A SUMMER SNAPSHOT:
PALMYRA HARBOR HOST PROGRAM
2017 – Season Five
Despite a shortened season and less than excellent weather, a 14% increase in the boat count, 135 in 2016, 156 this year, was noted. Many of our visitors had docked here before, often several times. The presence of the Lois McClure during its state wide tour and the Sam Patch during Pirates Weekend boosted the season’s people count to 527, a remarkable number.
Also noted was the use of the marina for fishing, dog walking and simply enjoying the view. It also appears to be a stop for tour busses. Taking into consideration that the marina is open dawn to dusk every day and that Harbor Hosts are there a maximum of 6 hours a day, these are impressive numbers.
There are two crucial components that make this service continue: the support of local merchants and organizations and the Harbor Hosts, who represent Palmyra for our visitors. Participating this season were the following merchants:
- Akropolis Family Restaurant
- Brick House Antique Center/ Rug Center
- Custom 31 Tee Shirts
- Dog Eared Book
- Gallery of Styles
- Happiness Garden Chinese Restaurant
- Hill Cumorah & Other Historic Sites
- Lock 29 Grill & Tap Room
- Mark’s Pizzeria
- Nima’s Italian Restaurant
- Palmyra Canal Shop
- Pop’s Hots
- Towpath Antique Center
- Village Bookmarket
Support was provided by:
- Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and Foundation
- Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site
- Museums of Historic Palmyra
- New York State Canal Corporation
- Village of Palmyra
- Wayne County Office of Tourism
Without the Harbor Hosts themselves there would be no program. They make it happen.
- Michael Braell Josie Naeye
- Bob Daly Patti Rising
- Vicky Daly John Robbins
- Barbara Furgeson Mary Ann Stager
- Carole Hack Deb Trombino
- Sparky Hall Pat Wilson
- Marsha Herbst
This year we were pleased to have the assistance of twelve LDS couples who were in Palmyra as volunteers at the Mormon Temple. While in Palmyra they are expected to donate time and energy to local worthwhile efforts. We were pleased to be perceived as such. This season was a learning experience but it went well and their time and enthusiasm were appreciated. They would be welcome again in 2018 as would additional local volunteers.
Thank you, one and all.
We could not do this without you.
HH 2017 report