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Events & Things to Do in Maine Filter

Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Event

Hampton, NH June 17 - June 19

The fun starts Thursday, June 10, 2021 when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 27th. Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand… SEE MORE

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Boat Launch Safety Tips

What New Boaters Need to Know: The Best of Boating 101

6/17/2021 by US Harbors

Now that summer is just around the corner and social distancing rules are being lifted across the country, we can't wait to safely hit the water this summer! We've collected some of our most important boating and safety articles for a quick refresh before you leave the dock. This SPRING… SEE MORE

Why It May be Better to Donate Your Boat Now, and Not In December

6/16/2021 by US Harbors

By BoatUS Foundation. ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of… SEE MORE

Acadia National Park -By National Park Service / Matthew Lambert (Acadia Youth Technology Team)derivative work: User:Maps and stuff (white balanced; reduced saturation; brightened darker areas) - National Park Service website (archive), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74855277

Storm Heavily Damages Carriage Roads at Acadia National Park

6/16/2021 by US Harbors

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The beloved carriage roads at Acadia National Park suffered heavy damage from a severe recent rainstorm, the National Park Service said Monday. The rainstorm hit Bar Harbor in the early hours of June 9. The park service said 10 miles (16 kilometers) of the 45-mile… SEE MORE

Satellite Mapping Image from NOAA's Ocean Service

What is Hydrography? And Why is it So Important?

6/7/2021 by US Harbors

By NOAA's Office of Coastal Survey. Hydrography is the science that measures and describes the physical features of the navigable portion of the Earth's surface and adjoining coastal areas. Hydrographic surveyors study these bodies of water to see what the "floor" looks like. Under the Department of Commerce, NOAA and… SEE MORE

Explore Tides & Weather in Maine Regions

Fort Scrammel, Casco Bay, ME - By Dirk Ingo Franke - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22110309

Southern Coast & Casco Bay, ME

Casco Bay and Maine's Southern Coast are the most populated areas of Maine, but that doesn't result in any lack of charm or local flavor. Portland, the jewel of Maine, and home to the best food anywhere is a vibrant growing city. The Southern Maine Coast has been blessed with miles picturesque beaches, and islands of pastoral country surrounded by seas of forest. Both history and geography create the chemistry to give you a vacation you won't forget. Enjoy a lobster boat cruise, charter fishing excursion or kayaking excursion along the coast, canoeing on the Mousam River, a trolley ride to the beach, or the thrill of an oceanside amusement park. Open year 'round, the Southern Maine Coast has it all. SEE MORE