There is no charge for the class;
however, there is a nominal charge of $15-$25 for materials. The
price varies because some students may find they already possess
some of the hardware needed for the navigational portion of the
class and do not need to purchase those items.
The class will meet on Monday evenings
from 7 until 9 at the CWLP Training Center, 200 East Lake Drive in
Springfield. The training center is on the east side of the Lake
Springfield dam, directly east of the power plant.
Graduates of the course may also
qualify for discounts on their boat insurance, depending upon their
People interested may call the
following numbers for additional information: 529-1863, Springfield;
243-4297, Jacksonville; 483-8782, Chatham; 824-8836, Taylorville;
364-9144, Dawson; 323-2542, Beardstown.
Land Of Lincoln Power Squadron is based
in Springfield and members live in communities throughout the
central Illinois area, from Champaign to Beardstown and Lincoln to
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The Springfield-based squadron is a
member group of the United States Power Squadrons, which is a
nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to making boating
safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship,
navigation and related subjects.
The national organization has some
60,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the country and
in some U.S. territories. It is America's largest nonprofit boating
organization and has been honored by three U.S. presidents for its
Each squadron's activities involve the
three primary objectives of the organization: community service,
continuing education and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of
squadrons offer boating safety courses on a regular basis to boaters
in their communities. The courses are open to the public, and there
is no age limit for participants. Squadrons have offered these
courses for over half a century and have educated more than 3
million boaters to date.
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