The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that it is offering captain’s licensing classes from February 26 through March
The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that it is offering captain’s licensing classes from February 26 through March 10. Registration for captain’s classes will remain open until February 21 or until the classes are filled.
U.S. Coast Guard licenses are required in order to legally carry passengers for hire; this includes charters for fishing, sightseeing, diving, transportation, and teaching. Commercial operations such as ferries, tugboats or supply boats also require U.S.C.G. licensed captains. Many boat companies may require licenses for boat delivery, as well. Boaters often seek their U.S.C.G. license 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 U.S.C.G. captain’s license, it can be earned at the Antique Boat Museum.
Captain Carrie Jenne will teach the OUPV (also known as the six-pack), Masters, and Towing Endorsement licensing classes. 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 U.S.C.G. application process.
The ABM also offers the FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP) exam by appointment, and study guides are available. Operators of an uninspected vessel over 65 feet with at least one passenger and 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 ABM’s educational mission to be a professional resource for local mariners.
February 26 (Monday) 9:00 am - March 10 (Saturday) 4:00 pm
Antique Boat Museum
Antique Boat Museum