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Boating Safety Information

updated 07/15/2020 8:45pm

The New York State Office of Parks and Recreation publishes information about safe boating and certificate requirements for New York boaters at their web site here.  Please not that a new law took effect on May 1, 2014 which requires all individuals born on or after 5/1/96 to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat. Approved courses include those offered by NYS Parks, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadrons. Individuals less than 10 years of age may not take this course of instruction. Certain allowances to this law have been made for visitors to New York, persons renting a boat and persons purchasing a new boat for the first time. You can find a Boating Safety Course by clicking on that link, which has been updated with COVID-19 restrictions and information.

Local Boating Safety Course Information

updated 07/15/2020 8:46pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State Safe Boating Course is not being offered at Big Moose this summer, as Paul has done for us each year for many years.  New York State advises that there may be in-classroom courses offered in counties that are in Phase 4 re-opening, but in any case none is available locally this summer.


However, aspiring captains, all is not lost!  It is possible to qualify and receive a New York Boating Safety Certificate by completing an on-line course.  If you would like to take the course on-line, we recommend pointing your browser to this site: and then navigating to the New York course--scroll down, or go direct from here:


Good luck, and Safe Boating!

Support the Big Moose Ambulance Company through your purchases at no cost to you!

updated 05/19/2014 8:48am

Big Moose Friends and Family:
Please consider helping to support the Big Moose Ambulance Co. by participating in: AmazonSmile.
Your purchases can earn credits to our ambulance account.
Here's how it works:

What is AmazonSmile? 
  • AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
How does AmazonSmile work?
  • When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
  • No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers
Simply go to and register!

Please consider Big Moose Ambulance Company Inc. for your donation.  This could be a wonderful help for our volunteer operation.
Thank you for your consideration,

Sarah Dew
Big Moose Ambulance Company Inc.

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Loyal to the Lake

updated 05/31/2015 5:00pm

The love of a lake is a curious thing.  It never alters.  The lake may be a very small one, with broad shallows and little depth, but it is his lake, to which all other lakes, great and small, are compared--and always unfavorably...For years the man who loves a lake has watched it lying quiet as gold leaf under a July moon, has seen it toss in an August wind like a child in a tantrum, has seen it catch the blue of the September sky and deepen it.  Everything about the lake may be familiar, yet he knows that whenever he takes his boat out, to go round and round once more, he will note something unnoticed before...No wonder that when a man loves one lake, his lake is always alive.


--William Chapman White
Just About Everything in the Adirondacks, 1960


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