How to Help Prepare Your Boat for Spring
May 16, 2018 10:50AM ● By Editor
Having a spring ritual that includes recommended inspection, tune-up and cleaning of your boat before setting out on your first trip can help prevent a host of problems that could keep you off the water later in the season — not to mention, help keep you and everyone aboard safe during your adventures. From Travelers.comRead More »
Sophia’s Law takes effect May 1
Apr 27, 2018 11:14AM ● By Editor
In advance of the 2018 boating season, Minnesota will be the first state in the nation to require carbon monoxide detectors and warning stickers on certain boats. From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - April 26, 2018Read More »
Lake Superior Navigation Updates and Planning
Apr 19, 2018 02:00PM ● By Jay Arrowsmith De Coux
Did you know that the Coast Guard issues specific updates on the conditions and outlook of Lake Superior? Check these out before setting out on any trip out onto the Big Lake!Read More »
Coast Guard Float Plan Information
Apr 19, 2018 01:55PM ● By Jay Arrowsmith De Coux
When going out on Lake Superior you need to make a Float Plan with the US Coast Guard! Here is that information!Read More »
What to do in case of emergency when boating on Lake Superior.
Jan 28, 2018 12:41PM ● By Editor
Dial 911 or call the U.S. Coast Guard on your marine radio on Channel 16.Read More »
Boating on Lake Superior. Small craft harbors and protected areas.
Jan 28, 2018 11:59AM ● By Editor
Map of Minnesota's small craft harbors & protected accessesRead More »
What procedures must a small boat follow when entering the United States?
Jan 27, 2018 11:50AM ● By Editor
The master of a pleasure boat must report to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) immediately upon arriving into the United States from a foreign port or place and must provide a formal vessel entry on CBP Form 1300 within 48 hours.Read More »
Before heading out on the water, file a Float Plan.
Jan 27, 2018 11:45AM ● By Editor
Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple... there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation. From the United States Coast Guard.Read More »
Early season boaters urged to wear life jackets on cold water
Jan 27, 2018 07:30AM ● By Editor
During the spring “cold water season", boaters are reminded that wearing a life jacket is a safety necessity. From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.Read More »