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Boat builder Rich Bush rows the dory he made at last year's Great New York State Fair on the pond at the FairSyracuse, N.Y. – The Great New York State Fair visitor who submits the best name for the dory built at the Fair last year will win it. 

Those who submit Name-That-Boat entries at the new "Path Through Maritime History: NY Lighthouses and Lifesaving" exhibit will also have the opportunity to win a daily prize of a family pass to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego, NY.

The Fair runs from August 22 through Labor Day September 3, 2018.

Tibbitts Point Lighthouse at Cape Vincent, photo courtesy of Scott Day and Cape Vincent Chamber of CommerceAlso: Boat Building Demonstrations, Name That Boat Contest, Boat Launch

Syracuse, N.Y. – More than 70 lighthouses across New York State still exist as working beacons, museums of America's maritime history, a hostel or overnight stay. All the lights will be featured in a new exhibit at the August 22-September 3 Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY.

Skaneateles Antique Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – Rare boats from the Antique Boat Museum and the Finger Lakes Boating Museum will be among those featured at the 40th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show July 27-29. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. Admission is free. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the show, one of the most popular in the Northeast.

2018 Skaneateles Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – The Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show—an event 40 years in the making—returns July 27-29, featuring mesmerizing boats from the early 1900s to the present, along with family entertainment. Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. Admission is free.

New York Sea GrantOswego, N.Y. – Interested in getting out on the water this summer, but not ready to buy a boat of your own?
 
New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York: http://cnybia.com, Chambers of Commerce, and local tourism agencies.

Central NY Boat ShowSyracuse, N.Y. – Ever seen a boat that folds flat to carry on your cartop? Stop by the Exhibit Center of the 2018 Central New York Boat Show now on at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse through Sunday, February 18. New York Sea Grant has its Inflate-A-Fleet exhibit on display with assorted inflatable and folding vessels, including a boat, kayak, and backpack paddleboard.

1914 KayakSyracuse, N.Y. (August 30, 2017) - The Great New York State Fair, New York Sea Grant and the H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego will celebrate the first boat launch into the Fair Pond on Thursday, August 31 at 11:30 am at the west end of State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Immediately after the launch on Thursday, New York Sea Grant and US Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel will present an on-water education demonstration aboard a stand-up paddleboard and in a kayak on how to identify and use approved life jackets.

Skaneteles Antique and Classic Boat ShowSkaneateles, N.Y. – For more than 15 years, John Hawbecker, of Salem, S.C., has made the 850-mile drive to Skaneateles with his 1959 Chris-Craft ski boat, Infatuation, in tow to exhibit at the Antique and Classic Boat Show. This year will be no different.

“My wife and I love this show—it has the best entertainment and the friendliest people,” said Hawbecker, who attends several shows a year across the country.

Orange County TourismHudson Valley rivers and lakes are prime destinations for outdoor recreation.

Orange County, N.Y. (June 28, 2017) – With two magnificent rivers and countless lakes, Orange County, N.Y. is a destination of choice for visitors looking to get on the water this summer. To the east is the Hudson River for boating; and to the west is the Delaware for canoeing and rafting. Straddling the New Jersey border is Greenwood Lake, the county’s largest body of fresh water. In between, visitors will find smaller, pristine lakes that offer the perfect setting for fishing and more!…

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