Boating safety education course offered March 10

Published 9:57 am Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FRANKLIN FURNACE — The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.

The fee for the course is $5, which covers the cost of course materials. Interested persons may register to take the course by calling 740-353-7668.

The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics such as the navigation rules of the road, boating and personal safety equipment, navigational signage, Ohio boating laws and much more. Approximately 12,000 Ohioans complete an approved boating safety education course each year.

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Ohio law requires any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1982 to be able to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course if they operate any watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. For additional information on Ohio’s boating requirements, education classes and other boating opportunities and programs, contact the division of watercraft at (local phone number) and visit the agency’s web site at HYPERLINK “”