Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

Thank you to the Inspectors…Safe Vessel Check a SUCCESS!

The safe vessel check was a success! Thank you to the Worcester County Sail and Power Squadron for bringing us two inspectors from Rhodes Island to give us 4 hours of individual boat safety education! Thank you too to our MPA volunteers Don, Ted and Kevin for holding boats. We had a steady stream of boats coming in to keep us pleasantly busy.

Close to 20 boats from all but one of the 8 areas around the lake participated as well as a few from the ramp. The big “I didn’t know that!” was the need for 3 flares in a motorboat on coastal waters AND on some inland lakes as well as the need for a whistle/signaling device in a canoe or kayak was not known by a couple owners.

The MPA realized is was a bit early in the season – we’ll try to get those inspectors when the boats are in for the season, the campers are all here, and you had a chance to clean up those motorboats and check for loose wires!   Next year we hope more of you will participate!

and the refreshments did arrive! Thank you to the family who made the coffee run for us!

May 22nd- 28th National Safe Boating Week

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