Your Captain

Paul Johnson has been boating on Chautauqua Lake all of his life, receiving his first boat at the age of five! He remembers rowing his boat along shore to see the new houses being built shortly after the railroad ties were removed.

 

Paul has maintained a New York State Joint Pilot and Engineers License (NYS Captains License) since 2008 and was a volunteer captain of the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry for over a decade.

 

In addition to a vast general knowledge of Chautauqua Lake and its history, Paul has taught Chautauqua Lake subjects such as its hotels, steamboats, and the Packard Family (of automobile fame) at Chautauqua Institution and at The Lawson Center Boat Museum in Bemus Point.

 

Captain Paul is available to share his vast knowledge of the Lake, shoreline properties, and the hidden treasures underwater. 

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