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LGWSC 2019 Safety Trailer program...

LGWSC Safety TrailerDuring the general boating season each year, the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council (LGWSC), as a public outreach service, operates a colorful informational Safety Trailer staffed by its members to provide a wide range of informational literature concerning boating laws and regulations (not only Federal but for both North Carolina and Virginia, as well). Additionally, helpful locally generated literature is available to aid residents, guests, visitors, and tourists about Lake Gaston NC & VA waters and the immediate surrounding area. Beyond the literature, verbal information and advice from the trailer staff is always fully available.

The LGWSC Safety Trailer is strategically stationed at (and rotated among) various venues in the Lake Gaston area so that the variety of people and lifestyles have access to the trailer's offerings. The concerns of area residents can be very different from the concerns of area visitors staying at one of the campgrounds (many residents became introduced to the area through campground stays) or tourists who may only be in the area for a day or two (some enjoy their visit so much that they return for longer stays at a campground or, even as a vacation home resident or full-time homeowner). Wake-boarders, water-skiers, bass fishermen, kayakers-and-canoeists (and SUP folks, too), sailboat folks - the Safety Trailer has info and/or contact information for them, too. As well, vessel operating rules vary markedly in certain aspects between Virginia, North Carolina, and Federal laws and regulations. Stop by the Safety Trailer to get information on any/all of the above. If the Safety Trailer information is lacking in some respect, ask the trailer staff member to have the LGWSC Safety Trailer official for assistance in obtaining and returning an answer, or send us a message.

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Past Events

LGWSC Safety Trailer

At a recent LGA sponsored Lakeside Learning Day our LGWSC staffed the safety trailer. Pictured is member John Cataldo.

Upcoming Events

2019 Trailer Schedule...
  • May 10, 2019 LGA LLD - Edwards Beach
  • May 18, 2019 Safe Boating Week Event - Washburn's Marina
  • June 8, 2019 Sherwood Forrest
  • August 31, 2019 Littleton/Lake Gaston Festival
  • May 4, 2019
  • June 8, 2019
  • July 13, 2019
  • August 17, 2019
  • September 21, 2019
  • October 26, 2019

Click Here for more details provided by 93 USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 93.

Classes will be held at Longbridge VFD 1678 Eaton Ferry Road Littleton,NC 27850 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Please bring your lunch - none will be provided. It is a busy day-but very rewarding. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Reservations for class can be made by calling the USCGA Flotilla93 at 252-535-3335, or visit their website at

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Contact Info

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council
PO Box 207
Henrico, NC 27842


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