It’s that time of year again; the third Sunday in August in Port Huron, MI – it’s float down time! Traditionally the event begins at Lighthouse Beach around 1:00 pm.
Since it not considered an approved special event…you’re cautioned to participate at your own risk!
According to the event website, here are a list of tips to ensure a safe and fun event:
1. WEAR A LIFE JACKET OR PFD
THIS IS IMPORTANT. ALWAYS.
2. USE A RELIABLE RAFT OR FLOAT
One that will keep you dry and out of the water preferably, DON’T GO HUGE.
3. STAY OUT OF THE SHIPPING CHANNEL
You vs. a Ship, you will lose every time
4. DON’T LAND IN CANADA
That’s the East shore. Stay to the West.
5. THE TRIP IS LONG
Will take 2-3 hours in good weather, 6 hours in other. PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
6. DO NOT BRING SMALL CHILDREN
Or anyone/thing else that cannot swim well. This includes pets.
7. LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME!
You’re only asking to lose them otherwise.
8. OBEY ALL LAWS. Do not exit on private property unless invited.
9. ARRANGE YOUR OWN RIDES
Ahead of time! Have someone pick you up at the finish, or have a vehicle staged nearby. There is no official transportation.
10. YOU ARE 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
There are no organizers or life guards. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
For more information including t-shirts, photos, and more, visit: Port Huron Float Down.
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