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Lawmakers Push To Pass Ryan’s Law

2019-05-07T18:44:49+00:00

Lawmakers Push To Pass Ryan’s Law January 25, 2019 | The Long Islander – Members of Huntington’s delegation to the state legislature are looking to pass legislation they hope will prevent boating accidents on state waterways. The legislation, known as Ryan’s Law, is named for 12-year-old Ryan John Weiss who was tragically killed in July 2017 during an instructional boating lesson in the waters off Centerport Yacht Club. The legislation mirrors a Suffolk County law passed last year requiring all motorboats used to instruct children under the age of 18 have a propeller guard installed around the vessel propeller. [...]

Lawmakers Push To Pass Ryan’s Law 2019-05-07T18:44:49+00:00

Community Collects Some Relief For Coasties

2019-02-04T23:49:14+00:00

Community Collects Some Relief For Coasties January 21, 2019 | The Long Islander – As the government shutdown enters its fourth week, private sector relief is finding its way to furloughed federal workers, including local Coast Guardsmen stationed at Eaton’s Neck. A drive hastily organized by Seymour’s Boatyard owner Dave Weber with help from Northport Fire Department brought in thousands in donated gas and grocery store cards along with monetary donations over the course of a weekend. Weber said he initially tried to help out by offering part time employment at his boatyard to the Coast Guard members who [...]

Community Collects Some Relief For Coasties 2019-02-04T23:49:14+00:00

Gift Card Donation Drive for U.S. Coast Guard Personnel

2019-02-04T23:45:06+00:00

January 9th, 2019 – As the year begins we count our blessings and are optimistic about the future. Unfortunately, there are some folks in our “boating family” who are less fortunate at the moment. The US Coast Guard is the only branch of the military who is working without pay during the government shutdown.  Thankfully this is not occurring during the height of boating season but these men and women still stand ready to respond to any emergency and are still reporting to work.  They still have bills to pay and families to feed. According to Commander Mark Williams who oversees the [...]

Gift Card Donation Drive for U.S. Coast Guard Personnel 2019-02-04T23:45:06+00:00

Sail Course – Introduction to Sailing for the Non-Sailor

2019-02-04T23:46:02+00:00

January 2nd, 2019 – To kick off the 2019 boating season, Neptune Boating Club is offering a comprehensive Sail course starting Monday, February 4th, 2019.Learn all about basic sailboat designs, nomenclature, rigging, and safety taught by experienced local sailors from America’s Boating Club!Then tackle the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions. This course will benefit non-sailors as well as novice and experienced sailors.Sail is usually accomplished in nine two-hour sessions, followed by a closed book exam. For more information and to register go to:  https://www.neptuneboatingclub.com/sail-courseNeptune Boating Club, a member of the [...]

Sail Course – Introduction to Sailing for the Non-Sailor 2019-02-04T23:46:02+00:00

Three Remaining Pump Out Stations

2019-02-04T23:46:39+00:00

November 9th, 2018 – The three operating pump out stations are listed below.  All others have been winterized, although Halesite Marina was inoperative it has been repaired and is back on-line. Cold Spring Harbor location Woodbine Marina- Northport Halesite Marina-Huntington

Three Remaining Pump Out Stations 2019-02-04T23:46:39+00:00

The Sinking of the Gwendoline Steers Presentation

2019-01-12T01:18:52+00:00

Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm – The American Legion, Mill Dam Road The Huntington Boating Council invites you to attend this very exciting evening as Ed Carr delves into the account of the sinking of the Gwendoline Steers tug boat that went down in our frigid waters back in 1962. Please spread the word! Hope to see you there!    

The Sinking of the Gwendoline Steers Presentation 2019-01-12T01:18:52+00:00

LEDs On Buoys In Harbors

2019-01-12T01:19:48+00:00

February 23, 2017 – The Long Islander/By Janee Law The Huntington Town Board has accepted a $2,000 donation from the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs intended to make the waters of Huntington and Northport harbors safer for boaters. The funds were approved Feb. 7 and donated to the town's department of maritime services. They'll be used to purchase of LED solar navigation lights that will be affixed on 13 channel markers in the harbors, according to town officials. Stephanie Quarles, GHCYBC commodore, said council strives to be "a force to do good for education, boat safety and awareness." The [...]

LEDs On Buoys In Harbors 2019-01-12T01:19:48+00:00