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Vessel Safety Checks

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by Big Daddy, May 10, 2005.

  1. Boating Safety week starts May 21. Get your boats inspected HERE!!!!

    FREE VESSEL SAFETY INSPECTIONS OFFERED STATEWIDE DURING
    NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK

    Partial listing of free watercraft safety inspections
    scheduled for May:

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    Southwest Ohio
    May 21 Caesar Creek Lake, North Pool Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 21 Acton Lake, Main Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 21 CJ Brown Reservoir, Main Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 22 East Fork Lake, Tate Ramp 11 am to noon
    May 22 Rocky Fork Lake, North Shore Ramp 11 am to 1 pm
    May 22 Cowan Lake, Beachwood Road Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 22 Lake Loramie, West Bank Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 23 East Fork Lake, North Shore Ramp 11 am to noon
    May 26 CJ Brown Reservoir, Main Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 27 Caesar Creek Lake, Weilman Ramp 5 pm to 7 pm
    May 27 Paint Creek Lake, Marina Ramp 6 pm to 8 pm
    May 27 Lake White, Main Ramp 6 pm to 8 pm

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    Southeast Ohio
    May 21 Muskingum River, Indian Acres Ramp (Marietta) 9 am to noon
    May 21 Lake Rupert, Main Ramp 11 am to 1 pm
    May 21 Ohio River, Ironton Boat Ramp and Holiday Point Marina 11 am to 1 pm
    May 21-22 Salt Fork Lake, Morning Glory Ramp 9 am to 1 pm
    May 21-22 Burr Oak Lake, Dock No. 4 9 am to noon
    May 22 Jackson Lake, Main Ramp 11 am to 1 pm
    May 22 Muskingum River, McConnelsville Boat Ramp 9 am to noon
    May 22 Dillon Lake, Marina Ramp 9 am to 1 pm
    NOTE: Free boat safety inspections also are scheduled May 21-22 from 10 am to noon and 2 pm to 4 pm at the main launch ramp on these Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Lakes: Seneca, Piedmont, Atwood, Tappan, Leesville, Clendening.

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    Central Ohio
    May 21 Alum Creek Lake, Cheshire Boat Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 21-22 Buckeye Lake, Lieb's Island Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 21-22 Pleasant Hill Lake, Main Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 22 Hoover Reservoir, Red Bank Boat Ramp 1 pm to 3 pm

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    Northwest Ohio
    May 20-22 Lake Erie, Mazurik Boat Access 8 am to 5 pm
    May 21 Grand Lake St. Marys, East Bank Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 21 Indian Lake, Lakeview Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 21 Huron River, Huron Lagoons Marina, 9 am to 4 pm
    May 22 Lake Erie, Cooley Canal/Lucas County Ramp 1 pm to 4 pm
    May 22 Maumee River, Cullen Park (Toledo) 1 pm to 4 pm
    May 22 Maumee River, Lucas County Ramp 1 pm to 4 pm
    May 22 Maumee River, Mary Jane Thurston State Park 1 pm to 3 pm
    May 22 Maumee River, Napoleon City Ramp 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    May 25 Maumee River, Maple Street Ramp (Perrysburg) 5 pm to 7 pm
    May 27 Grand Lake St. Mary's, West Bank Ramp 10 am to noon
    May 27 Indian Lake, Moundview Ramp 5 pm to 7 pm
    May 28 Vermilion River, Maple Grove Ramp 10 am to 4 pm
    June 11 Huron River, Holiday Harbor Ramp 10 am to 4 pm

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    Northeast Ohio
    May 21 Lake Erie, Whiskey Island Marina (Cleveland) noon to 4 pm
    May 21 Lake Erie, East 55th Street Marina (Cleveland) 10 am to 2 pm
    May 21-22 Lake Milton, Pointview Ramp 10 am to 4 pm
    May 21-29 Black River, USCG Station Lorain 10 am to 2 pm
    May 21-29 Black River, East Side Ramp (Lorain) 10 am to 2 pm
    May 22 Lake Erie, Geneva State Park Marina 9 am to noon
    May 22 Lake Erie, Port Authority Docks (Fairport Harbor) 9 am to noon
    May 25-26 Black River, Lorain Hot Waters Ramp 10 am to 4 pm
    May 27 Pymatuning State Park, 5 pm to 8 pm
    May 28 Rocky River, Public Launch Ramps 10 am to 2 pm
    May 28-29 Berlin Reservoir, Bonner Road Ramp 10 am to 4 pm
    NOTE: Boat safety inspections also are scheduled for May 21-22 and May 27-28 from 10 am to noon at Portage Lakes State Park (New Ramp), West Branch Reservoir (West Ramp), Berlin Reservoir (Bonner Road Ramp), Lake Milton (Pointview Ramp) and Mosquito Creek Lake State Park Marina.
    COLUMBUS, OH - To help increase boating safety awareness, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft and its boating partners will conduct free boat safety equipment inspections statewide during National Safe Boating Week, May 21-28. Those partners include the U.S. Power Squadrons, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and local marine patrol units.
    “Capsizings and falls overboard are the leading causes of boating-related fatalities in the United States,” said Ken Alvey, chief of the ODNR Division of Watercraft. “Getting a free vessel and equipment check could prevent many of these tragedies and help insure a safe recreational experience on Ohio waterways.”

    Boat safety inspectors do not issue citations, but instead provide a completed written inspection report that allows boat owners and operators to make recommended improvements to the safety equipment used on their boat. Inspectors look for properly working equipment such as fire extinguishers, life jackets, horns and navigational lights.

    Following the inspection process, state watercraft officers will be distributing a limited number of watertight floating key chains that are ideal for carrying a watercraft registration.

    Additional information on boating safety and boater education programs is available by calling toll free 1-877-4BOATER. It is also available on the Internet at ohiodnr.com