Boating on the Hudson editor
IT’S MAY ANCHORS AWEIGH!
Whatever type of vessel(s) you have, seeing the leaves on the trees, grass and flowers coming up and birds singing signal the start of the boating season! When we had that warm spell in February I actually saw someone out in a small outboard on the Hudson. Besides the fact that he must have had to at least get his feet wet in the launching process, this is a crazy idea, especially to undertake by yourself since it would only be minutes before hypothermia would set in if you fell in.
Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.
A BOOK REVIEW by John H. Vargo, Publisher
If you live to be as old as I am you will realize that certain people in your lifetime and many before survive all the terrible things that could possibly happen to a person to live to a ripe old age. Some call it luck, but I think it is far more than that, a combination of skill, will, and tenacity, whatever.
John Aldridge is one of these people. This book is now being made into a movie. What is interesting about that is how the partners in the lobster boat have become partners in the book and the movie.
Truly smart men with very smart advisors.
Stem to Stern Restoration is now located at Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans NY. This beautiful marina with its huge indoor work area is ideal for any kind of fiberglass or wood restoration says Mel Perkins owner of stem to stern Restoration. The company perates as an independent contractor it has 20 years experience and has been been in business for 7 years.
In 2017, we will be experiencing our third season of the implementation of slot limits for breeding class striped bass that come every year to the Hudson River to spawn. For those who are new to this, the slot limit is set from 28”- 40” and works as such that any stripers that are within this slot must be released unharmed back into the river. So, how has it been working?
Westerly Marina has now introduced a unique way of boaters saving time in getting supplies for their Saturday morning spring refurbishment. Bottom paint, teak cleaner, zincs, wiring, props and a wide variety of necessary items to get their boat ready for early spring can be order during the week, cutoff is Thursday at 3 PM and have everything ready for quick pickup early on Saturday morning.
Captain John Matthews of Halfmoon Charters will present a candid discussion of the Hudson River Striped Bass fishery. Captain John will discuss the remarkable story of the recovery of the Hudson River striped bass population which was long ago devastated by pollution and over-fishing. John has lived on or close to the shores of the Hudson his entire life.
No question about, this is going to be an early spring boating season, despite the infrequent cold snaps hitting between the highs of sixty degrees the sun is so strong that we now have it made, Spring is here for sure.
Ninety or so miles north of New York City or “Mannahatta” (as the indigenous peoples called it) lies the waterfront town of Kingston, nestled comfortably in Ulster County along the shores of the majestic Hudson River and the Rondout Creek.
Norrie Point Marina, located within Mills-Norrie State Park in the Town of Hyde Park, will open early for striped bass fishing, subject to weather conditions. While the official operating season for the marina is May 1 to Oct. 31, marina staff will attempt to open the marina by the middle of April to coincide with the beginning of striper season. Boaters are encouraged to call the marina at 845- 889-4200 to confirm the operating schedule in April.
Focusing specifically on venues within Greene County accessible by boat is a unique concept available to young and old alike! All of Greene County can be reached within an hour of the waterfront. Your trip to Athens, Catskill or New Baltimore is only part of the adventure. Once you have arrived there are plenty of venues close by