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Welcome, Michigan boaters! Thank you for choosing this digital publication from Boat Ed®, the official provider of Michigan's boating safety course.

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This handbook, developed in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, introduces you to Michigan laws governing boating and provides general information about safe vessel operation.

Michigan law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the laws and guidelines in this handbook as well as the rules of common courtesy while operating your boat.

Happy boating,

The Boat Ed® Team

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