Category: Boating & Lakes

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Taking a boat loan the smart way

Are you thinking about purchasing a boat? This can be quite an expensive decision, and therefore it can be a good idea to think about looking for a loan to help you out. How do you find the right boat loan for ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
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Lake Ontario will increase outflow for eight weeks to return to normal levels

Lake Ontario will have its outflow levels increased beginning Oct. 16 for eight weeks to get the water levels back to what they should have been. The outflows were decreased between May 29 and July 16 due to a drought in the ... MORE
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Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association will hold annual meeting Oct. 6

Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association will hold their annual meeting Wednesday Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Topics covered include water quality updates, fundraising, and volunteer and membership information. The guest speaker, Michael Fitzgerald, will talk about “Heroes and Villains: A decade of ... MORE
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Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association says new flares for the Ring of Fire were a success

This year for the Ring of Fire on Canandaigua Lake, lake friendly flares were used and it was a success. Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association (CLWA) announced today a successful first-year transition from incendiary flares to more lake-friendly LED flares along the shores ... MORE
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Moonlight paddle events hosted by Trail Works were so popular, they’re planning more for Sept.

Trail Works Inc. offered moonlight paddle events this summer at Wide Waters Canal Park in Newark. People were able to bring their kayaks and canoes as well as their dogs. The event was popular enough that plans have begun to have the ... MORE
International Joint Commission and three Boards of Control to hold webinar discuss the Great Lakes

International Joint Commission and three Boards of Control to hold webinar discuss the Great Lakes

A webinar will be held this month by the International Joint Commission and three Boards of Control regarding the current and forecasted conditions of the Great Lakes. Water levels will be discussed as well as an update from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Events, Life
FLLT opens new hiking trail connecting High Vista Nature Preserve to Hinchcliff Family Preserve near Skaneateles Lake

FLLT opens new hiking trail connecting High Vista Nature Preserve to Hinchcliff Family Preserve near Skaneateles Lake

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has formally opened a new one-mile hiking trail connecting its High Vista Nature Preserve to its Hinchcliff Family Preserve near the south end of Skaneateles Lake. The trail is located in a scenic ... MORE
BonaDent, Sessler Companies will serve as major sponsors for 5th Annual Canal Fest in Seneca Falls

BonaDent, Sessler Companies will serve as major sponsors for Canal Fest in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Business Association announced this week that BonaDent and Sessler Companies will be the major sponsors for the 5th Annual Seneca Falls Canal Festival. “BonaDent and the Bonafiglia family are happy to support the Canal Fest and the Seneca Falls ... MORE
LOCAL VIEW: Hazy summer sunset over Seneca Lake’s south end (photo)

LOCAL VIEW: Hazy summer sunset over Seneca Lake’s south end (photo)

The Finger Lakes is in the midst of the hottest stretch of weather of the summer. Here, the sun sets over Seneca Lake as seen from Clute Park in Watkins Glen to close out a hot, hazy Tuesday in which temperatures hovered ... MORE
With an increase in new boaters, New York Sea Grant offers tips for boat trailers

With an increase in new boaters, New York Sea Grant offers tips for boat trailers

After being stuck inside for over a year, the number of boaters has greatly increased as people find ways to spend time outside their house. Dave White with New York Sea Grant says that 80% of families will tow their new boat ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
Research team is on the lookout for shipwrecks below the surface of Seneca Lake

Research team is on the lookout for shipwrecks below the surface of Seneca Lake

A new research project is searching for underwater ships below the surface of Seneca Lake. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and State Senator Pam Helming visited Seneca County on Friday to discuss the exploration project that will be used to find canal shipwrecks ... MORE
Skaneateles Sailing Club offers the experience of sailboat racing, a competition recently added in the Olympics

Skaneateles Sailing Club offers the experience of sailboat racing, a competition recently added in the Olympics

The Olympics has only recently added sailing as one of their competitive sports, but Skaneateles Sailing Club has offered racing and sailing events since 1976. The history behind sailing in Skaneateles runs deep, with the Lightning Sailboat being invented in the town ... MORE
Sunken ship located 500 feet below Seneca Lake’s surface

Sunken ship located 500 feet below Seneca Lake’s surface

A 19th century ship has been discovered 500 feet below the surface of Seneca Lake. It’s believed that the ship carried coal up and down the Erie Canal. The ship was explored using new equipment and the New York Power Authority and ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ferries on Cayuga Lake (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ferries on Cayuga Lake (podcast)

This episode documents ferries that operated on Cayuga Lake during the ferry boat era between 1808 and 1866. Before there were railroads, and even until there were improved roads, ferry boats operated on the various lakes of the Finger Lakes region. These ... MORE
Shipwrecks of Seneca Lake: A Community Briefing will cover underwater survey of Seneca Lake

Shipwrecks of Seneca Lake: A Community Briefing will cover underwater survey of Seneca Lake

The Friends of the Three Bears, in partnership with the Romulus Historical Society, will host Shipwrecks of Seneca Lake: A Community Briefing at the historic Three Bears Complex on Wednesday, August 4 at 6pm. Art Cohn, Director emeritus of the Finger Lakes ... MORE