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Boat bursts into flames near Kershaw Park on Saturday (video)

Boat bursts into flames near Kershaw Park on Saturday (video)
Four people and three dogs suffered just minor injuries after a boat burst into flames near Kershaw Park on Canandaigua Lake Saturday. Deputies say Eugene B. Allaire, 56, of Penn Yan was aboard his 1989 Thompson Brothers boat with his passengers on the north end of Canandaigua Lake near Kershaw Park when a fire broke out near the engine compartment... more

COME SAIL AWAY: Great Lakes Thistle Regatta a success on Seneca Lake

Over 40 boats from all around the Great Lakes were in Geneva for the ‘Great Lakes Thistle Regatta. This event is a historic trip down memory lane for boat aficionados. Below are some photos from the event, as captured by David Kendrick. Be sure to check out Sydney Rogers’ “Get Local,” where she learned all about Regatta’s. Click on the... more

12-year-old Skaneateles girl competing in Lightning Regatta

12-year-old Skaneateles girl competing in Lightning Regatta
A Central New York family is making waves heading into this weekend’s 80th Lightning Anniversary Regatta at Skaneateles Country Club. At just 12 years old, Agnes Collins of Skaneateles will compete as a fourth-generation family member in this weekend’s Lightning Regatta race, carrying on a legacy established by her great-grandfather, A. Brohmann Roth, in the 1940s. Roth purchased his first... more

How to make the most of this summer on the lake

How to make the most of this summer on the lake
On warm days in the village of Aurora, a young Matt Bianconi would grab a pair of goggles and a snorkel and step outside his family’s lakefront home, climbing into the boat his parents built back when they were dating, and tossing toys into the contraption his engineer father built to tow them. With roots deeply entrenched in the banks... more

Another successful Aquacade in Seneca Falls

Another successful Aquacade in Seneca Falls
This past Saturday, the Aquacade Watercraft Parade entertained thousands during the 3rd Annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest. The floating armada of decorated boats travel through the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor on the Seneca-Cayuga Canal in this unique parade celebrating the creativity of the recreational boating community. This year’s Aquacade included boats from outside the state to local businesses. As many... more

Taughannock Falls swimming area reopens after negative test results of algal blooms

Taughannock Falls swimming area reopens after negative test results of algal blooms
The Taughannock Falls State Park swimming area reopened Tuesday morning after being closed since Friday over the possibility of harmful algal blooms within the water. Lab results came back negative on Monday, according to Fred Bonn, regional director of State Parks in the Finger Lakes. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Neighbors in the Village of Fair Haven fed up with weeds in the water

Neighbors in the Village of Fair Haven fed up with weeds in the water
This is Little Sodus Bay-a slice of paradise that Nancy Howe and her family call home each summer. Just catching their breath after record flooding last year, Nancy says weeds in the water are spoiling this season. "I'm extremely upset about it. We do have weeds, but they never are like they are this year they're way above the water... more

Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year’s “explosion” of blooms on Cayuga County’s lakes. Boyer, who has been studying harmful algal blooms in some form for 45 years, started with a... more

Harmful algal blooms steal Finger Lakes swim days — and some lifeguards’ wages

Harmful algal blooms steal Finger Lakes swim days — and some lifeguards’ wages
Harmful algal blooms are doing more than just closing beaches this summer— they may also be pushing people out of jobs. Gavin VanHorn, a village of Aurora lifeguard who works at the Wells College dock on Cayuga Lake, came to Aurora’s board meeting last Wednesday to discuss getting a pay raise to help make up for the limited number of... more

‘It’s an addiction’: Skaneateles hosts 40th Antique and Classic Boat Show

‘It’s an addiction’: Skaneateles hosts 40th Antique and Classic Boat Show
While some people seemingly fall into the art of restoring boats, for others it appears antique and classic boat restoration is in their blood. “I’ve been coming here since I was a baby,” said Katelyn Marsden, who was showing her own first-ever restored boat — which she affectionately called her “baby” — at the Finger Lakes Chapter Antique and Classic... more

Skaneateles Lake beaches closed for third day due to algae blooms

Skaneateles Lake beaches closed for third day due to algae blooms
Beaches at the north end of Skaneateles Lake remain closed for the third consecutive day because of potentially toxic algae blooms. Representatives of Clift Park beach and the Skaneateles Country Club said the beaches are closed pending the results of tests. The Onondaga County Health Department, which oversees beaches, issued a news release Tuesday saying the beaches were shut down... more

Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival

Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival
The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 18,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow. SFBA is... more

Top Six Paddles in the Finger Lakes Region

Top Six Paddles in the Finger Lakes Region
On a warm spring afternoon, there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes than by boat. Exploring the region in a kayak, paddleboard or canoe can be incredibly rewarding. From two wild lakes to bayou-like swamps to a mighty river, the region boasts a diversity of opportunities for quiet water paddling. Recent interest has brought... more

Volunteers needed to monitor Seneca Lake shoreline

Over the past four years, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has been diligently working to develop and implement a Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) identification and notification process for Seneca Lake. The identification program began in 2014 with the introduction of the HABs Hotline and has evolved into a collaboration with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)... more
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