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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Lake Superior Spring in Lake Superior means fantastic fishing opportunities for coldwater species such as lake trout, whitefish, brown trout, steelhead, splake, Chinook salmon, and coho salmon. As soon as the ice begins to break up and leave nearshore areas, anglers should target those same nearshore areas—particularly bays,

tags: Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake St.Clair, Lake Superior, Fishing, Lake Erie

Saturday, September 19, 2020

“It doesn’t get any better than this” is a favorite saying among boaters at Fair Point Marina, a beautiful 100-slip marina nestled on a peninsula between Lake Ontario and Little Sodus Bay in the small resort village of Fair Haven, New York. Water views abound in all directions from the marina and the seemingly

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario, Marina

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Oswego, N.Y. With the significant increase in boat sales and new boat owners this year, New York Sea Grant is encouraging all boat owners to be thinking ahead about boat storage and winterizing needs. New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist David G. "Dave" White II suggests that, even while boaters are still

tags: Boating 101, Lake Ontario, Safety, Storage, Winterization

Sunday, July 26, 2020

US Sailing and the U.S. Match Racing Championships Committee have announced the cancellation of the 2020 U.S. Match Racing Championship, originally scheduled to be hosted by the Rochester Y​acht Club in Rochester, NY. The U.S. Match Racing Championship Committee had plan​ned to issue invitations at the end of June, but

tags: COVID-19, Events, Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing, West Coast

Friday, July 24, 2020

Nestled within the heart of New York State lives Syracuse, NY, a place where the community’s relationship to waterways runs deep. Located within Onondaga County, this destination combines the modern amenities of a vibrant city with rich outdoor culture. Rolling hills and greenery surround lakes, rivers, and canals that touch

tags: Destination, Inland Boating, Lake Ontario, Travel

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Oswego, N.Y. H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego and New York Sea Grant have announced a Virtual Exhibit Experience freely accessible at tory.php and showcasing New York State's lighthouses, shipwrecks, naval military battles, and 100 years of freshwater boating. Teachers may contact the museum for

tags: Education, History, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Shipwrecks

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Antique Boat Museum recently launched a new virtual exhibition called “From Personal Craft to Museum Object: A Virtual Exhibition Curated by Boat Owners and the Antique Boat Museum” in collaboration with Woody Boater. The exhibition was conceived from an idea Matt Smith of Woody Boater put forward as a way to

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, History, Lake Ontario

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Newark, N.Y. New York Sea Grant has redesigned, enhanced access, and added resources to the New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse website at to support NY's watercraft inspection steward programs as well as water enthusiasts and recreational boaters. The site is also now a mobile-friendly gateway to

tags: Boating 101, Company Expansions, Education, Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario

Monday, May 25, 2020

When you ask members what they like best about the Rochester Yacht Club (RYC), most will say ‘the people’. RYC is a place to establish lifelong friendships while sharing the love of the water. Whether you own a boat or not, race sailboats or cruise in a power boat, RYC is your waterfront home. Incorporated in 1877,

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario, Travel, Yacht Club

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Need help with shoreline erosion? Water pooling in your yard or basement? Are waves impacting your breakwall or rock rip-rap? Check out the new virtual shoreline visit website of New York Sea Grant's Great Lakes program at virtualsitevisit. Waterfront property owners in need of erosion management

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario, Real Estate


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