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Thursday, 30 June 2016 14:42

Tug Auction & Tugboat Trail Esopus, NY Featured

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The Tugfest Committee for the Town of Esopus is preparing for another Tug Auction and Tugboat Trail. This year our committee is excited to announce the addition of 10 Esopus Meadows Lighthouses and 15 Tugs to our fleet .It was a pleasure to meet friends from Boating on the Hudson at our last event. This year’s auction will be Saturday, September 24th with a rain date of the 25th. Our event will begin at 10:00am and the auction at 3pm at Headless Horseman – Hayrides and Haunted Houses (# 1 Tourist Attraction in U.S. for a Halloween Event).

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 19:40

A Boater’s Paradise! Featured

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Picture this; a beautiful, one owner home, with a deepwater dock, (5 feet at extreme low tides and 10 feet at high tide), and calm water out in front at all times! For those of you looking for a piece of paradise, here it is!

During every season there is activity happening in the fresh water creek which passes right by this beautiful home.

In the spring months of April and May, the yellow perch fishing is phenomenal and thousands of spawning herring arrive. At the same time, huge striped bass feed on the herring while getting ready to spawn. The largemouth bass create habitats right under your dock and at the edges of the creek.

Sounds like paradise to me! To someone who is a boater, and a fisherman, with a love of the outdoors; this is a superb place to live.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 13:01

They were our Dad's - our Granddad's...

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THEY WERE OUR DAD'S --- OUR GRANDDAD'S --- DADS---AN UNCLE OR--- MAYBE A BROTHER
 
If you are an American, you need to watch this; it will bring tears of Pride & Thanks to your Soul for these Great Patriots.
 
Gary Sinise proudly walks in the footsteps of Bob Hope.
 
One had to be 17 to enlist in the military. While it is well known that people younger than 17 served in WWII (& other wars), we'll use 17 as a base...
 
The war ended in 1945 & this is 2016. That means the YOUNGEST surviving WWII veteran is 88. Keep that in mind when you watch the video. Quite a few do not look their age.
 
Something I'm sure you'll enjoy.
 
KUDOS to Gary Sinise! Double That! Click below & turn on the sound

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:48

Building up America's Boat Clubs MC Featured

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"There was a time when clubs had to do nothing to succeed,”he says. “Times have changed, yet club leadership hasn’t adjusted to the reality that the days of people walking up and looking to join an organization are gone. A club’s leadership may be highly successful in their personal careers, but they are likely making club decisions as a group that they’d never make in their own businesses or lines of work.”

So why are some boat clubs more successful at building member value than others? In this special report, we’ll tell you more about how Graves suggests that some club challenges can be met as well as about how specific clubs have nurtured growth — some even have waiting lists.

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In what promises to be a spectacular opening to the 2016 Hudson River boating season, Liberty Landing Marina will host three days of AC45F foiling catamaran racing like nothing that has been seen before.


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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 10:25

THE BEST SPRING START WE HAVE EVER HAD TO THE BOATING SEASON Featured

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Since 2011 when the new generation of AC 45's were developed, testing and then incorporated into the America Cup world wide racing circuit, these boats have generated tremendous video coverage.  Now they are coming to New York harbor and will be seen by millions on Mary 7 & 8 2016.

While the official race course and U S Coast Guard regulations have not be set, we do know that one of the turning marrks will be off of the tip of lower Manhattan.  The official  center for the races is Liberty landing Marina, Jersey City.

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Friday, 29 January 2016 20:16

A HOME TO RAISE A FAMILY IN OR RETIRE TO Featured

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http://boatingonthehudson.com/flippingbook/2015/nov/Articles/Coxsakie-River-Home.pdf 

 

 

By John H. Vargo, Publisher

Only 20 miles south of Albany at exit 21B on the New York Thruway, the Village of Coxsakie is similar to towns you would find driving 40 miles north of Albany!

Quiet, laid back, very friendly with a terrific school system, you can walk to any place in town in a matter of minutes. Whats more important this fifteen year old home is right A home to raise a family in Great Value! $329,000

The Village of Coxsakie, unique....MORE

Friday, 29 January 2016 19:49

A TALE OF TWO MUSTANGS Featured

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http://www.boatingonthehudson.com/flippingbook/2015/nov/Articles/A-Tale-of-Two-Mustangs.pdfby Ralph J. Ferrusi

 I read Sarina Houston’s Why the P-51 is Still the Most Beoved Airplane at the Air Show (Boating on the Hudson and Be- yond, August 2015, pp. 74, 75) with great interest. Sarina nailed it. I’ve been a “Mustang nut” for as far back as I can remember. In my opinion, it’s the most perfect airplane ever to take to the skies. Sure, the Corsair’s cool, and I admire 747’s, C-130 Hercules, C-47/DC-3’s, B-17’s/B-24’s, but, for whatever reasons, the North American P-51D Mustang holds a very special place in my heart,Not a helluva lot of people get THIS view of a P-51.

 A thought: whenever any of the above admirable planes take off, balls to the wall, they ROAR, very loudly. Big radial engines, or big jet engines, ROAR. The short-stacked V-12 Merlin growls and snarls... It’s a sound like no other that I have ever heard, and a sound, for what- ever deep, mysterious reasons, I can’t get enough of... You Mustang nuts know what I’m talking about.      READ MORE

holidays nov pg26 2015Vicky 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.

Every time we saw it we learned more about Hamilton, more about our country, more about what joins us together as a nation and what has always been there to try and break us apart. We had been inspired... the story and songs have entered our ev- ery day life. Where Billie Holiday used to reign in our kitchen, she has been replaced with the HAMILTON soundtrack.

We wanted to share it with you in the hopes that you too will go see this incredible Broadway show and be blown away just like we were. Thank’s to HAMILTON we give our Historic Hudson Valley Holiday!

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Sunday, 18 October 2015 13:02

SLEEPY HOLLOW LAKE, A FANTASTIC PLACE TO LIVE AND PLAY Featured

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Fields full of wild flowers, houses set in amongst the trees, long driveways, shaded by Douglas Fir,

Maples and Oaks, that is what I remember of my many visits in the recent past of Sleepy Hollow Lake, the coves, with houses set back amongst the trees, and others on distant hillsides. (Spread your hand on a flat surface with your finger extended that is what Sleepy Hollow Lake is like giving many indi- viduals the opportunity to have a lakefront home!)

It is a laid back community, filled with vacation homes, starter homes and individuals who poured their heart and soul into making their dream home at Sleepy Hollow Lake.     See More

Thursday, 17 September 2015 07:27

THE HUDSON HAS+NOT BEEN SOUNDED IN 70 YEARS! Featured

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 MUCH OF THE DATA ON THIS OFFICIAL NOAA HUDSON RIVER CHART IS INACCURATE AND NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED.
PLEASE READ THIS RECENT LETTER BY THE SENIOR RIVER PILOT CAPTAIN SCOTT IRELAND TO NOAA!

 

 

Rear Admiral Gerd Glang
Director, NOAA Office of Coast Survey 1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dear Admiral Glang:

My name is Captain R. Scott Ireland. I am the senior pilot of the Hudson River Pilots Association. Our members, along with many other professional mariners, are responsible for the safe and timely movement of commercial shipping on the Hudson River.

As Hudson River Pilots, we routinely brings ships that are 600 ft to 650 ft long x 105.9 ft wide through the federal channel from Kingston NY to Albany NY. This channel is 50 miles long and 400 feet wide with a federal project depth of 32 ft. The ships that we pilot carry cargoes such as scrap steel, grain, heavy lift project cargo, and the new player on the block, millions of barrels of Bakken crude oil being shipped out of the Port of Albany.

The increasing frequency of these large ships transiting an unusually long, narrow channel (as well as barges/ATB’s carrying crude oil) creates difficult navigational challenges that we encounter on a daily basis.

The biggest challenge, due to vessel size and the frequency of such transits, is that the meeting and passing of these increasingly larger vessels often requires that we find areas of the river where either or both vessels necessarily need to navigate the edges or even outside the edges of the federal chan- nel. Doing so safely often requires one or both of the meeting vessels to rely on soundings outside the channel to ensure that enough water is available in the area being transited.      Click here for the rest of the story

FINALLY A COLLECTION OF PAST PAGES OF BOATING ON THE HUDSON MAGAZINE NCLUDING THE VERY FIRST PUBLISHED PAGE.

YOU CAN GET YOUR 12.95 COPY BY GOING TO AMAZON.COM, TYPING IN BOATING ON THE HUDSON REMEMBERANCES

Rememberance: ten years of Boating On the Hudson Memories (Rememberances, Boating On the Hudson & Beyond Mag.) (Volume 1)

Friday, 06 February 2015 07:07

LAST RUN ON THE RIVER Featured

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Last February 27th I decided to “hang up my anchor”. I had been working for the Sandy Hook and Hudson River Pilots for over 42 years. That day I piloted the tanker Afrodite down through the ice out of the Port of Albany and brought her safely to Yonkers - It was my last run! People often ask me what I’ll miss most about working on the “River”. My immediate response is always the same, namely the people I meet and work with! Spinning a ship around in the Port of Albany and helping it wend it’s way along is not an easy task and depends on the help of many others to make it happen safely. It all starts with the goodbye hug from my wife as I leave the house. Then I meet the security guard at the port who greets me and checks me through to the ship. Next I meet the agent (whose job it is to please everyone) who then gives me the OK that everything is ready. As I walk along the berth I greet the line handlers who are happy to know that their job is at hand as they shift back and forth with the cold.  MORE

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:37

JUST FOR YOU FOR CHRISTMAS, IVEY'S RIB ROAST Featured

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I love making Rib Roast this time of year.
They are everywhere and they are on sale!!!
To me, cooking up that big honking hunk
of meat is a true sign of the holidays. I
have a recipe that is so easy, so delicious;
you are going to fall in love with it too.
Since I started cooking it this way; rib
roast has become a regular in our family’s
food repertoire. My darling Hub always
wants an end cut.  More

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