On YouTube: Tourism Specialist Says Summer's Not Over Yet
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News
September 6, 2011, North Country, NY - Many people say that Labor Day marks the end of summer.

But, as seen in this clip from Watertown, NY-based WWNY TV 7, Dave White disagrees.

He's a Great Lakes program coordinator and recreation/tourism specialist with New York Sea Grant.

He says there are two weeks of summer left and plenty of boating and fishing opportunities for north country residents to enjoy.

With the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and the inland lakes and rivers in the area, people should "continue to enjoy the resources we have," White said.

Coming up, he said, is a used boat show in Syracuse that's a good opportunity for people buy a new-to-them boat fairly inexpensively.

The show is September 9-11 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Admission is $2, except for children under 12, who are free.

Parking is free.

For more information, call the Sea Grant office at 315-312-3042 or visit www.nyseagrant.org.

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. 

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