Free Boat Safety Checks This Spring

The U.S. Coast Auxiliary has scheduled free boat checks this spring on the Illinois River and Lake Shabbona.

The inspections will check compliance with state and federal boating regulations; check safety equipment for operation and condition; mechanical problems; and registration and documentation. There will be no legal obligations or penalties and examiners will provide options for correcting problems.

To schedule an inspection contact Jim Plunket, (630) 659-9568.

The checks will be 2 p.m. until dusk:

  • March 15-22, Barto Landing, Illinois River, Spring Valley
  • April 11, Shabbona Lake, Shabbona
  • April 21, Illinois River, Hennepin
  • May 17, Illinois River, Hennepin
  • May 25, Heritage Harbor, Illinois River, Ottawa

Source: News Tribune