Youngstown new york

Youngstown, NY

Lat: 43° 14.963   Long: 079° 3.075

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Village
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: NOS 14806 14816
  • Customs: Videophone
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers
Area Code716
Police(716) 745-3623
Hospital(716) 745-3313
Pharmacy(716) 297-4800


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Wilson, NY 12 E Port Credit, ON 32 NW
Rochester, NY 80 E Toronto, ON 27 NW
Oswego, NY 131 E Cobourg, ON 63 NE
Sackets Harbor, NY 152 E Kingston, ON 143 NE


The first European presence in the Youngstown New York area was likely Etienne Brule, Samuel de Champlain's fearless and intrepid scout and explorer. This land belonged to the Seneca people and in 1615 he passed through their territory along the Niagara River. The area remained under French control until the British defeated the French in North America.

Youngstown was named after John Young who established a trading post here about 1809. The village grew as laborers were drawn to the area by work at nearby Fort Niagara. During the War of 1812, Youngstown was destroyed by the British in retaliation for burnings on the Canadian shore.

Rebuilt following the war, the village and area prospered. The climate is conducive to fruit crops, the proximity to Lake Ontario gave access to markets and a fishing industry developed.

Today, this lovely, quiet village lives up to its reputation as the "best small village in western New York".


Youngstown New York lies approximately 1 nm upstream from the mouth of the Niagara River. As you would expect, the river has a strong current considering that over 4 million cubic feet/110,000 cubic metres of water pours over Niagara Falls every minute! The current is manageable but it does require you to be focused as you navigate the river. Some sediment is carried out of the river resulting in some shoaling about 2 nm NW of the river mouth.

Approximately .75 nm from the river mouth is a buoy with a Fl GREEN light and bell, marked "G3". Leave that to your port side and come in on the Niagara On The Lake Range of 143.3oT. It will bring you safely into the river, avoiding any shoals.

Once inside, as you pass the US Coast Guard station on your port, alter course to approxiamtely 126oT and follow for about .25 nm until you reach the Q YELLOW "A" buoy. Again, alter course to about 150oT and follow for about .3 nm to arrive at the Youngstown Yacht Club.

NOTE: Do not underestimate the current. Have your main anchor (with lots of scope) ready to let go if necessary.


Youngstown Yacht Club   (716) 745-7230   VHF 68
YYC welcomes transient sailors. However, as they do not have slips, you will be rafting off. Make sure you have extra fenders and lines available. The dockmaster on duty will be able to offer some advice on VHF 68. There is no fuel dock. There is a pumpout station. Water and power are available. There are restrooms and showers. Their clubhouse looks out towards the mouth of the river and has a bar/lounge and full-service dining room. The grounds have picnic areas and BBQ grills.

Youngstown Landings Marina   (45) 572-2913   
Youngstown Landings Marina is located immediately south of YYC. It has a number of moorings available as well as some space on the wall. They can usually accomodate several transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) as well as water and power. There are restrooms. The grounds have picnic tables.

There is a charted "Special Anchorage Area" south of YYC. Make sure you have good ground tackle - a heavy anchor and enough rode to lay out sufficient scope.


RCR Yachts is located at YYC. This is a full-service marine shop. They can carry out a complete range of engine, mechanical, electrical and hull repairs. Other services include mast stepping, rigging repairs and painting. They have a travel lift.

Melloni's Supermarket is located in the center of Youngstown New York - as they describe it - "1/2 block from the only traffic light"! They can handle provisioning requirements.

HSBC is the closest bank to the yacht club, offering both counter service and ATMs.


Mount St. Mary's Hospital (716) 745-3313 is located in Niagara Falls, NY, about 9 mi/15 km from the yacht club.

Rite Aid Pharmacy (716) 745-297-4800 is located about 1/4 mi/.4 km from the yacht club.


Youngstown Yacht Club (See above)

The Bistro At The Old Fort offers casual dining indoors and outside on their patio. Weekends, they have live music.

Ontario House, also known as The Stone Jug, is a popular restaurant and pub. Another local pub is Brennan's Irish Pub.

For a hearty breakfast, try the Youngstown Village Diner


A major tourist attraction in Youngstown New York is Fort Niagara Nearly 300 years old, it has witnessed history played out before its walls. The three flags flying recall the three nations it has served - France, Great Britain and the United States. It is well worth the visit with historical re-enactments, static displays and musketry demonstrations.

The last weekend in July sees the YYC Level Regatta. This is a world class sailing event that attracts hunderds of boats. The weekend party is also described as world class (rumour has it that it was on the Rolling Stone's short list of top 10 parties world wide).

Check out this Youngstown New York site to get more ideas on getting the most of your visit.

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