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77th Annual Hampton County Watermelon Festival

Beaufort, SC June 14 - June 23

Hampton County is the home of the world’s original Watermelon Festival. Since 1939, the Hampton County Watermelon Festival has grown to become South Carolina’s oldest continuing festival. From the beginning, it has been a celebration of, for, and by the people of this friendly Lowcountry County, timed to the melon… SEE MORE

NOAA Fisheries' West Coast Recreational Fisheries Roundtable

San Diego, CA June 18 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

NOAA Fisheries' West Coast Region and Southwest Fisheries Science Center are hosting a recreational fisheries roundtable meeting on Tuesday, June 18th, from 9:30am - 3:30pm. This is an opportunity for representatives from California’s recreational fishing community to discuss recreational fisheries issues with staff and leadership from the West Coast Region… SEE MORE

19th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic

Hampton, NH June 20 - June 22

The fun starts Friday, June 14th, 2019 when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 27th. Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand… SEE MORE

Portland Schoonerfest & Regatta

Portland, ME June 21 - June 24

Portland's own spring regatta for traditional sail, Portland SchoonerFest and Regatta kicks off the summer sailing season the solstice weekend of June every year featuring 7 large, traditional schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor with passengers participating onboard and viewing from shore. The 2018 event featured… SEE MORE

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Reminiscing About Reels and Fishing with Dad

6/16/2019 by US Harbors

By Larry LaGrange. One of the nice things about hunting and fishing experiences is how they remain alive in one’s mind for years. I struggle to recall the three items my wife sends me to the store for but I can clearly recall what color of plastic worm I was… SEE MORE

US gas prices expected to be down this summer

AAA Anticipates Savings at the Gas Pump this Summer

6/12/2019 by US Harbors

Nearly every state’s gas price average is cheaper than a week ago, a month ago and a year ago. Today’s national average is $2.74, which is seven-cents cheaper than last week, 13-cents less than a month ago and 18 cents cheaper than a year ago. “Refinery utilization in the United… SEE MORE

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Dressing for the weather and water temperature makes all the difference

Kayaking 101: What to Wear

6/12/2019 by US Harbors

Warm Weather and Water If you live in a hot part of the world that has warm water, dressing for kayaking is simple. Your biggest challenge will be staying cool, hydrated, and protected from the sun, and this should be something that you're used to doing. The most simple solution… SEE MORE

Lowcountry Boil

A Lowcountry Culinary Tradition

6/7/2019 by US Harbors

By Margaret Gregory. Friends engage in conversation in the backyard while enjoying a breezy summer evening. Citronella candles cast a soft glow, attempting to ward off those little Southern vampires we call mosquitoes. A few people focus on a serious game of bocce ball, and the aroma of spicy seasonings… SEE MORE

Eco-Popper Digital Fishing Lure

Econet Eco-Popper Video Fishing Lure

6/5/2019 by US Harbors

The summer is finally here and it's time to dust off your rod and reel along with a fun new accessory built to add excitement to your time on the water. The Econet Eco-Popper Video Fishing Lure is a new popper designed lure featuring a wide-angle 720p HD camera to… SEE MORE

Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 - November 30th.

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

6/5/2019 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

Artic terns are the world's longest migrants.

Exploring the Animal 'Supernavigators' That Can Fly 56,000 Miles a Year

6/2/2019 by US Harbors

By Frans de Waal BOOK REVIEW: SUPERNAVIGATORS Exploring the Wonders of How Animals Find Their Way By David Barrie As I stood peering up in the sky to see the “river of raptors” moving through the Mexican state of Veracruz, I needed to adjust my expectations. The birds were much… SEE MORE

Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

5/31/2019 by US Harbors

By Mario Vittone. The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim and headed straight for a couple who were swimming between their anchored sportfish and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the… SEE MORE