Photo courtesy of Annapolis Harbormaster J.P. "Flip" Walters

Harbormaster Debuts Hybrid Patrol and Pumpout Boats

15/10/2011 - Harbormasters aren’t usually the types of people who sneak up on you. They’re usually the jovial ones in the harbor, catching your lines, welcoming you, and letting you know where to pick up provisions and a pint. But in Annapolis, Maryland, J.P. “Flip” Walters isn’t your normal harbormaster — and these… SEE MORE
Photo courtesy NOAA.

Scientists Investigate Spike in New England Seal Pup Deaths

7/10/2011 - The appearance of more than five dozen dead harbor seal pups along the New England coastline in the past two weeks has sent scientists into labs across the country to determine what is causing the sudden increase in mortality. As of the morning of October 7, the bodies of sixty-six… SEE MORE
Camden Harbor

Irene Arrives in Maine

28/8/2011 - Hurricane Irene – now known as Tropical Storm Irene – has in the past couple of hours arrived in Maine, packing less of a punch than many feared just a day or two ago. Nonetheless, those boats who did not head to a hurricane hole or get hauled onto dry… SEE MORE
NOAA Storm Surge prediction of 3ft or more for the Southern New England coast

Hurricane Irene Prep: Understanding Storm Surge

27/8/2011 - Though Hurricane Irene’s winds weakened slightly, to 75 knots, as the storm passed over North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the destructive power of Irene’s storm surge is already coming into full view. For Rhode Islanders, understanding the dynamics of storm surges is of particular interest, as the latest forecasts call for… SEE MORE
NOAA Storm Surge prediction of 3ft or more for the Southern New England coast

Understanding Storm Surge Key to Hurricane Prep

27/8/2011 - Though Hurricane Irene’s winds weakened slightly, to 75 knots, as the storm passed over North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the destructive power of Irene’s storm surge is already coming into full view. Maine looks like it’ll be spared the huge storm surges that are predicted for southern New England this weekend,… SEE MORE
The storm track prediction of Hurricane Irene by Storm Pulse

Hurricane Irene Takes Aim at East Coast

24/8/2011 - For many East Coast boaters, summer is about to experience an unpleasant interruption. Hurricane Irene, which as of the August 24 mid-afternoon report is up to a Class 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 knots, seems hell-bent on hitting the U.S. mainland harder than any storm has in several… SEE MORE