The City of Oswego announced it has launched its Life Jacket Loaner Program, which offers free daily rental of United States Coast Guard-approved Type III life jackets in children, youth and adult sizes.
All 70 life jackets for the loaner program were donated by the Pauldine family of Oswego.
“Our brother John drowned on the east bank of the Oswego River near the Port of Oswego dock when he was just 21 years old,” said Anthony Pauldine, owner of Canal Commons. “When our family heard that the city was developing the loaner program, we thought this would be a productive way to mark the 40th anniversary of his passing. We also hope that people will take advantage of this free rental opportunity to be safe on the water and ‘wear it’.”