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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina.

The department announced that boating and enforcement officers will perform quick inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Boaters won't get a ticket if they are not in compliance, but they will be given a chance to correct the problem before launching a boat.

The first inspections are scheduled for Friday at Galivants Ferry Landing in Marion County.

Times and locations of DNR boat inspections: http://1.usa.gov/VOfMj2

* August 29
Galivants Ferry Landing - Little Pee Dee - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Marion Co.

* August 30
Alljoy Landing - May River - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Beaufort Co.
Billy Dreher Island - Lake Murray - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Newberry Co.
Bushy Park Salt - Cooper River - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Berkeley Co.
Buster Boyd Landing - Lake Wylie - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - York Co.
Clearwater Cove Landing - Lake Wateree - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Kershaw Co.
Conway Marina Landing - Waccamaw River - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Horry Co.
Easterling Landing - Lake Robinson - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Darlington Co.
Lake Murray Dam - Lake Murray - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Lexington Co.
Leeds Avenue Landing (County Farm) - Ashley River - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Charleston Co.
Paradise Island Boat Landing - Wando River - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Charleston Co.
Riverfork Public Landing - Lake Greenwood - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Greenwood Co.
South Cove Park - Lake Keowee - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Oconee Co.

* August 31
Alex Harvin - Lake Marion - 12 noon to 2 p.m. - Clarendon Co.
Browns Ferry Landing - Black River - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Georgetown Co.
Cross Island Landing - Broad River - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Beaufort Co.
Herbert H. Jessen Landing - Ashley River - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Dorchester Co.
Main Ramp - Lake Bowen - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Spartanburg Co.
Remley's Point Boat Landing - Wando River - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Charleston Co.
Wapoo Cut Landing - South of Chas. Harbor on ICW - 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Charleston Co.

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