Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - BENZIE COUNTY

ANN LAKE - R281.710.1 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

1. On the waters of Ann lake, Benzie county, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat, shall have in tow, or otherwise assist 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

ANN LAKE - WC-10-99-002 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

On the waters of Ann Lake, all within sections 22, 23 and 26, town 27 north, range 13 west, Almira township, Benzie county, 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; (the hours shall be 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. the following day when and where daylight savings time is in effect) (R281.700.3):

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

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

History: Eff. December 23, 1999

BELLEW LAKE - R281.710.7 - Slow--no wake speed.

7. On the waters of Bellew lake, section 25, T27N, R13W, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed. (See R281.728.9 covering that portion of Bellew lake which lies in Grand Traverse county.)

History: Eff. March 25, 1980

BETSIE LAKE - R281.710.8 - Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of Betsie lake, sections 27 and 28, T25N, R15W, village of Elberta and city of Frankfort, Benzie county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 16, 1980

BRONSON LAKE - R281.710.6 - Slow--no wake speed.

6. On the waters of Bronson lake, sections 33 and 34, T27N, R13W, Almira township, and sections 3 and 4, T26N, R13W, Inland township, Benzie county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. October 4, 1978

HERENDEENE LAKE - R281.710.5 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

5. On the waters of Herendeene lake, section 15, town 27 north, range 13 west, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful to:

(a) Operate a vessel 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.

History: Eff. May 31, 1973

LAKE VIEW WEST BASIN - R281.710.3 - Slow--no wake speed.

3. On the waters of the west basin of lake View, sections 15 and 22, town 27 north, range 13 west, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 31, 1973

LAKE VIEW EAST BASIN - R281.710.4 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

4. On the waters of the east basin of lake View, sections 15 and 22, town 27 north, range 13 west, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful to:

(a) Operate a vessel 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.

History: Eff. May 31, 1973

MUD LAKE - WC-10-92-004 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Mud lake, all within section 35, T27N, R13W, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

Mud lake as being connected to Sanford lake in the NW 1/4 of section 35.

History: Eff. August 25, 1992

PEARL LAKE - WC-10-92-001 - Hours for high-speed boating.

On the waters of Pearl lake, all within section 5, 6, 7 and 8, T27N, R13W, Almira township, Benzie 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 25, 1992

PEARL LAKE - WC-10-99-001 - Hours for high-speed boating.

On the waters of Pearl lake, all within sections 5, 6, 7 and 8, T27N, R13W, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day to:

Operate a vessel at high speed.

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.

On the following portions of Pearl Lake, Almira Township, Benzie County, it shall be unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed.

(a) Within the buoyed area beginning in the E ½ SE SW ¼ Sec. 5, T27N R13W, ending in the W ½ SW ¼ SW ¼ Sec. 5, this area to be defined by 4 buoys placed at the following coordinates:

(1) N44º 45.750 W 085º 54.500

(2) N44º 45.750 W 085º 54.489

(3) N44º 45.730 W 085º 54.743

(4) N44º 45.703 W 085º 54.773

b. Within the buoyed area in the W ½ SW ¼ SE ¼ Sec.6, T27N R13W, between the shoreline and small island, this area to defined by two buoys placed at the following coordinates:

(5) N44º 45.848 W 085º 55.272

(6) N44º 45.760 W 085º 55.360

(c). Within the entire area of the small bay in the W ½ SW ¼ NW ¼, Sec. 6, T27N R13W, the entrance to this bay to be marked with one buoy placed at the following coordinates:

(7) N44º 45.939 W 085º 55.526

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. July 21, 1999

PLATTE RIVER - R281.710.2 - Slow--no--wake speed.

2. On the waters of the Platte river from Lake Michigan to Loon lake and from Loon lake to the last channel marker where the Platte river enters Platte lake, Benzie county, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 14, 1965

SANFORD LAKE - WC-10-92-003 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Sanford lake, all within sections 34 and 35, T27N, R13W, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 25, 1992

SHORTER LAKE - WC-10-92-002 - High-speed boating prohibited.

On the waters of Shorter lake, all within sections 1, T27N, R13W, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful 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.

"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 25, 1992

STEVENS LAKE - WC-10-93-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Stevens lake, all within sections 3 and 10, T27N, R13W, Almira township, Benzie county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 8, 1994