Boat burns in Rondout Creek near Port Ewen; no injuries

Daily Freeman-8 months before

Port Ewen firefighters responded about 12:40 p.m. to a call from 189 Everson St., where a column of smoke could be seen coming from the boat, according to a fire department statement. Brandt said the boat had drifted midway across the Rondout Creek by that time, though the occupants had gotten off when the vessel caught fire.

The Kingston Fire Department Marine 1 unit extinguished the blaze with assistance from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office marine unit and the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Brandt said.

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