Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - ALLEGAN COUNTY

BIG LAKE - R281-703.3 - Hour for high-speed boating and water skiing.

3. On the waters of Big lake, Watson township, Allegan county, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall operate such motorboat at high speed or have in tow or shall otherwise be assisting in the propulsion of a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day.

History: Eff. August 14, 1965

DUMONT LAKE - R281.703.10 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

10. On the waters of Dumont lake, sections 32 and 33, T3N, R13W, Monterey township, and sections 4 and 5, T2N, R13W, Allegan township, Allegan county, it is unlawful, during the period of May 15 to September 15, on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial day, Independence day, and Labor day, except between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, a water sled, kite, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. November 26, 1976

EAST LAKE - R281.703.6 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

6. On the waters of East lake, township of Hopkins, county of Allegan, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall:

(a) Operate such motorboat at high speed which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. February 14, 1968

ELY LAKE - R281.703.5 - Motorboats prohibited.

5. On the waters of Ely lake, Clyde township, Allegan county, state of Michigan, no person shall operate or give permission for the operation of any motorboat.

History: Eff. February 14, 1966

GOSHORN LAKE - R281.703.8 - Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of Goshorn lake, section 3, town 3 north, range 16 west, Saugatuck township, and section 34, town 4 north, range 16 west, Laketown township, Allegan county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. November 1, 1971

HUTCHINS LAKE - R281.703.11 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

11. On the waters of Hutchins lake, sections 6 and 7, T2N, R15W, Clyde township, and sections 1 and 12, T2N, R16W, Ganges township, Allegan county, an operator of a motorboat, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day, shall not:

(a) Operate the motorboat at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, kite, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. October 14, 1976

HUTCHINS LAKE - WC-03-97-001 - Slow--no wake speed

On the waters of Hutchins Lake from a line extending from the east edge of 59th Street, southward to a line extending eastward from the eastern corner of Eagle Point Estates, section 6, town 2 north, range 15 west, Clyde township, Allegan county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. May 12, 1997

KALAMAZOO LAKE - WC-03-92-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Kalamazoo lake, city of Saugatuck, Allegan county, from a point created by an extension of the south side of Mason street and the shore then west to the opposite shore, then south along the shore to the intersection of the south side of Interlochen street extended, then easterly to the point where the extended center of Butler street intersects the shore, then west and north along the shore to the point of beginning, it is unlawful for the operator of any vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 23, 1992

KALAMAZOO LAKE - WC-03-98-001 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of Kalamazoo Lake, starting at a point from the water's edge, 342 feet from the center of the Sergeants Marina Dock, as it extends 250 feet in all directions, all within the city of Saugatuck, Allegan county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All Buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. May 11, 1998

KALAMAZOO RIVER - R281.703.12 - Slow--no wake speed.

12. On the waters of the Kalamazoo river, village of Douglas, Allegan County, from the Blue Star bridge upstream to a point where Center street, as extended, intersects the water's edge, thence northeast (45° true) to where that line intersects with the village limits, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. December 7, 1984

KALAMAZOO RIVER SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP- R281.703.1 -Slow--no wake speed.

1. On the waters of the Kalamazoo river, located in Saugatuck township, Allegan county, state of Michigan, extending from the entrance piers of Lake Michigan, southerly to a line extending westward from the south side of Mason street, village of Saugatuck, across the Kalamazoo river, all watercraft shall proceed at a speed so as not to create a wake.

History: Eff. August 14, 1965

KALAMAZOO RIVER - WC-03-94-002 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of the Kalamazoo river, all within the city of Saugatuck, Allegan county, commencing at a point 45- degrees northeast of the point of Center street intersecting the Kalamazoo river running to the village and city boundary in the river and continuing at a 45-degree angle to the shore in the city of Saugatuck. The intersection of the line is 1240 feet southeast of the Blue Star Highway right-of-way. From this point the boundary line runs northwesterly along the traverse line of the Kalamazoo river to the Blue Star Highway bridge, then running southwest to the city and village boundary in the middle of the Kalamazoo river, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

The boundaries of the line described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. August 8, 1995

KALAMAZOO RIVER - WC-03-96-001 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of the Kalamazoo river, at a line extending westward from 62nd Street to 63rd Street, section 23, town 3 north, range 16 west, Saugatuck township, Allegan county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. January 15, 1997

LAKE 16 - WC-03-94-001 - Hours for high-speed boating.

On the waters of Lake 16, all within sections 16, T2N, R11W, Martin township, Allegan county, it is unlawful between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, a water sled, kite, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

The hours should be 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. of the following day when Eastern Daylight Savings Time is in effect. "High-speed boating" is defined by the Marine Safety Act to mean a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

History: Eff. August 8, 1995

ROUND LAKE - R281.703.7 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

7. On the waters of Round lake, section 10, town 4 north, range 11 west, Leighton township, Allegan county, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall:

(a) Operate such motorboat at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. January 4, 1971

SAUGATUCK HARBOR - R281.703.2 - Lights.

2. All watercraft, other than vessels whose lighting requirements are presently covered by existing state or federal laws or regulations, used on the waters of Saugatuck harbor shall, during hours of darkness or low visibility, display 1 white light visible through an arc of 360° and of such intensity as to be visible on a dark night with a clear atmosphere at a distance of at least 1 mile.

History: Eff. August 14, 1965

SELKIRK LAKE - R281.703.4 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing; obstructing channel

4.(1) On the waters of Selkirk lake, township of Wayland, county of Allegan, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day:

(a) Operate such motorboat at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

(2) On the waters of the channel connecting Selkirk lake to the north bay of Selkirk lake, township of Wayland, county of Allegan, state of Michigan, no person shall anchor any vessel or otherwise obstruct such channel during the period from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. of any day.

History: Eff. August 14, 1965

WETMORE LAKE - R281.703.9 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

9. On the waters of Wetmore lake, section 3, T2N, R13W, Allegan township, Allegan county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, a water sled, kite, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. June 20, 1979