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2020 Anchorage Boat Show

Anchorage, AK February 21 - February 23

The Anchorage Boat Show fills the Dena'ina Center Main Floor with over 40,000 square feet of boats and outdoor gear! SEE MORE

Grand Rapids Boat Show

Grand Haven, MI February 19 - February 23

Grand Rapids Boat Show 2020 is a West Michigan tradition! The Grand Rapids Boat Show is launching into an era where we will be showing our broadest array of power boats ever…especially for the Great Lakes! Besides Motor Yachts and Cruisers we have attracted Great Lakes Catamarans, Tugs, Trawlers, and… SEE MORE

Ford 65th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show

Gary, IN February 14 - February 23

The phrase “ticket to adventure” is a trite expression used by any number of enterprises trying to convince a person to pay the price of admission. “Buy a ticket to adventure and the doors will open to the experience of a lifetime,” they say. The promise may come from a… SEE MORE

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Miami Beach, FL February 19 - February 23

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) is a national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Its 19th annual edition will take place February 19 – 23, 2020.    All… SEE MORE

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20-Foot Great White Spotted Off Florida Coast

2/17/2020 by US Harbors

By Ed Killer. During a dive charter trip on Walker’s Dive Charters out of Riviera Beach on Tuesday, a group of scuba divers encountered a once-in-a-lifetime experience — a great white shark. The encounter took place near a spot known as The Breakers Reef, a location just one mile offshore… SEE MORE

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Our Favorite Tide-Themed Romance Novels for Valentine's Day

2/14/2020 by US Harbors

What better way to add a little romance into your life than a tides-related romance novel to bring to the beach this summer? Check out some of our favorite titles below:  Tides of Deception by Christy Barritt Change has come to Lantern Beach: a new police chief, a new… SEE MORE

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Tips for Surviving Cold Water Immersion

2/12/2020 by US Harbors

Cold water can kill. The following guidelines and images from the U.S. Coast Guard will increase your chance for survival: Stay calm. Evaluate your situation and control your breathing. Minimize time in the water. Get out as soon as possible safely. If possible, utilize any floating objects to get out of the… SEE MORE

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Trump Administration Cuts Back Federal Protections for Streams and Wetlands

2/10/2020 by US Harbors

By Scott Neuman and Colin Dwyer. The Environmental Protection Agency is dramatically reducing the amount of U.S. waterways that get federal protection under the Clean Water Act — a move that is welcomed by many farmers, builders and mining companies but is opposed even by the agency's own science advisers.… SEE MORE

CES 2020 Las Vegas

CES 2020: 3 Tech Trends That Will Impact Our Coasts

1/29/2020 by Anastasia Fischer

Key take-aways from CES 2020 for the marine and coastal communities. Jan 10, 2020 I’ve just returned from my first trip to wild and wonderful CES – the largest consumer technology convention in the world. Although the 4-day event, held annually in the desert landscape of Las Vegas, might not… SEE MORE

Viking Removing ‘Cruise’ From Company Name

1/27/2020 by US Harbors

By Donald Wood. Ocean and river cruise company Viking has revealed it is dropping the word “cruise” from its name as it continues to grow and focus on destinations. According to CruiseCritic.com, Viking founder Tor Hagen announced during a speech in Los Angeles last week the cruise line’s website has been changed… SEE MORE

TowBoat US Press Release - January 27th, 2020.

TowBoatUS Boat-Towing Captains Honored for Lifesaving Acts

1/27/2020 by US Harbors

ORLANDO, Fla. – Being a TowBoatUS towing captain means you spend a lot of time on the water assisting recreational boaters with routine issues like breakdowns or running aground. It also means that when boaters are in grave trouble, there is no hesitation to help. Seven captains who acted as… SEE MORE

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NOAA Researchers Working to Make Winter Travel Safer

1/22/2020 by US Harbors

Forecasters are good at predicting large winter storms, but even mild winter weather can be dangerous for travelers. Trying to travel in the midst of winter weather can be inconvenient at best and dangerous — even deadly — at worst. Snow, freezing rain and black ice can snarl traffic and… SEE MORE