march, 2019

mon11mar(mar 11)9:00 amsat23(mar 23)4:00 pmABM Offers OUPV, Masters, Towing Licensing Classes for Captains


Event Details

CLAYTON, New York (January 4, 2019) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum has announced that it is offering the OUPV or “6-pack”, Masters Upgrade and Towing Endorsement captain’s licensing classes from March 11-23, 2019. Upon successful completion of all coursework and testing, students will have the materials required to apply for their Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) though the U.S. Coast Guard at either the OUPV or Masters level up to 100GRT with the option to add a Towing Endorsement. These credentials are required in order to legally carry passengers for hire. “For hire” includes fishing charters, tour boats, diving excursions, water transportation of any kind and all piloting instruction. Commercial operations such as ferries, tugboats and supply boats also require USCG licensed captains and many manufacturers require licenses for private yacht delivery. Boaters often seek their Merchant Mariner Credential in order to prepare for a second career on the water or to take their piloting skills to a more professional level. Whatever the reason for seeking a captain’s license, it can be earned at the Antique Boat Museum. ABM limits class size to 12 students so everyone gets the individualized attention he or she needs to succeed. Instructors will also be available to walk students through the MMC application process; anyone who has ever tried to maneuver through this on their own knows how valuable it is to have an experienced person help him or her through the process. Registration will remain open until all 12 slots are filled in each section.

ABM also offers the FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP) exam by appointment; study guides are available at the Museum. Operators of an uninspected vessel over 65 feet with at least one passenger, operators of a USCG inspected vessel with passengers and certain other pilots are required to have this FCC license. Both the MROP and the captain’s licensing classes are part of the Antique Boat Museum’s educational mission to be a professional resource for local mariners. For more information, see the Education page of the Antique Boat Museum’s website: To register, contact Amanda Dudley at or call 315-686-4104 ext. 225.

The Antique Boat Museum is the premier freshwater nautical museum in North America. Located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, ABM’s galleries overflow with over 300 unique and beautifully-preserved boats and thousands of recreational boating artifacts. Every summer our 4.5 acre campus comes alive with speed boat rides, special events, educational programs for all ages and more. The Antique Boat Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate boats and related artifacts to advance public understanding of the importance of boating to the cultural history of North America and the St. Lawrence River in particular.


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