What do we expect to see when we go to boat shows?
I have been to a lot of boat shows both in NY and beyond. I have been to the Miami Boat Show, one of the largest in the country. My wife will always ask me why are we going to another boat show, we aren’t buying a new boat? Well that might be true, but I continue to go and am curious as to why the overwhelming majority of visitors to boats shows attend as wellRead more: What Do You Expect To See When You Attend A Boat Show
Newsday had recently published an article that stated the Erie Canal’s Future uncertain. Fact or fake news?
I am here to tell you the Erie Canal System is alive and well. 2017 starts an 8-year celebration of the bicentennial of the building of the Canal. The Erie Canal was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Governor Cuomo has just placed the NYS Canal Corporation, the state agency responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Canal System under the control of the New York Power Authority. The power authority generates their revenue through electrical power generation and power transmission. There are currently three hydroelectric plants on the Erie with another 27 that could once again begin to contribute electric to the grid. The NYS Canal System uses no tax payer dollars for its operation. That’s correct. The operation of the Erie Canal without doubt the greatest recreational resource in NYS requires no tax payer resources. To further dispel any further rumors, the NYS Canal System is protected under article 15 in the NYS constitution. No one’s filling in the ditch!!Read more: Fake News & The Erie Canal
NYC Boat Show
Jan. 25th - Jan. 29th.. The show is held every year at the Jacob Javits Convention Center 655 W. 34th St. NY. NY.
For additional information visit their web site at www.nyboatshow.com
NIagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Jan 20th. - Jan. 22nd.
The Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Fishing Expo is being held this year from January 20nd.. through January 22th at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls. For more information www.marinesource.com/boat_shows
Niagara Falls Conference & Event CenterRead more: 2017 New York Boat Shows
The New York Power Authority has officially assumed ownership and control over the NYS Canal System. The planned event was originally part of a 2016 agreement where Gov. Cuomo proposed the move from the NY Thruway Authority which had maintained control of The Canal System since 1992.
Often this relationship had contentious elements as on occasion the Thruway Authority had been sued on the basis that it had taken toll money and diverted it towards the operation of the Canal System.Read more: New York Power Authority Takes Over Control Of NY's Canal System
Town of Hempstead Beef’s up laws on illegal dumping in Canals and Harbors.
The Hempstead Town Board recently passed new regulations on houseboats to cut down on illegal discharge into local harbors and canals.
Under the regulations, violations carry up to a $1,000 fine for illegal sewage discharge from houseboats and sea planes. Boat owners can now be fined daily for repeat violators. The board voted 6-0 with Councilwomen Erin king Sweeney abstaining, to approve four resolutions for new fines.Read more: Town of Hempstead Beef's Up Laws On Illegal Dumping In Canals and Harbors