May 18th: Lake Lanier Boating Safety Awareness Day

Lake Lanier rowing venue
Lake Lanier won’t always be this quiet. Be prepared to be safe this summer. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland


Lake Lanier is at full summer pool.  Summer is right around the corner with sunburns, bass fishing, skiing, sailing, people watching, moonlight cruises, parties (or noisy neighbors, if you’re not invited) and the potential for boating accidents.

[Please Note: I did not make any snarky comments about the lakeside morons who fire up their blasted leaf blowers at dawn on Saturday and Sunday mornings when normal people are either asleep or fishing.  Forget making honest citizens pass umpteen tests to own a gun.  We should license these “people” in the same way docks are licensed and taxed and limited in number.  In a survey I took, when asked how many leaf blowers should be allowed on Lake Lanier the unanimous answer was “One.”  Thank you.]

The Lake Lanier Association, Lake Lanier Islands, TEAM Georgia and the Lake Lanier Water Safety Alliance have dedicated their resources to bring you Boating Safety Awareness Day on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  The public is invited, but please leave your dang leaf blowers home.

With almost 8 million visitors each year, Lake Lanier is one of America’s favorite lakes, in spite of a few deadly wrecks on the lake that made national news.  Keeping boating safety in the news will certainly help in the prevention of accidents in the future.

A portion of the gate fee proceeds at Lake Lanier Islands will be donated to the Lake Lanier Water Safety Alliance to help them continue their efforts in making Lake Lanier safe.

What:   Local law enforcement agencies, lake partner agencies and local retailers will be on hand with safety related information and promotional items.  Complimentary vessel safety inspections will be conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

When:   Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where:   Sunset Cove at Lake Lanier Islands

The Lake Lanier Association is a non-profit advocacy group that works toward a Clean, Full, and Safe Lake Lanier.

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About Author

Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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