The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering 2 of its popular safe boating programs this summer!

Instructors: Capt. Michael Ludwig and Howard Laskau


Boater’s Local Knowledge provides practical information about some of the popular waterways in and around Marco Island and vicinity. Aerial photos and photos taken from on the water are used extensively to orient you to the area and help you safely enjoy the local waters. If you are new to the area or a new boater, you will appreciate this course.

Date: Monday, August 4th
Time: 6 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Coast Guard Auxiliary Station, Caxambas Park

Boater’s Local Knowledge – Backwater Edition starts where the Boaters Local Knowledge course ends, and covers a detailed overview of what it takes to navigate in the backwaters of the Ten Thousand Islands.
The course includes a thorough review of the geography of the 10,000 islands from Coon Key to Chokoloskee and provides information about reading tide tables, understanding the weather, knowing your boat, and how to prepare for a trip into this beautiful area that is right in our own “backyard.” Attendees will be shown several routes that will take them up the “passes” to some of the most scenic and secluded areas that are great for fishing, kayaking or camping.
Date: Tuesday, August 5th
Time: 6 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Coast Guard Auxiliary Station, Caxambas Park

 Limited spaces are available for these courses. If you are interested, please call Marian Harris at 239-384-7416 to register and obtain additional information.

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