The North Country has been a boat-builders’ mecca for a century and a half, and the St. Lawrence River town of Clayton — with its Antique Boat Museum — is one of the epicenters of that tradition.
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May 15, 2003 — As the budget showdown in Albany reaches its climax, millions of dollars in education aid for North Country schools hang in the balance. School districts are making tentative plans for what they'd do with the extra money. As David Sommerstein reports, in most cases it's a mix of restoring cuts and lowering taxes. Go to full article
Mar 31, 2003 — Across the country, schools are facing their worst fiscal crisis in years. In every part of the North Country, school boards and superintendents were looking at deficits in the millions of dollars to keep things running as is. Instead of asking taxpayers for increases in the 20% range, schools are slashing spending. They're laying off teachers and principals, cutting everything from athletics to driver's education, and in some cases, closing whole schools. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2002 — This weekend the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton celebrates its 38th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction. Through Sunday, thousands of people will choke the streets of the small town to gawk at slip after slip of historic skiffs, launches, and run-abouts. Go to full article
Jul 18, 2002 — The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton hosts the Fifth Annual Festival of Oar, Paddle and Sail this Saturday, July 20th. From sailing races to a cardboard boat parade, museum spokeswoman Charlotte Yehle says this year's event is the biggest yet. Go to full article
Jul 08, 2002 — New York's junior U.S. Senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, visited the North Country this weekend. Her 3-day visit began with a boat ride on the St. Lawrence River near Clayton Friday morning. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Mar 08, 2002 — Canadian gaming officials briefed community leaders from the Thousand Islands region Wednesday on the casino under construction in Gananoque, Ontario. It will add to the entertainment mix in the tourism-heavy area. David Sommerstein reports many on the U.S. side of the St. Lawrence fear the casino will bring more bad than good. Go to full article
Aug 07, 2001 — Last weekend thousands of people visited Clayton for the 37th annual Antique Boat show and auction--a chance to view St. Lawrence skiffs, launches and run-abouts. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2000 — Jim Brabant of Clayton is a fifth generation river man and a quintessential 1000 Islands fishing guide. In his teenage years he would hang out with the old guides in the same boathouse where he keeps his boat on French Creek Bay today. Hear him talk about stalking the king of St. Lawrence River Muskies. Go to full article
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