On YouTube: Winter Season Water and Boat Safety
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - News

Oswego, NY, November 1, 2018 - Being safe on and near the water is as important in the off-season as it is in the spring, summer and fall.

That's why NYSG's Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White continues to spread the word about Sea Grant's on-going clean and safe boating campaign efforts in these colder months. White regularly appears in TV segments, on air at various Central New York radio stations and is often quoted in local news stories and on blogs.

Below is a sampling of some of White's television appearances from September — late October 2018.

And for more of NYSG's "Boating and Marine Trades" news see www.nyseagrant.org/marina.

Winter Season Water Safety

Watertown, NY, October 28, 2018 - Just because the temperatures are cold, doesn't mean boats aren't still on the water.

As the water gets colder, the life jacket rules change as well.

From Nov. 1 to May 1, everyone on a watercraft less than 21 feet is required to wear a personal floatation device under New York State law, said NYSG's Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White.

White joined the newscasters of WWNY TV's morning show to share some tips on the best way to stay safe when the water is colder.

Since April 2006, White has been bringing Sea Grant's "message" to the morning masses at WWNY TV 7, a Watertown-based CBS-affiliate, 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.

Discover Better Boating: End-of-season boat damage? Tips on repairs

Oswego, NY, September 22, 2018 - With fall upon us, it's just a matter of time before boating season starts winding down for the year.

In this edition of Discover Better Boating, New York Sea Grant Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White shares helpful tips on how you can take care of any dings and damage with fiberglass repair. He explains what boaters want to know and look for, whether doing the work themselves in a DIY project or even when hiring a professional.

White is widely recognized for the “Discover Better Boating” segments he hosts on Spectrum News, which is available on channels 1 and 200 exclusively for Spectrum customers in the Central New York region including Syracuse, Ithaca, Utica, Watertown, Binghamton, Elmira and surrounding areas in upstate New York.

Discover Better Boating: Have a Wooden Boat? End of Boating Season Could Mean Damage

Oswego, NY, October 20, 2018 - The end of the boating season means over winter projects. But what does that mean for those who have beautiful, old wooden boats?

In this edition of Discover Better Boating, New York Sea Grant Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White talks with one expert who says a little experience goes a long way with saving the integrity of your boat. Those restoration projects can be quite the task – and safety shouldn’t be neglected.

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 offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter,"NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, www.nyseagrant.org/blog.

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