Search and Rescue stations across Ontario open for 2022 recreational boating season

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March 25, 2022 - Sarnia, Ontario

The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal lifeboat stations across the Great Lakes will open on the following dates:

March 25: Amherstburg, Kingston, Port Dover, Port Weller

March 30: Cobourg

April 6: Goderich, Meaford, Tobermory

April 13: Thunder Bay

Waterways remain very cold at this time of year and take much longer to warm up when compared to the air, so boaters should ensure they take necessary precautions when near or on Ontario’s waterways. Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide is an excellent source of information in preparation for the recreational boating season.

Emergencies on the water can be reported 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, toll-free (within Canada) at 1-800-267-7270.

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