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Category - Thousand Islands-Seaway

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.

'New Year, New Shopping' Challenge

Jun 5, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

New Year, New Shopping ChallengeOswego, N.Y. - On February 28, the first annual 'New Year, New Shopping' challenge, held at Fitzhugh Park Elementary, proved to be a success. The challenge, which was held from January 1 to February 28, included participating grades 4, 5 and 6. The vision of this challenge was to increase awareness of locally-owned and operated businesses in the city of Oswego.

Flag Day School Event at Fort Ontario June 13th, Public Welcome

Jun 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario State Historic Site will observe Flag Day with a colorful display of flags flown over the fort on Friday, June 13. The fort will host a Revolutionary War encampment Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, with re-enactments at 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. For details visit www.fortontario.com or www.nysparks.com.Oswego, N.Y. - In commemoration of Flag Day, the many flags that have flown over Fort Ontario and the United States will be displayed and explained by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Oswego Lodge 271, Friday, June 13 at Fort Ontario.

Nearly 500 school children from around central New York State will participate in the program at the old fort. The public is welcome to attend. Admission for all will be $1.

Oswego County Historical to Host Lecture June 1st on the History of Oswego Captains, Sailors & Ships

May 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the third lecture of the 2014 series on Sunday, June 1st at 1:30 pm at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E, Third St., Oswego. A PowerPoint program entitled Oswego, N.Y. - The Oswego County Historical Society will host the third lecture of the 2014 series on Sunday, June 1st at 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E. Third St., Oswego. A program entitled "O'Captain! My Captain!: Stories of Men and Ships" will be presented by Dr. Robert Perkins, author of the recently-published book of the same name. The event is free and open to the public.

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

May 16, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Rock the Locks PaddlefestEnter for a Chance to Win $800 Kayak Package

Oswego, N.Y. - Paddlers of all ages and abilities have a chance to paddle the locks on the Oswego River Canal Saturday, June 21, in the Oswego "Rock the Locks" Paddlefest. The event encourages kayakers and canoeists to enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty of the historic Oswego River, followed by food and music along the canal in Oswego.

"Paddlers can choose to do the full 10.3-mile course from Fulton to Oswego, or a shorter 4.2-mile course from Minetto to Oswego," said Jake Mulcahey, Paddlefest chairman. "Paddlefest is designed to be a fun, community event. A portion of the money raised will be donated to the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau for activities that support youth and families in Oswego County."

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