Sheriff's Office to hold 2 Boaters Safety Courses

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Event Date(s): Thu, 05/24/2012 (All day) - Sat, 06/09/2012 (All day)
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The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office will hold New York State Boaters Safety Courses starting this month.Persons between the ages of 10 and 18 must have attended a boater safety course in order to operate a boat.  Persons 14 years old to adults must also take the course.  As of 2004, anyone who operates a personal watercraft in New York State must have attended a New York State-required eight hour boater safety course.

The first course will be offered Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 at Salamanca High School, 50 Iroquois Drive, from 5-9pm in Room 89.

The second session will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 at South Valley Town Hall on Sawmill Run Road in Onoville from 8am to noon.

Those wishing to take the course must attend both days of the classes.

For more information, or to register, contact the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office at 716-938-9191 ext. 0.

This event will be held at:

Salamanca High School
50 Iroquois Drive Room 89
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: 716-938-9191 x 0
42° 9' 32.8104" N, 78° 44' 10.3632" W
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