DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is launching its third annual Great
Lakes safe boating awareness effort focused on paddlesports.
The Coast Guard Ninth District’s “Paddles Up Great Lakes” educational
outreach campaign begins Saturday and runs through July 28.
The Coast Guard says paddlesports such as canoeing and kayaking are
increasingly popular, but some people aren’t aware of safe practices.
Participants including the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel
will pass out safety and education information as well as self-adhesive
identification stickers for boats. The stickers can help identify the owner
when a boat is found empty and adrift on the water.