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July 4th Safe Boating Press Conference

2022-07-06T12:05:11+00:00

Huntington Town officials held a July 4th Safe Boating Press Conference on June 30th in Halesite. They were joined by GHCYBC Commodore Ed Carr, Rear Commodore Dr. Janine Burns and Council Rep Joe McMenoman. Speaking in the photo is Gina Lieneck, who advocated for the passage of Brianna’s Law, named for her daughter, who lost her life to a speeding intoxicated boater. Locally, the Boating Council launched Safe Boating Week after another tragedy, ten years ago on July 4th, in which three children died. Speakers at the press conference conveyed the severity of boating while intoxicated and encouraged boat captains [...]

July 4th Safe Boating Press Conference 2022-07-06T12:05:11+00:00

Meet the Candidates

2021-10-05T11:15:33+00:00

Where do the Candidates stand on the issues that effect the boating community? Wednesday Oct. 6th, 2021 – Start at 7pm Huntington Yacht Club 96 East Shore Road

Meet the Candidates 2021-10-05T11:15:33+00:00

Mooring Permit Enforcement in Lloyd Harbor

2021-08-09T14:12:00+00:00

Mooring Permit Enforcement in Lloyd Harbor – On the weekend of July 24th many of our clubs and club members were notified by the Lloyd Harbor Bay Constable that the current policies for private and club moorings in Lloyd Harbor would be strictly enforced beginning August 1, resulting in fines and additional mooring fees for multiple boat usage of PRIVATE moorings. The Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs interceded and was able to negotiate a compromise for the remainder of the 2021 boating season. The current mooring restrictions requiring the private mooring holder to be on the [...]

Mooring Permit Enforcement in Lloyd Harbor 2021-08-09T14:12:00+00:00

TOH Issuing Mooring Permits After Village Lawsuit Settled

2021-08-09T14:02:09+00:00

TOH Issuing Mooring Permits After Village Lawsuit Settled – The lawsuit brought by the Villages of Huntington Bay and Lloyd Harbor against the Town of Huntington, temporarily preventing the Town from issuing mooring permits for boats moored within 1,500 feet of Incorporated Village shorelines, was settled on June 21, lifting the temporary restraining order on the issuance of such mooring permits. Affected Boat Owners Notified After Settlement of Lawsuit Brought Against Town

TOH Issuing Mooring Permits After Village Lawsuit Settled 2021-08-09T14:02:09+00:00

Yacht And Boating Council To The Rescue

2021-08-09T13:25:37+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 [...]

Yacht And Boating Council To The Rescue 2021-08-09T13:25:37+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