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On the Water, Separation Isn’t Just About Safe Distancing

With more paddlers and boaters sharing the water this summer, our friends at BoatUS Foundation offer some etiquette tips below to help ensure safety and fun for all. The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing… Read More

Boating in NY in 2020

Top 10 Safety Reminders, New Resources By: Dave White & New York Sea Grant In mid-April, with boating opportunities opening up with some restrictions related to marina operations, social distancing and sanitization, the Empire State Marine Trades Association, Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, and New York Sea Grant are providing resources to encourage… Read More

COVID-19 Update – April 2020

ARTICLE FROM ESMTA (EMPIRE STATE MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION) AS YOU ARE AWARE, THE GOVERNOR SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT MANDATES 100% OF EMPLOYEES WORK FROM HOME, EXCLUDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 15, 2020. We have received word for the Governor’s Office and Empire State Development and at this… Read More

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