The National Park Service has just announced the listing of the New York State Barge Canal on the National Register of Historic Places.
This designation recognizes that the New York State Canal System is a nationally significant work of early twentieth century engineering and construction that affected transportation and maritime commerce for nearly a half a century and survives today as probably the greatest recreational resource we have as boaters here in NY.Read more: NYS Canal System Added To The National Register Of Historic Places
This month we welcome aboard a new partner to the New York Boater web site Sea Fox Boats. Sea-Fox has been building quality hand crafted boats for over 20 years.
At that time they began with a clear mission statement which was to develop and build handcrafted boats that are durable, dependable and affordable. While a lot has changed over the years in the way boats are built, Sea Fox remains committed with a passion and a purpose to perfecting the ability to offer their customers the finest boats for the fairest price.Read more: Sea Fox Boats
This week we are proud to announce a new partner for the New York Boater web site. Engine House Inc. in Farmingdale NY. Not only are they full service engine rebuilders, but they also maintain a repair facility as well. They can remove an engine at their shop, or in some cases actually remove the engine at the marina. The owners of Engine House are boaters and it’s always our desire to partner with businesses who understand not only the mechanics of the business but understand the customer and their specific needs.Read more: Engine House Inc.
Empire Point Marina
We excited to announce a new partner to the New York Boater. Empire Point Marina. They are located in Island Park with easy access to Reynolds Channel and both Jones and Rockaway Inlets. As with most marinas on the south shore of LI, they sustained heavy damage from Sandy and have bounced back with all new floating slip, and infrastructure. They have a total of 65 slips with transient slips up to 60’, 10 watercraft ramps and a complete parts dept. and ships store for all your boating needs.
Empire Point is a family run operation. The family has been in the boating industry since 1912 and purchased and founded the marina in 1985. Their mission is to “Keep People In Boating, Boating”Read more: Empire Point Marina
Towboat US, the AAA of the waterways. So have you ever been stuck out on the water? And wondered how you were going to get back to the dock? If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will at some point in your boating lifetime. That’s why we started to research the private towing and salvage market. Towboat US is the leader in the private towing market. For as little as $79 per year you can take advantage of this service. With over 300 ports and more than 600 tow boats nationwide, they have the overall market covered. We had the opportunity to visit with two different towboat US captains recently who serve two very diverse geographic regions around NYS. Even though they are located in different parts of the state, they actually tell very similar types of stories regarding the types of calls they receive.Read more: Tow Boat US The AAA Of The Waterways