PDT Staff Writer
FRANLIN FURANCE — First-time boaters or veterans of the Ohio’s wake will have an opportunity to expand their knowlege of safe and responsible boating this month.
The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered Oct. 19, 2013, at the Scioto County Field Office in Franklin Furnace.
The fee for the course is $5, which includes the cost of course materials.
The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics such as the navigation rules of the waterways, boating and personal safety equipment, navigational signage, and Ohio boating laws.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft, approximately 12,000 Ohioans complete an approved boating safety education course each year.
Ohio law requires any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, to be able to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course if they operate any watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower.
For additional information on Ohio’s boating requirements, education classes and other boating opportunities and programs, contact the Division of Watercraft at 740-353-7668 and visit the agency’s web site at www.ohiodnr.gov.
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