Monthly Archives: April 2013

What is the origin of the Ice Boom?

Q – What is the origin of the Ice Boom? Note: The following links are best viewed with a tablet or desktop computer Lake Erie – Niagara Ice Boom Information Sheet http://www.ijc.org/rel/boards/niagara/ice_glace-info_e.pdf Annual Ice Boom Removal Ready To Start 3/26/13 Click below for full details & pictures http://www.wben.com/pages/15889235.php?contentType=4&contentId=12680110 ICE BOOM REMOVAL (Picture of 3 booms […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 07 – Boarder Crossing Basics

Border Crossing Information to Canada & US

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Country Night with The Heritage

Country Night with The Heritage Now on for a sure experience that will knock you off your feet! The Heritage Band will be performing Saturday April 20th 7:30-11:30pm. Surely this is not an event to miss. Come early Chef Dan will have special appetizers and drink specials to BOOT!!!, reserve your tables and we can […]

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What is the origin of LaSalle Yacht Club Burgee?

Q – What is the origin of LaSalle Yacht Club Burgee? LaSalle Yacht Club was initially organized in 1936 by a small group of residents in the LaSalle area of Niagara Falls, who felt there was a need for a boating and social organization in the city. Nearly 50 Members became Charter Members and later […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 06 – BoatUS, Avoiding Spring Safety Snafus

Avoiding Spring Safety Snafus – Checking off these 10 things before getting out on the water could make your day

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What is the origin of the term “Three Sheets to the Wind”?

Q – What is the origin of the term “Three Sheets to the Wind”? An inebriated person is often said to be a certain number of sheets to the wind. Uncertain whether this is three or four, you still suggest that the expression comes from sailing. Many have drawn this connection, because the line, or […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 05- Coast Guard Info

US & Canadian Coast Guard Information to stay within the law

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Safe Boating Tip # 04 – SOS & iPhone App

iPhone App with SOS summons help

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What is the origin of the term “SOS”?

Q – What is the origin of the term “SOS”? An SOS was an international distress signal transmitted by Morse code. With the advent of long distance radio transmissions in the early 1900’s it was possible to communicate with radio using Morse code signals. (Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail developed the electric telegraph during the […]

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