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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

Saturday, 03 September 2016 16:55

DREDGING!

We have reached an impasse.

The problem is the silting in of Hudson River channels, harbors, marinas, coves and bays that have filled with so much silt that they cannot be navigated or used for any positive purpose but that of marshland.

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Friday, 02 September 2016 16:48

Cortlandt Yacht Club’s Salute to Freedom

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.

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Thursday, 01 September 2016 16:30

Fireball Run

 

A roar of engines, cheering crowds and visiting celebrities will signal the arrival of Fireball Run www.fireballrun.com, the televised international adventure travel series that is coming to the Hudson Valley in late September.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:18

Charting My Own Course

 

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

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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Friday, 26 August 2016 13:39

Annsville Creek to Popolopen Creek

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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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:30

Talk About a Wonderful Fun Filled Afternoon

 

The Shattemuc Yacht Club in Ossining, NY was something to behold on Saturday August 6, 2016! At the 2016 Shattemuc Yacht Club Plein Air Paint Out, 35 amateur and professional artists painted, sculpted and photographed Hudson River scenes from the beautiful wraparound porch of the clubhouse, the docks of the marina, the deck of the pool and the Shattemuc beach. By 3:00, 35 works of art were displayed for all to see in anticipation of the 5 PM auction.

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The Hudson River Pilots’ Association is the group of state and federally licensed mariners responsible for serving the pilotage needs of vessels on the Hudson River. The recent issue of the proposed Hudson River anchorages has become quite controversial.

In reading through the comments regarding the proposed Hudson River anchorage areas, it is clear that there is a public misconception about the purpose, importance and history of these anchorage areas.

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