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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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Weekend Updates

Next week we will return with more posts on boating tips and cautionary boating tales, but we just wanted to offer a quick weekend update to refresh your memory on some of the important events happening. Don’t forget today is the official start of the 2012 National Safe Boating Week and it runs through the […]

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It’s Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day, and We’re Participating!

In honor of “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day,” a National Safe Boating Week initiative to demonstrate how easy it is to wear a life jacket, some of us here at Manitou Pontoons are wearing our personal flotation devices on the job. We even took pictures and figured you might enjoy seeing them: Don’t forget the […]

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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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National Safe Boating Week is Almost Here!

If you weren’t already aware, National Safe Boating Week is approaching quickly! Starting the 19th, those with a love of spending time on the water are encouraged to put on a properly-fitted life jacket and refresh their boating safety knowledge. We have a series of goodies coming up next week in preparation for National Safe […]

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