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Furgary Boat Club will soon open to the public

May 24, 2016 12:05 am

Roger Hannigan Gilson is reporting in the Register-Star Hudson Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton has announced the Furgary Boat Club, located in the city's North Bay, will soon be open to the public. The announcement was made during an open house held to discuss the future of the North Bay on Sun., May 22. Hamilton said the fences that currently surround the site would be removed within a couple of weeks, and then fishing will be permitted. The actual shacks, however, will continue to be roped off because of structural weaknesses and to avoid further deterioration. At the announcement, a group of former Furgary residents expressed displeasure with the plans. The privately owned shacks were constructed without permission in the late 19th and 20th centuries along the shore of the Hudson River, within city limits. The structures were cleared of residents in 2012, because the owners never had property rights to the state- and later, city-owned land. Read the full story in the Register-Star.