Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Getting Caught in a Storm While Boating

There's nothing better than laying in the sun on your boat, floating around the lake, and relaxing while fishing; however, not every day is sunny and 75.

With summer comes thunder storms, and they can escalate quickly. Here's a photo of Lake Wallenpaupack that proves how fast things can go from bad to worse on the lake.





So what do you do if you're far from the dock and the rain starts coming down?

1. Put on your life jacket. Don't take any chances in a storm. Wearing your life jacket can save your life, especially in unpredictable weather.

2. Take shelter. If you can safely beach your boat and take shelter on land then do so. If you are not close to land then take shelter in the lowest part of the vessel.

3. Do not anchor. Unless there is an immediate threat of drifting ashore, it's best to keep the anchor in the boat.

4. Sit on the floor. Avoid standing or rocking the boat. Stay near the floor. 

5. Drive slowly. If you have to keep moving then slow your pace down and take into account the visibility level.

6. Do not panic. Keeping your calm is extremely important in dangerous weather. Panicking may cause you to make irrational decisions so keep your cool.

The best thing to do is to avoid being caught on the water in a storm in the first place. Make sure you're aware of weather conditions and read the sky. Get off of the water at the first sign of inclement weather. As our photo shows, it can get pretty bad in a matter of minutes.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Watersports Sale!


Our 25% to 35% Watersports Sale is going on Right Now at the Lighthouse Harbor Marina Ships' Store! Hyperlite, O'Brien and other Watersports equipment marked down to the lowest price of the year through Memorial Day. Stop in this weekend and get your gear for summer season fun.

And if you can't make it out to our store, visit us at OnlineWatersports.com for amazing prices on awesome watersports equipment, accessories, Kayaks, Paddleboards and more!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day, and Every Day

Memorial Day 2015 will be observed on Monday, May 25th. This is not a day for parties or barbeques. This day was not meant for eating and drinking. This does not mean that summer is here or we should take a vacation. This is a day of remembrance. A day to reflect on those who gave their lives so we could enjoy those parties and barbeques and that food and drink. Let’s not forget what we are celebrating on Memorial Day.


Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day honors those who have given their lives during service of the United States of America. More than two dozen cities and towns claim they are the birthplace of this day, though Waterloo NY was officially affirmed the origin by President Lyndon Johnson in May of 1966. No matter where it originated, Memorial Day was devised from the Civil War to honor our fallen soldiers.

General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 for Memorial Day to be observed on the 30th of May, 1868 with the intention of “decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion…” He chose this particular date since it was not the anniversary of any specific battle.

Observance Traditions

In order to observe Memorial Day, the United States flag is raised to the top of the staff, then lowered to half-staff. It will remain in the half-staff position until noon in order to honor the more than one million Americans who gave their lives in service. Then it will be raised again to full-staff for the rest of the day to remember their memory and vow that their sacrifice will not be in vain.

Wearing red poppies, placing flags and flowers on our loved ones’ graves, and visiting our heroes memorials are also observance traditions for Memorial Day.

More Information

Learn more about Memorial Day at USMemorialDay.org 


Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Boating Regulations Recap Flyer

The 2015 Boating Regulations Recap flyer is available at Lighthouse Harbor Marina on Lake Wallenpaupack, Pa. It is a supplement to the Boating Handbook and contains information every boater must know. The information includes highlights of laws and regulations that affect recreational boaters in Pennsylvania. This short summary is not intended to be a compete listing of all boating regulations. Consult the Pennsylvania Boating Handbook for more detailed information on boating laws and regulations or call the nearest Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission regional law enforcement office. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's website is the place to go for a wealth of up-to-date information on Pennsylvania fishing and boating programs. Visit FishAndBoat.com


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rent a Boat from Pocono Action Sports on Lake Wallenpaupack

Pocono Action Sports on Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania is now taking reservations for boat rentals for the 2015 summer season! Offering ski boat, pontoon, fishing boat, sailboat, jet ski, paddleboard, and kayak rentals along with parasailing, we have everything you need for a fun filled day on the lake! Our rental season starts this Friday, May 15th! Visit PoconoActionSports.com for rates and availability.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Estimated Water Temperature for Lake Wallenpaupack

Now that spring is here and summer is close, a popular question on everyone's mind is "What is the water temperature for Lake Wallenpaupack?"

As of today, May 1st, 2015, the estimated water temperature is around 46°F. Past weather trends, solar radiation, evaporation, and size and geometry of the lake are factors for determining the estimated water temperature. As we proceed into the month of May the temperature will rise to around 60°F. The estimated water temperature for June is around 65°F, July is around 75°F, August is around 75°F, and September is around 65°F.

For all your boating needs, or to view our LIVE MARINA CAM, visit Lighthouse Harbor Marina.