Huntington holds first safe boating week to prevent summer tragedies

Offiicals say it is to prevent tragedies from happening this summer.

Offiicals say it is to prevent tragedies from happening this summer. (5/13/13)

HUNTINGTON - Officials say there is a new push to help keep families safe on the water this summer.

Huntington will begin its first safe boating week starting today.

Last July 4th, three children were killed in a boating accident in the Long Island Sound.

The goal of this safety week is to prevent similar tragedies.

The Town of Huntington is offering boating courses and classes on operating canoes, kayaks and paddle crafts.

More classes on boat safety and dealing with emergencies continue next week. 

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Huntington Safe Boating Week

May 13, 15, 17:
- Free NYS Safe Boating Course
- Call 631-351-3255 to register

May 18:
- The Coast Guard Auxiliary will present "Paddle Sports America," an introduction to navigating canoes, kayaks and paddle craft, including safety and rescue information
- Call 631-754-5607 to register
- Also free Vessel Safety Check by the U.S. and Neptune Sail and Power Squadron at Huntington, Northport, Centerport and Cold Spring Harbor marinas and yacht clubs

May 19:
- Nautical Flea Market at Mill Dam Park, Huntington, 11 a.m - 4 p.m.
- Call 631-421-1809 for visitor or vendor information

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