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Everett Smith still builds wood boats. He's piloting a replica of a 1910 era racing boat that he built. (Photo by Lester Graham)  Smith will be one of four boat builders at "Mr. Rushton's Regatta" this Sunday afternoon in Canton.
Everett Smith still builds wood boats. He's piloting a replica of a 1910 era racing boat that he built. (Photo by Lester Graham) Smith will be one of four boat builders at "Mr. Rushton's Regatta" this Sunday afternoon in Canton.

Life as a Wood Boat Builder

Some people dream of making things with their hands while they spend their days at the office shuffling papers. Others know from early on that they're supposed to create with their hands. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham profiles a man who knew his art would be of wood and water.  Go to full article
Bear canister. (photo: Wildlife Conservation Society)

New High Peaks Rule Requires Bear-proof Containers

A new regulation that will require the use of bear-proof food containers in part of the Adirondack High Peaks region took effect yesterday. Ed Reed, wildlife biologist with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Ray Brook, says the rule is meant to reduce the potential for negative encounters between bears and people. He spoke with Chris Knight.  Go to full article
Rigging a sail at the Rushton Boat Shop in Canton. (photo: St. Lawrence Co. Historical Association)

Preview: Mr. Rushton's Regatta

A special tribute to the life and career of North Country boatbuilder J. Henry Rushton will be held this Sunday afternoon at Taylor Park in Canton. It's sponsored by Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) and Grasse River Heritage Project, and is part of Canton's Bicentennial Celebration. Todd Moe spoke with TAUNY's Jill Breit about Rushton and the history of boatbuilding in the region.  Go to full article
Ed Robertson paddles on Butterfield Lake, one of the largest of the Indian River Lakes.

Preserving the Low Profile of the Indian River Lakes

Between the high profile destinations of the Thousand Islands and the Adirondacks, there's a hidden gem of a region. It's called the Indian River Lakes. Black Lake is the...  Go to full article

Botulism Killing Birds on St. Lawrence, Lake Ontario

State environment officials are investigating the deaths of sea birds in the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River and along the shore of Lake Ontario. The DEC...  Go to full article

Manure Spill Contaminates Black River

A massive sewage spill from a dairy farm near Lowville, on the Black River, forced Watertown to shut off its main water supply yesterday afternoon. The city is operating on...  Go to full article

A Long Swim to Celebrate 50th

Sally Friedman is celebrating her 50th birthday by swimming 8 miles. She's competing in a race across Lake Champlain from Wilsboro to Burlington. Friedman started marathon...  Go to full article
The undiscovered Osgood River

The Osgood River, One Oxbow at a Time

The Osgood River flows through some of the wildest country in the northern Adirondacks. For decades, New York state has considered including it on a list of scenic and wild...  Go to full article

Scout Camp Closes

A boy scout summer camp that's been around since 1943 shut down last week. The struggling scouts are now trying to sell the camp for $2.5 million. Camp Bedford is on the...  Go to full article
The Chalet at Camp Huntington. (photo: SUNY Cortland)

Raquette Lake Great Camp Named Historic Landmark

SUNY Cortland will formally celebrate the designation of its Huntington Memorial Camp on Raquette Lake as a National Historic Landmark. A special celebration will be held...  Go to full article

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