Paddling the Chesapeake: Boating Safety
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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An instructor helps a child put on her life jacket.Safety is everyone's responsibility and should not be taken lightly. Though many of the water trails within the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network are suitable for beginners, there are segments that contain whitewater. But on any type of water, accidents can happen. It is important to review these safety guidelines before paddling and to learn the appropriate techniques needed to safely use kayaks or canoes.

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