Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2014 navigation season.
The hours of operation for the 2014 season are as follows:
In addition to the schedule listed above, the following locks and lift bridges will operate on demand from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm from May 22 to September 10:
In addition to the structures listed above, the following lift bridges will operate on demand from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and on a scheduled basis from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm from May 22 to September 10:
The schedule for openings at these bridges will be posted in a subsequent Notice to Mariners.
Vessels will be admitted through structures if arriving prior to the scheduled closing. Vessels arriving at Lock CS-2/3 in Seneca Falls or Lock E-34/35 in Lockport from either direction prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both chambers. Vessels arriving westbound at Lock E-21 in New London or arriving eastbound at Lock E-22 in Verona prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through both locks. Vessels arriving at the Waterford Flight from either direction prior to scheduled closing will be admitted through the entire Flight.
24-hour service is available to commercial vessels such as tour boats, tugboats, charter boats, cruise ships, and hire-boats operating on the Canal System. Registered commercial operators should call (518) 471-5014 during regular business hours and (518) 461-0942 after hours to make arrangements for lock and lift bridge service outside of the Canal’s regular operating schedule.
The Shark’s Eye All-Release Tournament & Festival, a satellite tag, catch-and-release, big game sport fishing competition, combines science, conservation and informative entertainment focused on saving sharks July 11-13 in Montauk, N.Y.
“There is no other fishing tournament like Shark’s Eye,” Guy Harvey, whose ocean foundation supports the event, said in a statement. “This tournament combines the thrill of shark fishing, practical conservation measures and meaningful fisheries research and community involvement into a single event. It is truly the future of shark-fishing tournaments.”
Team entries are being accepted for a maximum of 50 boats to compete for thousands in cash and prizes during the two-day tournament. The entry fee is $750 through May 1 and $950 after that date.
After its debut in 2013 the Shark’s Eye tournament at Montauk Marine Basin has become the only satellite tag, all-release shark tournament in the Northeast.
With a format designed to ensure the post-release welfare of all sharks caught, including rules requiring the mandatory use of circle hooks, heavy tackle and safe handling practices, it is recognized as one of the industry leaders for the next generation of shark-release tournaments.
“Great, competitive anglers make great tournaments, and we are excited to step up the level of participation and stakes this time around,” Shark’s Eye creator and organizer Carl Darenberg of Montauk Marine said.
Last season, I introduced the membership to a company called Boatbound, a “pier-to-pier” boat rental marketplace. Almost a year later, Boatbound has become the largest boat sharing platform in the US. As a refresher, Boatbound enables boat owners to offset their boat ownership costs by renting their boats to pre-screened, qualified renters, with full control over who rents and when.
In just a short amount of time, Boatbound has drawn significant interest from various industry players and has secured several major partnerships to fuel their growth in 2014 and beyond. They’ve just announced a partnership with Brunswick, the largest player in the marine industry and will be rolling out to Brunswick’s Owners Clubs (which may include many of our members) in the coming weeks. As part of the partnership, Brunswick also invested in Boatbound’s latest financing round, further adding to Boatbound’s credibility and growth abilities. In addition, Boatbound has also locked down the sailing side of the boating market by partnering with the American Sailing Association, the domestic leader in sailing education and certification.Read more: Boatbound A Year Later
We are continuing with our series of featured boats. This time we bring you two boats which are actually in the same marina on Cayuga Lake. That makes them fresh water boats, both are priced to sell, and both have motivated sellers. Take a look at each on and let us know if you need any additional information. The first one is a 1989 Wellcraft 32’ St. Tropez She is listed by POP Yachts http://www.popyachts.com/View/42211 A little background on this boat. The Wellcraft St. Tropez was one of Wellcraft’s most popular models. This one’s got small blocks, generator & heat/ac. If you’re looking for a fair priced express consider either one of these boats:
Our second boat is a 1989 Silverton Express 34. This boat is also represented by POP Yachts and the entire listing can be seen at http://www.popyachts.com/View/41585 This Silverton 34X Express is a classic design, well priced fresh water family cruiser, which contains everything necessary to enjoy a weekend or more on the water. From its forward centerline berth to the aft cabin there is lots of room to stretch out. This model features an enclosed head with separate shower, Heat and AC, camper back and enclosure, 12'7" beam and more. Wherever you boat all your needs will be met!
We are proud to announce the newest partner to the NY Boating Club web site. Antique Boat Center may very well be the nation’s premier Antique and Boat dealer. Antique Boat Center carries a large, ever changing selection of antique and classic boats including Chris Craft, Century, Gar Wood, Hacker Craft, Lyman's and Thompson.Their boat models range from 15 to 30 feet. These wooden boats include outboards, speedboats, runabouts, utilities, ski boats, launches, and canoes.Antique Boat Center was established in January 1990 as a boat sales/brokerage service and storage facility. Over the last 23 years, we have become the largest firm for buying, selling and restoring classic and antique boats. Antique Boat Center has already listed three boats which are located within the area. Over the months check out the antique and classic boat page on the site to see the latest boats for sale on the site as well as articles and helpful tips from Antique Boat Center on the use and care of your antique or classic boat. Visit their web site at www.antiqueboat.com
As the NY Boating Club web site continues to grow our antique and classic page is the second most visited section on the site. Watch as the page grows to not only include the latest antique and classic boats for sale, but we will also be including lists of all the antique and classic boat shows around the state, as well as articles on boat restoration the hobby in general.