Marine Flare Demonstration, Collection Event Today

These are not in good condition and should not be on your boat! It is OK to keep expired flares on your boat as long as they are in good condition. Expired flares will not be counted if you are inspected. You must have three flares in your inventory that are not past their expiration date. Photo/Boating in Connecticut
These are not in good condition and should not be on your boat! It is OK to keep expired flares on your boat as long as they are in good condition. Expired flares will not be counted if you are inspected. You must have three flares in your inventory that are not past their expiration date. Photo/Boating in Connecticut

The Connecticut DEEP Boating Division and the Connecticut River excursion boat RiverQuest are sponsoring a marine flare demonstration event, expired marine flare collection and open house in Haddam.

The event will give boaters a chance to learn about flare usage and requirements, as well as an opportunity to safely dispose of expired flares

This will be the only time that DEEP will be collecting expired pyrotechnical marine visual distress signals this year, including handheld flares and aerial devices.

RiverQuest’s new boat, ADVENTURE, will be open for tours and their experienced crew will be answering questions about the Connecticut River.

The event will take place Monday, Oct. 17, at 1 Marine Park, Rte. 82, Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT.