Voting Opens For Best Harbor in the U.S.

US Harbors has opened online voting for the “Best Harbor in the U.S. 2020” at https://www.usharbors.com/best-harbor/. More than 100,000 people, from all over the country, participated in the 2019 Best Harbor contest, with Padanaram, Massachusetts, named the winning harbor.

Voting for this year’s Best Harbor contest is open to everyone through May 31. Participation is limited to one vote per user. US Harbors will announce the winner of the 2020 event on June 4. The winning harbor, and the top 3 runners-up, receive special plaques commemorating their win. Additionally, US Harbors throws a special event for the overall winner, with gifts for their community, and media coverage.

The “Best Harbor” is an online contest, started in 2019, using crowd-sourcing to determine which harbor is best loved by its community. Participation is open to everyone, but primarily includes the 5 million people who use usharbors.com for their tides/weather/harbor-local information and daily coastal news. The purpose of the contest is to promote the strength and vitality of coastal communities – the winning harbors have been those whose residents have strong communication networks and support for their community. These kinds of networks are vital for effective disaster management, coastal planning and the overall resilience of a community, its residents and their economy.

US Harbors is a media and data company in Rockland, Maine, specializing in “tides, weather, & local knowledge™” for people who love the coast. The company has data on 1,400 harbors across 30 coastal states and the Great Lakes. US Harbors also sponsors national Harbormaster Appreciation Day (celebrated every year around the country on Oct. 8 – www.harbormasterday.com).