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Cautionary Tales in Boating Safety: Part 2

Adam Lucas If there’s one thing former Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Water Patrol Officer Adam Lucas has learned, it’s that you don’t need to be in the water to have a boating accident. Running late one morning, he said he quickly hooked up a patrol boat to his truck and rushed to the lake […]

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Boating Safety Tips: Part 1

We’ve chatted with a few people and asked what they believe the most important boating safety tips are. Here’s what one of them had to say: Brian Kempf, Marine Services, State of New York Wear your life jacket Take a safe boating class Never boat and drink Always let others know where you’re going Bring […]

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Cautionary Tales in Boating Safety: Part 1

As part of our series of posts on safe boating, we will be presenting four real stories of people who have had dangerous or scary boating experiences. These individuals have shared these tales in hopes of helping others who may encounter the same situations. Regardless of whether or not an accident is unavoidable, the most […]

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National Safe Boating Week: What You Need to Know

National Safe Boating Week takes place this year from May 19 to May 25with the purpose of educating individuals about the importance of boater safety and life jacket use, according to the National Safe Boating Council, Inc., or NSBC. The NSBC began in 1958 as the National Safe Boating Committee and their purpose was to […]

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The Notable Knots Have Moved!

  If you’re not a follower of technology news it’s quite possible that you never learned about the demise of Geocities, a web hosting service that started in 1994. To make a long story short, it was eventually purchased by Yahoo! and then shut down in the United States in 2009. In the early days […]

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Manitou X-PLODE – Cobalt 276 comparison

What makes for the best performance boat? Is it speed? Handling? How about luxury? Or is it the obvious combination of all of these features? Every boat model offers its own unique features, which can make choosing the right boat a difficult task, especially when considering different types of boats. The bowrider and pontoon are […]

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U.S. Boating Laws, Safety Courses and Licensing By State

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | […]

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