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Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

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2024 Eagle Lake boat launch change facing questions in New York

After decades of providing trailered boat access to Eagle Lake in Essex County, the Adirondack Park Agency announced that it intends to close the boat launch to trailered boats at the end of the 2024 boating season, raising concerns for anglers, local town officials and those who can only access their properties by boat. (Photo provided)

A New York State plan to restrict the use of a state-owned boat launch on a small lake in Essex County so trailered boats are no longer allowed has drawn the ire of local officials and residents alike who question whether the change will create public safety issues.
The Adirondack Park Agency has directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to block access for trailered craft at the state launch on Eagle Lake because the launch is considered a “non-conforming” structure in Hammond Pond Wild Forest that surrounds part of the lake.

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