Saturday, December 27, 2014

How a Lake Freezes

The Paupack Plunge Charity Event, which benefits the Tafton and Ledgedale Dive/Rescue teams, is approaching fast. However, in order to plunge into the icy waters of Lake Wallenpaupack, there needs to be ice!

Fortunately, there is a thin layer of ice forming over the lake this morning. Lakes freeze starting at the top and going down. Ice floats because it’s less dense than water. Waters density is determined by temperature and at 40° F is at its most dense. Losing energy to the atmosphere as winter sets in makes the surface water cool, which in turn makes it denser, causing it to sink. Warmer water rises to take the place of the surface water and like the water before it, cools, becomes denser, and sinks as well. When the whole lake reaches 40° F the surface water continues to cool and is less dense, causing it to remain on top where it will freeze at 32° F. The ice thickens as the water on top starts to freeze and freezes downward. There is still water under the ice which remains around 40° F which is habitable for fish.

For last year’s Paupack Plunge the ice was about 20in. thick on Lake Wallenpaupack! This year’s Paupack Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 14th, 2014 at Lighthouse Harbor Marina.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Finally the Sun!!!!

The sun is FINALLY shining on Lake Wallenpaupack the day after Christmas! Here at Lighthouse Harbor Marina the sun is coming through the showroom windows and shining on our new boats. It's been days since we've seen the sun so this is a welcome sight! We hope you had a wonderful Holiday!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

10 Funny Christmas Cartoons

At Lighthouse Harbor Marina we are in the Christmas spirit so we've collected the 10 cutest, funniest Christmas cartoons to share with you!


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Find the Perfect Wakeboard for you and Make it Awesome! - CustomWakeboards.com

Everyone has their own style and likes to show it off. There are so many options out there to customize your belongings and a wakeboard is no different!


Introducing CustomWakeboards.com



This new website will launch before the end of the year and offers new, brand name wakeboards. In addition to an exceptional selection of wakeboards and wakeboard accessories, CustomWakeboards.com has teamed up with ExtremeBoardSkins.com to create a wide variety of skins available for any board. Choose your board then find the skin that best matches your attitude and apply it to your wakeboard for a unique look that is truly your own!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Weego Jump Starter

It's such an inconvenience to have a dead battery. Whether it's your car, boat, or even your cell phone. Imagine if you had a portable jump starter/battery charger. Well, now you can! Introducing the Weego Jump Starter Battery Pack+. Lighthouse Harbor Marina now carries two different Weego products:


  • Model# JS6 - Standard for up to 4.6 liter gas engines / 2.4 liter diesel engines: Ultra slim and compact. About the size of a cell phone. Charges most vehicles. Great for everyday use as a phone and tablet charger.


  • Model# JS12 - Heavy Duty for up to 6.4 liter gas engines / 3.2 liter diesel engines: Compact powerhouse that fits in your back pocket, will jumpstart a hemi and charge a laptop! 


Weego takes a fresh, new approach to tech products!

Batteries have long been an essential part of our lives - from staying connected, to driving a car, we rely on portable power for our everyday needs. Unfortunately all this fun & functionality has a price: the more we use our portable devices, the more we drain our batteries.

What if the solution could fit right in your pocket? Weego to the rescue!

Weego Battery Packs offer the charge you need when your USB devices decide to call it a day. Stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery? Weego Jump Starters will jump start your engine – no need to call for help or wait for a friendly passerby. What’s more, after you call your friends to tell them all about it you can use the Jump Starter to charge your phone.

The battery issue goes beyond the busy professional – Weego helps everyday people get the power they need. It’s a family affair, from kids to grandparents – we need more amps for gramps! With rugged, built-to-last products that are lab tested, Weego to great lengths to create a brand you and your family can rely on.

Weego - here, there, everywhere ™

Friday, December 12, 2014

Why to be a boater...

Boat woman

Have you ever seen two motorcyclists give a friendly wave as they pass each other cruising down the road? There is an unspoken kinship between bikers. They acknowledge the fact that they have something in common. The same goes for boaters. Boaters are some of the nicest people around and they appreciate and respect the fact that they have something in common with other boaters like them. They form lifelong friendships on the water. This is just one of the reasons being a boater is wonderful. Here are some more reasons:

There is water EVERYWHERE!

Water is all around us. You don’t have to live near the shore or a huge lake to be a boater. In fact, approximately 90% of American live within an hour of a navigable body of water! How convenient?!

It’s not as expensive as you think.

There are so many brands of boats out there with a wide range of prices. Just like cars, boats vary from inexpensive to expensive. However, unlike a car, a boat have a longer life span which means banks are willing to finance for longer terms, lowering your payment. It’s common to get a boat financed for less than $200 a month! So a boat may be more in your budget than you thought.

A better life.

Have you wanted to try your luck at fishing? Or maybe you’d love to watch those birds that nest on an island. Boating gives you the opportunity to experience things you’ve thought about but haven’t gotten around to. Learning how to water ski or wakeboard or even watching the striking sunset from the water with your loved ones are little things that give you a better quality of life.

Time spent together is never in vain.

There’s a saying for Christmas “It’s not about what’s under the tree, it’s about who’s around it.” Well that can also be translated to boating. The most important thing about boating is who you’re with. What better way to spend time with friends and family than to spend it on the water?

Leave your stress behind.

Upon leaving the dock in your beautiful boat, you’ll notice your troubles haven’t come aboard. Boating was listed as one of the top three stress relieving activities in a survey of over 1,000 American households by a National Marina Manufacturers Association. I guess you could say boating is healthy!

It’s good for your body.

In addition to less stress, everyone also needs more exercise but most of us don’t want to go to the gym. Well, if you have a boat you don’t need the gym! Fishing, swimming, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, and pretty much any boating activity is a great way to get moving and stay active. Besides, wouldn’t you rather breathe the fresh, outdoor air than the sweaty gym air?!

Who doesn’t like a reward?!

The rewards are great when you’re a boater! From enjoying the fresh fish you caught to building up your child’s confidence through learning how to tie a line, boating creates many opportunities to grow and many rewards are reached in the process.

Experience nature.

There is no better way to get out into nature than to surround yourself with it. The water is a beautiful place to experience the outdoors and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Make memories.

How many memories are really made sitting on the couch playing video games? How many instances do you remember from watching TV or a movie? If you’re a boater, you make memories without even trying! So many exciting things happen on the water it’s hard to forget the times you’ve spent. Get out on the water and start taking mental pictures of all the smiles, laughs, and joys of being a boater!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2015 Bennington 18 SLX #1374 - LighthouseHarbor.com


This 2015 Bennington 18 SLX is brand new and comes with a 60 HP high thrust 4 stroke YAMAHA outboard. Featuring pillow top upholstery with a graphite accent, G series reclining helm chair, and a premium Bluetooth stereo, this pontoon is a must see. This 18 SLX also includes an Echo 100 Garmin fish/depth graph, two chaise lounges, and a full floor in linen Seagrass. This brand new boat is on display at Lighthouse Harbor Marina. Stop in or call today!


  • Deck Length 17' 6"
  • Dry Weight 1663 lbs. w/o Motor
  • Seating Capacity 7
  • Length Overall 18' 7"
  • Beam 8' 6"
  • Pontoon Diameter 23"
  • Fuel Capacity 28 Gal.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Attack on Pearl Harbor - December 7th, 1941

"The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II." -Wikipedia

Click the picture below for more information on the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941


Friday, December 5, 2014

O'Brien Auctions to Help Families in Need

In the spirit of giving, O'Brien Watersports is helping three families with various need this Christmas. To accomplish this, they are auctioning off wakeboards and Masters bibs autographed by current and former O'Brien athletes. 100% of the auction proceeds from these items will go toward that fund and O'Brien Watersports will match all the funds that are raised for these deserving families.

Please visit OBrien.com or DigitalActionImage.com/auction/ for all the details!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Live View of Lake Wallenpaupack 24/7

LighthouseHarbor.com hosts Lake Wallenpaupack's Live Marina Cam!

Anytime, day or night, you can visit the Live Marina Cam for a view of the weather or lake conditions. Since it is the Holidays, Lighthouse Harbor Marina has decked out the Live Marina Cam with festive decorations!


Don't Forget:

  • We are hosting the annual Paupack Plunge charity event on February 14th, 2015.  For information, visit us at PaupackPlunge.com 
  • Looking for a great Christmas gift? The mPower Jump is a battery pack that fits in your glove compartment for emergencies. Find this, and great watersports equipment at unbeatable deals at our online store on Amazon.com.
  • Lighthouse Harbor Marina is open seven days a week ALL YEAR LONG! Stop in our showroom anytime to grab a gift certificate for that boater in your life!