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Safety Certification Training for Young Boaters in NY Now One Day at 2016 CNY Boat Show February 20

Feb 4, 2016

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant have announced a change in the Young Boater Safety Certification training course offered annually at the Central New York Boat Show.

For 2016, the free program that certifies youth ages 10 to 17 to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York waters will be offered entirely on one day, Saturday, February 20, from 9am to 5pm, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center to Host Great Shipwrecks Traveling Exhibit: Guest Speaker for Oct. 29

Oct 22, 2015

Hamburg, N.Y. - The Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center, 4968 Lake Shore Road Route 5, Hamburg, NY, will host the Great Shipwrecks of NY's Great Lakes Traveling Exhibit. The exhibit will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting October 30, 2015 and will run through January 2016. In a special presentation on Thursday, October 29 at 7pm at the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center, New York Sea Grant Recreation and Tourism Specialist and Great Lakes Research Consortium Associate Director Dave White will open the exhibit with a program on The Future of NY's Maritime History: Dive the Great Lake Seaway Trail, the NYS Underwater Blueway Trail, and the National Marine Sanctuary Program.

Hudson River Valley Ramble Kick-offs This Weekend

Sep 3, 2015

September Celebration Features Over 200 Events

www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com Albany, NY -The Hudson River Valley Ramble kicks-off this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with more than 200 exciting outdoor adventures across New York's Hudson Valley. The Ramble showcases the region's incredible scenery, history, natural resources, and recreational opportunities and features walking tours, hikes, paddles, bike tours and many other diverse experiences with something for everyone.

Adirondack Region Lakes to Host Sailing & Boating Events for Summer 2015

May 12, 2015

Boating Regattas Planned for Northern New York Waterways

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This summer, cool off in the Adirondacks during one of the region's many boating races and festivals, or enjoy a quiet sail along some of the most scenic shoreline in New York State.

Boating in the Adirondacks is an essential part of summer for visitors and residents alike, and the region's vast supply of navigable waterways have created a vibrant community of paddlers, boaters, sailors and swimmers.

Spring Whitewater Season Approaching in New York’s Adirondacks

Apr 9, 2015

Hudson River Class IV & V Rapids Expected in Northern New York

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This spring, beginning about mid-April, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York's rivers will churn out some of the most intense whitewater in the country on the Hudson River for a "big water" rafting season that fades by mid-summer, but is epic while it lasts.

Adirondack whitewater rafting guides offer safe passage down the 17-mile stretch of the Gorge, which is renowned for its intense spring rapids. Book a whitewater rafting trip now to experience the Hudson River's awesome big water season.

Diverse Factors Driving Upstate NY Boating Industry Optimism for 2015 Season

Apr 1, 2015

Krenzer ChapparalSyracuse, N.Y. - Marine industry representatives in New York State are optimistic about the approaching boating season for reasons ranging from new boat models and incentives from manufacturers to repowering older boats and growing interest in wakesurfing.

Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York Executive Director Barb Caster references National Marine Manufacturers Association/NMMA statistics showing 2015 could be a good year.

One-Of-A-Kind Theatrical Performance Coming To the Dock of the Antique Boat Museum This August

Mar 13, 2015

Caravan Stage CompanyClayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that the Caravan Stage Company will dock and perform at the Museum this coming August.

The Caravan Stage Company (www.caravanstage.org) will float into the dock at the ABM this coming August 14 & 15 for two nights of high-flying, mesmerizing aerial acrobatics and a world-renowned theatrical performance that is sure to be the talk of the 1000 Islands this summer season.

2015 CNY Boat Show Adds Suddenly-In-Command Learning Drill for Public Aboard Vessel

Feb 3, 2015

Syracuse, N.Y. - What do you do when you are enjoying a boat ride and an emergency suddenly occurs and you find yourself in charge of the boat? To find out, visit the February 11-15, 2015 Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY, and participate in a free and fun, but deadly serious, hands-on learning experience aboard a boat that could save your life and others. New York Sea Grant and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) are offering an interactive Suddenly-In-Command training experience at the 5-day event that is the largest and oldest boat show in New York State. The introductory program will engage visitors aboard a 28-foot pontoon boat as if an emergency on the water has occurred.

Great Shipwrecks Traveling Exhibit at SUNY Oswego Through Jan. 22, 2015

Jan 6, 2015

Oswego, N.Y. - The first stop for the Great Shipwrecks of NY's Great Lakes traveling exhibit is in Oswego, NY, at the Tyler Art Gallery in Penfield Hall Library at SUNY Oswego. The exhibit developed for the 2014 Great New York State Fair and updated for this installation will be on display through January 22, 2015. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, including Martin Luther Day. Admission and parking are free. The public is welcome.

Central NY Boat Show Helps Earn Association Ferguson Award

Dec 11, 2014

Cicero, N.Y. - The organizer of the Central New York Boat Show has received marine industry honors in part for its annual boat show held each February at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has named the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York/BIA, headquartered in Cicero, NY, as the 2014 Bill Ferguson Award winner for outstanding service by a marine trades association to its members and to the boating industry.

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