On YouTube: NYSG Brings "Inflate-A-Fleet" and Young Boater Safety to the CNY Boat Show
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News

In January and early February 2018, New York Sea Grant made two announcements related to its presence at the annual Central New York Boat Show: "Inflate-A-Fleet Coming to 2018 CNY Boat Show" and "Young Boater Safety Certification at 2018 CNY Boat Show."

Leading up to the event, several media outlets reported on NYSG's "clean and safe boating" efforts at the CNY Boat Show ...

CNY Boat Show: Schooner or later we'll get warmer days

— By Gabrielle Mediak, Spectrum News - Central New York

Syracuse, NY, February 15, 2018 - The boats will be back on the water before you know it. And if you want to make sure you are ready -- you can check out the annual Central New York Boat Show going on through the weekend.

Time Warner Cable News (TWCN) - part of a network of twelve 24-hour local news channels owned and operated by Time Warner Cable nationwide - began cablecasting as News 10 Now on November 7, 2003. Operating from its headquarters building in downtown Syracuse, TWCN has a huge coverage area, a 15,000+ square mile stretch of Upstate New York. To cover this large area, TWCN provides two separate program feeds - one to Central/Northern NY and another to the Southern Tier - and reaches some 600,000 subscribers across 25 counties. More at centralny.twcnews.com.

CNY Boat Show: Boating in Central New York

— By Taylor Lang, CitrusTV, Syracuse University's Student TV Station

Syracuse, NY, February 13, 2018 – With only 108 days until summer, the State Fairgrounds is hosting the CNY Boat Show from Thursday, February 15th, through Sunday, February 18th.

The CNY Boat show includes more than 500 boats. These include power boats, speed boats, sailboats, pontoons, kayaks and docks. With more than 250,000 square feet, visitors can walk through three different fairground buildings to see the boats on display.

In addition to buying boats, people also have the option to take boating courses. There is an eight hour course to get a New York State Boating License. It requires people to learn boating safety and how to operate and care for their water vehicles. Rules of the water and an overall comprehension of the course is tested at the end of the day.

The other course is sponsored by the U.S. Coastguard and is only 15 minutes. It quickly teaches people how to work the vessel they are on in the case of an emergency. The goal is to teach someone how to safely bring a boat to shore if the driver cannot.

Visitors can learn about the different shipwrecks of Central New York while walking through an exhibit in one of the buildings.

While the event is expected to bring in thousands of people, the Syracuse economy is hoping to benefit from Career Day on Thursday. Marine specialists will be talking about local job openings and environmental conservation in the lakes of Central New York.

Tickets can be bought online or at the gate for $10 per person. Children under the age of 13 are free. Parking is free to the public. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 9pm, Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

CitrusTV is the completely student-run television studio of Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. It was founded in 1970 and has around 400 student members.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG produces a monthly e-newsletter, "NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, www.nyseagrant.org/blog. Our program also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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