Officials and residents have fought to put an end to Log Bay Day after a young girl was killed in a boating accident last summer. This week, following the conviction of the driver of the boat in that tragic accident, law enforcement has declared the party over.
Log Bay Day has been happening since 1997. The problem with ending the party was that it’s always been an informal gathering, making it difficult to regulate.
Last year, county supervisors in Warren and Washington counties called for a stop to the advertising and promoting of the giant party and asked the Lake George Park Commission for help. The Park Commission was reportedly taking steps to end the party, although they were secretive on what those steps actually were.
Plans are in place to prevent the party from happening again, David Wick, Executive Director of the Lake George Park Commission, told WNYT News Channel 13. But they still have to keep mum on the details – they don’t want to give any clues to potential partiers.
“I’m absolutely confident that those strategies will work to end it and we won’t be having another Log Bay Day on Lake George,” Wick said.
What do you think about the decision to end Log Bay Day? Do you think it will be successful, or that locals will find a way to party anyway?
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- WNYT News Channel 13: Law enforcement confirms Lake George’s Log Bay Day party is over
Most of the people at the event were not locals, but it was originally started by locals. It will end fortunately. Between the sanitary issues, and brawling, overdoses, not to mention the risk to others on the lake, it’s a good thing it’s done. As a tax payer and spouse to an emergency responder, I don’t need to provide anymore support so people can act at the lowest levels.
I think it’s the only option. It’s gotten out of hand to the point where an innocent girl was killed. As somebody that boats on Lake George frequently, I thank you.
My biggest question on this statement has been only this….How can you “officially” end something that doesn’t “officially” exist. I understand the concerns, completely get all the outrage, really do. But when we as a society start to end everything because of the reckless stupidity of an individual(s), what are we setting as a precedent. Why not shut down the restaurant where Alex West drank his last two, Moscow Mules as testified by the waitress. Why not shut down SPAC after 200+ arrests at the PHISH and Dave Matthews weekend’s last year. (Of which there were a couple deaths involved..) Why not close Saratoga Race track as surely there are several DWI arrests there yearly. Do we close all car dealerships because auto accidents caused by drunk or reckless drivers are one of the biggest causes of death in the US. I could go on and on…..We cannot punish the responsible many for the indiscretions of the reckless few. I too boat frequently on Lake George, to some degree the same behavior happens almost every weekend at many bays up and down the lake. Just not sure how you can say for this one day this is not allowed, without demanding the same changes every day.