Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Thursday, April 12, 2018

This recreational boating report has been prepared in order to help us better understand why accidents happen while affording possible insights as to how to prevent them.

Recreational boating in New York State is a $2 billion industry enjoyed by millions of residents and visitors alike. With 444,710 registered powerboats New York ranks ninth in the nation for registered boats. Of the eight states ahead of New York, seven of them have expanded requirements for registration, including registrations for sailboats and paddle craft. Clearly, recreational boating is a large piece of the economy in the Empire State.

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Inflate-A-Fleet Coming to 2018 CNY Boat Show
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: February 6, 2018

Media Note: Thursday, February 15 will be Career Day at the CNY Boat Show. Participating exhibitors will be talking with visitors about job opportunities in the marine industry and local openings.

Inflate-A-Fleet Coming to 2018 CNY Boat Show

Oswego, NY.  New York Sea Grant is bringing its Inflate-A-Fleet to the February 15-18, 2018 Central New York Boat Show, sponsored by the Boating Industry Association of Upstate NY at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. 

Boating bill passes
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Gord Brown made that quip on Tuesday after taking the helm of two boating-related business items on Parliament Hill.

On Monday, a bill that allows American boaters to cruise into Canadian waters without having to check in with Customs passed by a voice vote in the House of Commons.


Bill S-233, which originated in the Senate with Senator Bob Runciman, returned to the Red Chamber Tuesday for yet another vote, this time a minor amendment addressing a typo. It passed later that afternoon and is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law next week.  

Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Gord Brown. (FILE PHOTO)

Governor Cuomo Announces Water Music NY Concert Series Featuring the Albany Symphony
Monday, May 15, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Water Music NY, a seven-day event with the Albany Symphony spanning the length of the Erie Canal to celebrate the canal’s bicentennial. The Albany Symphony will perform seven world premieres from July 2 to July 8 in a unique cross-regional experience that will highlight vibrant communities, emerging artistic talent and the power of the arts.

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Proclamation of Appreciation
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

(Left to Right) Hans Wahl, president of the BIA, Drew Wickham Boat Show Manager, Jeffery Freedman, Power Squadron, Gene Little Coast Guard Auxiliary