The Following is a list of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club's rules and regulations pertaining to equipment use on the Gowanus Canal. Please refer to our Code of Conduct and for use of equipment at all of our Activity Committees. In addition, all rules pertaining to New York harbor shall apply.
  • All canoers must wear life jackets at all times - program is terminated if a member uses equipment without a life jacket
  • Canoe Season runs from May 1st through November 1st
  • Evening equipment use: a white signal light is required in the canoe
  • Annual membership dues and fees are not refundable
  • Participants over 18 must sign an adult waiver
  • Participants under 18 years (and parents) must sign the minor waiver
  • Membership is available to adults and mature youth (16+ years). Youth (under 16) may participate if accompanied by an adult
  • Members shall reserve time on the calendar and on-line notification form
  • Members can not get upset when canoes are sunk, stolen, or destroyed
  • Members should strive to live by the Gowanus Dredgers oath

Please also read these boating safety education sources: