Michael Kearns

Many people might not think about carbon monoxide dangers aboard boats. But State Assemblyman Michael Kearns is proposing a law that he believes will protect the safety of those who enjoy the water.

Erie County Sheriff to increase boat patrols

May 21, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

As this year's boating season gets underway, the Erie County Sheriff's Department says it will be increasing its patrols along the shoreline.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The City of Buffalo says it may reconsider massive price hikes for slips at Erie Basin Marina. The cost of rent for boat docks is expected to double by 2016 and then triple by 2017 for nonresidents of the city.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

Memorial Day weekend is approaching and with it the unofficial start of the boating season. Local law enforcement officials are encouraging boaters to be safe on the water

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

A geodesic houseboat called "The Pride of Buffalo" is being displayed at harbors around western New York for the next few weeks. Its builder, Michael Weekes, hopes to inspire others to build their own boats.

Boaters asked to be safe and attentive

May 24, 2013
Jim Ranney/WBFO News

It is expected to be a busy Memorial Day weekend on local waterways and boaters are being reminded that the Erie County Sheriff's Department Marine Division will be out in force.

The U.S. Coast Guard was called on to perform two rescues on local waterways over a 12-hour period Monday night and Tuesday morning.