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New York State Safe Boater Certification Course Scheduled for Power Authority Visitors Center

Steve Ramsey

April 8, 2009


NORTH BLENHEIMA New York State Safe Boater Certification course will be held on Saturday, May 2 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. They 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 their lunch.  Reservations are required because of limited space. Please contact Steve Ramsey, community relations manager at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa facility, at 800-724-0309, 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 on Route 30.

  About NYPA:

■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.   For more information,

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