The Cape Cod Canal will host the 14th annual Boating and Water Safety Day on Saturday, June 29, (rain or shine), from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center in Sandwich.
The US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, invites everyone to the event to help promote being safe and responsible while having fun on the water. The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) will also celebrate its new fishing exhibit recently installed at the visitor center. Staff will be there to talk with visitors as they interact with the exhibit. Then they will invite visitors outside to join DMF staff who will teach them how to fish in the Cape Cod Canal. To celebrate the new exhibit, a representative from DMF is scheduled to speak about the exhibit and the partnership between DMF and the Corps at 11 AM.
Partners will have exhibits and activities, and those partners include the US Coast Guard (USCG), the Massachusetts Environmental Police, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, AmeriCorps Cape Cod, the American Red Cross, the Buzzards Bay Coalition, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, and the American Canoe Association.
Activities will be held at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center and the Sandwich Marina. Activities include dock tours of USCG and Corps boats, water safety and boating safety activities, games and prizes for the whole family, Dunk-a-Ranger (dunk tank), a new fishing exhibit, fishing clinic (equipment provided), free vessel safety checks by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, promotional and informational handouts on water safety and boating safety, and a special visit by Bobber, the water safety dog. The Coast Guard Auxiliary also will have a damage control trailer, where adults can test their skills at solving boat mechanical problems.
The Cape Cod Visitor Center is at 60 Ed Moffitt Drive in Sandwich.