OCTOBER 2014 Issue IT'S HERE

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Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:12

TWO CANOE TRIPS A CENTURY APART Featured

Milton Wend and his friend Russell spend an eventful week on the Hudson in

August 1910
 
Rob Slator and Robbie Gilmore, students visiting from Ireland Discover the Hudson
 
September 2014.     More

SPANISH 170 FOOT TALL SHIP "EL GALEON" WILL BE DOCK AT THE RIVERFRONT MARINA FROM OCTOBER 12TH TO THE 18TH. OPEN FOR VISITORS FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM.

 

This is a spectacular one of a kind ship. It has an admission fee for adults and children. Billy Joe's Rib 
Works adjacent to Riverfront Marina will be hosting a pirate weekend in support of this spectacular ship

 

The huge West Coast Lifter has arrived on station at the Tappan Zee Bridge site today October 6, 2014. Leaving its resting place on the west side of New York Harbor at 6 A M this morning it arrived at 11 AM to be greeted by the Governor of New York an other dignitaries at Piermont Pier as it passed in review.  The West Coast Lifter will be used to replace portions of the New Tappan Zee Bridge.

Saturday, 20 September 2014 11:09

VERMONT SAIL FREIGHT PROJECT Featured

 August 15, 2014            ABOUT THE COVER AND MORE.....
A “Foremast Jack’s 
Perspective” on 
VSFP
Note: The following piece was written 
by Meade Atkeson, our intrepid intern 
who came to us through the MiddCore 
Plus program of Middlebury College. 
We all wish Meade the best in his future 
endeavors!  More
Saturday, 20 September 2014 09:33

TWO CANOE TRIPS A CENTURY APART Featured

1910 Milton Wend and his friend 
Russell spend an eventful week 
on the Hudson in August 1910
 
2014
How the idea came about 
is Robbie Gilmore was looking at 
his bus route to Manhattan, saw the 
bus went through Albany, saw there 
was a river in Albany zoomed out of 
google maps, saw that river went to 
Manhattan!
Monday, 25 August 2014 09:37

Dinosaurs of the Hudson River Featured

At Certain times of the year there are strange, huge fish that visit the Hudson River in large numbers.

 
Many are here throughout the year, however the increase in numbers is 
caused by the spawning sturgeon that lay their eggs on the rocky bottom of certain parts of the Hudson River.
 
Riverman knew when the sturgeon had arrived and sought this prize of prizes for the eggs or caviar that they provided. MORE....
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 20:25

For sale the Neffs Boat

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Saturday, 28 June 2014 06:38

TURN KEY CONDITION FOR A SUMMER OF HASSLE FREE FUN Featured

*** BOAT FOR SALE ***

 

 LOWER THAN BOOK VALUE!

$31,000

 

TURN KEY CONDITION FOR A SUMMER OF HASSLE FREE FUN

 

This 1997 30' Cruisers boat has been meticulously maintained through the years by a lifelong Cruisers mechanic. Both engines are nearly new. AC & heat, pressure water system, electric stove, refrig, water heater, battery charger, anchor and windlass, GPS, radar, fish finder, new marine radio, new am/fm/cd player, sleeps 4 comfortably (can accomodate 6), depth sounder, biminy top, mooring cover, all ropes and fenders included. Have every receipt for all work done on boat since bought to prove that claims are true and accurate.

 

If you are interested contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more pictures of the interior.

Friday, 16 May 2014 06:20

A NEW YORK STATE RECORD STRIPED BASS, Featured

A 60 lb Striped Bass, for sure a New York State Record, was caught on May 14, 2014 at 9;30 AM by Eric Lester fo Goshon, NY.

 
Eric was fishing by himself just south of the I84 Bridge, Newburgh/Beacon Bridge in thirty feet of water, drifting a blood worm at 15 feet. The huge fish just grabbed his bait an took off.  It took Eric a half hour to tire the fish out, bring him along side his boat where he reached down, grabbed the huge fish behind his gill and hoisted him aboard.
 
Upon bringing him in to Riverfront Marina, in Newburgh, the dockmasters, Jamie and luanne, brought out a dock cart, broght the fish into shore and filled the cart with ice from Billy Joe's Restaurant.
 
I was called and got to Newburgh in 20 minutes from Peekskill.  We found a scale that was certified at Reliable Recycling on Williams St., In Newburgh.
 
After the official weghin, Eric brought the fish home.  He is having a taxidermist take care of the new record for all to see.
 
Congradulations to Eric Lester, I am sure there are bigger stripers in the Hudson River.
 
John H. Vargo, Publisher  (It could not have happened to a nicer guy)
Friday, 16 May 2014 06:05

A NEW YORK STATE RECORD STRIPED BASS, Featured

A 60 lb Striped Bass, for sure a New York State Record, was caught on May 14, 2014 at 9;30 AM by Eric Lester fo Goshon, NY.

 
Eric was fishing by himself just south of the I84 Bridge, Newburgh?Beacon Bridge in thirty feet of water, drifting a blood worm atg 15 feet. The huge fish just grabbed his bait an took off.  It took Eric a half hour to tire the fish out, bring him along side his boat where he reached down, grabbed the huge fish behind his gill and hoisted him aboard.
 
Upon bringing him in to Riverfront Marina, in Newburgh, the dockmasters, Jamie and luanne, brought out a dock cart, broght the fish into shore and filled the cart with ice from Billy Joe's Restaurant.
 
I was called and got to Newburgh in 20 minutes from Peekskill.  We found a scale that was certified at Reliable Recycling on Williams St., In Newburgh.
 
After the official weghin, Eric brought the fish home.  He is having a taxidermist take care of the new record for all to see.
 
Congradulations to Eric Lester, I am sure there are bigger stripers in the Hudson River.

Striped Bass Derby 2 day Total Leaderboard . .

Name

Weight

Length

Time

Released
Species

 

1) FRANK FAMA

73.00

83.75

9:50:37 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

2) FRANKIE NOTTO

67.50

82.50

9:55:16 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis Released!

3) MARK SOFRANKO

57.19

77.50

16:54:5 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

4) SCOTT MASTEN

56.67

83.00

16:19:29 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

5) WALTER FISHER

50.25

75.75

15:37:26 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

6) PAT MURRAY

42.44

75.00

10:29:58 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

7) DAVID STASELIS

42.25

68.75

13:20:17 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

8) JAVIER_ SANTIAGO

41.50

67.25

9:58:8 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

9) THOMAS GRAMZA

36.00

43.00

15:59:31 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

10) GERARD SCARPATI

36.00

39.50

11:46:59 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

11) CHRIS VARGO

35.88

42.00

8:10:56 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

12) BEN MARINO

35.00

39.75

11:45:49 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

13) SEAN JEFFERY

34.70

40.50

8:26:5 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

14) EDWARD_M. ZECCARDI

31.19

42.50

8:27:25 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Croton 

15) GREGORY SOKOL

28.00

37.50

11:48:19 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

16) MARC SCHER

27.90

40.00

16:16:20 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

17) STAN DREZEK

23.54

37.50

10:31:44 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

18) EUGENE CASCIO

23.00

37.25

11:42:30 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

19) RHETT MYERS

18.66

35.00

16:52:34 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

20) ANTHONY SCHER

18.50

38.00

16:17:38 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

21) DONA MURRAY

17.82

34.50

10:33:54 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

22) DOUGLAS CARDINALI

16.47

34.50

8:27:29 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

23) JEFF SHERWOOD_

15.40

32.25

12:24:23 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Newburg Released!

24) DONNIE ARNONE

14.79

33.00

8:22:45 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

25) SAM GIORDANO

11.71

30.50

8:29:56 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

26) DAVID MCPARTLAND

5.08

22.25

16:50:12 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

27) RICHARD ALEXANDER

3.80

22.00

16:48:38 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:58

THE STRIPED BASS ARE ALL OVER HAVERSTRAW BAY Featured

The Hudson River Striped Bass Derby will be on Friday,Saturday and Sunday April 26 and 27th, 2014.

 
Two great locations to weigh in your stripers, remember an extra pound for any striper released alive.
 
Go to http://www.stripedbassderby.com
 
To register and view all the great prizes.

The restrictions in place in and around the Tappan Zee Bridge are going to a problem this year.

 Here is a solution to the problem that would not take a week to solve.
 
Digging out the  old channel that used to lead form the main channel to Piermont in front of Corranetta's Marina.
 
It is far enough away from the TZ Bridge Contstruction to allow free and easy access to Piermont Marina''s !
 
 
 

 

**OBCC NEWS: CLARIFICATION!! (a.k.a. the good news and the bad news!)**

 
 
Hi again everyone, 
 
In my enthusiasm over our building being cleared by the inspectors and reopened today, I am afraid I may not have been adequately clear about the current status of the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club. I hope this email helps clarify where we are, and what still lies ahead.
 
There have been two ongoing issues that are intertwined, but as of today, one of them is resolved. 
 
Issue #1: Since October 31st, 2013, the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club has been padlocked by building inspectors at the direction of the Town of Ossining. At that time, OBCC was presented with an OTR (order to remedy) matters within the building which inspectors felt were not in current compliance with building codes.
 
Since that day to this, our team of licensed and Town-approved members have been working around the clock, throughout the winter, and until recently with no heat, to comply with all of the requests made on the OTR. These people have worked on their own time, as volunteers, at no cost to the Town or to Ossining taxpayers. All materials expenses for the work over the past four months have also been absorbed by OBCC at no cost to the Town or to taxpayers.
 
Today, the final inspection took place, and OBCC was fully cleared of the OTR.  The building has been totally updated to current code compliance, the locks were removed, and OBCC access has been fully restored. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Town and Village officials involved in this matter for their time and effort, as well EVERYBODY who has offered their support. 
 
In addition, we are extremely grateful to everyone at the Croton Yacht Club, Ossining Hose Company #1 - Engine 96, and Ossining Fire Police and Emergency Squad - Rescue 14 for sharing their facilities with OBCC for board meetings, membership meetings, Toys for Tots, and other important events during the time that our space was unavailable to us. 
 
Unfortunately, during the course of updating the building, needed amenities were lost. At the present time, there are no cooking appliances in the building. OBCC looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Town to provide full services to the building in this respect at the earliest possible opportunity. The OBCC board and membership are fully committed to honoring their traditional annual calendar for the community, including the upcoming Commissioning Day and Veteran's ceremonies, and the "Hot Pie" scholarship breakfast regardless of any obstacles that may or may not exist at that time.
 
To have lost the cooking facilities, as well as the impact of modifications to the licensing agreement which the Town insisted upon last year (which included the loss of OBCC's ability to store boats on land in the winter) is a tough blow to the club. However, our spirits are high, and our committment to this historic building, as we approach our 100th anniversary, is even higher. We welcome and appreciate your support and involvment!
 
Issue #2:  As you are aware, the Town of Ossining has been pursuing a study into tearing down the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club building in favor of new construction which would also house a restaurant. Unfortunately, our opening today reflects only the satisfaction of the OTR from October. To the best of our knowledge, the Town's plans to tear down Ossining's historic waterfront club building are still in place. We sincerely hope that this will change. 
 
In the meantime, the fight for the preservation of OBCC continues, and your support is needed now more than ever. I wish I could express to you how much it is appreciated, and how much it has meant. 
 
Please join us as we continue our campaign to save Ossining's waterfront history and the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club from being lost in the name of development and revenue. Once these magic places are gone, they are lost forever. Lost to those who came before us, lost to us, and lost to future generations. We do not want to see that happen.
 
So there you have it. I will probably be sending out more frequent updates and information over the next couple of days. It's an exciting time, and to be open today, after 125 long winter days, is cause for celebration. So many people have been working so hard to get to this day, and while there is still much work in the fight for preservation ahead, today I really just want everyone, including all of you, to bask in this happy day, being back in our home. 
 
A million thanks, 
 
Meaddows Ryan, OBCC Tru
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