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New York State Safe Boating Course Scheduled for NYPA Visitors Center July 11

Steve Ramsey

June 25, 2009


NORTH BLENHEIM—A New York State Safe Boating Certification course will be held Sat., July 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center.  

Dennis Downs, a certified instructor with the Northeastern New York Safety & Health Council, Inc., will conduct the free eight-hour course.

To receive the Safe Boating Certificate, participants must complete the classroom session and pass the final exam with a grade of 75 percent or more, and must be at least 18 years old.  New York State charges a $10 administrative fee to obtain the certificate.

Coffee and tea will be served, but those attending should bring lunch. Please contact Steve Ramsey, community relations manager at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa facility, at 800-724-0309, before July 4, to reserve your place. 

The admission-free visitors center, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is located 17 miles south of Middleburgh at 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131.     


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