David Nalley, Commander of this area’s Coast Guard Auxiliary continues to be pleased with the interest by many citizens to acquire the knowledge necessary to learn as much as possible regarding safe boating practices.
“We are overwhelmed by the number of families new to this area of Kentucky who are taking up the enjoyment of these beautiful lakes and rivers for the very first time. They may have previously rented, but now have purchased their first family watercraft,” Nalley said. “With pontoons so very popular in this area, an investment in this type equipment provides for many years of weekend and vacation enjoyment. It’s important that all family members be safety conscience at all times. Accidents do happen, but many can be prevented.”
The final one-day safe boating course entitled, America’s Safe Boating Class, will be conducted in Trigg County at the United Methodist Church, 214 Main Street, Cadiz in the fellowship hall, on Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 8 a.m.
The class will adjourn at 4:00pm. Entire families are welcome to attend. The cost is $25 [$30 for families] for the textbooks and materials. Please contact Commander Nalley at 270-924-0903, or e-mail him at email@example.com for signups and additional details.
“We need the assistance of all citizens here in Trigg and adjoining counties to be aware of the potential for harm to our wonderful lakes, bridges and power plants,” said Roger Humbert, Waterway Watch Officer. “If there any doubt as to these activities, such as photography, boats under bridges, please contact the National Response Center @ 800-424-8802, or contact local law enforcement at 911. For further information through the U.S. Coast Guard, visit www.americaswaterwaywatch.org, and learn how we can be of help.”
This press release was submitted by Roger Humbert of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Barkley Flotilla No. 87.