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
They call it Liberty State Park and it includes Liberty Landing Marina, Liberty Science Center, Liberty House Restaurant, the Statue of Liberty and much more. If you are in the lower Hudson River, north of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan’s Battery Park City is to your east, you are there. From the west side of river you can’t miss the huge Colgate clock at the base of a giant glass obelisk that is the Goldman Sachs tower on the north corner of the entrance to Morris Canal.
Saturday night, January 28, 2017, at the New York B.A.S.S. Chapter Annual Awards Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful downtown Auburn, New York, Ralph Joseph Ferrusi III proudly accepted the Non-Boater Lunker*** of the Year award.
For the first time ever the Cortlandt Yacht Club has opened their facilities to a striped bass derby. The Clubhouse, free dockage for all three days, hot showers, a Holiday Inn close by and an attitude about striper fishing that has all but disappeared on the Hudson River.
I have been picking night crawlers at night all my life. Nothing makes my backache as much as bending over and trying to grab a night crawler before it zips back into its hole! To many, going out in April, with snow still under the evergreens, the peepers peeping, and the air temperature 60 degrees and a damp night is a ritual not to be missed.
The Bucket List, identities, promotes and brings business to individual marinas, restaurants, tourist venues, farms, and other locations specifically! It provides a vehicle, ‘ THE BUCKET LIST ” that allows our readership a direction to spend a day, weekend or month throughout the year as your leisure time should be spent, enjoying the magnificent Hudson River, Lake George and other lakes in the Catskill and Adirondacks to their fullest.
The trip from the Hudson River through the NYS Canal is one that I have written about before. It is fun, scenic and very different from what some of us are used to. The canal system is very boater friendly with marinas and the canal locks which act as a park for your enjoyment.
“With the coming of spring, I am calm again” Gustav Mahler
“I should buy a boat!”
If that’s what you’re thinking there are important things to consider when choosing the color boat you want whether it is new or pre-owned. I have advised many people over the years on this subject and feel it’s important to bring up again as we look to another boating season!
WHITE VS. blue-red-yelow-orange-green-black-grey What’s the best choice? My answer is white. My boat is white…
Maintaining Your Boat Insurance in the Off Season and Proper Fueling In Season
At this time of year, our agency receives several phone calls from some of our watercraft insurance customers asking if they can temporarily cancel their policies, since they are not using their boats. For many reasons this is a bad idea. On January 1st of this year at a marina in New Rochelle, a boat caught on fire and damaged other boats and there was an injury.
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Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.
Beef Bone Broth; Biologically Better or Buzzword Bull$#!T ?
NATURAL AND NATURALLY. Two years ago, as it turned out, the way weird things do, someone I love, fell sick on a day that I had that big pot of
bone broth already on the stove. I got the phone call; gathered up what I would need and packed a granny-sized bag full of beef broth. He ended up
living on the stuff. I have been keeping a full stock on hand and try to refill his stash every chance I get.
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Q: Alex, my boat is on a trailer, it is my first boat and I am very excited to use it for Striper Season on the Hudson River shortly.
What should I do to prepare? (For much of our readership the answers are straight forward, however for a first time boat buyer and user below are some important and helpful hints.)
A: Check your battery. Bring it up to full charge. Check your steering. Turn the engine back and forth with the engine in the down position. (Have someone else do this as you stand behind turning the engine and watch that everything is working properly.)
As I was about to leave Liberty Landing Marina by car on January 4th, something a little unusual peeked my interest. It was a beautiful Down East sedan coming past the fairway in a light snow. I stopped to check it out. As the boat got closer it executed a perfect landing. There was the captain, comfy at the wheel in a light sweater vest, and his lovely mate. She stepped onto the deck in winter garb, leaned over with the stern line, and snagged the dock cleat with a single wave of her arm. She then moved to the foredeck and did the same for the forward line… a winter boating ballet.
Spring 2017 brings a new resort boating experience for mariners on Lake Champlain. Basin Harbor, now formally known as Basin Harbor Resort & Boat Club, will introduce the lake’s first-ever Boat Club in time for the historic Vermont resort’s 131st season, which begins in May 2017. The resort’s brand-new, 60-slip docking system will give travelers arriving by boat access to 400 acres of resort amenities, including golf, spa, boating, swimming, dining, and more.
New York State Parks has rolled out new initiatives to encourage greater safety (and fun!) out on
the water. Free stickers and decals are being given out to paddlesport enthusiasts. The “If Found” Stickers are for identification of owners of non-powered watercraft such as kayaks, canoes, rowboats, standup paddleboards, and sailboats.