Safe Boating Tip # 07 – Boarder Crossing Basics

Border Crossing Information to Canada & US

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What is the origin of LaSalle Yacht Club Burgee?

Q – What is the origin of LaSalle Yacht Club Burgee? (picture of LYC Burgee) LaSalle Yacht Club was initially organized in 1936 by a small group of residents in the LaSalle area of Niagara Falls, who felt there was a need for a boating and social organization in the city. Nearly 50 Members became […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 06 – BoatUS, Avoiding Spring Safety Snafus

Avoiding Spring Safety Snafus – Checking off these 10 things before getting out on the water could make your day

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What is the origin of the term “Three Sheets to the Wind”?

Q – What is the origin of the term “Three Sheets to the Wind”? An inebriated person is often said to be a certain number of sheets to the wind. Uncertain whether this is three or four, you still suggest that the expression comes from sailing. Many have drawn this connection, because the line, or […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 05- Coast Guard Info

US & Canadian Coast Guard Information to stay within the law

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Safe Boating Tip # 04 – SOS & iPhone App

iPhone App with SOS summons help

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What is the origin of the term “SOS”?

Q – What is the origin of the term “SOS”? An SOS was an international distress signal transmitted by Morse code. With the advent of long distance radio transmissions in the early 1900’s it was possible to communicate with radio using Morse code signals. (Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail developed the electric telegraph during the […]

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Safe Boating Tip # 03- Bellows & Hoses

Make sure you have a trained professional check your bellowa & hoses before launching

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What is the origin of the term “Smoking lamp”?

Q – What is the origin of the term “Smoking lamp“? The exact date and origin of the smoking lamp has been lost. However, it probably came into use during the 16th Century when seamen began smoking on board vessels. The smoking lamp was a safety measure. It was devised mainly to keep the fire […]

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What is the origin of the term “mayday” for an emergency call?

Q – What is the origin of the term “mayday” for an emergency call? “Mayday” is said to have originated from the French phrase “M’aidez” – meaning “Help me”

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