Lake Living: Matt O’Hara

MEET MATT! Matt owns and operates Freedom Boat Club located at Queen Boat Co. in Dunhams Bay on Lake George. The Westchester native did not grow up boating however. Matt discovered Freedom Boat Club while working with the company as his client through advertising sales in Massachusetts. It wasn’t until Matt met his wife Rebecca… Read More

Lake Living: Ben Marshall

MEET BEN! Ben has always lived and worked in the Lake George area enjoying many of the amenities the Adirondacks has to offer. Ben, who grew up in Queensbury, enjoys going cliff jumping on Lake George and wake-boarding on Glen Lake. Currently Ben is a senior at Paul Smith’s College studying Ecological Restoration. A DAY IN… Read More

Mercury Racing launches 450R outboard

Steeped in Mercury Racing DNA, the 450R features a 4.6-liter V8 FourStroke powerhead boosted by an exclusive Mercury Racing supercharger to produce 450 peak propshaft horsepower and 40% higher torque than the 400R. At over 300 pounds lighter than the nearest competitor, the new 450R delivers a new power-to-weight ratio in a compact, efficient package…. Read More

Rock the Dock Music Festival 2019

This year’s third annual Rock the Dock Music Festival will take place on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at the Lake George Steamboat Company in Lake George. The festival takes place on the steel pier and is open for all ages. Rock the Dock will feature live music with Lake Georges own Formula 5 as well… Read More

Tips for Trailering Safety

  source: Boating Magazine The first step in safe towing is to make sure the trailer tires are suitable for the size of the boat being towed. This is important to check on your vehicle too because towing an extra load puts a lot more stress and weight relying on your vehicle to safely pull… Read More

DEC photo contest for Female Anglers

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is running a photo contest called “WomenHuntFishNY” for female anglers-of all ages in New York State. The contest begins June 17 and will be open until July 8. The “WomenHuntFishNY” contest categories includes but is not limited to freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, and Ice fishing. In addition, the contest… Read More

New Boating Safety Legislation makes it’s way to Gov. Cuomo’s desk

Sources: Patch, WRGB Albany Boating safety in New York State will likely see improvement with new legislation on its way to Governor Cuomo’s desk to receive his signature. Current boating safety legislation requires only people born after May, 1996 to have a boater’s safety course certificate otherwise known as a boater’s license. “Brianna’s Law” was… Read More

NYS allocates $190,000 to the Capital Region to combat invasive species

Source: Post Star NYS is allocating $2.8 million of the Environmental Protection Fund to help fight the war on aquatic invasive species. The Capital Region will see some of this funding thanks to the Environmental Protection Fund working together with the State Department of Environmental Conservation to grant $190,000 to local towns and organizations. The… Read More

Celebrity Mike Rowe Offers Trades Scholarship

This is an amazing effort by celebrity, Mike Rowe.…/ Did you know that 95% of all boats sold in the U.S. are made right here in the U.S.A? Today, U.S. marine manufacturing supports over 650,000 jobs and 34,833 businesses. The boating industry is growing steadily yet it’s facing a shortage of new, qualified workers…. Read More

The Great Upstate Boat Show Another Success

Despite the looming possibility of the Fed raising interest rates in recent weeks, it was another positive year for The Great Upstate Boat Show this past weekend. The leading Upstate NY boat dealers and lifestyle vendors put on some very impressive displays. Some attendees who’ve visited other shows, such as the New York Boat Show… Read More