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: [...]
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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 [...]
Huntington Safe Boating Week and Waterfront Festival May 1, 2019 | Boating Long Island Magazine "FUN" – The seventh annual Huntington Safe Boating Week takes place from Saturday, May 18 through Friday, May 24. An informative and fun week of events is presented by the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs, in partnership with the Town of Huntington. Boaters and would-be boaters will be able to take a free New York State eight-hour safe boating class on May 18 (call 631-351-3255 for a reservation). That day the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons® will also be [...]
Kick off the 2019 Summer Season. Join us for a Fabulous Day! The vendor variety will be vast and all in one spot. Come browse the many booths, including craft, jewelry and clothing retailers, service providers from watersport shops and camps, realtors with specialized knowledge in our very own waterfront communities, boating clubs, safety organizations and much much more. Share a beer with friends at the beer tent, while enjoying a delicious variety of food. All will be set to a background of wonderful live music! Bring the kids too - there will be kid friendly activities as well! [...]
Meet the Commodores Night, Installation of Officers The Huntington Boating Council is hosting Meet the Commodores Night, and Installation of Officers on Thursday, May 23rd at the Northport Yacht Club. View the flyer with full details. Please do your best to spread the word!
Public Hearing – TOH Code "Chapter 120"The public hearing to consider adopting and amending the code for Town of Huntington "Chapter 120" will be held on Wednesday May 29 at 2PM. Download the "Chapter 120" information for review. Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Councilwoman Joan Cergol and Town Board Members Present GHCYBC with a Proclamation January 29, 2019 Councilwoman Joan Cergol and town board members present GHCYBC with a proclamation in recognition of the fund drive that was initiated to help Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck and New Haven. GHCYBC raised almost 10,000 during shutdown. Centerport YC, Northport YC and the HLPS also contributed $1000 each. Also present were Commodores from member clubs and other organizations who contributed. The New Haven team is responsible for 19 lighthouses and 541 navigation aids on Long Island Sound. They also deploy boats to break up ice [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]