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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:27

Superbowl Sandwich

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Superbowl Sandwich from Heaven

Football season is finally here. You know what that means to me, don’t you? Sunday football parties of course! Sunday is my Husband’s day to sit and scream at the TV. I am an old fashioned girl when it comes to football; I really have no interest in it. I do however; have a serious interest in Superbowl FOOD.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:18

The World’s Greatest Rib Roast

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The World’s Greatest Rib Roast

I love making Rib Roast this time of year. They are available and they are on sale!!! To me, cooking up that big honking hunk of meat is a true sign of the holidays. I have a recipe that is so easy, so delicious; you are going to fall in love with it too.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 11:02

BEN SORKIN RISING STAR

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BEN SORKIN RISING STAR

Ever since Benjamin Sorkin ’17 was a kid, the marina has been his laboratory. For as long as he can remember, his family spent their summer vacations at a remote cabin on Lake George in upstate New York. After earning his boating license at age 10, Ben began collecting old engines from the 1960s and restoring them to vintage condition. His prize project was a 1961 Glasspar G3 ski boat that he rescued from a barn where it sat unused for thirty years.

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Saturday, 12 November 2016 17:28

Hudson Crossing Park

Welcome dock at Hudson Crossing Park just north of Lock C5.

The next time you are at lock C5 pull into the dock on the northeast side and explore one of the best kept secrets along the river. But, it won’t be a secret for long. Hudson Crossing Park celebrates the Hudson River
and the importance of this location as a river crossing point throughout history. You can see the remnants of several crossings, but not so visible are the fordings made by travelers hundreds, even thousands, of years ago.

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Friday, 11 November 2016 17:20

NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN

By Judy Dean

Winters are busy for boaters because they are planning their trips and activities for the upcoming summer, so let’s begin that planning right now.

This past summer’s beautiful weather did not bring an increase to travel and traffic on the Hudson River/Champlain Canal. Boaters reported almost daily that “we were about the only ones up and down the river”. Fuel prices were reasonable, so what was the problem?

The situation reminded me of an article that BOTH’s own Editor John Vargo had written a couple of years ago about the underutilization of the Hudson River and NYS Canal System. He and I are in agreement and have had subsequent conversations since then and have wondered - are we the only people who realize what a magnificent, clean and accessible  Hudson River and NYS Canal System we have?? Are we the only people who can see the myriad of opportunities for travel, exploration, fun and truly soulful experiences are found on the Hudson River and NYS Canal System??

Obviously we are not, but this magazine is currently the only publication devoted to the promotion of the river and canal system.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 17:08

The NINE 0 NINE

By Ralph J Ferrusi

Thursday morning, October 14, 1943 383 8th Air Force heavy bombers—B-17’s and B-24’s—lifted off from nineteen bases in southeastern England: destination, the ball-bearing factories in Schweinfurt, in central Germany. Sixteen 305th Bomb Group, 364th Bomb Squadron B-17’s lift off the runway in Chelveston, England.
My wife Kathy’s uncle, Staff Sergeant Russell Joseph Kiggins was a tail gunner on one of the B-17’s. Schweinfurt was his sixth mission.

Schweinfurt was very heavily defended. 60 B-17’s—600 men—failed to return to England. The mission became known as Black Thursday. Thirteen of the 364th’s B-17’s never even reached Schweinfurt, lost to machine guns, cannons, and rockets fired by swarms of single- and twin-engined German fighters.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:43

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - October 2016

Secret Savings On Your Insurance

Hi Readers! Boats are coming out of the water for the season and with the extra time you may have, now is a good opportunity for you to review your insurance policies for coverage and cost. I have often stated in the past that coverage should be you number one consideration in the purchase of any insurance, but with so much competition, cost should be a concern as well

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Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.

You can contact me for quotes or questions at 914-271-5188 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are a 3rd generation family owned agency, with only licensed brokers to help you.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:02

Letter to the Coast Guard

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To Whom It May Concern:

The Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association (HRBYCA), representing thirty one (31) boat clubs and three thousand (3000) individual members on the Hudson River, is strongly opposed to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposal to put barge anchorage sites along the Hudson River. We request that the Coast Guard hold public hearings so that all factors are considered before any commitment is made regarding such anchorage sites. We also request that a complete environmental review be conducted to explore any potential negative impact on the ecosystem and native wildlife.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:51

THE VIKING SHIP OF 1893

VIKING SHIP OF 1893

The Viking was built at Christen Christensen’s Framnes Shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway in 1892-93. It was copied after the ancient Viking ship Gokstad. Excavated in 1880, the Gokstad had been called the most beautiful ship ever built.

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