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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

Harbormaster Day Celebrations 2020

Harbormaster Appreciation Profiles

9/15/2021 by US Harbors

In the lead-up to the third annual Harbormaster Appreciation Day (October 8th), we are sharing profiles from Harbormasters from across the United States. Let us know about your Harbormaster and what make him or her an integral part of your community!  Newport Harbor, California Paul Blank – I have been… SEE MORE

Photo Courtesy of AP / Al Grillo, File.

Salmon Collapse Sends Alaskans on Lower Yukon Scrambling for Scarce Alternatives

9/14/2021 by US Harbors

By Zachariah Hughes. Cyril Jones dropped hunks of moose meat off around town to neighbors who might need it. He delivered a hefty rack of ribs, then he doubled back to the river to lug a rump roast and thick brisket slab from the floor of his boat to the… SEE MORE

Tropical Storm Nicholas Threatens Gulf Coast with Heavy Rain

9/13/2021 by US Harbors

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicholas was strengthening just off the Gulf Coast and could make landfall in Texas as a hurricane Monday as it brings heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said top sustained winds reached… SEE MORE

Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Mel Melcon

Coast Guard Urges Mariners to Avoid Lake Tahoe Waters until Wildfires Subside

9/3/2021 by US Harbors

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging mariners Thursday to avoid all recreational activities on the waters of Lake Tahoe until the wildfires have subsided. The availability of Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe boat crews and other emergency first responders on the water may be significantly reduced until area… SEE MORE

Boating 101: How to Learn Marine Navigation

9/3/2021 by US Harbors

By Shawn Buckles. Fundamentals: How Marine Navigation Works You first have to understand the fundamentals of marine navigation. Marine navigation consists of three very simple steps: Locate your position Determine a course Monitor the course If you say it like that, it doesn’t seem so difficult after all, right? There… SEE MORE

How Wetlands Can Help Buffer Louisiana Storms

9/2/2021 by US Harbors

By Michael Phillis, Suman Naishadham and Travis Loller. A multi-billion dollar system of seawalls, levees, pumps and other flood controls helped shield New Orleans from the surge of ocean water swept up by Hurricane Ida. But Ida also encountered natural barriers like wetlands that act as a “speed bump” and… SEE MORE

Ida's Remains Threaten Once-in-a-century Flood Event in Northeast

9/1/2021 by US Harbors

By Jeff Berardelli. After slamming into Louisiana with 150 mph winds, Ida has weakened below tropical depression status. But even though the winds are gone, the threat for significant flash flooding remains as the system pushes northeast. In fact, that threat will only grow larger as the tropical moisture merges with a jet stream… SEE MORE

Tropical Storm Ida Weakens as Rescues Begin in Louisiana

8/30/2021 by US Harbors

By Rebecca Santana, Kevin McGill and Janet McConnaughey. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida became a tropical storm as its top winds slowed over Mississippi on Monday, while across southeast Louisiana residents waited for daylight to be rescued from floodwaters and see how much damage was caused by one of… SEE MORE

Hurricane Ida, Now a Category 4 Storm, Takes Aim at the Louisiana Coast

8/29/2021 by US Harbors

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Ida stoked fear and dread in Louisiana on Sunday as the approaching storm threatened to grow into one of the most powerful systems to assault the region since Hurricane Katrina, forcing residents to flee or hunker down as the storm quickly intensified to a Category 4… SEE MORE


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