Matinicus Rock Light, NOAA Weather Station MISM1 restored. (Photo courtesy Congresswoman Pingree's office)

Service Restored To Matinicus Rock Weather Station

1/27/2011 - Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced on January 27th, 2011 that federal officials have restored a weather station on Matinicus Rock (NOAA Station MISM1), which provides critical weather information for boats on Penobscot Bay. Pingree had urged officials to repair the station, which hasn’t provided data for two years. “Having this station… SEE MORE
Front Street Shipyard partners - L to R: JB Turner, Lucia Michaud, Steve White, Taylor Allen, and Ken Priest

New Marine and Composites Facility to Open in Belfast

1/23/2011 - A new custom boatbuilding facility/service yard/composites manufacturing facility on the Belfast, Maine, waterfront is well on its way to becoming a reality according to a press release received on January 18, 2011. The facility will be called Front Street Shipyard, and will be sited on the former Stinson canning factory… SEE MORE
Sailing on Penobscot Bay

Wayfarer Marine Announces the Penobscot Bay Cup

1/3/2011 - Wayfarer Marine, Camden Yacht Club, several local boatyards and boat builders are organizing a regatta for boats of all shapes and sizes. The Penobscot Bay Cup will be held the weekend of August 20-21, 2011. The event organizers have the support of local business communities and yacht clubs in and… SEE MORE
Courageous, on the docks at IRYS, Newport RI

12-Meter Reunion in Newport

12/31/2010 - As we wait for the America's Cup venue for 2013 to be announced, a look at the reunion that celebrated the heady days of the America's Cup in Newport. In the 1977 America's Cup, Ted Turner skippered the 12-Meter Courageous to victory in Newport, Rhode Island. In September 2010 some… SEE MORE

Cup Venue Reaction: Brad Read, Sail Newport

12/31/2010 - U.S. Harbors received a statement from Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport on the decision to hold the 2013 America's Cup Final in San Francisco. Brad was one of many Rhode Island business people who went to great lengths to demonstrate that Narragansett Bay remains one of America's top… SEE MORE

San Francisco will be the venue for the 34th America’s Cup

12/31/2010 - The official announcement was made this evening, San Francisco will host the 2013 America's Cup. The San Francisco Examiner was the first to report the news earlier today citing two unconfirmed sources but sometime after 8p.m. EST the official announcement was made. The winner here is the USA, bringing the… SEE MORE

Economic Impact of 2013 America’s Cup for RI Presented

12/30/2010 - The Rhode Island Department of Economic Development held a press conference at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport, updating everyone on Newport's bid to host the 34th America's Cup. The big news from the press conference were the results of a recent economic impact study conducted by CPAs… SEE MORE

New Cape Cod Tides Added

11/22/2010 - We added Wellfleet tides and weather along with other Cape Cod stations including Pleasant Bay, Chatham and Barnstable Harbor. We will continue to add more and more locations in Massachusetts. Click here to view Wellfleet Monthly Tide Charts Click here to view Wellfleet Weather & Daily Tides Please… SEE MORE

Best View of the Harbor – Oldport Water Taxi

8/26/2010 - The most enjoyable way to reach the Museum of Yachting and observe the beehive of activity around the harbor is to take the Oldport Water Taxi from downtown Newport. Round trip costs just 5 bucks and stops at the International Yacht Restoration School along the way. VHF 68, Phone: 401-847-9109… SEE MORE