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CIFF Selects: Points North Institute/Camden International Film Festival

Camden, ME July 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CIFF Selects: Points North Institute/Camden International Film Festival and the Camden Opera House screen a recent documentary. Tickets are $10; free younger than 18/college students with ID, via camdenoperahouse.com. Some films followed by in-person or Skyped Q&As. Fourth Wednesdays through October. SEE MORE

The Around Long Island Regatta

New York (The Battery), NY July 25 - July 28

The Around Long Island Regatta, first run in 1977, covers a 205 nautical mile course combining Ocean, Harbor and Sound racing. Open to all sailboats 24 feet and larger, the race is designed for sailors at all levels, running is as any as 10 divisions, typically finishing in one to… SEE MORE

Camden Classics Cup

Camden, ME July 25 - July 27

The Camden Classics Cup is one of the world’s most beautiful regattas - sailed where the mountains meet the sea off the lovely harbortown of Camden, Maine. The Camden Classics Cup gives sailors the time of their lives with terrific on-the-water racing, and stellar onshore partying. Presented by Lyman-Morse at… SEE MORE

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

South Amboy, NJ July 26 - July 28

The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as… SEE MORE

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How to Use Fishfinder Features

Fishing 101: How to Use Fishfinder Features

7/20/2019 by US Harbors

By Jim Hendricks. While trolling for tuna 30 miles ­offshore, all crewmembers scanned the water, ready to sing out at the first sign of feeding fish or bird activity at the surface. Meanwhile, a virtual crewmember was looking downward: our fish finder, pinging away, ready to sing out when the… SEE MORE

How to launch and land a kayak.

Kayaking 101: Launching and Landing

7/19/2019 by US Harbors

A kayak on the move is a sleek and graceful thing. Grace is harder to achieve, though, while getting into your boat to launch it and while getting out of it to land it. When you launch a kayak, you’ll have two common scenarios: Shoreline launches, where you straddle the… SEE MORE

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2019 saw record-breaking rain in the US

US Precipitation Record Hits All-time High in 2019

7/18/2019 by US Harbors

Rain – and plenty of it – was the big weather story in June, adding to a record-breaking 12 months of precipitation for the contiguous U.S. It's the third consecutive time in 2019 (April, May and June) the past 12-month precipitation record has hit an all-time high. Here’s a snapshot of… SEE MORE

Texas Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West

Hurricanes 101: Storm Surge

7/15/2019 by US Harbors

By Christina Edwards. Storm surge flooding is the greatest threat to life and property during a tropical system, and storm surge directly accounts to approximately half of the deaths associated with tropical storms and hurricanes in the U.S. As a tropical system inches closer to shore, the familiar tropical storm… SEE MORE

Tropical Storm Barry expected to hit land with increased intensity.

Gulf Coast Tropical Depression Forecast to Hit Land as Hurricane

7/10/2019 by US Harbors

By Doyle Rice. The second storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to form Wednesday or Thursday along the Gulf Coast. The weather system, currently spinning off the coast of the Florida Panhandle, could either form as a tropical depression or a tropical storm. If the depression's winds reach 39 mph, it… SEE MORE

Mississippi mainland beaches are currently closed due to dangerous algae.

Toxic Algae Blooms Force Mississippi Mainland Beach Closures

7/8/2019 by US Harbors

By Ben Kesslen and Associated Press. Mississippi closed all mainland beaches on the state's coastline during the Fourth of July weekend due to toxic bacteria sweeping the state's Gulf Coast. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has been closing beaches due to blue-green algae blooms since June. By Sunday,… SEE MORE

Black Sea Bass have become increasingly prevalent in New England.

Diversifying New England's Seafood Marketplace

7/8/2019 by US Harbors

How many different seafood species do you purchase and eat? Many of us are familiar with lobster, sea scallops, cod, and haddock but not so familiar with eating dogfish, monkfish, scup, or sea robin. Diversifying the seafood choices we make and eating a much wider variety of local marine life… SEE MORE

Hatteras Lighthouse

Hatteras Lighthouse May Move Again as Outer Banks Shoreline Shifts

7/8/2019 by US Harbors

By Jeff Hampton. BUXTON, N.C. - The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse might have to be moved again as the Outer Banks sands near the Buxton point wane and gain. The National Park Service on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of pushing the 4,800 ton tower more than a half mile southwest to… SEE MORE