2011 Boating Season Begins: Be Safe, Avoid Accidents, and Have Fun


The Friday before Memorial Day, the annual Blessing of the Boats took place by the Captain of the Helm statue near Dock Street in Chicago, officially opening Boating Season 2011.

Our time on Lake Michigan is never long enough, we have a short boating season up here, and the sooner you start getting your boat into Lake Michigan, the better, right?

Last week was the annual National Safe Boating Week (May 21 – 27). According to the latest boating accident statistics compiled by the United States Coast Guard, there were 102 boating accidents in Indiana in 2009; 25 people died in them.

If you're going to be boating at all this summer, be careful and take all the necessary precautions, but don't forget to have fun as well.

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