Useful Boating Pages
Useful Boating Links
The following links are helpful tools for the boating community. See detailed descriptions below.
- Mid-Hudson US Power Squadron
- The ActiveCaptain Companion
- Marine Traffic
- Mohawk Hudson Council
- National Data Bouy Center
- National Weather Service Radar
- Ocean Weather
- Yachting Club of America
- Disaster Safety Library (Red Cross)
- Boatland Boating Directory
- NOAA Raster Charts
- NOAA Weather Forecasts
- Take Me Fishing
- University of Connecticut Marine Sciences
- Global Shark Tracker
- East River Cruising Guide
- Essential Guide to Flood Preparation and Planning
As a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, the Mid-Hudson Power Squadron provides boating classes to the public in locations in and around the area. Read: http://www.usps.org/national/admin_dept/membenefits.htm. Local chapter of the USPS is also on Facebook. View their page HERE.
Marine Traffic provides free real-time information to the public, about ship movements and ports, mainly across the coast-lines of many countries around the world. The project is currently hosted by the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece. The initial data collection is based on the Automatic Identification System (AIS). PYC is a partner with Marine Traffic.com and has installed an AIS receiver and shares the data of our area. click HERE.
Poughkeepsie Yacht Club is a member of the Mohawk Hudson Council, a group of yacht clubs stretching from Rogers’ Point in Hyde Park to the Schenectady Yacht Club on the Mohawk River. All these clubs offer reciprocity to boaters from other member clubs. A full listing of these clubs and what they offer to members of the Mohawk Hudson Council may be found at http://www.mohawkhudsoncouncil.org/ and on facebook.
The American Red Cross has created this Disaster and Safety Library to assist you in preparing your home, school and workplace in the event of a disaster or emergency. Here you will find fact sheets, preparedness checklists, recovery guides and other helpful information to keep you informed and safe.
The U.S. Coast Guard is the federal regulating agency for recreational boats. As such, the Coast Guard issues boating safety recommendations and ensures the proper compliance with federal boating safety laws and equipment requirements. Every boater is responsible for knowing and adhering to Coast Guard boating laws and regulations, and laws specific to the state in which the vessel is registered or operated. This includes carrying at least the minimum safety equipment, registering and numbering your boat properly, and the safe operation of your vessel. Click HERE.
From this site you can view the latest real-time weather at 7 buoys in Long Island Sound. Readings can be found for wind speed and direction, air temperature, surface water temperature, water height and direction and many more measurements. They can also be graphed over the last 12 hour period. Click HERE.
East River Cruising Guide
An excellent source for information when planning a passage from upper New York bay to Long Island Sound or back on the East River. Timing is everything! Click HERE.
Essential Guide to Flood Preparation and Planning
River flooding is again the result of excessive rainfall, but this may occur some considerable distance from the affected properties. Not only can river flooding be difficult to drain, but also the fast flowing nature of the water can be dangerous to people and animals.
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