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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Buffalo, NY. New York Sea Grant is encouraging the public to take expired, unused and unwanted pharmaceuticals to designated retail and law enforcement agency locations on National Take Back Day on April 28, 2018. This federally-designated day for collection of waste pharmaceuticals prevents the entry of such products as antibiotics,

tags: Environmental Impact, Events, Safety

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We don’t like to think about it, but every time we go boating we should all prepare for the worst. When heading out, no matter how far you are going from shore, you should be prepared for a man overboard situation. It takes just a second for someone to fall over, even on a calm day. Everyone in your family should have a Coast

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Safety, Software & Apps

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The foundation to a lifetime of enjoyment around water begins with teaching children to be safe and relaxed around it. Full Throttle's Water Buddies are designed especially for kids 30–50 lbs. and make wearing a life jacket comfortable and fun. Brightly colored Water Buddies are offered in four imaginative motifs that kids

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cary R. Wiener is President of Pantaenius America Ltd. and a maritime lawyer who has worked on many famous cases, including the Exxon Valdez. He is licensed in all fifty states and is passionate about safety on the water. Question: We are lifelong boating enthusiasts with three young children. We’ve taken them on short trips

by: Cary R. Wiener, President of Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Boating 101, Kids & Pets, Safety

Monday, April 2, 2018

With boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has arrived. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right: Before You Launch: Hose clamps should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Double clamp

tags: Boating 101, Engines, Safety

Friday, March 16, 2018

The anticipation for the upcoming boating season is growing, and it won’t be long before chilly days on the lake become warm, sunny ones. As the season gets underway it can be tempting to try to soak up as much sun as possible, but Great Lakes boaters need to be careful about the dangers of too much sun – even in early

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Decorative, Safety

Friday, March 16, 2018

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Friday, March 30, and

tags: Events, Safety

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

With spring approaching, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages boaters to avoid the rush and enroll in a safety course prior to the boating season. The reminder coincides with the national Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course campaign that runs March 18-24. “Michigan and boating go hand in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Safety

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Next week, Mar. 18-24, is a great time to take a boating safety course. Why? It’s perfect timing just before the start of the boating and fishing season and the week-long ‘Spring Aboard’ public service campaign makes it easy for boaters to take a boating safety course. The educational effort is a partnership of the

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The day is June 23, 2017. Billy Turosky, an MFS Supply sales representative, answers a call from one of his customers. Customer: “Billy, you have to hear this. Remember that Shock Alarm I purchased from you last week? IT WORKED! Man, my kids could have died. I can’t believe it.” This customer, owning a home with a

tags: Safety

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