Power Squadron Helps New Boaters Learn Safety
If you're new to the world of boating and are unsure of what you're doing, it's pretty easy to get help.
The U.S. Power Squadron offers lessons on safe boating.
The squadron uses a boat on the St. Lawrence River in the town of Waddington to teach the "right" way to get around.
"There are times people forget that they ought to pay attention to what they're doing and, consequently, then you end up with a collision," said power squadron commander Charles Gray."
"Either that, or they'll try to drive the boat at night in unfamiliar territory and not understand the navigation aides," Gray said, "and then they get in trouble."
The power squadron can teach you how to approach and leave a dock, how to maneuver your boat in tight quarters, as well as other boater safety skills.
If you are interested in knowing more about the power squadron, visit the national website at www.usps.org or call 315-386-5215 or 315-261-4789.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, Watertown, NY
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