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Events & Things to Do in Downeast & Mount Desert, ME, Maine Filter

Maine Boat & Outdoor Expo

Portland, ME October 1 - October 2

Maine Marine Trades Association and Maine Outdoor Brands announced they are teaming up to host the 2021 Maine Boat & Outdoor Expo. The event will be held October 1-2, 2021 at Thompson’s Point in Portland and will feature a variety of vendors, exhibits, and demonstrations to help new and seasoned outdoor… SEE MORE

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

Newcastle, ME October 8 - October 11

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™  is a uniquely spirited event that provides education to young and old, and also an economic boost to this rural, coastal community. Our intent is to expand annually, as has been done since the first two pumpkinboats raced one another in 2007. There’s no limit to… SEE MORE

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Cold Weather Gear & Tips to Keep You Paddling Year-round

9/22/2021 by US Harbors

By Beverly Hill. When the icy fingers of winter descend many paddlers wind up retiring their canoes and kayaks to the dark recesses of the garage until spring, but with the proper gear it’s possible to paddle all year long and stay warm and dry in the process. The key… SEE MORE

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Heavy Rainfall Threat Across the Eastern US

9/21/2021 by US Harbors

A strong cold front will continue to slowly push east today, providing a focus for showers thunderstorms from the Great Lakes to southern Texas. While severe thunderstorms are not expected, heavy rainfall is likely, with scattered flash flooding possible, especially from the Tennessee and lower Ohio valleys northeastward across Lower… SEE MORE

Tropical Storm Rose Forms as the 17th Atlantic Storm of 2021

9/20/2021 by US Harbors

By Hannah Gard. This year's busy tropical season continues as more activity ramps up in the Atlantic. Tropical Depression Seventeen intensified into Tropical Storm Rose Sunday afternoon, about 370 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, says the National Hurricane Center. The other active storm currently in the Atlantic basin is Tropical… SEE MORE

To find early season stripers, think shallow and moving waters.

A Cape Ann Teenager Makes a Bid for Striper Fishing Fame

9/19/2021 by US Harbors

By Billy Baker. MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — It’s 4 a.m. and 18-year-old Finn Hawley is in a shed behind his house, doing what he does most days, which is preparing to go fishing for striped bass. Hawley is a lanky teen, just under 6 feet 4 inches tall, and despite the pre-dawn hour,… SEE MORE