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 [...]
October 18th, 2018 – The Huntington Boating Council is hosting a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, October 18th at the American Legion Hall in Huntington. View the flyer with full details. Please do your best to spread the word!
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 [...]