Beckley’s Marina has recently signed on as a dealer for Torqeedo, the global market leader in the growing segment of electric marine propulsion. The trend towards electromobility is driven by several factors. Most importantly, the trend means cleaner, quieter, more environmentally friendly motors.
Since ancient times the Hudson River’s primary use has been the transport and trade of locally sourced products and food. It has since become an multiple use waterway with international stature as a recreational, industrial, commercial, cultural and environmental resource. Commercial transportation continues to be one of the major uses of our magnificent Hudson River Once carried on by manually powered craft and later by the fleet of legendary Hudson River sloops and followed by steam powered vessels.
Lex Filipowski was at his father house recently and found this fascinating 1934 magazine called Science and Mechanics. I have always been interested in the future and actually have a number of patents based on my ideas. (And many more that I never tried to file for or I failed at) However that is another long, long story.
Four years of college and debt until you are 45 or join a labor union with 4 years of apprenticeship, and get paid as you learn a trade.
Dave Rocco the very photographer who took these fantastic photos, had just gotten out of surgery for his elbow when all this took place. Never the less, he spent hours and hours in Tarrytown waiting for the right moments to take these photos. No question about it, he is a dedicated man!
On a beautiful day in August, the first annual Catfish Chaos Contest for the largest catfish by weight was held. The overall winner was Matt Reilly, of Verplanck, NY with a 10 lb 5 oz White Catfish, (which unofficially tied he NYS record), caught in Haverstraw Bay. (All fish weighed in were release alive after weigh in)
Long overdue by anyone who knows of the tremendous amount of work that he has done on behalf of the ENYMTA and the Great Upstate Boat Show, Roger Phinney devoted a tremendous amount of talent, enthusiasm and time over the past 15 years to bring the Eastern New York Marine Trades Association to the powerful Marine
Trades group that it is today.
At this year’s Roundup, we gathered money for the Salvation Army who had their bucket set up in front of the Visitor’s Center and we were proud to help, even in that small way for their efforts in disaster relief. The tugboat event itself was fantastic with some of the best weather we’ve ever seen. Boats along the wall hailed from a huge area - Boston to Detroit, Montreal to the Jersey shore.
The tremendous changes that are taking place in the outboard engine market are dramatic indeed!
Most significant, is that the two stroke engine, long thought of as fading away from the modern development of outboards, is stronger than ever with the latest features of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards.
Every once in a while a unique residence comes on the market that is perfect for someone, or a couple that is looking for: A home facing east, with access to the water, in a quiet neighborhood, as well as mass transit nearby to get you anywhere you wish to go.