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Safe Boating Council’s Safe Boating Campaign   Leave a comment

It’s tempting not to wear a life jacket while on the water, especially on nice days. You want to get some sun, you think you’ll get too hot, or you think you’re a strong swimmer. But whether you’re going fishing or just enjoying a ride on the boat, there’s never an excuse not to wear a life jacket. You can have a great time, while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly.

At the National Safe Boating Council, we believe life jacket wear is the simplest strategy to stay safe while enjoying your favorite recreational water activity. According to recent U.S. Coast Guard statistics, drowning was the reported cause of death in three-fourths of all boating fatalities in 2015. Of those, 85 percent were reported as not wearing their life jackets.

The North American Safe Boating Campaign is a yearlong effort in the U.S. and Canada focused on spreading the message of boating safety and the critical importance of always wearing a life jacket each and every time on the water. In addition, the campaign also reminds boaters of the importance of boating safely, such as taking a boating safety course, never boating under the influence, and knowing navigational rules. The annual campaign kicks off the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week and continues throughout the year.

The North American Safe Boating Campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/about

http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com

http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org

Climate Change – Hudson River   Leave a comment

  • Impacts of Climate Change in New York
    • What happens when the climate changes?
      • Already Happening
        • Temperature
        • Precipitation
        • Sea-Level Rise
        • Natural Resources
      • Future Scenarios
        • Temperature
        • Precipitation
      • Sea-level Rise, Storm Surge, and Flooding
      • Climate Change and Health

Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/94702.html

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New York Harbor   Leave a comment

See also “North River (Hudson River).”

 

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USCG – Notice to Local Mariners – District 5   Leave a comment

http://navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5

New Jersey State Police Boating Safety Manual   Leave a comment

http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/About/boatingsafety.pdf

Sandy Hook Pilots Association   Leave a comment

Pilotage Service

The Sandy Hook Pilot Associations provide pilotage services to all foreign flag vessels and American vessels under register (regulated vessels) entering or departing the Port of New York/New Jersey, the Hudson River, the East River, Atlantic City, Jamaica Bay, and Long Island Sound as required by state law. Pilotage is provided on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year in all weather conditions and port circumstances.

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North River (Hudson River)   Leave a comment

See also “New York Harbor.”

North River is an alternate name for the southernmost portion of the Hudson River in the vicinity of New York City and northeastern New Jersey. The colonial name for the entire Hudson was given to it by the Dutch in the early seventeenth century, the term fell out of general use for most of the river’s 300+ mile course during the early 1900s.  However it still retains currency as an alternate or additional name among local mariners and others as well as appearing on some nautical chartsand maps. The term is used for infrastructure on and under the river, such as the North River piers, North River Tunnels, and the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

At different times “North River” has referred to the entire Hudson; the approximate 160-mile portion of the Hudson below its confluence with the Mohawk River, which is under tidal influence; the portion of it running between Manhattan and New Jersey; and/or just the short length flowing between Lower Manhattan and Hudson County, New Jersey. Its history is strongly connected to New York Harbor‘s shipping industry, which shifted primarily to Port Newark in the mid-20th century due to the construction of the Holland Tunnel and other river crossings and the advent of containerization.

The names for the lower portion of the river appear to have remained interchangeable for centuries. In 1909, construction of two tunnels projects was under way: one called the North River Tunnels, the other, the Hudson Tubes. That year the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, commemorating the first European to record navigating the river, Henry Hudson, and the first man to use paddle steamer named the North River Steamboat to sail up it, Robert Fulton, was celebrated, leading to controversy over what the waterway should be called.

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Posted January 20, 2014 by David Polakoff in North River (Hudson River)

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