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Syracuse, N.Y. - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant have announced Saturday, February 18, 2017 as the date for the Young Boater Safety Certificate training course at the 2017 Central New York Boat Show. The program will run from 9 am to 5 pm at the Horticulture Building classroom at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Pre-registration is required for the limited space seating for the course that will be taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 personnel. New York Sea Grant is taking registrations by phone at 315-312-3042.

Tugboat Gov. Cleveland

Waterford, N.Y. - As New York State prepares to honor the bicentennial of construction of the Erie Canal in 2017, there is new cause for celebration. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Acting Director Michael T. Reynolds today announced that the NYS Canal System has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

The designation places New York's operating canals among the premier historic sites in the United States.

Waterford, N.Y. - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, is offering a limited number sponsorships up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2017. Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational resources of the canal corridor.

September Celebration Features Over 225 Events

www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com 

(Albany, NY) -The 17th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble
continues this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with more than 225 exciting outdoor adventures across New York's Hudson Valley.  The Ramble offers visitors and residents of all ages an opportunity to experience the distinct cultural heritage and landscape of the region by hiking a trail, visiting an
historic site, or paddling on the river during the Northeast's most beautiful time of the year. For a complete listing of events, visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com.

Water Trail partners gathered at Kingston Point Beach Announcement.Tools will Grow Hudson River Tourism and Recreation

Kingston, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area announced today a suite of tools
that will make it easier for residents and tourists to explore the Hudson River from the Adirondack Park to New York City.  They include a new Hudson River Greenway Water
Trail Four-Map/Guide Set
, a new mobile responsive website, and the latest edition of The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail Guide.  Water Trail enthusiasts were joined at Kingston Point Beach by Kingston Mayor Steve Noble and other
dignitaries for the announcement.   The announcement was followed by a paddle led by Mayor Noble on the Hudson River and Rondout Creek.

Albany, N.Y. --  The Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Traveling Exhibit developed by New York Sea Grant will be installed at The State University of New York at Albany Gallery, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY, from May 4 to May 27, 2016. Admission to the exhibit from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday is free.

The Great Shipwrecks exhibit features shipwrecks spanning more than 200 years across New York State. Ten interpretive panels highlight fascinating details about the historic underwater wrecks and landscapes in Lake Erie, Ontario, Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, Lake George and the St. Lawrence River. A miniature replica of the ‘turtle ship' Radeau, North America's oldest warship purposely sunk by the British in Lake Champlain in 1758, was made specifically for this exhibit.

tritoon boat Syracuse, N.Y. -   With the 2016 boating season just ahead, marine industry leaders in New York and nationally see positive trends.

Drew Wickham manages the Central New York Boat Show sponsored by the Boating Industry Association of Upstate New York each February with more than 500 models of all types of boats, personal watercraft and related gear on exhibit in Syracuse, NY. After the 2016 event, Wickham noted, ‘More and more people are coming to the show to look at all types of vessels as well as docks and the diverse array of boating accessories.

Antique Boat MuseumClayton. N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, NY, announced today the dates of its well-known traditional events to be held this coming season.

A complete listing of Museum events, educational courses, and other special activities will be announced at a later date. Registration for select events will open on March 1, 2016.