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Sharing the Waterways

Members of the Cuyahoga River Safety Task Force share important safety information about operating paddle craft on the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland in this video released May 5, 2017. Kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders, and operators of other human-powered craft are highly encouraged to heed the safety advice contained in this video while operating on rivers and other crowded waterways. (Video courtesy of Cuyahoga River Safety Task Force)

Cleveland Water Safety Video


waterrwatchAmerica's Waterway Watch

You can help the US Coast Guard keep America's waterways safe. This site includes a video explaining how you can help.


Weather, oceans, fish, charting, satellites, climate, research, coasts

fishwildUS Fish and Wildlife Service

Conserving the nature of America

coastguardNavigation Center

Many topics of interest to boaters from US Coast Guard and US Department of Homeland Security


Boat Live 365

Boating is Serious Fun

Boat Live 365 is a movement to empower recreational boating advocates to create a safe boating culture 365 days a year.

odnrOhio Boating Laws

Summary of Ohio boating rules, required equipment, and more from Ohio department of Natural Resources

Ohio Boat Operators Guide
USCG Nav center logo

US Navigation Rules

US Navigation rules online and other information

wearjacketNational Safe Boating Council

The mission of the NSBC is to enhance the safety of the recreational boating experience through education and outreach.

liferingUnited States Coast Guard

Resource center for boating safety