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Old 01-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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OSI buys Marion River carry

The Marion River carry provides passage for those paddlers traveling between Raquette Lake (Marion River) and Blue Mountain Lake (Eckford Chain), including Day 1 of the Adirondack Canoe Classic, aka "The 90-Miler". This acquisiiton secures public access, and incudes small portions of the Marion River and Utowana Lake shoreline. Great news!

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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The Marion River carry provides passage for those paddlers traveling between Raquette Lake (Marion River) and Blue Mountain Lake (Eckford Chain), including Day 1 of the Adirondack Canoe Classic, aka "The 90-Miler". This acquisiiton secures public access, and incudes small portions of the Marion River and Utowana Lake shoreline. Great news!
That is very good news. The future of that carry trail has always been a nervous point. It has long been open for through carry by boat only, but the public is not otherwise allowed down there. Volunteers during the 90, in addition to handing out water and candy bars, they keep the litter picked up and ensure that racers keep to the trail.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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Wow!! Pretty exciting times...Does anyone have a link to a detailed map, especially of Utowana Lake shoreline?
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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That is very good news. The future of that carry trail has always been a nervous point. It has long been open for through carry by boat only, but the public is not otherwise allowed down there. Volunteers during the 90, in addition to handing out water and candy bars, they keep the litter picked up and ensure that racers keep to the trail.
There still might not be land access to the carry trail, but there is public access to Utawana Lake just down the road.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:37 AM   #5
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That is a good piece of news.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:14 AM   #6
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Wow!! Pretty exciting times...Does anyone have a link to a detailed map, especially of Utowana Lake shoreline?
Here's a map of sorts - http://www.protectadks.org/2013/01/h...n-river-carry/

According to the Enterprise article, they paid around $2 million for the 295 acres. That's a lot of money. I wonder what if any implications that might have.

They're looking for funds to help pay for it - http://www.osiny.org/site/News2?page...rticle&id=8407

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The Open Space Institute continues to fundraise for both acquisition and carrying costs associated with the Marion River Carry property. Anyone interested in contributing toward this important Adirondack conservation project can contact Tally Blumberg at (212) 290-8200 ext. 228 or tblumberg@osiny.org.
Let's show our appreciation with our checkbooks!
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