boating

World's largest runabout gets pulled out of water

Oct 4, 2014
Antique Boat Museum

It's the first of October and getting to the end of boating season in New York's North Country. Julia Botero was on hand at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton for the last ride of the season in a historic 16-ton, 48-foot speedboat, before the boat was lifted out of the water for the year. The "Pardon Me" is considered the biggest runabout in the world.

Why low Lake Ontario levels mean high St. Lawrence levels

May 18, 2013
Photo courtesy New York Power Authority

For quite some time, the Great Lakes -- from Superior to Ontario -- have been at historically low water levels. So many people were surprisedĀ  this week that regulators are lowering the gates at the Iroquois Dam near Ogdensburg because the St. Lawrence River is too high.

A new global observation technology has been developed to help recreational boaters on the St. Lawrence River.

This new tool, developed by New York Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Observing System, allows recreational boaters to access information about the river's current as well as water depth. Dave White with New York Sea Grant explained how this technology works.