OUR CONVENIENT LOCATION MAKES
ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
We are located halfway, by boat,
between Chicago and Miami on the beautiful Erie Canal System in
central New York.
The NYS Canal System joins the
Great Lakes with the Atlantic ocean. At Lock 23 on the
Erie Canal, we are almost exactly at the center of the waterway.
Founded in 1968, Ess-Kay Yards has
been built up to be one of the most complete large marina
facilities on the Erie Canal. Ess-Kay Yards occupies the
former marina facilities of Ace Boat Yard, a respected local
Oneida Lake marine service and machine shop founded in the late
Family owned and operated by the
George E. Mann family, the marina has a long tradition of
quality service, warmth and hospitality. The tradition
continues today as Kim, George's daughter, helps guide the
marina into the twenty-first century.
LINKS TO LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
are thousands of reasons to visit us. Here is just a few:
TURNING STONE CASINO RESORT
Located in Verona, New York, about 30 minutes east of
Syracuse on the New York State Thruway (I-90). Turning
Stone Casino Resort offers gaming,
lodging, dining, Conference Center,
and Showroom. World-class golf is also yours at
Turning Stone, with courses designed by Tom Fazio, Robert
Trent Jones, and Rick Smith.
NEW YORK STATE WINERIES
Click to view a
list of Wineries, Businesses, and Organizations
related to Wine Tourism in the Finger Lakes region of
upstate New York.
The Erie Canal was the most
famous and successful of America's early towpath canals. The
Erie Canal Museum is located in the 1850 Weighlock Building
in Syracuse, NY, and tells the amazing story of this great
Islands Region is known for its spectacular natural beauty,
a water wonderland along the St. Lawrence River and the
shores of Lake Ontario, perfect for your next
vacation or summer getaway.
Cruise the 1000 Islands on your own, or enjoy a tour boat
cruise of the area and learn the fascinating history of the
homes and people who live (and have lived) in the "Land of
the 1000 Islands." Visit
Castle in Alexandria Bay, or the
Boat Museum in nearby Clayton, NY.
If you can take a few days, why not
consider renting a car and enjoying the beauties that Central
New York has to offer?
Within 30 minutes
to two hours travel time, you can visit the Erie Canal Museum,
the Carrier Dome, Turning Stone Casino Resort (with it's world
class golf courses), Corning Glass Works, Watkins Glen
International Speedway, the Finger Lakes and NYS wineries or the 1000 Islands in the St.
Lawrence. Take your time. There is plenty to see.
Questions? Call us!
We'll be happy to tell you all about this wonderful area of
Upstate New York.