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US Harbors releases new digital products

US Harbors, an online resource for boaters and other coastal travelers launched by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, released “Life on the Coast,” a new free 132-page interactive annual digital magazine and mobile app celebrating the finest businesses, activities and destinations on the New England coast.

“Life on the Coast” is available as a free iPad or iPhone download in the App Store or through USHarbors.com, as well as directly through any Web browser, according to the company.

In addition to more than a dozen articles by writers and photographers, the publication presents an interactive account of the activities of more than 75 of New England’s coastal businesses — all in their own words and through color photographs.

For boaters and other coastal travelers, “Life on the Coast” is meant to offer an inside look at the people, businesses — marinas, boatbuilders, craftsmen — and locations that line the shore from Rhode Island to Maine, according to the release.

“Almost every boat these days has an iPad in the cockpit, and for all coastal travelers the smartphone is becoming as vital as a pair of binoculars,” US Harbors president Jamie Bloomquist said in a statement. “ ‘Life on the Coast’ takes advantage of these powerful devices to present photographs more clearly than we’d ever thought possible. And by incorporating Web and email interactivity throughout, we’re helping readers take the story even further.”

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