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New $100,000 boat donated to patrol Lake George

Warren County’s new marine patrol boat, donated by the state, features high-technology equipment including side-scan sonar, radar, GPS and electronic navigation. Able to detect bodies and other items underwater, the sophisticated sonar will aid in investigations conducted by the county Sheriff’s office, officials said this week.

Warren County’s new marine patrol boat, donated by the state, features high-technology equipment including side-scan sonar, radar, GPS and electronic navigation. Able to detect bodies and other items underwater, the sophisticated sonar will aid in investigations conducted by the county Sheriff’s office, officials said this week.

— York said his department appreciated the gift.

“We needed to buy one, but I like ‘free’ better,” he said, noting the state gave him only five days to decide whether to take it — not enough time to garner official approval from county supervisors. “I didn’t want to turn it down.”

Supervisors serving on the county Public Safety Committee endorsed York’s acceptance of the gifts.

For log Bay Day, the county Sheriff’s office dispatched its two patrol boats, and the state Police, Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lake George Park Commission and the Washington County Sheriffs Office all ramped up their law enforcement for the event, with additional personnel assigned to patrol in boats, on foot along the shoreline as well as setting set up a sobriety checkpoint or two on a nearby roadway.

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