Announcing The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association Hudson River Access Survey
It is clear to all fishermen that you can’t catch fish if you can’t get to the water. Over the years volumes have been written about the Public Trust Doctrine and endless fights with property owners, industries and communities to not only get to the water’s edge but also to park and to be able to spend some time fishing. Now there is something you can do about it.
SHATTEMUC YACHT CLUB BEGINS CUTTING EDGE EXPANSION ON OSSINING WATERFRONT
The club will create deep water slips for boaters visiting the Ossining area, replace its dilapidated barges with a high-tech wave attenuation system and provide deep water slips for its members. Shattemuc Yacht Club, founded in 1888, announces that it has finalized a Boating Infrastructure Grant awarded by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service and begun the first phase of construction for a series of deep water marina upgrades.
A CREATIVE APPROACH TO SCALE MARINE MODELING
A creative approach to building a model is like turning lemons into lemonade. For example, take the object of this article, the CalderCraft “Milford Star” fishing trawler. The content of the kit is pretty complete but there are shortcomings and opportunities where the modeler has to or can be creative.
Notesfrom the NYS Senate Public Hearing on the Hudson River “Barge Proposal”
The Hudson River Barge Proposal calls for 16 new USCG long-term anchorages between Yonkers and Kingston
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.
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.
Canal Museum Opens At Lock C-5 in Schuylerville
On the recent Canal Inspection Tour given each year by Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton, officials, citizens and dignitaries got a glimpse of a new museum that opened right at Lock C-5 in Schuylerville, convenient to boaters and landlubbers alike
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.
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.
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.
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.
I feel thankful every time I sit down to write this column. Who knew, back in 2002, that I would have become part of this funny, kooky, quirky, loving, boating family? So many of you love food the way that I do and everyone was so receptive to me, I felt instantly befriended. Nice people, and I get to talk about food all day long. How could I not feel lucky?
I can honestly say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There are no religious obligations, no presents to buy and at my house, you get to spend the day in your pajamas. Every year growing up, I looked forward to sitting on the floor with my sister, Mara, rolling a years-worth of change from a jar, while my father screamed at the football game on television.
Hull Delaminating …It’ll Ruin Your Day
Two boats manufactured by the same company were brought to my shop for repair within weeks of each other because sections of the hull were delaminating. Initially I wondered what could have caused the delimitation which is not only cosmetic; it’s structural as well. As you can see in the photos there is a large area of the bottom laminate that has peeled away. There were no signs of impact anywhere in the fiberglass.
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.