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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:18

Charting My Own Course

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday, 28 August 2016 14:02

Rowing On The River

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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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Saturday, 27 August 2016 13:55

Newport Boat Show 2016

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One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in New England, the Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 13 acres and will host hundreds of exhibitors from around the world with new powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 to 100 feet, plus a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. To accommodate the growing number of exhibitors this year, Newport Exhibition Group is adding more docks to the North and South side of the marina.
 
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Friday, 26 August 2016 13:39

Annsville Creek to Popolopen Creek

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This Spring/early Summer has been one of the best starts to our canoeing season in a long time. We’ve visited a lot of creeks that dump into the Hudson: the Rondout, Wappingers, Fishkill, and, Stony Creek that dumps into Tivoli Bays. Most have been featured, or mentioned, in this magazine.
 
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