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“Navigable waters” is an awkward mouthful. Not a very sexy topic to the average layperson. But for some landowners and paddlers, them’s fighting words. Why? Because if a waterway is considered navigable, that comes with...
When boats break down on waterways between the U.S. and Canada, does it matter who comes out to tow them to shore? According to a report from the CBC, that question is getting more attention after the owner of Canadian Coastal Services, has...
Here’s a specific instance of something that taxpayers and administrator everywhere may need to think about. Namely: once programs start cutting, is a self-fulfilling, downward spiral created? Take Ontario’s Rideau Canal. It’s...
Now that was a free lunch! Like a lot of you, I heard an on-air invitation to come hear NPR’s President and CEO Gary Knell speak at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton last week Thursday. At first it didn’t even grab my attention. Knell...
Long, hot summer days should herald the peak of boat activity. But some users of Ontario’s Rideau Canal are unhappy about shorter hours of operation and a sense of drifting neglect. The Rideau Canal consists of 45 locks connecting natural...
News stories tagged with "boating"
May 16, 2002 — The Army Corps of Engineers heard an earful from St. Lawrence River residents last night in Ogdensburg. The Corps presented its draft report on navigational improvements to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 03, 2002 — Great Lakes boaters will find some areas of the lakes closed to them this boating season. The terrorist attacks last September prompted federal agencies to make parts of the lakes off-limits. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham explains. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2001 — A quieter, less-polluting personal watercraft is expected to hit show-room floors in February or March. The new machine is the first of several being manufactured in response to criticism of the small, fast boats. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2001 — Alaska's arctic is a place of contrasts. For decades, the vast Prudhoe Bay oil fields have helped to feed the national economy. But the north slope also holds some of America's wildest--and most pristine--places. Brian Mann visited Alaska this summer. In this final part of his special series, Brian looks at two possible futures facing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2001 — Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most remote places on earth. The tundra plain also holds one of the last great deposits of crude oil in North America. If oil development goes forward in the Refuge, it could affect caribou and polar bears. But drilling would also reshape the lives of people who live and travel in the Arctic. Brian Mann spent a month Alaska this summer. Go to full article
Nov 13, 2001 — After the terror attacks on September 11, the US House of Representatives voted to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development. The plan is backed by President Bush, who says the oil would lessen America's reliance on the Middle East. The bill is stalled in the Senate. Democratic leaders say the measure would do little to foster energy independence. Many pro-environment groups claim that opening ANWR would destroy one of the world's great wilderness areas. Brian Mann traveled to the Arctic this summer and begins his special report. Go to full article
Jun 28, 2001 — Jetski users will still have their way on the Hannawa Falls Reservoir in St. Lawrence County. The Town of Pierrepont Board voted unanimously against a 6 pm to 9 am curfew for the machines. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jun 26, 2001 — Last year, New York's legislature gave towns the right to regulate jetski use on their home waters—now personal watercraft rules are an issue from lake to lake—David Sommerstein reports on a proposed "curfew" on one St. Lawrence County pond. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jun 13, 2001 — The Adirondack Museum celebrates guideboats, canoes and toy boats at its annual No-Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats this weekend. Todd Moe talks with curator Hallie Bond. Go to full article