Category: Boating & Lakes

The Jones Act: Who does it cover?

The Jones Act: Who does it cover?

The Jones Act gives coverage to seamen who worked onboard vessels. In other words, employees who work on ships, fishing boards, tugboats, dredges, and barges are recognized under the act. However, to be qualified under the Jones Act, you are required to ... MORE
Boating & Lakes
The difference between Fixed and Floating

The difference between Fixed and Floating

Pontoons Over the past decade, waterfronts have become the principal focus of urban real estate projects. These waterfronts have been known to be the home of pontoon boats. You would mostly find pontoon boats on the interface of waterfronts, between land and a ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
NYS Canal Corp. says system should open before Memorial Day this year

NYS Canal Corp. says system should open before Memorial Day this year

The New York State Canal Corp. says that if things continue on current trend- all portions of the Erie Canal will open May 21 at 7 a.m. This includes the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, which runs through the heart of the Finger Lakes. Infrastructure ... MORE
Boating & Lakes, Life
LIFE IN THE FINGER LAKES: Keuka Ice Sleepers

LIFE IN THE FINGER LAKES: Keuka Ice Sleepers

on’t knock it if you haven’t tried it. After all, it’s possible that Keuka ice sleeping will replace the paleo diet fad and take the world by storm. But don’t count on it. Because, Ray, shown here, was not actually sleeping. So ... MORE
SamSen gets rebranding along Seneca Lake: Now called Seneca Lake Resorts

SamSen gets rebranding along Seneca Lake: Now called Seneca Lake Resorts

SamSen, operator of Sampson State Park Marina, Seneca Lake State Park Marina, and Sampson Cabin & RV Resort in the Finger Lakes region announced a rebranding effort establishing itself as “Seneca Lake Resorts.” SamSen was formed in 2018 as a result of ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Montezuma Audubon Center continues to see 25% bump in visitors as fall migration unfolds (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Montezuma Audubon Center continues to see 25% bump in visitors as fall migration unfolds (podcast)

This month in our spotlight of the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County, Chris Lajewski discusses the mid-to-late fall migration patterns, the water fowl species that can be found on the thousands of acreage in Seneca and Wayne counties, as well ... MORE
Finger Lakes Clean Up event a success in Watkins Glen (photos)

Finger Lakes Clean Up event a success in Watkins Glen (photos)

The annual Finger Lakes Clean Up event was held on Saturday, September the 19th at the Watkins Glen Village Marina. Divers cleaned the bottom of the southern most end of Seneca Lake around the marina. Also on Saturday there were 9 Adopt-A-Highway ... MORE
Quiet week for HABs on Seneca Lake despite dry conditions

Quiet week for HABs on Seneca Lake despite dry conditions

After another week of bloom watching on Seneca Lake only one was reported, according to Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association. In their Week 7 report, just a single bloom was spotted near Glenora Point. “Most of the week saw windy conditions, which ... MORE
New blooms reported on Seneca Lake as HABs season nears peak; Cayuga, Owasco, and Canandaigua got early start

New blooms reported on Seneca Lake as HABs season nears peak; Cayuga, Owasco, and Canandaigua got early start

A flurry of harmful algal blooms were reported on Seneca Lake this week, marking the beginning of the most intense few weeks of the HABs season in the Finger Lakes. Seneca had been spared for most of the summer, even as its ... MORE
Sheriff Luce raises concerns about speeding boats on canal

Sheriff Luce raises concerns about speeding boats on canal

Go slower on the canal. That was the message from Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce, who released a statement on speeding boats early in the week. “I’ve personally had four complaints in the last week, which is a lot for a short ... MORE
Boaters show support for President Trump at Canandaigua Lake event

Boaters show support for President Trump at Canandaigua Lake event

Boaters showed their support for President Donald Trump on Canandaigua Lake over the weekend. Hundreds of decorated boats with flags, and re-election campaign materials were involved in a parade that ended near Kershaw Park. “Honestly, with all the division that’s going on ... MORE
Boaters cruise along Seneca Lake in support of President Donald Trump

Boaters cruise along Seneca Lake in support of President Donald Trump

Boaters gathered along the southern portion of Seneca Lake to support President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. The Seneca Lake Pro-Trump Parade was inspired by similar events that have happened on other lakes. Those who were unable to participate in a boat gathered ... MORE
Calm day on Keuka Lake (photo)

Calm day on Keuka Lake (photo)

Sunset on Keuka Lake from Tuesday. Photo by Mary Claire Krebs ... MORE
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Drama along Owasco Lake (photo)

A stunning sunset along Owasco Lake by Anthony Colucci ... MORE
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Morning over Keuka (photo)

What a view to start the day with. This one was captured by Michael Gabrielli of Keuka Lake ... MORE