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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:23

“Sara” at Guadalcanal


USS Saratoga (CV-3) steams along with USS Enterprise (CV-6) towards battle against the Japanese Navy in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Though Saratoga did not suffer damage, the Enterprise was hit by four bombs and needed significant repairs.

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My earliest recollections are of Lake Meahagh filled with sea grass with open patches of clear water. In these patches was the fish that I was taught to catch by my father with popping bugs and jitterbugs. Large mouth bass and big sunfish.

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 15:48

A Family Tradition


The word was out: the Blue Claw Crabs were running in Haverstraw Bay! Usually the telltale sign that the crabs have arrived is when commercial fishermen start reporting that the crabs are starting to show up tangled in the gill nets while trying to get at the bunker.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:34

A Salute to Veterans To Remember

The Cortlandt Yacht Club, Montrose, NY and the Riverfront Marina, Newburgh, NY have honed their skills individually, and collectively, to put on a “Salute To Freedom’’ flotilla dedicated to our veterans and Gold Star Families that will be hard to beat in future years.

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In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard promulgated an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek comprehensive public input and examine whether there is a need for a proposed rule on new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River to promote safe navigation. An ANPRM is an optional, pre-rulemaking tool for seeking information from the public

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Monday, 17 July 2017 15:22


The traditional fun restaurant that was always the mark of the Tarrytown Marina has returned with the opening of Barley on the Hudson, July 4th, 2017.

I took the opportunity to photograph many of the hundreds of visitors in just the first few days of its opening and can say, without a doubt, it is like the patio was never closed.

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 14:42

Tech Valley Tour Boats

Explore The Mohawk, or Step Back In Time on Saratoga

This year some great new tour boats are being commissioned on the waterways north of Albany, offering opportunities for Hudson Valley residents to get a taste of new cruising waters without the expense of taking the boat north.

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August 19, 2017 will see the first annual HRFA Catfish Chaos contest on the Hudson River.

Based at Billy Joe’s Rib Works beautiful huge deck in Newburgh, NY this one day contest will feature a $1000 dollar top prize with other catagories reaching out to ten places.

While the weigh station is busy accepting winning live catfish for weighin, other volunteers from the HRFA will be teaching children how to fish from the deck of Billy Joe’s Rib Works. The HRFA will provide rods and reels and bait for their education.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:15

Sallie’s Boat Top Repairs

Hi, I can’t believe that I ‘ve been working on boat canvas for over 40 years! My head is full of thoughts about what you should do and not do with your boat canvas. That includes Bimini’s, cockpit covers, bow covers, curtains, and any other canvas or sewing that needs to be done on your boat.

When I ventured into boat canvas, I thought to myself, “what could be so hard about this, I have been sewing all my life”.

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