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Furgary Boat Club's last open house

Jul 06, 2012 12:04 am
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Photo by Noah Reibel.[/caption]Facing a demolishing deadline of July 16, Joe Gallo, president of the North Dock Tin Boat Association talked about the Furgary Boat Club on the "WGXC Afternoon Show" Thu., July 5, speaking with Richard Roth and Tom Roe. An "eccentric sportsmen squatter community," according to one Register-Star reporter, the Furgary Boat Club by all accounts has been an off-the-grid encampment with docks, between the Hudson River and the train tracks. Gallo seemed resigned on the radio to end days for the hunters, trappers, and fisherman who enjoy the use of the public land there. In 2012, Jamie Larson wrote in the Register-Star, that, "in August of 2009... while performing a deed search, the Columbia Land Conservancy discovered the land, and the adjacent waste water treatmant plant property, belonged to the state, which promptly traded it for property under the river owned by the city. Now that Hudson knows they own the land officials see development potential for the riverfront property." On the radio, Gallo said the Furgarians had run out of legal options after the group's last-ditch "squatter's rights" case was time-barred because it had not been filed within four months of a recent court ruling. He said the club is holding an open house for the public Sat., July 7, but he also said, contrary to complaints of others, that the Boat Club property is accessible to the public at all times. On "WGXC Afternoon Show" Mon., July 9, Noah Reibel will have many more interviews and stories about the Furgary Boat Club. Click here to listen to the interview.

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