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Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation and Tourism Specialist, P: 315-312- 3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Syracuse, NY, January 28, 2021 - While it normally would be “a-bout” that time to start thinking about summer boating, due to the pandemic that ship has sailed.

There is no doubt that this past year was unique and while we cannot attend in person boat shows, NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White tells the hosts of the "Bridge Street" morning show to create your own event.

As seen in the video above, White encourages folks to be creative during these COVID-19 times and plan a weekend with the family during the winter to visit some CNY boat stores. He says you can also use this time to all take a boating class together, as by 2025 everyone will need to have their boating certificate.

For more information about boat safety you can visit New York State Boating Education site, and from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and for more on New York Sea Grant.

NYSG's White frequently appears as a boating safety specialist on "Bridge Street," a locally-produced daily talk show of News Channel 9 WSYR-TV, the ABC affiliate covering Syracuse and Central New York.

White's NYSG "Boating and Marine Trades" content can be found at www.nyseagrant.org/marina. He also has information on Great Lakes shipwrecks at www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck.


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 34 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, University at 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.

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