20 Principles Of Success Not Taught In School – Great For Boaters and Everyone!

No matter what you do for a living, no matter how old you are, and regardless of where you grew up, we all share something in common—a desire to be successful. True success… Continue reading

15 Minute Boating Skills Guide!

These 37 gems could save your boat and your money – or at least win you a few bets. READ MORE…

To Stay Or To Go? That Is The Question!

I’m not in the habit of poking around in other people’s engine rooms uninvited, but we were waiting at the dock and everybody else was telling fish tales, so I wandered aft and… Continue reading

(VIDEO) WANT TO RELAX AND DE-STRESS AS YOU GET READY FOR BOATING SEASON? The World’s 1st Sixty Second 360 Degree Video Meditation!

Click The Link Below To See This AMAZING NEW 360 degree Video Technology and To Relax!   Make Sure To Click and Drag With Your Mouse In The Video To See ALL 360… Continue reading

A COMPLETE Listing of All The Public Boat Ramps on The Hudson River from Liberty State Park in Jersey City up to Kingston

Sometimes finding the fish is easier than finding a place to launch your boat. Thus, the need for this list. The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association wants to help you have a pleasurable experience… Continue reading

If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It! 10 Science Fiction Predictions That Became Reality (See The VIDEO)

Events like Wednesday’s announcement of the new iPad have become fairly old-hat in our super tech-savvy society. Not so long ago, these now ubiquitous technologies were nothing more than far-fetched fantasies. Imagine what people even… Continue reading

Preparing Your Boat for the Season Pre-Season – See The Pre-Season Checklist Below

In order to assure a safe and uneventful season make sure that you go through the list below and make a note of any discrepancies that need attention. Because there are so many… Continue reading

Find Out Where You Can Get Your FREE Boater or Jet-Ski Safety Inspection Right Here!

GET YOUR BOAT OR JET-SKI INSPECTED BEFORE THE 2012 SEASON STARTS by The United States Power Squadron or The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  GET YOUR FREE APPOINTMENT TODAY IN 30 SECONDS! Make an… Continue reading

It’s Almost Spring! (A Story of Fishing In The Old Days and The New) – by John H. Vargo – Publisher of Boating on The Hudson Magazine

When I was a boy, perhaps 5 years old, my father and his brothers, (or anyone that was home from the war, yes that war, WW11), with cigarettes dangling from their mouths, and… Continue reading

Would You Love This To Be YOUR Bedroom?

Check This Out! See Real Time Boat Locations From Around The World via AIS

Ever wanted to see where passenger vessels, tankers, cargo vessels, yachts, and tug boats are in real time all over the world? If so, you can see where they are, where they are… Continue reading

Sea Spectacles: 10 Cutting Edge Boats of the Future

If you’ve spent any time in a harbor, you’ve noticed one fateful failure: most yachts lack any semblance of uniqueness. While the sea may be filled with countless cookie-cutter ships, there are some… Continue reading

A Story of Lost Treasure From The Revolutionary War in Lake George – Can You Find It?

Want to find lost treasure?  Did you ever hear of Tea Island? Its a tiny island, only as big as your hand, resting in Lake George in the mountainous area of northeastern New… Continue reading

Want A Great Boating Dessert? Check Out This Article!

Take a ride to Flour and Sun Bakery In Pleasantville, NY for a mind blowing variety of Gourmet Cupcskes! CUPCAKE MENU Scroll down for our complete cupcake menu. Visit our Cake page for… Continue reading

Funny Boating Stories #83 With Your Host Lex Lexington

Latest Tech News! Robot Quadrotors Remote Control Mini-Helicopters Perform James Bond Theme


When we last heard from the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab, researchers there had provided video of a swarm of quadrotor robots, which they had programmed to perform some pretty impressive precision flying. Well, now the GRASP quadrotors are back, performing a feat that’s certainly much more … entertaining. In a video that was presented yesterday at the TED2012 conference in California, a group of the little guys are shown performing the James Bond theme on musical instruments.

The quadrotors performed in a room that was equipped with infrared lights and cameras. Reflectors on the struts of each robot reflected the light to the cameras, which allowed the system to determine each quadrotor’s exact position within the room. That information was then relayed wirelessly back to the robots, to make them aware of their own location, and those of the other robots.

In order to perform the music, each quadrotor had been assigned a set of waypoints in three-dimensional space, each one of which they had to reach at a precise point in time. While those coordinates had been programmed in by human operators, it was up to each robot to determine how to reach its waypoints on time, without disturbing the other units.

While the video below is certainly fun to watch, the exercise performed in it is aimed at improving the quadrotors’ performance in much more practical applications. By learning how to get jobs done while staying out of each others’ way, the robots could be better able to perform duties such as surveying disaster sites, establishing wireless communications relays, or even building structures.

Jonathan Atkin – In-Your-Face Maritime Aerial Photographer

Jonathan Atkin shoots ships— aircraft carriers, cruise ships, tugs, cargo ships, speedboats and everything in between. If you spend just five minutes browsing through the images on his website, www. shipshooter.com, you’ll understand… Continue reading

What Kind of Boat Do You Own and What Do You Love Most About It?

Take This 1 Question Poll – When Will You Be Putting Your Boat In The Water for 2012?

The Fish of The Month – Perch

2012 will be our HRFA year of fresh water fish for each month. If you saved last years’ River Views issues, 12 popular Atlantic Ocean species were each given a page tribute. This… Continue reading