Coast Guard Station Frankfort, Mich., hosts local children for water safety demonstrations

9th Coast Guard District NewsCLEVELAND — Personnel from Coast Guard Station Frankfort, Mich., hosted a class of three and four-year-olds from the Betsie Bay Cooperative Preschool, Wednesday.

The children visited the station, were given tours of the unit’s boats and talked to crewmembers about the importance of wearing life jackets anytime that they are on an boat or near the water.

“It was great having the young children from Betsie Bay Cooperative Preschool in Frankfort come to the station learn about what we do, answer their questions and educate them about boating safety,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Bowe, executive petty officer of Station Frankfort. “It is never too early to teach kids about the importance of water safety and wearing a life jacket at a very young age.”

The event was held as a precursor to National Safe Boating Week, an annual event held the week before Memorial Day Weekend designed to heighten awareness among recreational boaters of the importance of boating responsibly and wearing a life jacket at all times.

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