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Boating Safety Tips

Heading out for a day on the lake is an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. As you float on the water, you can sit back and relax after a hard week at work, or you can focus on getting active and having some water fun. Unfortunately, that relaxing and fun day on the water can […]

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Stranded on a Boat

Whether you’re just a few miles off the coast or smack dab in the middle of the deep blue, it’s important to know what to do as a stranded sportsman or leisurely boater. Day or night, on an ocean or lake, in cold temperatures or hot, there are measures you can take to ensure your […]

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How to Send a Distress Call

Sending a distress call is a call for help during an emergency situation by a mariner of a vessel. A distress call is considered a main priority by the US Coast Guard above all other transmissions. This means that when a mariner hears a distress call, he shall cease all transmissions that may interfere with […]

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Firework Boating Safety

One of the perks of owning or having access to a boat is that you have front row seats for firework displays. Many people gather each year to be dazzled by firework shows on the open water. Because the 4th of July festivities are right around the bend, we thought we’d give you a refresher […]

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Boating Pet Safety Accessories

Boating is an activity that the entire gang can enjoy so why not include the family pet on your next boating excursion? Even better, bring your furry friend along on your next fishing trip-that is if they promise not to scare the fish away. Grab boating pet accessories for your pooch to participate safely: Doggy […]

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Cautionary Tales in Boating Safety: Part 4

Richard VanDermark If there’s anything Navigation Officer for Greenwood Lake Police Department Richard VanDermark is eager to share with others, it’s that his own life was saved because he was wearing a life jacket. On a warm August day, he was tubing with his grandchildren on Greenwood Lake and his son-in-law was at the controls […]

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Boating Safety Tips: Part 2

We’ve chatted with a few people and asked what they believe the most important boating safety tips are. Here’s input from another person we spoke with: Carolyn Stuberg, Founder and Executive Director of Alexandria School for Nannies Stuberg said she has her skipper’s license and she owns three boats and a wave runner. Boating safety […]

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Cautionary Tales in Boating Safety: Part 3

Bonnie Russell Bonnie Russell, an independent legal publicist, still remembers her first day sailing years ago – the day she fell overboard into the San Francisco Bay without a life jacket. Although she had her wisdom teeth removed the day before, she said she was invited by friends to go sailing on the first day […]

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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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