News Advisory: Personal
Watercraft Safety Course At Hawkins Point Visitors Center
August 4, 2005
The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) new Hawkins
Point Visitors Center will be the location for a free, three-day, New
York Safe Boating Course on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 8, 9
and 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Vicki Garcia, public information officer,
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, is the course instructor.
Upon completing the course, passing the test, and
submitting the $10 fee and forms to the New York State Department of
Parks and Recreation, those 18 and over will be sent their permanent
safety certificate. For those under 18, the fee is waived and the
course instructor submits the forms.
EVENT: New York Safe Boating
Course – Personal Watercraft Certification
DATES: Three-Day Course: Aug. 8-10
Participants must attend all three evenings. Dress
TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
PLACE: Hawkins Point Visitors
Center, St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project
The course is free, but $10 for those 18 and over who apply for
Massena: Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St.
Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock
tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue
for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance
road to the visitors center.
CONTACT: Carol Simpson, Community Relations,
regional manager, NYPA, at (315) 764-0226, ext. 304, or (800) 262-NYPA,
if calling from New York State.