News & Events
The Wall That Heals Visits Newburgh
August 1 – August 5 2018
Aug 1 at 7 PM to Aug 5 at 2 PM
1 Washington St, Newburgh, NY 12550
» The Nina and Pinta Tours
May 27th – May 30th. Tours will be given on the 28th, 29th and 30th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
» Children’s Catfish Derby
May 30th from the Patio of Billy Joe’s Ribworks
3$ Entrance Fee Per Child Sessions beginning at 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM
Prizes after each 45 minute session
» The Wounded Warriors Flotilla
July 7th at about 1:00 PM
» The Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim
July 18th Splash Off at 10:30 AM
Rain Date July 19th with an 11:15 AM Splash Off
» Kalmar Nyckel Tours
July 23rd – July 26th. Details TBA
» Jet Ski Race
July 12th 2014 at Noon. Registration starts at 10 AM.
15$ Entry Fee. Contact Trisha @ 845-590-8373
» The Wounded Warriors Floatilla
July 12th 2014 will be by at about 1:00 PM
» The Nina and Pinta
July 17th-20th 2014: The Nina and Pinta will be here.
Open for tours all weekend. July 19th: Will be the unveiling of the Bounty Memorial
» Hudson River Swim
Saturday August 2nd 2014.
60-pound Hudson River striped bass is state record
Now that is one big fish.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday that a 60-pound female striped bass caught in the Hudson River last week is a record for the largest inland striped bass ever landed in the state.
The fish, measuring 53.4 inches long and 33 inches in girth, was hauled in by Eric Lester of Campbell Hall, Orange County, on May 14.
“This is a remarkable new record catch,” DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens said in a statement. “I congratulate Mr. Lester on his success and determination.”
Indeed, the DEC described Lester’s fish story as a “comedy of errors.”
According to the agency, Lester was fishing alone in Newburgh Bay when he hooked the leviathan.
As the fish fought, the reel came off his rod. Lester managed to fix the problem only to find the line tangled around his prop.
In spite of it all, he landed the fish. Lester’s striper surpassed the previous record of 55 pounds, 6 ounces, set in 2007. Biologists estimated the fish to be at least 20 years old, the DEC said.
John Ferro: 845-437-4816; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @PoJoEnviro