January 2021 – News from Our Coasts


Updates from US Harbors

This week brought some serious winter weather conditions for much of the Northeast along with a tsunami advisory for parts of the West Coast.

Japan Meteorology Agency via AP

January News & Events 

MYSTIC, CT – Boaters on the Mystic River in Mystic CT should tune to Notice To Mariners for additional daily bridge closings according to AMTRAK. This is due to the cold weather. The highway bridge schedule is not affected at this time. – HM Don Procko

NEW YORK BOAT SHOWBoat hop and shop magnificent motor yachts, tricked out runabouts, serious center consoles and watersports boats at the New York Boat Show.

Dept of the Interior LogoU.S. DEPT OF THE INTERIOR – The Department of the Interior, in coordination with the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce and the Council on Environmental Quality, invited public comment and announced listening sessions regarding the development of the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas (Atlas), a new tool that will be used to reflect baseline information on the lands and waters that are conserved or restored. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to Regulations.gov on or before March 4, 2022.

Updates From Our Coastal Community

https://www.greatloop.org/joinus?gclid=Cj0KCQjwjPaCBhDkARIsAISZN7QN_zPntq8KgDyODEyVWzMZX_-MLFPe_ZvSGUfa7ZxI4Lmq_1Sk-qUaAqMpEALw_wcBAGLCA – Join AGLCA in the greater Houston, Texas area March 25-26th, 2022 to learn about the Great Loop cruising lifestyle! This event is an introduction to the Great Loop, and you can expect to hear practical advice for planning and preparing your own Great Loop adventure! You can find more information HERE.

Formula Press Release.FORMULA BOATS – BoatTEST.com recently announced that the Formula 500 SSC was the #1 researched boat in 2021. “…a double-whammy of interest, not only because of the design itself but also because she was powered by the quad 600-hp Mercury V12 Verado outboards that were introduced on this vessel.”
To read more click here!

Great Island Boat Yard, ME
Great Island Boat Yard, ME

GREAT ISLAND BOAT YARD – Winter work has begun on a 1972 Lowell 35. This family-owned boat is being updated by the Safe Harbor Great Island team to improve its utility and preserve one family’s tradition of being on the water. The owner’s goal…make the boat a sturdy lobster yacht that looks good, is suitable for multi-generational use, and can simply be hosed off between trips, as if still the commercial fishing boat she once was.

Race Horse by Stephens Waring
Race Horse by Stephens Waring

STEPHENS-WARING – Stephens Waring is providing an opportunity for you to submit a real-word design or engineering challenge, which we’ll weigh-in on.  It’s part of the launch of our new brand IMMERST, which applies our extensive marine engineering and design experience to find solutions and generate ideas for a broad set of land and sea challenges.

Submissions may be challenges on land or water. They can be related to boats, homes, hotels, offices, or something we haven’t thought of yet.  We’ll select the best submissions and share our insight, ideas, and possible solutions in an upcoming story.

Photos of the Month

NOTE FROM OUR EDITOR: Do you have a beautiful or fun photo of your harbor, what you’ve been doing for social distancing, or a project you’re working on? Send it to us!