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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an 8-hour boating safety education course on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Charleston. This will be the last class offered for the season until spring. The course covers the basics of boating safety, rules of the road and Oregon boating laws. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their Boater Education Card, under the Oregon Mandatory Boater Education Program. The Boater Education Card is required for all motorboat operators of all ages for boats over 10 horsepower. Additional provisions apply to youths. The cost of the course and materials is $15. 

Registration is required, call 541-267-6152.

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