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.
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.
At our annual Hudson River Marine Trades Association Christmas dinner on December 13, 2016 there was an eye
opening individual present, who by pure circumstance gave a realistic, down to earth perspective of what it is like to be on the Hudson River seven days a week working with the Hudson River Pilots. His name is Captain Joe Thomas, owner of Sea Tow Mid-Hudson and he patrols the Hudson River from Newburgh to Troy.
Captain Thomas works closely with the Hudson River Pilots’ Association as operator of the pilot boat located at
Norrie State Park. This pilot launch, the Sen. John E. Flynn, is responsible for changing out ship pilots coming upriver from Yonkers or down river from one of the marine terminals.
Living in Verplanck since 1960 and being born in Buchanan, NY only a half mile away, my memory and experiences with Robert Boyle are many, some wonderful and a few not good at all….
Our lives were entwined throughout the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. (Bob lived on Finny Farm Road in Croton, NY only 4 miles away in the 70’s.)
I was a simple, hard working salesman with an absolute passion for duck hunting, fishing, flying, ice boating and all things Hudson River. Bob Boyle, being a senior writer at Sports Illustrated also had a passion for the Hudson River. He, however, was in a very strong position to do something about the tremendous pollution that was occurring in the Hudson River and along its shores.
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!
I travel the Hudson River Valley almost every day, all day, seven days a week!
This gives me an extraordinary perspective on everything Hudson River Valley as I have lived in the same town, (almost) and still have enough of my mind, (some would question that) to see the differences in life style that we live in today as compared to say the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s.
We visited Manhattan’s High Line—an abandoned elevated freight line in the Chelsea District on the Lower West Side between Hell’s Kitchen and the West Village, that had been transformed into a mile-long elevated linear public park—in early June 2013. At that time, the park ran from Gansevoort Street (near Greenwich Village) to West 30th Street and the two original sections had only been open two years, and were relatively “undiscovered”. We’d heard that it had been extended north a half-mile to 34th Street, and this new section swung pretty much due west towards the Hudson and the West Side Highway: Tuesday was to be sunny and in the low 80’s: a far far cry from overcast weeks and weeks in the 30’s-50’s: “Let’s go!!!”.
What’s in Your Transom?
If you have mushrooms growing on your carpet you may have a problem!
A customer called from Downstate NY and wanted to get back into boating after twenty-five years. He previously owned a 23’ Sea Ray back then. Now he was looking to buy a 25’ and found a 1989 Sea Ray on Craigslist at a good price. It needed work which he proceeded to do.
Alex: I Have Excessive Vibration of the Outboard Engine
Engine vibration can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common cause is a damaged or loose propeller. The first step in troubleshooting this problem is to check if the propeller is attached securely. Examine the blades for any breaks, bends, or cracks. If the propeller seems loose, ighten the components. However, if the propeller is damaged, replace it with a new one, and then run the engine to see if the vibration stops.
Homeowners Insurance Simplified - Getting The Best Coverage at The Best Rate
For most people, your home is your most valuable asset. Whether you own a traditional house, a condo, townhouse, coop or tiny home, there are very specific types of homeowners policies for each. Even if you are renting, there is an insurance policy form for tenants that insures your personal property and also provides liability insurance. When was the last time you really looked at the limits of coverage, deductibles, endorsements and coverage form on your policy to know what you are covered for and also what is excluded? Maybe never or just when you first made the purchase.
Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.
I was invited by our friends at Sandy Hook Yacht Sales to join a demo ride aboard a new 2017 Sabre yacht 42 Salon Express along with a couple of prospective buyers. One of them, Chris Widdis, owns a 2006 38 Sabre Express and was thinking of moving up to the 42. What an opportunity to hear from someone who could give us some insight into a decade of progress. We also had John Lembeck aboard, an experienced boater who could give us a fresh view point on the Sabre 42.
It began four years ago as a way of keeping a tradition alive by focusing on children!
Pat Harbolic and Tom Colandra, brought up in the wonderful fishing community of Verplanck felt that the recreational fishing industry needed a boost. So with no money and only a dream the two began talking up a really tiny striped bass fishing derby for just a few friends. It wasn’t untll Pat and Tom began sellng the idea to supporters that they realized they had hit a “hot button, ” Families
and individuals alike were turning away from the Hudson River in droves, something needed to be done.
Of all the striped bass derby’s and catfish contests that the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association an I have been involved in, none had the dramatic influence on kids and adults that the April 15th, 2017 catfish derby Had on so many children and adults that this one did.
As a life-long resident of the mid-Hudson Valley, I’ve spent a lot of time Boating on the Hudson (and Beyond...), hiking, biking, canoeing, skiing, cross-country skiing, working, tourguiding,
wine-tasting; you get the picture.