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Thank you!

We hope you all enjoyed the show! A big thank you to all the donors, boy scouts, businesses in town, Police, Fire, Harbormaster, Park&Rec, and other town departments, yacht clubs, dock masters, civilian barge patrol boats, and all volunteers who helped to make this another memorable Independence Day celebration. Thank you also to Atlas Pyrovision Productions,…
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Security zone and barge patrol

The fireworks barge has arrived at the mouth of Marblehead Harbor and the fireworks have been loaded onto the barge. Please observe the safety zone around the fireworks barge, marked by four large orange tetrahedron buoys and patrolled by our civilian boat patrol volunteers flying orange privileged vessel flags. Stay clear of the barge at…
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Lights of the 4th

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Happy Independence Day!! We hope you’ll all have a great day today. Please enjoy the many festivities around town and we’ll see you all tonight for the annual Marblehead Harbor Illumination and Fireworks. Please remember: there are new starting times this year! Harbor Illumination will begin at 21:00 (9:00 PM)…
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Lighthouse Sunrise

Weather Forecast

Good morning and a Happy Independence Day week to you all! As you make your preparations for the Fourth, here is the latest update of our local event weather forecast that has been provided to the Marblehead Firework Committee by Precision Weather Forecasting this morning at 0900 (9 AM) EDT: Precision Weather Forecasting Inc. Marblehead 4th of…
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Marblehead Fireworks Committee announces details about the July 4th Fireworks

The Marblehead Fireworks Committee is pleased to announce the following details about the July 4th Fireworks and Harbor Illumination 2018: Sunset on July 4th is at 8:25 PM. The Harbor Illumination is scheduled to start at 9:00 PM when flares are lit all around the perimeter of the harbor, creating a magnificent ring of light…
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There’s a voice that keeps on calling me

Ulysses, Ulysses – Soaring through all the galaxies. In search of Earth, flying in to the night. Ulysses, Ulysses – Fighting evil and tyranny, with all his power, and with all of his might. Ulysses – no-one else can do the things you do. Ulysses – like a bolt of thunder from the blue. Ulysses…
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80 days around the world

80 days around the world, we’ll find a pot of gold just sitting where the rainbow’s ending. Time – we’ll fight against the time, and we’ll fly on the white wings of the wind. 80 days around the world, no we won’t say a word before the ship is really back. Round, round, all around…
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Two If by Sea…

If you are planning to enjoy the fireworks from your boat or if you are planning a boat trip on the Fourth during the day, please remember that the US Coast Guard and the Marblehead Harbormaster have established a safety zone around the fireworks barge at the mouth of the harbor. All boaters are advised…
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Please leave your drone at home

A special note to owners and operators of recreational or commercial “drones”, or Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS): the safety zone on the water also applies to all sUAS. The FAA has confirmed to us that anyone flying a sUAS inside the exclusion zone marked in the water would fall in the category of “Careless…
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