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No-Octane Regatta moves to Little Wolf Pond

NCPR is media sponsor for the No-Octane Regatta on Little Wolf Pond in Tupper Lake this Saturday. The event features boat activities, demonstrations and a boat parade. Todd Moe talks with Adirondack Museum curator Hallie Bond, who has written about boats and boating in the Adirondacks, about the event that celebrates non-motorized boats.  Go to full article

Ethan Allen Disaster Spurs Legislation, Lawsuits

State Senator Betty Little has introduced a bill that would require blood tests for boat captains involved in serious accidents. The legislation follows the capsizing of the Ethan Allen on October 2 on Lake George. That accident left twenty elderly passengers dead. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
The houseboat <i>La Duchesse</i>
The houseboat La Duchesse

Queen of the River Reigns in Clayton

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton has the largest collection of inland pleasure boats in the world, and now it's home to an enormous houseboat dubbed the "grande dame" of the St. Lawrence River. La Duchesse is a 110-foot Gilded Age treasure that's become the crown jewel of the museum's collection. Earlier this summer La Duchesse was towed up through the Thousand Islands to her newly built 140 foot berth in Clayton. Todd Moe recently toured the historic houseboat.  Go to full article
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
Rigging a sail at the Rushton Boat Shop in Canton. (photo: St. Lawrence Co. Historical Association)
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

Thousands of Anchors, Minus One

A Thousand Islands marina lost custody of a massive anchor its divers pulled from the bottom of the St Lawrence three years ago. Wilburt Wahl owns the French Creek Marina in Clayton. His son discovered the anchor in the creek bed. The state sued and won custody of the anchor - for now. The judge also said that the state failed to prove the anchor falls under the federal Abandoned Shipwrecks Act. That means the state Supreme Court must make the final call. Gregory Warner talked with Wilburt Wahl.  Go to full article
"Sunday Drive" -- 2003 Best Of Show
"Sunday Drive" -- 2003 Best Of Show

Preview: Classic Boats on Lake Champlain

The 19th Annual Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society Show will be held at the Essex Marina on the New York side of the lake this Saturday. Dozens of historic, antique and classic boats will be on display. Todd Moe talks with Steve Pond, a ferry captain on the lake, and president of the Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society.  Go to full article

Preview: Long Lake Regatta

After a successful revival of a historic Long Lake tradition last summer, a second Regatta and Woodchoppers Ball will be held Saturday. Organizer Hallie Bond says the celebration of boats, water, food and music has its roots in the 1920s.  Go to full article

No-Octane Regatta Weekend begins Friday

Todd Moe talks with curator Hallie Bond about the No-Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. From toy boats to war canoes, this weekend's event commemorates boats and boating in the Adirondacks. For more information about the No-Octane Regatta, call: 518-352-7311.  Go to full article
<i>Adirondac</i> on the road
Adirondac on the road

UPDATE: Cruise Ship Adirondac left High and Dry en route to Lake George

UPDATE: The 'Adirondac' spent a second day on the road Thursday, but is expected to reach Lake George some time Friday morning.

A massive new tour boat bound for Lake George was becalmed yesterday near Ticonderoga. Work crews hoped to drag the 115-foot Adirondac four miles overland from Lake Champlain to Lake George in a single day. As Brian Mann reports, the project didn't go as planned.  Go to full article

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