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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:18

Charting My Own Course


by Lynn Glassman

You know when you're young and impetuous you sometimes do foolish things! When I first began teaching swimming, I went to the New York boat show and I bought a small 12-foot Hobie Cat sailboat. I didn't know how to sail, I didn't have a place to keep the boat and I certainly didn't live near water. The company that sold me the boat said that they would teach me to sail in a classroom. After two months I learned to sail very nicely on paper. I picked up the boat and brought it up to the Catskills where my folks were staying for the summer.


Fishing is one of the simplest yet complicated ways to get something to eat, and is as common to “man” as breathing. It is a primeval sport that is usually taught to any child that lives near water, yet there are millions of children that live near water that have no clue as to what fishing really is. Brad Poster, Executive Director, of the United Way Columbia/Greene County has developed a way of bringing together diverse children from all walks of life, rich, poor, disabled and healthy to “fish” for a few hours so that the “spirit” that lives in all children can be brought out and grow and flourish.



by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County

The Port of Albany and US Senator Charles E. Schumer have announced an effort to secure TIGER grant funding for the Port to increase exports and create jobs in the Capital Region for companies like GE and Siemens. In a July 18 press conference at the Port, the Senator said this much-needed grant would help improve current obstacles like moving and storing heavy cargo and supporting Capital Region manufacturers that develop nextgeneration technology equipment that is super-sized and over-dimensional for road or rail transport.



Sunday, 28 August 2016 14:02

Rowing On The River

by Allynne Lange, Curator, Hudson River Maritime Museum

Before boats had engines, rowing was often the way people travelled for short distances over water. In New York Harbor fast rowing boats called Whitehalls were developed to speed people, messages, and small amounts of freight around the harbor.

Saturday, 27 August 2016 13:55

Newport Boat Show 2016

One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in New England, the Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 13 acres and will host hundreds of exhibitors from around the world with new powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 to 100 feet, plus a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. To accommodate the growing number of exhibitors this year, Newport Exhibition Group is adding more docks to the North and South side of the marina.

Friday, 26 August 2016 13:39

Annsville Creek to Popolopen Creek

This Spring/early Summer has been one of the best starts to our canoeing season in a long time. We’ve visited a lot of creeks that dump into the Hudson: the Rondout, Wappingers, Fishkill, and, Stony Creek that dumps into Tivoli Bays. Most have been featured, or mentioned, in this magazine.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:30

Talk About a Wonderful Fun Filled Afternoon


The Shattemuc Yacht Club in Ossining, NY was something to behold on Saturday August 6, 2016! At the 2016 Shattemuc Yacht Club Plein Air Paint Out, 35 amateur and professional artists painted, sculpted and photographed Hudson River scenes from the beautiful wraparound porch of the clubhouse, the docks of the marina, the deck of the pool and the Shattemuc beach. By 3:00, 35 works of art were displayed for all to see in anticipation of the 5 PM auction.



The Hudson River Pilots’ Association is the group of state and federally licensed mariners responsible for serving the pilotage needs of vessels on the Hudson River. The recent issue of the proposed Hudson River anchorages has become quite controversial.

In reading through the comments regarding the proposed Hudson River anchorage areas, it is clear that there is a public misconception about the purpose, importance and history of these anchorage areas.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016 16:47

Ask Dr. Gel - August 2016

What is “Gelcoat Mil Thickness” on a boat?

Why is it important?

Gelcoat is a material used to provide a high-quality durable finish on the surface of a boat.The most common gelcoats are made with polyester resin. Gelcoats are modified resins which are applied to molds in its liquid state. The manufactured component, when sufficiently cured and removed from the mold, resulting in the gelcoated surface. This is pigmented to provide a colored, glossy surface which improves the aesthetic appearance of the boat.
Gelcoats are designed to protect the boat, make it attractive, be durable, and provide resistance to ultraviolet degradation and hydrolysis. A much better
choice than paint......READ FULL ARTICLE


Wednesday, 10 August 2016 16:30

Historic Hudson Valley Recipes

Vicky and I have dedicated this holiday issue to HAMILTON, now playing on Broadway. It took my breath away. Never before has a musical grabbed me by the throat and carried me, on the edge of my seat, to the very end. It’s brilliance in storytelling and it’s beauty of expression are only part of the musical’s genius in sharing with the world the story of an incredible man who effected change in our country. His ideas and ideals not only hold up today but can speak to and are relatable, on some level, to everybody.....READ FULL ARTICLE

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