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Category - Thousand Islands-Seaway

'Fishing the Great Lakes of NY' Author in Clayton August 17

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Clayton, N.Y. –  Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road.Clayton, N.Y. - Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road.

Rybaak, who has spent the last 25 years writing about fishing, is the author of Fishing Eastern NY, Fishing Western NY, and Fishing the Great Lakes of NY: A Guide to Lakes Erie and Ontario, Their Tributaries, and the Thousand Islands. His latest book, Fishing Oneida Lake, is scheduled for release early in 2015. He is currently working on a guide to fishing in the Adirondacks.

Project Healing Waters Coming to Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Project Healing Waters participants in the Salmon River, Oswego County. Photo: Oswego County Tourism Clayton, N.Y. -  Military families with wounded warriors and anglers with a passion for fly fishing will be able to learn more about Project Healing Waters at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, in Clayton, NY.   The nonprofit Project Healing Waters began at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2005. Wounded soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan learned how to tie fishing flies and were paired with volunteers on fishing trips to promote physical and mental healing.

Harborfest Tall Ships Battle at Fort Ontario

Jul 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

1814 Battle of OswegoOswego, N.Y. - Fort Ontario and Oswego Harbor will be the scene of a recreation of the May 5-6, 1814 Battle of Oswego during Harborfest 2014.

On Saturday, July 26, at 2 p.m., tall ships, gunboats, cannon, and re-enactors will follow in the waves and footsteps of American and British forces who defended and attacked Oswego in a desperate struggle for control of Lake Ontario. Royal Navy warships and gunboats will unleash broadsides and pound outnumbered and vastly outgunned American troops and sailors determined to defend Fort Ontario. The British will be met at the shore by Americans who will be pushed back to the fort as they were on that fateful day in 1814.

Top Expert to Speak on the Battle of Oswego July 16

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

1814 Attack on Fort OswegoOswego, N.Y. - Colonel Harold Youmans, U.S.A. Retired, will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Eight Days in May, the British Raid at Oswego, New York," Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at old Fort Ontario.

Colonel Youmans will bring new information and insights into the May 5-6, 1814 British amphibious attack on Oswego intended to delay American ship construction at Sackets Harbor. The attack resulted in the destruction of Fort Ontario, military warehouses, and the capture of cannon, munitions, naval stores, and supplies.

Marine Museum Hosts Kids’ Pirate Day Events July 10 and July 24

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

H Lee White Marine MuseumBe there or walk the plank!

Oswego, N.Y. - Ahoy maties! The H. Lee White Marine Museum is swabbing the decks for a hearty morning of pirate carousing. Brush off your eye patch, grab your parrot and sign up for Kids' Pirate Day to be held Thursday, July 10 or Thursday July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

North Country Native Turned Hollywood Actor to Appear at 50th Annual Antique Boat Show

Jul 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Mark ValleyClayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that Hollywood actor and North Country native Mark Valley will appear at the upcoming 50th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction presented by RBC Wealth Management.

Valley, a native of Ogdensburg, NY is expected to appear on Friday, August 1 from 2 - 4 p.m.

1000 Islands named “Best Boat Ride” by USA Today Company

Jun 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Thousand Islands - Seaway Region, N.Y. - The Thousand Islands was named Wednesday as having the "Best U.S. Boat Ride" in an online competition hosted by 10 Best, a division of USA Today Travel.

Online readers of USA Today and 10 Best picked the region over 19 finalists selected by the 10 Best editorial board. 10 Best provides USA Today Travel readers with original content about vacation destinations from a network of writers.

Paddlers to ‘Rock the Locks’ on Oswego River Canal June 21

Jun 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Kayakers stop in front of the old Brosemer beer cave near MinettoOswego, N.Y. - For close to a century, the Oswego branch of the Erie Canal ran adjacent to the Oswego River and was an important part of the historic waterway. Only remnants of that canal exist today. Paddlers will have a chance to glimpse sections of the old canal Saturday, June 21, in the Oswego "Rock the Locks" Paddlefest.

Paddlefest gives paddlers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to paddle sections of the river and through the locks as a group, followed by food and music at the Lock 7 park in Oswego.

Everything's Coming up Roses with the Oswego Players New Contest

Jun 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Oswego PlayersOswego, N.Y. - The Oswego Players have joined forces with Cali's Carriage House Florist to present am exciting new contest, inspired by the up-coming Oswego Players Production of the musical "Gypsy". From June 9th through June 29th, stop by Cali's Carriage House Florist, located at 116 West Bridge Street in Oswego, to participate in the contest.

With any monetary donation, you will get the chance to pick a rose to see if you've won a prize. There are three prizes available and you can continue to try your luck - one person - per day - with donation.

Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse Celebrating its 80th Anniversary with a Challenge

Jun 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Oswego LighthouseOswego, N.Y. - The first Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and June 22, 2014. The challenge is to visit six unique New York lighthouses within two days. The official Challenge route starts with Oswego's West Pierhead Lighthouse and then moves East and West from the Thousand Islands to Rochester, N.Y.

  To register, visitors can start at the H. Lee White Marine Museum located on the West First Street Pier in Oswego on Saturday, June 21 at 9 a.m.

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