Boating education course to be offered

Published 9:12 am Thursday, March 15, 2018

FRANKLIN FURNACE — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Parks and Watercraft will be offering the Ohio Boating Education Course, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Scioto County Watercraft Office.

The free, eight-hour course includes Ohio boating laws, safety equipment, accident prevention and operating rules.

The course meets Ohio’s boating education requirements that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2000.

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Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1982 is required to show proof of completing an approved boating safety course of proficiency test before operating a boat of more than 10 horsepower.

Those interested in the course can call the Scioto County Field Office at 740-353-7668.