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
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
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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.