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         May 12, 2003

Legislator Norma L. Gonsalves Announces National Safe Boating Week

Nassau County Legislator Norma L. Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) announces that the week of May 19-25 is National Safe Boating Week. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-06 which operates in the Freeport area will assist in promoting boating safety.

During this Safe Boating Week, the Flotilla will teach boating safety courses to the public and perform vessel safety checks for boaters.

According to Legislator Gonsalves, "Boating can be a fun sport, but lack of preparedness and knowledge of the rules, can make it a risky sport. Abiding by the Navigation Rules and wearing life jackets make for a fun-safe sport."

Legislator Gonsalves commends the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla for their volunteer service and many hours of training to promote recreation boating safety.

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