Beaufort is on a list of 10 cities and towns vying for the title of America's Happiest Seaside Town of 2013.
Coastal Living Magazine includes the city in its online contest that runs through Feb. 28. People can vote every hour until then. The winner and list, ranked by votes, will be published in the June edition.
Beaufort's lead over Sag Harbor increased this week, according to the contest website, which does not include vote numbers.
Votes can be cast at www.coastalliving.com or by smartphone by downloading the free Digimarc Discover app and scanning the image of Beaufort in the February 2013 issue of Coastal Living.