Friday, June 26, 2015

Lake Wallenpaupack Annual Fireworks Display


Lake Wallenpaupack, located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, is famous for many things, one being the beautiful fireworks display over the lake every year. Shot off from the Wallenpaupack Area High School and hosted by the Chamber of the Northern Poconos, the fireworks display is funded solely by business and individual donations.

Many people come to watch the fireworks from boat but those without that option are welcome to view the show at the Wallenpaupack Area High School, the dike, or Mangan Cove. New traffic patterns have been set up to ensure the safety of everyone coming to view the fireworks display.

The firework display is scheduled for Saturday, July 4th, 2015 with a rain date of Sunday, July 5th. They will start at approximately 9:15pm.

If you would like to make a donation to the fireworks, please send donations to The Chamber, 2512 Route 6, Hawley, PA 18428. For more information and updates, please call the Chamber at 570-226-3191 or visit Lake Wallenpaupack Fireworks Facebook page.

Lighthouse Harbor Marina is proud to be the major sponsor of the Lake Wallenpaupack fireworks for the last 20 years!



Friday, June 12, 2015

Feeding Waterfowl on Lake Wallenpaupack

As you are out and about on Lake Wallenpaupack you’ll probably see some local ducks. Among the many species of wildlife at the lake, ducks are one of the most common and friendly. Many of the ducks on the lake will swim right up to your boat looking for a snack, however, if you share with them you are not doing them any favors.

When wild ducks are fed human food, such as crackers and bread, their organs swell and become fatty. This can cause heart disease and liver issues, along with other health problems. In addition to these complications, poor nutrition is a concern when wild ducks are fed by humans. Being very low in protein, and having additives that wildfowl can’t handle, feeding wild ducks bread causes them to lose out on vital nutrients they need to survive and be healthy.

The natural diet of waterfowl includes aquatic plants, natural grains, and invertebrates which they can find all around the lake. Yet, when they fight each other over food offered by humans they don’t learn the skills needed to forage on their own. Competing against each other can also cause them to be aggressive towards each other, and us.

Not only do we have to worry about the health of the waterfowl, but our health is also at risk when we feed them. Ducks excrete their waste in the same place they eat, which can cause unsafe bacteria levels in the water that we swim and play in.

So keep in mind your health, and the health of the ducks, the next time they come for a snack.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Featured Boats For Sale on Lake Wallenpaupack

Lighthouse Harbor Marina is now introducing featured boats on their website! Currently there are two boats that are featured for a certain period of time. Along with a countdown clock, the featured boat section displays a photo and name of the boat, in addition to what's included for FREE when you purchase a featured boat. Here are the current two featured boats:

2013 Monterey 224 FSX

This brand new 2013 Monterey 224 FSX is a beautiful rio red and onyx. This sport boat features the Monterey wakeboard tower with Bimini, bow and cockpit covers, and SeaDek cockpit inlay. With the convenience and stainless steel package, you cannot go wrong with this 224 FSX. Blast your music with the Sirius Satellite Radio package and upgraded stereo package that includes stereo remotes at helm and stern.


  • Length Overall 22' 9"
  • Beam 8' 6"
  • Horse Power 260 HP
  • Fuel Capacity 55 Gal.
  • Dry Weight 3500 lbs
  • Deadrise 20 Deg.


2013 Monterey 260 SCR

This stunning 2013 Monterey 260 SCR is a special edition onyx/pearl gel coated hull design featuring new Biltmore interior. Powering this boat is the 320 HP Volvo Penta V8 with dual prop. Options in this cruiser include a radar arch with overhead lighting and speakers, a remote controlled spotlight, a prewire for windless anchor, cockpit and full camper enclosures, a solid mahogany wood dining table, monogrammed towels and dining set, LED TV and DVD player. The 260 SCR also has an upgraded stereo with two amps and sub, a woven cockpit floor and interior runners, and a SeaDek swim platform inlay.


  • Length Overall 27' 6"
  • Beam 8' 6"
  • Deck Length 27' 6"
  • Dry Weight 7200 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity 80 Gal.
  • Horse Power 320 HP
  • Water Capacity 25 Gal.
  • Waste Capacity 21 Gal.