US Harbors, of Rockland, a free online resource for boaters and coastal communities, has announced that voting begins Wednesday, March 31 for the annual “Best Harbor in the US” contest at Participation is free and open to everyone.

Voting for this year’s Best Harbor contest is open from March 31 through May 31. Participation is limited to one vote per user. People can vote on any of the 1,400 harbors that US Harbors provides coastal weather and tides for — from Maine to Hawaii, Florida to Alaska, and the Great Lakes. The winning harbors will be announced Friday, June 4 and the top four harbors will receive special plaques commemorating their win. Additionally, US Harbors throws a special event for the overall winner, including gifts for their community.

In past years, over 100,000 people from around the country have participated in the annual contest: they have voted online, shared photos and stories of their harbors and spread the word in their local communities to get others to join them.

For more information on US Harbors, visit