You Should Definitely Be Putting All This Info On Your Small Boat
Getting out in your canoe or kayak in the summer time, is probably one of the funnest activities Maine has to offer. Whether it's cruising the coast, or up and down the state's lakes and rivers, there are so many fun places to go. But for Maine's Game Wardens, and Coast Guard, it can make for a difficult time, according to the Press Herald.
Sometimes, in a perfectly harmless fashion, a boat may come untied, and drift away. And occasionally, these drifting boats get the attention of other folks on the water. Then the immediate question becomes, is there someone out there in trouble?
Of course, thankfully, that's not always the case. Sometimes, bad weather, or a bad tie-off job sends your little dingy or kayak off into the sunset. But it also sets off a chain of events for authorities to try and locate the owner. Either to return it, or begin a search.
The Coast Guard is recommending that folks put some their personal info onto their boats. Your name, phone number, and any other important info should be placed somewhere easy to spot on your boat. That way, it will save officials tons of work. If your boat gets lost, it will shorten the time it takes to return it to you. Or worse, if you are lost, it will speed up the time it takes to begin looking for you.
It's something that will take two minutes to do, with a sturdy sharpie, or paint marker, etc.... But it could literally help save your life. Or at the very least, save your boat.