It all began with a discussion five and a half years ago on the boat club docks about Brian’s daughter Laura’s suggestion to host friends of hers on his boat including a soldier who had been wounded in the Gulf War and a Gold Star family.
by Lynn Glassman
You know when you're young and impetuous you sometimes do foolish things! When I first began teaching swimming, I went to the New York boat show and I bought a small 12-foot Hobie Cat sailboat. I didn't know how to sail, I didn't have a place to keep the boat and I certainly didn't live near water. The company that sold me the boat said that they would teach me to sail in a classroom. After two months I learned to sail very nicely on paper. I picked up the boat and brought it up to the Catskills where my folks were staying for the summer.
Fishing is one of the simplest yet complicated ways to get something to eat, and is as common to “man” as breathing. It is a primeval sport that is usually taught to any child that lives near water, yet there are millions of children that live near water that have no clue as to what fishing really is. Brad Poster, Executive Director, of the United Way Columbia/Greene County has developed a way of bringing together diverse children from all walks of life, rich, poor, disabled and healthy to “fish” for a few hours so that the “spirit” that lives in all children can be brought out and grow and flourish.
by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County
The Port of Albany and US Senator Charles E. Schumer have announced an effort to secure TIGER grant funding for the Port to increase exports and create jobs in the Capital Region for companies like GE and Siemens. In a July 18 press conference at the Port, the Senator said this much-needed grant would help improve current obstacles like moving and storing heavy cargo and supporting Capital Region manufacturers that develop nextgeneration technology equipment that is super-sized and over-dimensional for road or rail transport.
by Allynne Lange, Curator, Hudson River Maritime Museum
Before boats had engines, rowing was often the way people travelled for short distances over water. In New York Harbor fast rowing boats called Whitehalls were developed to speed people, messages, and small amounts of freight around the harbor.
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