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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:47

Tug Boat Round-Up

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Tug Boat Round Up

This morning was beautiful. A bit of smoke on the water as mist rose through a great September sunrise. The air a bit cooler and drier than it has been. 

Really, though, the weather has been great and it was nearly perfect for the Roundup - which was pretty darned good!

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:37

The Vikings Have Landed in the Hudson!

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vikings on hudson river

This trip, taking a historic copy of a large Viking ship across the North Atlantic from Norway to Labrador,Canada and then to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, was truly epic in every sense of the word! The many videos on Youtube provides the viewer with a real sense of what it was like for the original Vikings to have made this trip a thousand years ago. “Oh, you did not know that Vikings explored much of the Northern part of our continent long before anyone else”? Well they did, and there is plenty of proof given to us by archeologists that this is so. Actually on this trip some of the archeological findings were featured in support of the ships trip.

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chelsea yatch club view

Letter to the US Coast Guard

Dear Mr. Lapiejko:

We are writing to express our concerns with the proposed rule which would establish ten new anchorage grounds along the Hudson River between Yonkers, NY and Kingston, NY. Chelsea Yacht Club’s Interest in the Proposed Rule Chelsea Yacht Club is located on the east bank of the Hudson River approximately two miles north of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Our facilities include a mooring field, boat ramp and launching pit. A Submerged Land License from New York State authorizes up to 140 moorings in our mooring area. Members’ boats range in size up to 36 feet overall length.

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Monday, 26 September 2016 19:21

Fountains of Youth

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Croton Yacht Club’s “River Day”

The sheer joy of Luella Walsh, age 5, catching her first catfish, and the joy that Tony DiModugno shows in helping her, (he gently held the rod while Luella reeled it in), proves out the saying, “give a child a fishing rod, and they will fish forever!” Commodore Dennis Kooney of the Croton Yacht Club and his crew of volunteer yacht club members have built a wonderful concept into a reality that every yacht club should establish at least once a year on the Hudson River.

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Thousands of words and photos have been used to describe what occurred on the Hudson River on January 15th, 2009 as flight 1549 went into the drink. Here is one fellow’s account of his participation in the rescue. Scott Koen a member of Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club was on scene four minutes after the plane crashed.

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Friday, 09 September 2016 20:00

Ask Dr. Gel - September 2016

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Most boaters know what can cause a fire on their boat but we’d like to bring to light the reasons for those that may not.

Why do boats catch fire?

Anything that can cause a spark can start a fire or even worse - an explosion in the bilge.

  • Lack of adequate ventilation
  • Shoddy electrical wiring
  • Over heating engines/transmissions
  • Galley from cooking/ appliances
  • Using automotive parts for marine applications;
  • There are specific marine starters and alternators just to name a couple that are built to be flash proof (no sparks in bilge)

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