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Hosmer’s Marina will add canoe, kayak rentals, patio

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Hosmer’s Marina is expanding this summer to include a new outdoor patio right along the Oswegatchie River shoreline and kayak and canoe rentals.

This will make the marina the only kayak and canoe rental business in Ogdensburg, owner William D. Hosmer said.

This summer, Mr. Hosmer will have two kayaks and one canoe available for rent.

“If we’re successful we’ll add more,” he said.

People are welcome to kayak or canoe out into the St. Lawrence River, Mr. Hosmer said, though anyone looking for an easier trip might opt to have him bring the boats above the Oswegatchie River dam.

“It’s very calm,” Mr. Hosmer said of the water conditions above the dam.

Rentals will begin Memorial Day weekend and continue through September, Mr. Hosmer said.

The rentals will range in price from $10 for two hours to $40 for 24 hours. Rentals can be picked up from the marina.

The outdoor patio Mr. Hosmer has added is located right along the shore of the Oswegatchie River, providing excellent views of the river’s confluence with the St. Lawrence.

Starting in June Mr. Hosmer will provide food service to the patio, weather permitting, and he expects the location to be popular.

Mr. Hosmer said he will begin with six tables at the riverside patio.

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