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Free boating safety seminar offered in Glen Cove

West Shore Marina in Huntington Village (Nov. 23,

West Shore Marina in Huntington Village (Nov. 23, 2012) Credit: Ian J. Stark

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is encouraging residents to take the free boating safety seminar being held on the Saturdays of May 4 and May 11 at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve.

The two-part seminar, from 9 a.m. to noon, is being offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Glen Cove Flotilla 12-03, in response to an increase in the number of boating accidents. Participants must attend both classes to receive a certificate.

“Too many people take their boats out onto the water without proper preparation,” Mangano said. “The boating safety tips offered at this free course can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.”

The boating course is offered twice annually at the site.

Garvies Point Museum and the adjoining 62-acre preserve are at 50 Barry Dr. in Glen Cove. Museum general admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 5-12 years old.

For more information, call 516-571-8010 or 516-571-8011, or visit online at

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