Human-Powered Boating Season Opens At Sebago
The avid sailors and paddlers of Sebago Canoe Club re-opened their season in April with a large flotilla launching out of the club’s Canarsie, Brooklyn dock into the waters of Jamaica Bay, followed by the spring business meeting and a great potluck dinner. Weekends in April and May have been filled with teamwork and camaraderie, as members maintain the club’s fleet of human-powered vessels, and its dock, building and grounds on Paerdegat Basin, leased for many years from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
The club’s annual open house is scheduled for Saturday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On that day, all are welcome to join in a free opportunity to kayak, sail or row out of the Canarsie facility, at 1400 Paerdegat Avenue North (near Avenue N). The following week, the club will begin its summerlong season of open paddles, which gives members of the public the chance to kayak, sail and row, free of charge, every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and every Saturday at 9 a.m.
An all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) not-forprofit group, Sebago is now entering its 76th year of stewardship of New York’s waterways. For information about the open house, open paddles, and other club activities, visit: www.sebagocanoeclub. org, or call 718-241-3683. Videos of the club’s members in action can be viewed by visiting www.youtube. com, and searching “Sebago Canoe Club.”