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Name of CourseDateSponsoring OrganizationLocationAddressContactFeePre-Reg RequiredAdditional Info
Basic Boating
4/18/2020
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PFBC Schuylkill County
Tuscarora State Park Office
687 Tuscarora Park Rd
Barnesville, PA 18214
Tuscarora State Park
tuscarorasp@pa.gov
570-467-3861
 yes 
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
4/18/2020
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Flotilla 19-04 USCGA Lancaster County
Muddy Run Visitors' Center
172 Bethesda Church Road West
Holtwood, PA 17532
Matthew Samley
samleysnews@hotmail.com
717-581-3434
$30.00yesPre-registration and payment in advance is required by April 11. Send check ($30/person) payable to "USCGA Flotilla 19-04" to "Matthew Samley FSO-PE, 2309 Bob White Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601." Questions -- Call 717-581-3434.
US Power Squadron
ABC 3 Basic Safe Boating Course
4/25/2020
08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

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Mosquito Lake Power Squadron Beaver County
1481 Riverside Drive
Beaver, PA 15009
Al Martin
cyclops_al@hotmail.com
412-671-6314
  Course cancelled due to Virus
US Power Squadron
ABC 3 Basic Safe Boating Course
4/25/2020
08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

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Mosquito Lake Power Squadron Beaver County
1481 Riverside Drive
Beaver, PA 15009
Al Martin
cyclops_al@hotmail.com
412-671-6314
$40.00noCoffee, donuts and lunch provided
USCG Auxiliary
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
5/2/2020
07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
Coast Guard Base
1 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$75.00yesLunch at the base is included. This is a course change from 4-4-2020 due to COVID-19. Please verify event prior. This course is PA and NJ certified.
Basic Boating
5/2/2020
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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DCNR Warren County
Chapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam Road
Clarendon, PA 16313
WCO Underdonk
junderdonk@pa.gov
814-558-6589
$0.00yesThe class will be held in the Environmental Learning Center (ELC)
Basic Boating
5/2/2020
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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CCBC Beaver County
CCBC
469 Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009
James DeGori
jdegori@beaverpolice.us
724-773-6709
$10.00yesCommunity College of Beaver County / CCBC PA Fish and Boat Commission / Basic Boating Certification (1 Day course 9am -5pm) (May 2nd 2020) Classroom 9115 Classroom LRC-9115 (CCBC Campus) MUST register with CCBC (Use Code FITS01501) / Bring Bag Lunch.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
5/2/2020
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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USCG Auxiliary 20-03 Northumberland Northumberland County
Fantasy Island Campground
401 Park Drive
Sunbury, PA 17801
Eric Mitcheltree
emitcheltree45@gmail.com
570-204-2033
$20.00yes$10 for the book and $10 for the course. Families may share a book Lunch on your own from 12 to 12:30. Attendees must take the entire course and pass the test. The course qualifies attendees for the PA Boating certificate needed for anyone to operate a boat 25 or greater horse power engine born after 1982 and all individuals to operate a personal watercraft.
USCG Auxiliary
How to Read a Nautical Chart
5/2/2020
08:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
Coast Guard Base
1 Washington Avneue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph J. Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$65.00yesIf you would like to get started with you Navigation skills, this is fun 4-hour course provides the basics. Gift Certificates available.
USCG Auxiliary
Suddenly in Command
5/2/2020
01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
Coast Guard Base
1 Washington Avneue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph J. Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$65.00yesWhat to do, when unexpectedly...it's up to you! Gift Certificates available. The skipper of the boat is strongly urged to attend with their crew! Gift Certificates available.
Basic Boating
5/3/2020
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forest County
Tionesta Lake
477 Spillway Road
Tionesta, PA 16353
WCO Erik P Shellgren
eshellgren@pa.gov
814-572-0096
 yesA minimum of ten students are needed to conduct the class.
US Power Squadron
Americas Boating Class 3
5/5/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
(Weekly 1 of 4)
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Pittsburgh Power Squadron Allegheny County
Fox Chapel Marine
1366 Old Freeport Road
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein1@verizon.net
412-512-0836
$35.00nopassing the course enables the graduate to apply for the Pa. Boater Safety card for an additional $10.00
US Power Squadron
Americas Boating Course 3
5/6/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
(Weekly 1 of 4)
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Pittsburgh Power Squadron Allegheny County
Oakmont Yacht Club
11 Washington Ave
Oakmont, PA 15139
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein1@verizon.net
412-512-0836
$35.00noFulfills Pennsylvania requirement to obtain Pa. Boater Education Card for additional $10.00
Basic Boating
5/16/2020
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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  Luzerne County
Kingston Township Municipal Building
180 E Center St
Shavertown, PA 18708
John Cummings
johcumming@pa.gov
 yesPre-registration is required to attend. Please email the instructor at johcummings@pa.gov and include your name, age and phone number.
Basic Boating
5/16/2020
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

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Brookfield Renewable Pike County
Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
126 Lamberton Lane
Hawley, PA 18428
Michelle Chorba
michelle.chorba@brookfieldrenewable.com
570-226-1370
$0.00yesBring a packed lunch. No vending machines on site. No need to bring money. You will mail in for certificate with $10 to PFBC after class.
Basic Boating
5/18/2020
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PFBC & DCNR Erie County
Tom Ridge Environmental
301 Peninsula Dr.
Erie, PA 16505
WCO Matt Visosky
mvisosky@pa.gov
814-337-0444
$0.00yesPlease register with Matt Visosky using email @ mvisosky@pa.gov. Please provide your name, telephone number, and the amount of people in your group when registering. Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible.
USCG Auxiliary
About Boating Safely
6/6/2020
07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Philadelphia County
Coast Guard Base
1 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ralph Onesti
ralphonesti@verizon.net
610-745-3998
$75.00yesLunch is included at the base. This course is NU and PA certified.
US Power Squadron
Ten Mile
6/6/2020
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Elizabeth Boat Club Allegheny County
Elizabeth Boat Club
Use GPS 309 North 1st Ave
Elizabeth, PA 15037
Lynn Brockman
lynnabrockman@gmail.com
412-720-2821
$25.00yesplease pre register by email elizabethboatclub@gmail.com
US Power Squadron
Americas Boating Course 3
6/13/2020
10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
(Weekly 1 of 3)
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Pittsburgh Power Squadron Allegheny County
South Side Marina
2611 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Jane Brandenstein
jane.brandenstein1@verizon.net
412-512-0836
$35.00nopassing this course enables the graduate to apply for the Pa. Safe Boater Card for an additional $10.00
Basic Boating
9/19/2020
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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PFBC Luzerne County
Nescopeck State Park
Honeyhole Road
Drums, PA 18222
WCO Aaron Lupacchini
(570)406-4041
 yes