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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.

USS Slater is Homeward Bound

Jun 24, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

USS SlaterAlbany, N.Y. -- USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, will return to her home berth in Albany, New York soon. Launched in 1944, SLATER served gallantly in both the Battle of the Atlantic and the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. In 1951, SLATER was transferred to Greece under the Military Defense Assistance Program.

Renamed AETOS (Eagle), she served as an Hellenic Navy training ship for forty years. In 1993, after deactivation, she was brought back to the United States by a group of former Destroyer Escort Sailors. Since 1998, she has been undergoing restoration while being open to the public in Albany.

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.

Still Time to Sign up to Participate in Dragon Boat Race on July 5tth

Jun 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Dragon Boat RacePoughkeepsie, N.Y. - Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a new, exciting leisure activity, as a participant in the only Dragon Boat Race in the Mid-Hudson Valley this summer! On Saturday, July 5th, join a team in friendly competition on a short, 200-meter course. Men and women of all ages and skill levels can enjoy paddling with families and friends for stress-free exercise and recreation.

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.

Isles to Icons – NY’s Adirondack Campgrounds Offer Adventure & Family-Friendly Options

Jun 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Whether it's on your bucket or your ‘I'm-not-too-sure-about-this' list, camping is a must for summer adventure in the Adirondacks. Luckily, New York's six-million-acre park provides hundreds of campgrounds, each offering unique amenities, breathtaking views and access to endless opportunities for fun and entertainment.

Take a Step Back in Time at Two shows in Skaneateles Featuring Antique and Cassic Boats

Jun 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Skaneateles Classic and Antique Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. - It's been almost a century since the heyday of wooden boats. But in Skaneateles, they are experiencing a renaissance.

For the 20th year, Skaneateles will host a summer Antique and Classic Boat Show organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

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.

Call for Entries: 2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winning entries to be featured in 2015 calendar

May 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

ERIE CANAL IN FAIRPORT BY KATHY EICHORN, 2013 CONTEST WINNER Waterford, N.Y. - Entries are being accepted through August 30, 2014 for the 9th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning photos will be featured in the 2015 Erie Canalway calendar.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit prints and digital images in four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings and Locks; Fun and Festivities; On the Water; and the Nature of the Canal.

The contest captures and shares the beauty, history, people, and distinctive character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, which is comprised of the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga/Seneca, and Champlain Canals, and their historic alignments, and surrounding communities.

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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