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

"Best Harbor" 2021 Winners Announced

"Best Harbor" 2021 Contest Winners Announced

6/4/2021 by US Harbors

Rockland, ME — Over 2,500 people voted in this year’s “Best Harbor in the U.S.” contest that ran online from mid-April through May 31st, 2021. Local communities vied intensely for the top spot up until the final moments of the contest! Out of the 1,400 harbors for which we provide… SEE MORE

12th Annual Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race

Annapolis, MD September 11 - September 12

The popular Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race will be holding its 12th Annual event during the weekend of September 11-12, 2021 in Annapolis, Maryland. Past participating boats have ranged in size from 8-feet to 65-feet and come from as far as Canada and Australia. This fun gathering of classic wooden sailboats… SEE MORE