Don't forget to keep ALL of your passengers safe, and not just National Safe Boating Week - which runs from May 19 to 25.
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is celebrating National Safe Boating Week by urging boaters on the Mississippi River to be smart while on the water.
National Safe Boating Week is May 16 - 22.
“The Mississippi River is an amazing place to spend your time on a boat, but you need to be smart about it,” said Jim Rand, St. Paul District locks and dams chief. “There are a lot of hazards that boaters need to be aware of to include tow boats, dangerous currents near our locks and submerged debris.”
To be safe on the river this boating season, Corps staff offer the following tips:
For more information on our water safety program, please visit https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Water-Safety/ or http://bobber.info/ for water safety educational materials.
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Release no. 20-047
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