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1940s Diver HelmetOswego, N.Y. -- The proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary that would span the waters from Wayne and Cayuga counties east to Oswego and Jefferson counties has been featured in a public television story produced by WPBS-TV, Watertown, New York, for its weekly current affairs show, WPBS Weekly: Inside the Stories, and re-aired by Great Lakes Now, a monthly magazine-style show housed at Detroit Public TV.

Pride of the HudsonWhether Swimming, Kayaking, Canoeing or Flyboarding, Summer Adventure in Orange County Begins on the Water 

Orange County, N.Y. (July 25, 2022) – Escaping summer heat and finding adventure is easy in Orange County, N.Y. Visit one of its majestic rivers or scenic lakes for a swim, a cruise or a paddleboarding, kayaking or canoe excursion. If you are feeling adventurous, consider hydroflying on a Flyboard on Greenwood Lake. It is prime time for enjoying the region’s clean water and natural scenic gifts.

44th Annual Classic and Antique Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. -- In their heyday, no one had ever heard of COVID. Or climate change. Or crypto. The Cold War had yet to begin. Now, almost a century later, scores of wooden boats by such iconic names as Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood will be featured at the 44th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles. The show, one of the most popular of its kind in the Northeast, runs July 29-31 in Clift Park. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. The event is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation).

We Are NYYear-Round Program Returns for the Summer with Expanded Offerings

Newest Excursions Include Painting, Cruising, and Accessible Adaptive Adventures

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of a new season of free "On the Canals" excursions along the New York State Canal system. Now in its third year, this free recreational program, sponsored by the New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation, offers unique opportunities to experience the waterways of the Canal system and the adjoining Empire State Trail. This summer's "On the Canals" excursions include kayaking, cycling, cruising, painting, birding, and accessible activities such as adaptive paddling and biking.

Families enjoy a ride on Zipper at the 2019 1000 Islands Family Free DayClayton, NY (May 25, 2022) – The Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, announced today the details of their popular 1000 Islands Family Free Day that will be held Saturday, June 4th.  Free admission to the ABM is offered all day and fun family activities will be held from 10 AM – 3PM.

1000 Islands Family Day was first held in 1997, making this year the 23rd anniversary of this FREE admission special event. 1000 Islands Family Day was originally created as an opportunity to bring the local community into the ABM and provide accessibility to the museum to everyone, that remains the mission of the event today.

We Are NYCelebration in Village of Fairport Unveils Newly Completed Infrastructure Improvements

 Amenities Along the Erie Canal Include Liftbridge Lane West and Pedestrian Promenade

 200th Anniversary of Canal Opening in Fairport also Commemorated

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of the 2022 navigation season along the 524-mile New York State Canal system, kicking off the 198th consecutive opening of the waterway and celebrating the ongoing bicentennial of the Erie Canal's construction and completion, which spanned from 1817 to 1825. As part of the kickoff of the new boating season, the New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corporation, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, joined officials in the Village of Fairport, Monroe County to unveil the completion of recent infrastructure improvement projects along the Erie Canal.

Little Falls CyclistsWaterford, N.Y. -- The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation, through the Reimagine the Canals initiative, are pleased to announce that 38 non-profit organizations and municipalities will receive grants in 2022 totaling $259,300. The grants will support 11 tourism infrastructure and amenity improvements and 27 events along the NYS Canal System. The grants range from $500 to $24,000 and will leverage an estimated $1.2 million in additional support.

Erie Canal PaddlersWaterford, NY- The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is celebrating National Plan For Vacation Day on January 25 with the release of seven new multiday itineraries that make it easy to plan a trip along the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail. The itineraries feature cycling, paddling, and sightseeing options with plenty of opportunities for visitors to enjoy regional foods and beverages. Information about accessibility is included to make it easier for people of all abilities to experience the canals.

Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, New York (August 20, 2021) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, in collaboration with the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is pleased to announce the details of the upcoming jointly hosted Symposium to be held October 1-3 at the Museum.

The weekend-long Symposium is for people with a passion for boating and building boats, boat owners, and everyone in between.  This year’s Symposium offers sessions on flipping boats for bottom work, vacuum bagging, rebuilding a Scripps 302, and finishing Mosquito, a project boat for the last couple of Symposiums.

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