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(2014) About Boating Safely

Maine Maritime Museum

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

(2014) About Boating Safely

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Member Ended $75.00 $2.87
Nonmember Ended $80.00 $2.99

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In this beginner boating class you will gain the basic knowledge to safely trailer, navigate, and operate a small vessel.  This class will give you all the information needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification that many states are beginning to require. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

Topics Include:

Introduction to BoatingTypes of power boats; sailboats; outboards; different uses of boats, and family boating basics.

Boating Law- Boat registration, boating regulations, hull identification number, required boat safety equipment; operating safely, Federal law, state boating laws.

Boat Safety Equipment- Personal flotation devices, visual-distress signals; dock lines, anchors and anchoring techniques.

Navigation-The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules; right-of-way; avoiding collisions

Boating Problems- Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; running aground; radio calls; equipment failures

Trailering, Towing and Protecting Your Boat- Types of trailers; towing a trailer; boat launching procedures


This course is offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings from April 7th  through April 16th  from 6:00-8:00pm.



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When & Where

Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and to experience the mystique of Maine.

Visitors can find:

  • -fascinating exhibits brimming with art and artifacts
  • -contemporary, interactive areas for children and adults
  • -an historic shipyard with five of the original 19th century buildings
  • -a Victorian-era shipyard owners home
  • -an active waterfront
  • -a life-size sculptural representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built
  • -a scenic campus on the bank of the Kennebec River


On the following pages you can learn more about the Museum’s History and Mission, find out who is on our staff and how to contact us.

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