Boater Safety Class

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Boater Safety Class 2016

  • Boater Safety Class for boaters who will be at least 12 years old by the end of the boating season.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Leelanau County Court House, E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay.
  • Class will start promptly at 9 a.m. There is no charge for the course, and the only requirement is that participants come with a positive attitude and a desire to be a safe boater. Adults are also welcome.
  • Bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Course materials will be provided. No fee.
  • Remember, only those persons born on or before December 31, 1978, may operate a Personal Watercraft legally without restrictions. All others must obtain and carry a Boater Safety Certificate.
  • For Replacement Boater Safety Certificates call 517-373-1837.


Charlie Belanger
Marine Patrol Commander
Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office
8525 E Government Dr
Suttons Bay MI 49682

Dispatch: 231-256-8800 Direct: 231-256-8650 Cell:   231-866-1733 Fax: 231-256-2611

image courtesy Boat Indiana Course

Mark Smith

Grew up in Petoskey, so perhaps one of the few people in Leland who headed south to end up "Up North". Graduated from U of M. Taught in Scotland for 10 years, came back to Leland in 1989 and taught English for 25 years at Leland Public School. Still teach part time for NMC. My lovely wife is named Marjory - three grown kids (two living locally) and three grandkids. We live on N. Lake Leelanau with access to both lakes Michigan and Leelanau Life is good!