WATERFORD: Captain Joe McGuinness, owner of Sea Tow Eastern Connecticut since 2000, accepted the 2016 Sea Tow Foundation Hero Award, presented by Sea Tow Services International, Inc, a leading professional on-water assistance provider and Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to promoting boating safety and education.
This award was granted to McGuinness for promoting safety boating practices, aiming to reduce the number of accidents, fatalities and property damage.
McGuinness and his team not only have safety on their agenda for people from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Old Lyme, but they also keep dog safety on the brain as well. The team makes sure that dog life jackets are also available at all times at the Life Jacket Loaner Stations. People visiting the stations can borrow a jacket for the day if they don’t have an appropriate amount of life savings devices for all aboard.