The Collins Bay Marina is located in the North East corner of Collins Bay.
The Collins Bay Yacht Club is here too.
See also the Collins Bay Marina website.
GOOD VIDEO of Hub Steenbakkers of Collins Bay Marina explaining to CKWS-TV all about wisely using new-style inflatable life jackets.
This was part of a recent event to educate the public about boating and life jacket safety.
HUB AND MICHELLE STEENBAKKERS at Collins Bay Marina have won the Natural Marine National Environment Award
Reading the article, evidently Bill Steenbakkers' original vision for the marina remains intact nearly forty years later.
The suceess of Collins Bay Marina was never assured -- it's interesting that there were already two other marinas on the Bay when Collins Bay Marina was built.
BILL STEENBAKKERS, patriarch of Collins Bay Marina which he founded in 1971, passed away on Sunday. He was 82 years old.
MARINAS.COM has a very impressive database of aerial photographs of marinas all over the world, including many in the region. Have a look.
From Boating Industry Canada:
The CMM designation is a professional qualification and certification program assuring marina customers, investors, bankers, insurers and the public that marina properties are professionally managed and run. The award follows his completion of the Advanced Marina Management course, providing training in site planning, marina-development skills, marina-operation techniques, business strategies, risks and liabilities and environmental policies. Hub becomes only the 4th person in Canada and the 212th person in the world to attain this certification since the programs inception in 1992.
Hub owns and operates Collins Bay Marina.
The IWLC mission is tremendously important, but their membership, especially in Canada, is quite small. This year, Collins Bay Marina took steps to help expand that membership and strengthen their voice on our behalf.
The challenge is to other marinas and clubs to urge their members to support the IWLC.
We would like to challenge each marina, association, boating business and yacht club on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario to mount a similar membership drive for the IWLC. Aware citizens, active in making our needs known to government, are the only route we have to protecting our waters, our recreation and our businesses.
Seven of the Kingston-area beaches are covered in the report:
Oddly Big Sandy Bay, one of Lake Ontrario's most beautiful beaches, isn't included.
Many of the observations arise from the abject neglect by our municipality for our beaches.
That's not the only beach-related thing that's neglected by the City.
On August 24th we were pleased to report that FINALLY WE HAVE AN ONLINE BEACH REPORT.
But our fears were well-founded: as it turns out, that online beach report is just another web page the City is unable to properly maintain. There has been no update in the two months since August 24th when the information was first posted.
THE KINGSTON DISCOVER BOATING EVENT returns to Confederation Basin Marina, Saturday and Sunday July 28th and 29th between 10am and 5pm.
Free boat rides for all who wish to give boating a try.
This event is courtesy of many volunteer boat owners and several of our local marinas: Collins Bay Marina, Ed Huck Marine (of Rockport), Kingston Marina, Treasure Island Marina, River Rat Marine (in Landsdowne, ON) with space and dockage provided by the City of Kingston's Confederation Basin Marina.
LAW-ENFORCEMENT THEATRE Wednesday night at Collins Bay Marina as the OPP Marine Unit books a sailor from a group of several yachts from Rochester NY traveling together.
The individual was in small tender, simply going from C-Dock to A-Dock, from one docked yacht to another, while impaired.
Word around the marina is there was no party going on, sleeping boaters on "C" and "A" docks heard nothing unusual, and the guy apparently wasn't lippy with the cops.
There are, of course, two ways to view this.
But there are lessons here:
Moreover: How does this story come to find its way onto CKWS-TV News?
You decide. It's all about choices people make, on both sides of the badge.
One year ago, April 10 2006, COLLINS BAY MARINA WAS LAUNCHING BOATS.
This year there's still ice in Collins Bay.
We need more waterfront web cams like this.
Over at Collins Bay Marina they're already launching boats. "This is the earliest we have ever started the season!" says Hub Steenbakkers, owner of Collins Bay Marina. "It is starting off to be a great season!".
Here are two views from the controllable Collins Bay Marina web cam which you can take for a spin at www.CollinsBayMarina.com/WebCam.html.
At other locations:
Collins Bay Marina has other environmentally-related feathers itn its cap: