26 | BoatU.S. Magazine AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2014
Free to everyone who wants to learn more
about protecting the water, our Clean-Boating
courses give loads
of great tips about
boat fueling, maintenance, selecting
a marina, sewage
species, catch-and-release fishing,
your boating ecosystem.
BOATING ON RIVERS,
LOCKS, AND LAKES
Did you know it’s possible to travel inland
from the Gulf of Mexico all the way up to
Ottawa, Canada, via the system of locks
on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to the
Great Lakes? Along the way you’ll meet
large barges, a wide variety of bridges, and
almost 100 locks. The 25,000 miles of navi-
gable inland waterways in America comprise
everything from the mighty Mississippi, to
the Columbia River in Washington state, to
the Great Lakes, and thousands of smaller
lakes and streams in between. Developed
by the USPS, the popular “Boating On
Rivers, Locks, and Lakes” course is the
perfect primer for boaters of all experience
levels exploring the vast expanse of inland
waterways our country offers. $40 ($31.60
Amanda Suttles Perez is director of education
for the BoatU.S. Foundation.
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Step off the boat. Step into savings.
■ Ready for summer? This month, boaters
are coming to our site in record numbers
for their safe-boating certificates. Take our
free course, available for most states.
■ Our recent test revealing the products
that work best for cleaning up spilled oil
is trending with a large number of boaters. See “Spilled Oil: What Works, What
Doesn’t” at www.BoatUS.com/Magazine
■ Learn the rules of the road with our
“Boating Simulators & Games,” currently
one of the most popular pages on our
The BoatU.S. Foundation, a nonprofit
501(c)( 3) organization devoted to implementing projects that keep boaters safer
and our waterways clean, is funded by
donations from BoatU.S. members and
by grants. www.BoatUS.org
Get the knowledge you’ll need to travel
inland waterways, and protect the
environment while you’re doing it.