Boater Safety (Ages 12 & Up)
This is a basic boating course for participants ages 12 & up. This is a Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
approved course and satisfies the State of Michigan
requirements for a Michigan Boater Safety Certificate. Participants should pack a sack lunch as this is a long class.
Site: Oceola Community Center, 1661 N. Latson Rd.
Cost: $20 Resident/$25 Howell Twp./ $40 Non-Resident
FREE Boat Safety Checks at Thompson Lake
Saturday, May 20th, 9am-3pm
Boats passing safety checks are awarded a U.S. Coast Guard / Auxiliary Decal indicating that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year and is recognized by the following agencies:
· Coast Guard / Auxiliary
· Harbor Patrol
· Sheriff's & Police
· Other boating law-enforcement & safety agencies
If your boat does not pass, no citation/fine is issued by the USCG Auxiliary. Instead, you are provided a written report showing how to correct discrepancies. Then, a recheck can be done later. In many cases boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessel owners who undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year and attend a Boater Safety class taught by the USCG Auxiliary.
For More Information:
National Safe Boating Week
The Coast Guard has a goal to eliminate deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with recreational boating. The Coast Guard and its partners are committing to Safe Boating Campaign that reaches from shore to shoe across the North American continent. Our neighbors to the north, the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Canadian Coast Guard will also observe Safe Boating Week on with us. Boating smart is is an essential part of any day on the water regardless of where you boat.