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Boating & Safe Social Distancing

2020-04-30T19:12:12+00:00

Boating & Safe Social Distancing Thursday, April 30th, 2020 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 2020-04-30T19:12:12+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

Covid-19 Update – New York State Parks

2020-03-31T20:32:32+00:00

Covid-19 Update – New York State Parks Tuesday, March 30, 2020 Covid-19 Update. New York State Parks encourages all boaters to recreate locally, practice social distancing, and use common sense to protect themselves and others. Avoid crowded launch sites and congregating at marinas - launch or depart the slip as quickly as possible. For guidance on visiting the outdoors during the Covid-19 outbreak, visit: https://parks.ny.gov/covid19/ . New York's waters remain cold throughout the spring. Life jacket wear is required through May 1 on pleasure boats less than 21 feet long and dressing in layers is recommended to avoid hypothermia. [...]

Covid-19 Update – New York State Parks 2020-03-31T20:32:32+00:00

SCPD Marine Bureau – NYS Safe Boating Course

2020-01-17T19:28:31+00:00

SCPD Marine Bureau will be offering the NYS Safe Boating CourseWednesday, January 15, 2020The SCPD Marine Bureau will be offering the NYS Safe Boating Course to the public. New state law will require ALL boat operators regardless of age to have a safety certificate by 2025, don’t wait, get yours now.Dates: (must attend both sessions, 8 hours total)Jan 27/28 Mon/Tue 6pm - 10 pmFeb 17/18 Mon/Tue 6pm - 10 pmMarch 23/24 Mon/Tue 6pm - 10pmApril 27/28 Mon/Tue 6 pm - 10 pmMay 18/19 Mon/Tue 6pm - 10 pmTo enroll, please call the Marine Bureau Desk at  (631) 854-8382.These classes fill-up [...]

SCPD Marine Bureau – NYS Safe Boating Course 2020-01-17T19:28:31+00:00

GHCYBC and Huntington Lighthouse Honored

2019-09-26T14:34:49+00:00

Taste of the Town – Boating Council and Huntington Lighthouse Honored Wednesday, October 17th Taste of the Town at Appliance World, 6:30 to 9:30pm. This year the Boating Council and the Huntington Lighthouse will be honored! Please click here to view the flyer for details and pass on to your members.

GHCYBC and Huntington Lighthouse Honored 2019-09-26T14:34:49+00:00

Cuomo Signs Brianna’s Law

2019-08-14T18:02:27+00:00

Gina Lieneck worked tirelessly to get the boating safety law passed following the tragic death of her 11-year-old daughter in 2005. August 6, 2019 | Newsday – By Priscila Korb, Patch Staff COPIAGUE, NY - Gina Lieneck has been looking for a way to honor her late daughter Brianna Lieneck for years. That day finally arrived on Tuesday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially signed Brianna's Law. Gina has been working to get the law passed since last year. Last month the law passed the assembly and the senate. "Today was the best day of my life," she said. Complete story: [...]

Cuomo Signs Brianna’s Law 2019-08-14T18:02:27+00:00

Lawmakers Ask Albany To Get Tough On BWI Offenders

2019-08-14T18:01:39+00:00

A group of lawmakers say a plague of drunk boating crashes has destroyed numerous Long Island families. August 5, 2019 | HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A group of lawmakers say a plague of drunk boating crashes has destroyed numerous Long Island families. On Monday, they asked Albany to put more teeth into crime deterrents, making boating while intoxicated with a child on board a felony and revoking boaters’ drivers’ licenses, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported. It has been an especially brutal summer on Long Island’s waterways — vulnerable boaters in sailboats, dinghies, kayaks, inflatables and more. There have [...]

Lawmakers Ask Albany To Get Tough On BWI Offenders 2019-08-14T18:01:39+00:00