Category: Boating & Lakes

Friends of Stewart Park to host free events on 4th of July

Friends of Stewart Park to host free events on 4th of July

Friends of Stewart Park (FSP) warmly invites the public to celebrate Stewart Park’s centennial with an array of fun free events kicked off by a 100th Birthday Bash on Sunday, July 4th from 1pm-3pm. Stewart Park opened to the public on the ... MORE
Historical boat set to tour Keuka Lake this summer

Historical boat set to tour Keuka Lake this summer

The Pat 2 will be touring Keuka Lake this summer. The Finger Lakes Boating Museum has spent six years renovating the historical boat. The boat, originally built in Alexandria Bay in 1924, used to tour Skaneateles Lake before retiring in 1991. The ... MORE
Elmira’s Park Station Waterfront opens this past weekend

Elmira’s Park Station Waterfront opens this past weekend

Elmira’s Park Station Waterfront has opened and will remain open through Labor Day, weather permitting. Up to 150 people are allowed to be there. Lifeguards will be on duty and boat rentals available through the snack bar. Each car is $7 to ... MORE
The Finger Lakes Museum brings back in person programs, including Paddle Keuka 5K

The Finger Lakes Museum brings back in person programs, including Paddle Keuka 5K

The Finger Lakes Museum welcomes back in-person programs for the 2021 season. Amongst a wide variety of programs on the calendar, the Paddle Keuka 5K, held annually on the first Saturday of August, is one of the highlights of the year, with ... MORE
Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show Opens July 23

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show Opens July 23

The Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show opens July 23 and the former mailboat will make a triumphant return. Before there was the Barbara S. Wiles delivering mail to summer residents along Skaneateles Lake, there was the Pat II, which plied the ... MORE
“On the Canals” local events set to begin this summer

“On the Canals” local events set to begin this summer

Summer excursion programs will be organized by New York State along the Erie Canal. The series of events will be called “On the Canals.” Plans include six free outdoor activities, two of which will be local programs. Biking and boating will be ... MORE
Sheriff Henderson reminds boaters of rules and information with warmer weather

Sheriff Henderson reminds boaters of rules and information with warmer weather

With boat traffic increasing on Canandaigua and Honeoye Lakes due to the nicer weather, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson wants to remind boaters of information in order to have a safe and fun season: In New York anyone born after January 1, ... MORE
Two local landmarks are nominated for

Two local landmarks are nominated for State and National Register of Historic Places

Two local landmarks in Steuben County and Tompkins County have been nominated for the State and National Register of Historic Places. The first landmark is the Rockland Silk Mill in Steuben County. The former industrial facility located in Hornell dates back to ... MORE
Hammondsport Fire Department to host US Title Series Boat Race on Keuka Lake

Hammondsport Fire Department to host US Title Series Boat Race on Keuka Lake

This upcoming weekend, A United States Title Series Boat Race will be happening on Keuka Lake. The event will happen at Champlain Beach starting Friday and 70-80 boats are expected to participate. The race has been in the works for over a ... MORE
The Finger Lakes Land Trust permanently protected 93 acres with conservation easement

The Finger Lakes Land Trust permanently protected 93 acres with conservation easement

The Finger Lakes Land and Trust has announced in a press release the securing of lands bordering the Owasco Inlet: The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has permanently protected 93 acres in the town of Groton, Tompkins County with ... MORE
Dead fish along Lake Ontario causing residents to complain

Dead fish along Lake Ontario causing residents to complain

The Department of Environmental Conservation has received several reports of a large number of dead fish along Lake Ontario, including in Rochester. The DEC says the is common during the spring season and the dramatic change in temperature can kill fish who ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, News
Lake Ontario water level is too low

Lake Ontario water level is too low

After two years of damaging flooding in 2017 and 2019, the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board, the group that oversees the amount of water coming into and out of the lake, says that this year has been the driest ... MORE
Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association releases new video

Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association releases new video

A new video has been released from the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association that covers its mission and encourages people to preserve and protect the quality of the lake. In the release the Association says investment of time and funds are important ... MORE
Watercraft Stewards are back at Keuka Lake to help educate and protect the lake this summer

Watercraft Stewards are back at Keuka Lake to help educate and protect the lake this summer

After Monday’s beautiful Memorial Day, Keuka Lake Watercraft Stewards are back for another season of boaters on the lake. Arlene Wilson, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County announces there are three stewards for Keuka Lake this year to help ... MORE
‘Pay Lakes’ raise concerns for law

‘Pay Lakes’ raise concerns for lawmakers as carp disappear from local waters for other states

Local anglers are concerned about the practice of taking fish from local water bodies- and transporting them to other bodies of water in the southeast. The practice has been happening for years, but has recently started hurting local tournaments. “Pay Lakes” are ... MORE
The Jones Act: Who does it cover?

The Jones Act: Who does it cover?

The Jones Act gives coverage to seamen who worked onboard vessels. In other words, employees who work on ships, fishing boards, tugboats, dredges, and barges are recognized under the act. However, to be qualified under the Jones Act, you are required to ... MORE
Boating & Lakes
The difference between Fixed and Floating

The difference between Fixed and Floating

Pontoons Over the past decade, waterfronts have become the principal focus of urban real estate projects. These waterfronts have been known to be the home of pontoon boats. You would mostly find pontoon boats on the interface of waterfronts, between land and a ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
NYS Canal Corp. says system should open before Memorial Day this year

NYS Canal Corp. says system should open before Memorial Day this year

The New York State Canal Corp. says that if things continue on current trend- all portions of the Erie Canal will open May 21 at 7 a.m. This includes the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, which runs through the heart of the Finger Lakes. Infrastructure ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life