As I was looking for images to post this week, I stopped at this shot and thought ‘this must be the best harbor in America’. And then I promptly Googled to see if that was a real contest. Turns out it is as of 2019 when US Harbors started a contest and, to my dismay, Marblehead wasn’t even listed. The winner of the Northeast section was Padanaram, South Darmouth.

Interestingly, only 2,500 people voted for the 2021 version of the contest so I figured when the time comes next year (voting should start in late March/early April 2022), we should try and get Marblehead to at least win the Northeast section if not overall.

After all, with its history, natural protection and beauty, how can Marblehead not have the best harbor in America?