They say that a boat is a hole in the water into which you pour money. They should also add “time,” since, as anyone who has owned one knows, there are also the issues of maintenance and safety.
This is the theme of “Marina Day,” Sunday, June 11th, 10am-3pm at the Allan H. Treman State Marine Park at the south end of Cayuga Lake, at 805 Taughannock Blvd., aka Route 89.
If you have a boat, are interesting in getting one, or just love to be around them, come learn about boater safety and enjoy the marina for the day. All are welcome! If you’d like to boat in, transient boat dockage is available at www.reserveamerica.com or by calling 800-456-CAMP (2267).
At this event organized by the State Marine Park, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary 22, and Ithaca Fire Department, there are many events of interest to the entire family.
Attractions include the Ithaca Fire Department featuring their fire boat on the transient dock wall, and USCG Auxiliary vessel inspectors with be doing free boat safety checks all day. Additionally, “Coastie” (a miniature robot boat that helps educate youth on boating safety) will be in attendance.
Starting at 10, there are a variety of demonstrations and workshops to experience. Topics include:
• Youth PFD’s (flotation devices), knot tying and tying off to a cleat/post
• Flares and Fire Extinguishers and extinguishing a live fire
• “Suddenly in Command” — a hands on event geared towards the passenger that might in an emergency need to take control of a boat
• Paddle Craft Safety
A full schedule of events and descriptions is available via a poster at the marina, reproduced here for your convenience:
• Marina Day_1 2017 (pdf)