ALEXANDRIA, Va. – BoatU.S. Towing has named Cayuga Wooden Boat Works to be the first BoatU.S. towing responder on the N.Y. Finger Lakes, located on the southern end of Cayuga Lake on the inlet at the Ithaca Boating Center, according to a BoatU.S. release today.
Owned and operated by USCG licensed Capt. Dennis Montgomery, Cayuga Wooden Boat Works is a full service restoration, new boat building, and marine repair facility started in 1991, BoatU.S. said.
Montgomery and additional captains will operate a 24-foot Privateer towboat with twin 150-hp outboards and a “BoatU.S. 2004 Approved Tower” sign on the side, according to the association.
“Up until now, Cayuga Lake boaters often had to rely on a passing Good Samaritan when they needed a tow back to the docks,” said Montgomery. “That didn’t always work. Waiting for a passer-by to arrive – especially when an afternoon thunderstorm rolls through – can be tough. You can’t wait it out at anchor – it’s over 400 foot deep nearly up to the shoreline.”