McConville's watchful eye saves dispute in New York
Written by Cleveland Plain Dealer   
Monday, 13 June 2005 01:45
Sonar expert Jim McConville of North Ridgeville saved the day at the recent $50,000 Skip Hartman Memorial Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament at the New York ports of Wilson and Olcott.

Tournament rules limited the 83 teams to fishing in the New York waters of Lake Ontario. After the two-day event, five protests were lodged, claiming teams slipped across the line and caught fish in the Ontario waters of Lake Ontario.

McConville, the regional sales representative for Lowrance Electronics in Tulsa, Okla., was helping at the tournament. After entering the longitude and latitude supplied by those protesting the winning team into a Lowrance GPS and mapping unit installed in his truck, McConville determined the waypoints were in New York waters. McConville also checked the plotting trails of the sonar and mapping units of the various units on four other boats that were challenged and found that those teams, too, had fished only New York waters.

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