Florida FWC Urges Caution for Labor Day Boaters

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of the summer boating season, and theFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges boaters to use extra caution over the upcoming busy holiday. “We want to mark the end of the summer on a high note,” said Capt. Carol Keyser of the FWC’s Boating and Waterways Section. “We’re urging boaters to operate their vessels with caution, know the

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Boat Owners Group Says ’08 Hurricane Offers Lessons

Four days before 2008’s Hurricane Hanna struck the South Carolina coast and ran up the eastern US seaboard, she was downgraded to a tropical storm. But that still didn’t stop the damage to hundreds of recreational boats deluged by the storm’s intense rains. And with Hurricane Earl now forecast on a parallel course just eastward of Hanna’s old track, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is again urging boaters from the Mid-Atlantic to New England to protect their vessels from the forecasted heavy precipitation.

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