The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Thousand Islands-Seaway Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:59:34 GMT State Fair Shipwrecks Exhibit Adding Behemoth Fish, Longer ROV In-Water Demonstration Day http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/26/State-Fair-Shipwrecks-Exhibit-Adding-Behemoth-Fish-Longer-ROV-In-Water-Demonstration-Day/7952/ Syracuse, N.Y. - The Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Signature Exhibit presented by New York Sea Grant and The Great New York State Fair is adding new displays and expanding its in-water demonstrations. The exhibit is located in and along the reflecting pool at the mini-NY State Park at the Fairgrounds. Starting Monday, August 25, an historic fish that has been a passive behemoth in waters around the globe for more than 100 million years will join 300 years of shipwrecks history in The Great Shipwrecks exhibit. NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow will have its 7-foot-long mounted sturgeon in the Great Shipwrecks 60-foot-long tent for the balance of the Fair. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/26/State-Fair-Shipwrecks-Exhibit-Adding-Behemoth-Fish-Longer-ROV-In-Water-Demonstration-Day/7952/ Aug. 27 Program Will Explore History of Fort Ontario’s Storm Warning Tower http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Aug-27-Program-Will-Explore-History-of-Fort-Ontario-s-Storm-Warning-Tower/7951/ Lecture Was Inspired by Research of Curator's Late Husband  Oswego, N.Y.  - Fort Ontario's Coastal Warning Display tower and its history will be the topic of a lecture by Fort Ontario curator Jenny Emmons Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at Fort Ontario. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Aug-27-Program-Will-Explore-History-of-Fort-Ontario-s-Storm-Warning-Tower/7951/ 'Fishing the Great Lakes of NY' Author in Clayton August 17 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/-Fishing-the-Great-Lakes-of-NY-Author-in-Clayton-August-17/7944/ 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/-Fishing-the-Great-Lakes-of-NY-Author-in-Clayton-August-17/7944/ Project Healing Waters Coming to Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Project-Healing-Waters-Coming-to-Clayton-1000-Islands-Gun-Sportsmen-Show-August-16-17/7943/ 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Project-Healing-Waters-Coming-to-Clayton-1000-Islands-Gun-Sportsmen-Show-August-16-17/7943/ Harborfest Tall Ships Battle at Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Harborfest-Tall-Ships-Battle-at-Fort-Ontario/7902/ Oswego, 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. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Harborfest-Tall-Ships-Battle-at-Fort-Ontario/7902/ Top Expert to Speak on the Battle of Oswego July 16 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Top-Expert-to-Speak-on-the-Battle-of-Oswego-July-16/7897/ Oswego, 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Top-Expert-to-Speak-on-the-Battle-of-Oswego-July-16/7897/ Marine Museum Hosts Kids’ Pirate Day Events July 10 and July 24 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/Marine-Museum-Hosts-Kids-Pirate-Day-Events-July-10-and-July-24/7882/ Be 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. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/Marine-Museum-Hosts-Kids-Pirate-Day-Events-July-10-and-July-24/7882/ North Country Native Turned Hollywood Actor to Appear at 50th Annual Antique Boat Show http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/North-Country-Native-Turned-Hollywood-Actor-to-Appear-at-50th-Annual-Antique-Boat-Show/7875/ Clayton, 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. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/North-Country-Native-Turned-Hollywood-Actor-to-Appear-at-50th-Annual-Antique-Boat-Show/7875/ 1000 Islands named “Best Boat Ride” by USA Today Company http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/1000-Islands-named-Best-Boat-Ride-by-USA-Today-Company/7847/ 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. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/1000-Islands-named-Best-Boat-Ride-by-USA-Today-Company/7847/ Paddlers to ‘Rock the Locks’ on Oswego River Canal June 21 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Paddlers-to-Rock-the-Locks-on-Oswego-River-Canal-June-21/7840/ Oswego, 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. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Paddlers-to-Rock-the-Locks-on-Oswego-River-Canal-June-21/7840/