thousands of pass holders, filmmakers, panelists, athletes, brands, and onlookers converge for a multi-day film festival in Maine’s most vibrant city. Portland’s walkability, proximity to four season outdoor recreation, and nationally renowned food and drink scene make the city an ideal location for a summertime film festival. Outdoor screenings.… SEE MORE

Cross For LifeFlight Fundraiser

Portland, ME August 1 - August 31

Join us this August for the 2022 Cross For LifeFlight, a self-directed outdoor challenge that raises critically needed funds for LifeFlight of Maine. New this year, join us for optional in-person, synchronous events across the state. Whether you love to challenge yourself or want to create a memorable experience with… SEE MORE

Yoga on Waikiki Beach in August

Honolulu, HI August 1 @ 7:00 AM - August 31 @ 10:00 AM

Yoga on the beach or next to it on the grass!  This 75 minute class focuses on power vinyasa yoga and restorative yoga.  Practice yoga into the sunset and watch the moon rise.  Yoga mats and props are provided.  Simply sign up and show up. Daily except Wednesdays. SEE MORE

"Python Challenge" in the Keys

Miami Beach, FL August 5 - August 14

This August, you can help control the invasive Burmese python, which does not belong in the ecosystem of the Florida Keys and poses a threat to native wildlife. The Florida Python Challenge®is an exciting conservation effort which helps protect the rare Everglades habitat and the animals that live there from… SEE MORE