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Whales putting on a show in front of volunteers at Race Point Light, off Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Protect Your Boat and Crew this Whale Calving Season

12/2/2021 by US Harbors

If you plan to boat or fish in the Atlantic Ocean this winter, be on the lookout for North Atlantic Right Whales who are calving in state and federal waters off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina from November through April. These endangered mammals are extremely hard to spot and collisions have… SEE MORE

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Gear Recycling Reaches Milestone in Commercial Fishing Communities

12/1/2021 by US Harbors

By Laine Welch. More than a million pounds of old fishing nets and lines from Alaska have made it to recycling markets so far, where they are remade into plastic pellets and fibers. The milestone was reached with a recent haul of nets from Dutch Harbor, and more are already… SEE MORE

San Francisco Bay Area -- Image by David Mark.Image by David Mark. License free on Pixabay.

Multiple Downtown SF Skyscrapers Are Causing Entire Area to Slowly Sink

11/27/2021 by US Harbors

Much media attention has been lavished on the tilting and sinking Millennium Tower, a fix for which remains in the works. But the building’s situation has perhaps brought attention to the fact that heavy buildings clustered in an area atop landfill and bay mud — an area of reclaimed land… SEE MORE

Rockland, ME Breakwater by Bob Trapani, Jr.

Boating 101: The Importance of Ventilation

11/26/2021 by US Harbors

How often do you think about boat ventilation? One of the most amazing things about owning a yacht is how little red tape there is, or even laws to follow, compared to life ashore. The rules that do exist are generally there for good reason. If you own a boat… SEE MORE

How to Fly Safer this Holiday Season

11/22/2021 by US Harbors

By Sandee LaMotte. If you’re taking to the skies to visit friends and family over the holidays, be prepared to jostle your way through crowded airports, packed planes and frenzied baggage queues with millions of fellow travelers. “Everyone knows how close they’re going to be with other people on a plane,”… SEE MORE

NOAA Ocean Exploration Meets Major Mapping Milestone

11/20/2021 by US Harbors

Two million square kilometers. Or 772,204 square miles. That’s more than one quarter the size of the contiguous United States. And it’s the area of seafloor mapped by NOAA Ocean Exploration using the modern, high-resolution multibeam sonar system aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer since the ship was commissioned in 2008. Why We Map There’s so… SEE MORE

Sandy Shores Tide Clock

High Tide, Low Tide, My Tide

11/19/2021 by US Harbors

No need to consult a tide chart and make adjustments for your local tides: the Sandy Shores custom tide clocks show the High, Low, Incoming and Outgoing tides so planning your next beach picnic, kayaking adventure or fishing trip is easy. These tide clocks are delivered with the clock set… SEE MORE

November 2021 - News from Our Coasts

11/16/2021 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES FOR NOVEMBER Updates from US Harbors News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month Updates from US Harbors We are hosting a free online conference on November 17th to help coastal communities–and their citizens–understand and prepare for changes… SEE MORE

Storm Batters Long Island With Hail and Prompts Rare Tornado Warnings

11/15/2021 by US Harbors

By Troy Closson and Isabella Grullón Paz. A series of rare tornado warnings rattled the New York metro area as heavy rain, quarter-size hail and powerful wind battered parts of Long Island, New York City and New Jersey on Saturday. No injuries were reported as a result of the fast-moving… SEE MORE

US Harbors Presents Online Conference

Learn About Our Presenters... "Rising with the Tide: Keeping Our Communities Above Water"

11/14/2021 by US Harbors

Our free online conference for Coastal Communities is this Wednesday, Nov 17th. Learn more about our presenters, and join us!  PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Senator Angus King Since 2013, Senator King has served as Maine’s first Independent United States Senator. He’s strong believer in the need for greater bipartisan dialogue and relationship building, and… SEE MORE


In light of global health concerns and the widespread cancellations of large gatherings, we recommend that you check directly with the organizer to confirm event status prior to attending.

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Online - Fire Safety in the Marina and Boatyard Presented by AMI

Nationwide December 7 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Fire Safety in the Marina and Boatyard December 7, 2021, Noon – 1:00 PM EST Kimberly Finley, SVP Marine Facilities Industry Practice Leader at CHUBB Insurance, joins AMI to discuss Fire Safety in the Marina and Boatyard SEE MORE