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Yacht And Boating Council To The Rescue

2021-04-13T23:34:19+00:00

Yacht And Boating Council To The Rescue Huntington’s waterways are about to get a little bit safer. That’s because on Feb. 11 the Huntington Harbormaster’s office accepted a donation of a stokes basket from the Greater Huntington Council of Yachting and Boating Clubs (GHCYBC). Representatives of the boating organization office were joined by Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Councilman Ed Smyth and Councilwoman Joan Cergol at Halesite Marina to turn over the rescue equipment to the harbormaster. A stokes basket is a metal litter used in rescue operations. The device will be used by the Town’s Department of Maritime Services on [...]

Yacht And Boating Council To The Rescue 2021-04-13T23:34:19+00:00

Confusion and Higher Costs

2021-01-09T17:11:21+00:00

Official-Looking Vessel Documentation Renewal Notices Can Lead to Confusion and Higher Costs Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal. Read More

Confusion and Higher Costs 2021-01-09T17:11:21+00:00

Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society

2021-01-09T16:57:11+00:00

I'm sure we can all agree..."it's been one heck of a year!" About a year ago, we were thawing out from participating in our 2019 Parade of Lights Boat Parade. Certainly on that festive evening and then on the ringing in of the New Year, we never saw what was coming down the pike for 2020! Read More

Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society 2021-01-09T16:57:11+00:00

Huntington Harbor Lighthouse

2020-10-07T22:49:14+00:00

We are proud to announce our very first book! Written by Antonia Mattheou and Nancy Moran. It contains years of research and collecting of documents… and brings you up to present day! It is packed full of historical images! You will learn so much about our lighthouse and history about our harbors. A MUST READ! Price of Book: $21.99 Shipping: 1 book - $3.75 / 2 books - $4.25 / 3 books - $4.75 NYS Sales tax applies to everyone within NY and also on the shipping charges within NYS. Orders will be shipped. Don’t want it shipped? RESERVE [...]

Huntington Harbor Lighthouse 2020-10-07T22:49:14+00:00

Boating Community Lost Avid Supporter

2020-08-25T08:06:33+00:00

On August 12th, 2020, the boating community lost an avid supporter and contributor and a dear friend. Jon L. Ten Haagen was born on September 5, 1945 and grew up in the Glen Head area of Long Island. As a youngster he participated in sailing regattas at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club. He would later establish a scholarship fund in his deceased parent’s names for participants in this prestigious race. Jon served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a well established financial planner and was president of Ten Haagen Financial Services in Huntington. His door was always open [...]

Boating Community Lost Avid Supporter 2020-08-25T08:06:33+00:00

Boating & Safe Social Distancing

2020-08-25T08:10:12+00:00

Limit the people aboard to those family members you share your home with—no guests. Don’t raft up with other boats or pull up onto a beach close to another boat. Be careful to maintain a safe distance from others during activities like loading up at the marina or fueling. After doing anything that requires touching a multi-use marina or dock item disinfect by washing your hands or using a hand sanitizer as soon as possible.

Boating & Safe Social Distancing 2020-08-25T08:10:12+00:00

NYS PAUSE UPDATE– Change in Status ​for Marinas, Boatyards, and Recreational Marine Manufacturers

2020-04-19T15:29:59+00:00

New York State PAUSE – Change in Status ​for Marinas, Boatyards, and Recreational Marine Manufacturers Thursday, April 19th, 2020 M​arinas, boatyards, and recreational marine manufacturers, for ongoing marina operations and boat repair/maintenance, where such facilities adhere to strict social distancing and sanitization protocols. Use of such sites for the purposes of personal use or operation of boats or other watercraft is permissible, provided that no establishment offer chartered watercraft services or rentals. Restaurant activity at such sites are limited to take-out or delivery only. For additional information, please see the links below. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-governor-murphy-governor-lamont-announce https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026 --------------- Please note, the boating [...]

NYS PAUSE UPDATE– Change in Status ​for Marinas, Boatyards, and Recreational Marine Manufacturers 2020-04-19T15:29:59+00:00

New York State PAUSE – Maritime Facilities Closed to Recreational Use

2020-04-09T22:43:13+00:00

New York State PAUSE – Maritime Facilities Closed for Recreational Use Thursday, April 9th, 2020 According to County Executive Bellone’s office, Marina’s are considered non-essential businesses. The question was asked about people working on their own boats on a conference call, Executive Bellone said they can NOT work on their own boats as it is non essential as deemed by the Governor. With regard to recreational marina’s, public, private and commercial. The Governor’s Executive Order have deemed the aforementioned marinas’ non-essential therefore they should cease operations (reduce non-essential staff by 100%), including boat yard operations. Sale of fuel is [...]

New York State PAUSE – Maritime Facilities Closed to Recreational Use 2020-04-09T22:43:13+00:00

COVID-19 – All Town Maritime Facilities are Closed to Recreational Use

2020-03-31T19:27:56+00:00

All Town Maritime Facilities Are Closed to Recreational Use Until Further Notice Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Due to directives from Suffolk County mandating the closure of recreational maritime facilities and the subsequent and planned closures of privately-operated marinas, the Department of Maritime Services is delaying the opening of Town Maritime facilities due to the presence and usage of high-touch surfaces and close proximity to other patrons required at these facilities. All Town Maritime facilities are closed to recreational use until further notice. The Department of Maritime Services, in consultation with advice given by Suffolk County, health officials and other [...]

COVID-19 – All Town Maritime Facilities are Closed to Recreational Use 2020-03-31T19:27:56+00:00