New York State Harbormaster & Bay Constable Association
NYSHBCA News Archives
Schneiderman Honors
Bay Constables In
Updated: May 12, 2009, 4:15 pm
After a heroic rescue in Flanders
Bay in April, Suffolk County
Legislator Jay Schneiderman
(I-Montauk) is honoring
Southampton Town Senior Bay
Constable Christopher Kohnken
and Southampton Town Bay
their efforts in the rescue
(Read More)
two Southampton Town Bay Constables after the
rescue of two teenage girls in Flanders Bay in April
Southampton Town Bay Constables rescue
two teenage girls after dock drifts into
Flanders Bay
Publication: The Southampton Press
By Jessica DiNapoli  Apr 15, 09 11:37 AM

Two 14-year-old girls from Flanders had to be
rescued early Wednesday afternoon after strong
winds pushed a broken piece of dock that they
had been playing with along the shore more than
a mile out into Flanders Bay, according to the
Southampton Town Police Department.
(Read More)
SBC Chris Kohnken & BC Rich Franks
Tim Taylor Elected as new NYSHBCA president - March 19, 2009

Congratulations go out  to Tim Taylor as the newly elected president of New York State
Harbormaster & Bay Constable Association. Congratulations also go out to the new
executive officers, Nicholas DiBari
,Vice President; Mal Nathan, 2nd Vice President; Paul
Dotzler, Treasurer; Jeff Walsh, Secretary. Rest assured, this team will continue the
progression of NYSHBCA and work hard for its members.
President Jeff Kropp Honored 3-19-09

Jeff Kropp, outgoing president of NYSHBCA,
was honored and presented with a plaque
for his outstanding service, leadership,
dedication, and hard work as president from
2006 to 2009 at the annual Corned Beef &
Cabbage Dinner.
The Officer's, Directors and the entire membership of
NYSHBCA, expresses sincere appreciation and gratitude
to Ray Flemming for his hard work in the kitchen. Ray
has volunteered his time to provide a delicious Corned
Beef & Cabbage Dinner for our annual March meetings
for the last 33 years! Every dinner keeps getting better
year after year. Keep up the good work Ray! See you next
President Jeff Kropp thanks
Ray for all his years of service
to the NYSHBCA
Ray at the helm getting
ready to cook for a lot of
hungry people!
*** Special Notice Regarding LORAN Closure: ***

In accordance with the DHS Appropriations Act, the U.S. Coast Guard terminated the
transmission of all U.S. LORAN-C signals effective Feb.08, 2010. At that time, the U.S.
LORAN-C signal will be unusable and permanently discontinued. This termination
does not affect U.S. participation in the Russian American or Canadian LORAN-C
chains. U.S. participation in these chains will continue temporarily in accordance with
international agreements.

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Four North Hempstead Officer's honored with Outstanding Service Awards for 2010  March 28, 2011

On Thursday, March 24, 2011, New York State Harbormaster & Bay Constable Association held its annual
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner and meeting at the Amityville Fire Department. Members came from as far as
Easthampton from the east and from as far as Westchester County from the west. All in all, we had an
excellent turnout of members and guest. The evening started with a cocktail hour and fellowship amongst
members. Then a call to order for the general meeting to take care of association business. On the agenda
was the issuing of  "Outstanding Service Awards" to four North Hempstead Town Bay Constables for their
efforts in assisting firemen with a house fire near the shoreline in 2010. They had used the water monitor on
their patrol boat to help extinguish the fire. The awards were presented by president Tim Taylor to Officer
Donny Edwards, Officer Victor Fuentes, Officer Michael Green, and Officer Vincent Lamaida. On behalf of the
Officers, Directors and Members, Congratulations to these four officers.
End of Summer Picnic 2011

The NYSHBCA End of Summer Picnic was held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at
USCG Station Shinnecock, Hampton Bays, NY. The weather was a bit on the wet side
which forced us to hold it indoors. We had an excellent turnout of members and their
guest.  A great time was had by all the members and their guest, who met and chatted
with other members, sharing on the job stories and adventures. The food was
outstanding which was catered by Scotto’s Italian Pork Store in Hampton Bays. The fun
didn't stop as there were plenty of prizes that were raffled off which consisted of a HD
Flip Video Camera and NY sports team blankets just to name a few. There was also
the 50/50 raffle which went to the one lucky ticket holder and the proceeds of that will go
to our Association Attorney, Stu Blumberg who had fallen ill. Thanks goes out to the
NYSHBCA Officers and Directors for their hard work in planning and organizing the
picnic. Thanks also go out to the crew of USCG Station Shinnecock for hosting our
event and their assistance.