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Safe Boating Celebration

May 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
600 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN

In celebration of National Safe Boating Week (May 16-22, 2015), the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center will host a day's worth of events that will include an attempt to break a world record in connection with Life Jacket World Record Day, table presentations by local organizations, a bean bag toss, and presentations about water safety in the visitor center lecture hall. These activities will encourage the public to practice safe boating behaviors.

Minnesota Sea Grant representatives will be on hand to answer questions about rip current safety and Sea Grant. The YMCA, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and other organizations will be participating in the celebration.

Schedule*

  • 10:00 a.m. - Programs commence at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Coast Guard Lecture: Equipping Your Boat for Safety (40 min.)
  • 12:30 p.m. - Life Jacket World Record Day attempt commences in front of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center by the tug boat.
  • 1:00 p.m. - Coast Guard Lecture: All About Life Jackets (40 min.)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Coast Guard Lecture: Suddenly in Command (40 min.)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Life Jacket World Record Day event concludes.
  • 3:30 p.m. - Programs at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center conclude.

For more information on the National Safe Boating Week celebration, visit www.lsmma.com. To learn more about Life Jacket World Record Day, visit www.readysetwearit.com.

*If the weather is inclement, events will be held inside the visitor center.


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