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Final Boater Safety Class For 2019 Season Set At Hammond

HAMMOND - The Ogdensburg Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary announces our final “About Boating Safely” course for the 2019 season. The course will be presented at the Hammond Central School, August 13-14, from 5:00-9:00 PM. Participants must attend both nights. Registration is $35.00 per person with family/group rates available. Tuition grants are available on a first come limited basis so those from 10 to17 years of age can attend for free. Those applying for the tuition grant should bring that to the attention of the registrar. All participants must preregister by calling the Auxiliary at 315-605-8041.

In New York State all persons operating a personal watercraft (i.e. jet ski) must have a boating safety course and be at least 14 years old. Motor boat operators must be at least 10 years old and those born on or after May 1, 1996, must have a boating safety course. The “About Boating Safely” course meets this requirement. Instructors are local Auxiliary members with years of experience teaching boating safety and interacting with students. Check out safety equipment and get all your questions answered about boating safely in the North Country. The course text book and Federal and State rule books are yours to keep as references.

The About Boating Safely” certificate and card are awarded at the end of the second night, are valid in New York State and all 50 states, and easily replaced if lost or damaged.  The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information, please visit

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