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Plenty of ice to do some fishing (photo)

Plenty of ice to do some fishing (photo)
Wind chills in the negatives numbers didn’t stop ice fishermen from getting out onto Sodus Bay and setting up camp for the day. Sodus Bay ice is 8-12 inches thick now and the perch are plenty according to the reports. When the photographer was out-and-about, around 80 ice fisherman could be seen on the bay. Photo by Chris Trine. more

Invasive algae cleanup takes shape in Yates

Invasive algae cleanup takes shape in Yates
The recent infestation of the highly invasive macroalgae starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) in and near Keuka Lake is being addressed by machine harvesting in the Keuka Lake Outlet and marsh at Penn Yan, and by hand harvesting in the mouth of Sugar Creek at Branchport by a group of volunteers from multiple organizations. Organized by the Keuka Lake Association, that... more

Glass in the Glen 3-Day Celebration

150th Glass in the Glen 3-Day Celebration
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the relocation of Brooklyn Flint Glass Company from Brooklyn to Corning, New York. In celebration of this milestone, the Corning Museum of Glass launched GlassBarge – a 30′ x 80′ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment – in Brooklyn Bridge Park in May. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking... more

Lyons-based canal tour draws wide range of tourists

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The Lyons dock on the Erie Canal was alive with activity Aug. 10 to 12, as the Lyons Rotary Club and the Lyons Erie Canalway Greeters sponsored four two-hour cruises and one six-hour cruise as part of Fun on the Erie, their local celebration and promotion of the Erie Canal. All cruises were aboard the 48-passenger Reel Tours cruise boat... more

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

Last week, my friend Paula reached out and said, “I think you might be interested in a swimmer in Ithaca, who swam Cayuga Lake recently (the long way), and is either preparing or already did the English Channel. She’s a Cornell Law student. Her name is Caroline Block.” My interest piqued, I did a little research, saw that Paula was... more

Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling

After the first confirmed harmful algal bloom of the season was detected on Owasco Lake last week, the Cayuga County Health Department has started weekly testing to monitor drinking water. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) listed a harmful algal bloom (HAB) with confirmed toxins on the Owasco Lake tributary of Sucker Brook last Friday as part of its... more
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