On YouTube: New Propane Outboards Are A 'Green' Option
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News
Watertown, NY, July 15, 2014 - Motorboat engines are now available that have lower emissions and are cheaper to run than conventional models.

New York Sea Grant's coastal recreation and tourism specialist Dave White stopped by Watertown's WWNY-TV 7 News This Morning studios to talk with its newscasters about propane-powered outboard engines for sailboats, aluminum boats and other small vessels where there may not be room to carry additional gas on board.

"It's a newer technology that has been in lawn mowers and other products but has now come to the boating industry," said White.

For the full story, see this four-and-a-half minute video clip.



And there's more "NYSG Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades" News available via the "News/Topics" link in the left-hand sidebar at www.nyseagrant.org/marina.

Since April 2006, White has been bringing Sea Grant's "message" to the morning masses at WWNY TV 7, a Fox affiliate in downtown Watertown, during one of the highest rated TV blocks in the "wake-up hours," the 6:30-7 am stretch.

Sea Grant's 'five minutes of fame' - which potentially reaches around 10,000 viewers in New York's Jefferson and Northern Oswego Counties - has featured topics over the years such as boating safety, aquatic invasive species, diving in search of sunken wrecks, the dune and Salmon River stewards program, shoreline land issues, tourism, and marine safety. 

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines for NY Coastlines, its flagship publication, which, in 2014, merged with the program's e-newsletter, Currents. NY Coastlines is published several times a year.

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