December 16, 2017
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Local CG Auxiliary to host Boating Safety Classes

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W. Tom Sawyer, Jr.
Downeast Division Commander
CG Auxiliary Division Staff Officer for Public Affairs & Navigation Services
6 Sawyer Dr, Dedham, ME 04429
Tel: 207-653-3484, E-mail:


“Local Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Safe Boating Course”

BANGOR, MAINE – The Bangor Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a Boating Skills & Seamanship Course at Bangor High School beginning September 15th and running twelve consecutive Monday and Wednesday evenings until October 22nd.

Classes will run from 6:30-8:30 PM each evening with no classes being held during school vacation or snow days.

The cost of this course is $40, which includes the textbook while additional family members can attend and share the textbook for only $5.00 each. Attendees can attend and register the night of the first class on September 15th.

Classes are taught by local Coast Guard Auxiliary Officers and open to anyone wishing to improve their boating skills and will include: Equipping Your Boat, Trailering, Rules of the Road, VHF Radio, Lines & Knots, Weather, Paddle Smart and an Introduction to Navigation.

To register, call the Bangor Adult Education office at 992-5522.

For further information, contact Course Coordinator, John Olesniewicz at 735-7690 or via email at MAINETERP@HOTMAIL.COM.

Skippers, spouses and older teenage children are encouraged to attend to improve their boating knowledge and skills when on Maine waters.

For further information on the Coast Guard Auxiliary, “America’s Volunteer Guardians”, or to read a more detailed course syllabus, log onto