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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:34

A Salute to Veterans To Remember

The Cortlandt Yacht Club, Montrose, NY and the Riverfront Marina, Newburgh, NY have honed their skills individually, and collectively, to put on a “Salute To Freedom’’ flotilla dedicated to our veterans and Gold Star Families that will be hard to beat in future years.

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In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard promulgated an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek comprehensive public input and examine whether there is a need for a proposed rule on new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River to promote safe navigation. An ANPRM is an optional, pre-rulemaking tool for seeking information from the public

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Monday, 17 July 2017 15:22


The traditional fun restaurant that was always the mark of the Tarrytown Marina has returned with the opening of Barley on the Hudson, July 4th, 2017.

I took the opportunity to photograph many of the hundreds of visitors in just the first few days of its opening and can say, without a doubt, it is like the patio was never closed.

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 14:42

Tech Valley Tour Boats

Explore The Mohawk, or Step Back In Time on Saratoga

This year some great new tour boats are being commissioned on the waterways north of Albany, offering opportunities for Hudson Valley residents to get a taste of new cruising waters without the expense of taking the boat north.

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August 19, 2017 will see the first annual HRFA Catfish Chaos contest on the Hudson River.

Based at Billy Joe’s Rib Works beautiful huge deck in Newburgh, NY this one day contest will feature a $1000 dollar top prize with other catagories reaching out to ten places.

While the weigh station is busy accepting winning live catfish for weighin, other volunteers from the HRFA will be teaching children how to fish from the deck of Billy Joe’s Rib Works. The HRFA will provide rods and reels and bait for their education.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:15

Sallie’s Boat Top Repairs

Hi, I can’t believe that I ‘ve been working on boat canvas for over 40 years! My head is full of thoughts about what you should do and not do with your boat canvas. That includes Bimini’s, cockpit covers, bow covers, curtains, and any other canvas or sewing that needs to be done on your boat.

When I ventured into boat canvas, I thought to myself, “what could be so hard about this, I have been sewing all my life”.

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Monday, 26 June 2017 12:03

Police Inspections on the River

Hi Lex,

The information below describes the relationship between a person’s Fourth Amendment Rights and law enforcement’s authority to stop a vessel. This is taken, almost verbatim, from the student manual that we use at our Marine Law Enforcement Training Course. Not all officers attend our training, of course, and even then they are not obligated to follow our training. As far as vessel stops are concerned, if a law enforcement officers signals a boater to stop, they should comply. Always bear in mind that these officers are there to ensure the safety of everyone using our waters, and they may have a valid reason for requesting the stop. However, the officer conducting the stop must be able to explain why they made the stop; they witnessed a violation, have probable cause, or they are offering a safety check. If it is the latter, the boater has the right to politely decline, and should not be further detained.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:46


Summer watersports are fun, exciting, and family friendly activities that people of all ages can enjoy. There’s no better way to spend a weekend at Lake George, Schroon Lake, or Loon Lake than out on the water soaking up the sun. But it’s no secret that boats and aquatic crafts can be expensive to purchase, time consuming to maintain, and difficult to transport between home and your vacation destination.

That’s why at Schroon Lake Marina, there’s a wide variety of boat styles and watersport equipment available for rent so that you can take full advantage of your time at Schroon Lake without the hassle of having to haul your own equipment here.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:21


Each time we have a Children’s Catfish Contest at Billie Joe’s Rib Works they get better in terms of total enjoyment by everyone involved. Maybe it is the location, practically child proof, maybe it is the wonderful enthusiasm of Joe Mallie manager and his staff, and maybe it is the volunteers from the HRFA but for all of the above, including a beautiful day to be fishing, this group of wounded warrior veterans and their families all had a wonderful day!

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