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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

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World Ocean Day Beach Cleanup Events Near You

6/7/2021 by US Harbors

In honor of World Ocean Day (June 8th, 2021), we’ve gathered a few of our favorite beach cleanup events throughout the country. Don’t see one near you? Check the full list of events HERE or be the first to start one in your area! SAN DIEGO, CA – Shore Buddies… SEE MORE

Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 - November 30th.

Tips for Being Prepared in Advance of a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

6/6/2021 by US Harbors

The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins. It is vital to understand your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. Here is your checklist of things to do in advance of hurricane season. Know your zone: Do you live near the Gulf or Atlantic… SEE MORE

High Waves Wash Out Chicago Beaches as Lake Michigan Reopens

5/31/2021 by US Harbors

CHICAGO (AP) — Beaches in Chicago were washed out by high waves Friday on the first day the city was to reopen Lake Michigan to swimming since summer 2019. Waves reached up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) high, closing many of the beaches that had been set to open for… SEE MORE

How to react if you're caught in a rip tide

NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model

5/28/2021 by US Harbors

For the first time, NOAA is launching a national rip current forecast model, aimed at saving lives of beach-goers around the country. This new model can predict the hourly probability of rip currents along U.S. beaches up to six days out. NOAA’s National Ocean Service and National Weather Service collaboratively… SEE MORE

Hurricane Irene approaches Virginia in August, 2011. ©NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Biden Doubling Spending to Prepare for Hurricanes, Storms

5/27/2021 by US Harbors

By Matthew Daly and Darlene Superville. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that he’s doubling U.S. emergency spending to help communities prepare for hurricanes and other extreme weather events, while launching a new effort at NASA to better understand and track the impact of climate change. The $1… SEE MORE

A few lucky sailors are already out on their moorings, commissioning their boats for a great boating season ahead.

Safety 101: 8 Boating Safety Tips and Tools

5/26/2021 by US Harbors

It’s National Safe Boating Week, and NOAA has partnered with the National Safe Boating Council, a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, to make it easy to remember what to do when you’re out in a sail or motor boat, canoe, kayak or other sea-worthy vessel this summer. Here’s NOAA’s checklist for anyone going… SEE MORE

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NYC to Bring Vaccines to Beaches Memorial Day Weekend

5/25/2021 by US Harbors

As a means of getting more people vaccinated, New York City announced that it is bringing mobile vaccination sites to its beaches and popular summer spots starting Memorial Day weekend. “We are going to combine the joy of summer and the beaches reopening with the vaccination effort and this weekend… SEE MORE

USCG to Conduct Commercial Fishing Vessel Exams and Education

5/24/2021 by US Harbors

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard will offer courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels and the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will provide maritime safety education to fishermen in Western Alaska and Bristol Bay in anticipation of the 2021 Bristol Bay salmon season. The Coast Guard anticipates sending… SEE MORE

USCG Changes to Waterways: Shackleford Banks / Harkers Island

5/24/2021 by US Harbors

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Around the second week of June, the Coast Guard plans to change 25 aids to navigation (ATON) near Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island. The intent of the changes is to make the lateral aids more readily comply with the “Red, Right, Returning” direction of travel in an… SEE MORE

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