No question about, this is going to be an early spring boating season, despite the infrequent cold snaps hitting between the highs of sixty degrees the sun is so strong that we now have it made, Spring is here for sure.
Ninety or so miles north of New York City or “Mannahatta” (as the indigenous peoples called it) lies the waterfront town of Kingston, nestled comfortably in Ulster County along the shores of the majestic Hudson River and the Rondout Creek.
Norrie Point Marina, located within Mills-Norrie State Park in the Town of Hyde Park, will open early for striped bass fishing, subject to weather conditions. While the official operating season for the marina is May 1 to Oct. 31, marina staff will attempt to open the marina by the middle of April to coincide with the beginning of striper season. Boaters are encouraged to call the marina at 845- 889-4200 to confirm the operating schedule in April.
The New York State Canal System has been officially recognized as something any of us who travel its waters know already – it is among the premier historic sites in the United States, of exceptional value and quality that illustrates our nation’s heritage. Thanks to a recent act by the National Park System and the Secretary of the Interior, over 450 miles of canal system have now been so recognized.
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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