Boater Safety Class Offered by US Coast Guard Auxiliary

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 24 Oswego, is offering two Boating Safely classes.

May 4 at the Fulton Municipal Building, 141 S. First St., Fulton from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

May 18 at the Sandy Pond Sportsman Association, 3201 County Route 15, Sandy Creek from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Successful completion of one of these classes will result in a Boating Safety Certificate. The cost is $35 and preregistration is required by calling 598-7854.

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of volunteers who support the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except military and law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation’s waterways and in the air performing Maritime Domain Awareness and safety patrols, in classrooms teaching boater safety, and on the docks performing vessel safety checks.

We also do watch standing at our local Coast Guard Station Oswego.

The United States Coast Guard was founded in 1939 by an act of Congress as the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and re-designated as the Auxiliary in 1942. Each year the Coast Guard assists more than 11,000 boaters, saves more than 500 lives and educates more than 500,000 students.

Anyone wanting more information about the auxiliary please call 598-7854. We meet the second Monday of the month at Station Oswego.