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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

Sunday, 09 November 2014 19:00

One Mans Dream Comes To Life

 

A new name was added


last month to the list of CYC mem

bers who have sailed to Bermuda


and back. Brett Kolfrat departed


CYC’s deep water dock on July 1


bound for Bermuda, and returned to


CYC on July 25 with a successful blue


water passage under his belt.     Read More...

SPANISH 170 FOOT TALL SHIP "EL GALEON" WILL BE DOCK AT THE RIVERFRONT MARINA FROM OCTOBER 12TH TO THE 18TH. OPEN FOR VISITORS FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM.

 

This is a spectacular one of a kind ship. It has an admission fee for adults and children. Billy Joe's Rib 
Works adjacent to Riverfront Marina will be hosting a pirate weekend in support of this spectacular ship

 

The huge West Coast Lifter has arrived on station at the Tappan Zee Bridge site today October 6, 2014. Leaving its resting place on the west side of New York Harbor at 6 A M this morning it arrived at 11 AM to be greeted by the Governor of New York an other dignitaries at Piermont Pier as it passed in review.  The West Coast Lifter will be used to replace portions of the New Tappan Zee Bridge.

Saturday, 20 September 2014 07:09

VERMONT SAIL FREIGHT PROJECT

 August 15, 2014            ABOUT THE COVER AND MORE.....
A “Foremast Jack’s 
Perspective” on 
VSFP
Note: The following piece was written 
by Meade Atkeson, our intrepid intern 
who came to us through the MiddCore 
Plus program of Middlebury College. 
We all wish Meade the best in his future 
endeavors!  More
Saturday, 20 September 2014 05:33

TWO CANOE TRIPS A CENTURY APART

1910 Milton Wend and his friend 
Russell spend an eventful week 
on the Hudson in August 1910
 
2014
How the idea came about 
is Robbie Gilmore was looking at 
his bus route to Manhattan, saw the 
bus went through Albany, saw there 
was a river in Albany zoomed out of 
google maps, saw that river went to 
Manhattan!
Monday, 25 August 2014 05:37

Dinosaurs of the Hudson River

At Certain times of the year there are strange, huge fish that visit the Hudson River in large numbers.

 
Many are here throughout the year, however the increase in numbers is 
caused by the spawning sturgeon that lay their eggs on the rocky bottom of certain parts of the Hudson River.
 
Riverman knew when the sturgeon had arrived and sought this prize of prizes for the eggs or caviar that they provided. MORE....

*** BOAT FOR SALE ***

 

 LOWER THAN BOOK VALUE!

$31,000

 

TURN KEY CONDITION FOR A SUMMER OF HASSLE FREE FUN

 

This 1997 30' Cruisers boat has been meticulously maintained through the years by a lifelong Cruisers mechanic. Both engines are nearly new. AC & heat, pressure water system, electric stove, refrig, water heater, battery charger, anchor and windlass, GPS, radar, fish finder, new marine radio, new am/fm/cd player, sleeps 4 comfortably (can accomodate 6), depth sounder, biminy top, mooring cover, all ropes and fenders included. Have every receipt for all work done on boat since bought to prove that claims are true and accurate.

 

If you are interested contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more pictures of the interior.

Friday, 16 May 2014 02:20

A NEW YORK STATE RECORD STRIPED BASS,

A 60 lb Striped Bass, for sure a New York State Record, was caught on May 14, 2014 at 9;30 AM by Eric Lester fo Goshon, NY.

 
Eric was fishing by himself just south of the I84 Bridge, Newburgh/Beacon Bridge in thirty feet of water, drifting a blood worm at 15 feet. The huge fish just grabbed his bait an took off.  It took Eric a half hour to tire the fish out, bring him along side his boat where he reached down, grabbed the huge fish behind his gill and hoisted him aboard.
 
Upon bringing him in to Riverfront Marina, in Newburgh, the dockmasters, Jamie and luanne, brought out a dock cart, broght the fish into shore and filled the cart with ice from Billy Joe's Restaurant.
 
I was called and got to Newburgh in 20 minutes from Peekskill.  We found a scale that was certified at Reliable Recycling on Williams St., In Newburgh.
 
After the official weghin, Eric brought the fish home.  He is having a taxidermist take care of the new record for all to see.
 
Congradulations to Eric Lester, I am sure there are bigger stripers in the Hudson River.
 
John H. Vargo, Publisher  (It could not have happened to a nicer guy)
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