By Eric Fischer
As summer unofficially begins Memorial Day weekend the Door County Sail and Power Squadron has a simple reminder that could save lives. The group wants to remind boaters that having life jackets on the Great Lakes is mandatory and strongly encourages people to wear them while on the water. Lou Pasquesi, Lieutenant Commander of the Door County Sail and Power Squadron shares the importance of life jackets.
According to the US Coast Guard, 80 percent of all deaths on the water were caused by drowning, and 83 percent of those people were not wearing life jackets. Pasquesi also encourages having your boat inspected and taking a boaters’ safety course.