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Boat Safety GUILFORD
with Duane Minton
If you are interested in learning to operate any boat safely on the ocean or on lakes, this 4-night course is for you! Topics include: types of boats, boating laws, safety equipment, navigation, boating problems, trailering, and boat handling. Duane R. Minton is an experienced boater, and US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Successful completion can lower insurance rates, and special deals are available for families.
Choose Guilford or Dexter Class:
Grow Your Own Organic Garden!
with MOFGA Volunteer
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Penobscot Bay Sail & Power Squadron Offers “America’s Boating Course”
with Dan Seneca
The basic four-evening (8 hour + exam) course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating and to qualify for certification in most states that require boating education before operating a watercraft. Coverage includes safety equipment, trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, and knots and lines. The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating. This course includes an examination. An optional Part II course extension (2 weeks, four hours) introduces students to navigation and the use of charts - important information on determining where you are and how to go where you wish to go safely. Part II requires not homework or exam. The cost of the course is $15 plus $26 for the student manual (which may be shared). Students who wish to continue through Part II may wish to purchase a course plotter for $7.50 and dividers for $15 although these are not required.
For more information, please contact Power Squadron member and instructor, Dan Seneca at 564-7369.