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Events & Things to Do in Block Island Sound, RI, Rhode Island Filter

Safe Harbor Race Weekend

Newport, RI August 13 - August 15

We hope you'll join us this summer for Safe Harbor Race Weekend! Regatta plans are coming together nicely and there is a good buzz about the event already. We are excited to host the racing along with Saturday night's Talk of the Town Crew Party here at the Shipyard. SEE MORE

2021 Ida Lewis Distance Race

Newport, RI August 19 - August 21

The start for the OFFSHORE RACES will be in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay on Friday, August 20th with the first Warning Signal scheduled for 1100. The start for the IN BAY Race will be in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay on Saturday, August 21st with the first… SEE MORE

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NOAA Press Release

NOAA Announces 2021 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest

2/10/2021 by US Harbors

Contest for Kids K-12: Entries Due Friday, April 23 Teachers: Celebrate Endangered Species Day (May 21) by having your classroom participate in the 2021 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest! Endangered and threatened species need our help. Students’ artwork will showcase their knowledge and commitment to protecting these animals. We invite New England schools as well as schools from anywhere… SEE MORE

Right Whale Festival 2019

New Slow Zone Southeast of Atlantic City

2/10/2021 by US Harbors

NOAA Fisheries announces a new Slow Zone (voluntary vessel speed restriction) to protect right whales. Yesterday, February 9, 2021, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution acoustic buoy detected the presence of right whales 20nm southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey Slow Zone is in… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: What Should Be in My Safety Kit?

2/3/2021 by US Harbors

Ben Franklin’s observation that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is good advice under any circumstances, but uniquely and immensely appropriate for the open waters and your boat safety kit. When getting ready for a voyage, there is no such thing as being overly prepared. When… SEE MORE

One of 17 schoolies I landed during a recent fishing trip on Narragansett Bay.

Winter Chore Could Spark an Idea to Increase Fishing Line Recycling

2/3/2021 by US Harbors

Winter is annual maintenance time for many anglers, and respooling with new line and recycling the old is a common task. Ever thought about what happens once you dispose of the old line in a fishing line recycling tube? It’s not pretty. Turning fishing line into new products is labor-intensive,… SEE MORE