Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - LIVINGSTON COUNTY

APPLETON LAKE - WC - 47 - 01 - 001 - Hours for high speed boating

On the waters of Appleton Lake, in sections 2 and 3, town 1 north, range 5 east, Hamburg township, Livingston county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or shall otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, 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 to mean a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

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 Note: Eff. Mar. 5, 2002.

BASS LAKE CANALS IN HAMBURG TOWNSHIP - R281.747.5 - Slow--no wake speed.

5. On the waters of the canals connected to Bass lake, sections 21 and 28, town 1 north, range 5 east, Hamburg township, Livingston county, it shall be unlawful for an operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 26, 1971

BASS LAKE - R281.747.6 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

6. On the waters of Bass lake, section 21, 28, and 29, town 1 north, range 5 east, Hamburg township, Livingston county, it shall be unlawful to:

(a) Operator 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. August 26, 1971

BIG SILVER LAKE - R281.747.2 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

2. On the waters of Big Silver lake, township of Putnam, county of Livingston, 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 shall otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance. (See R281.781.1 for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Washtenaw county.)

History: Eff. May 14, 1966

BISHOP LAKE - R281.747.22 - Slow--no wake speed.

22. On the waters of Bishop lake, sections 3, 4, 9, and 10, T1N, R5E, Hamburg township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. October 5, 1981

CANAL CONNECTED TO MARL LAKE - R281.747.9 - Slow--no wake speed.

9. On the canal connected to Marl lake in the west ¼ of the northwest ¼ of section 4, town 4 north, range 6 east, Tyrone township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed. (See R281.725.4 for regulation covering the part of Marl lake which lies in Genesee county.)

History: Eff. January 23, 1973

CHANNEL CONNECTING TAMARACK LAKE TO HURON RIVER - R281.747.8 - Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of the channel connecting Tamarack lake and the Huron river, section 31, town 1 north, range 5 east, Hamburg township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. January 23, 1973

CHANNEL CONNECTED TO PATTERSON LAKE - R281.747.13 - Slow--no wake speed.

13. On the waters of the channel connected to Patterson lake, section 36, town 1 north, range 3 east, Unadilla township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 1, 1973

CHILSON CREEK, CHILSON POND - R281.747.18 - Rescinded: August 18, 1992

Publisher's Note: This watercraft control was for the above-mentioned bodies of water in Genoa and Hamburg townships, Livingston county.

CLARK LAKE - WC-47-98-001 - No high-speed boating.

On the waters of Clark Lake, section 7, town 2 north, range 6 east, Brighton township, Livingston county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to operate a vessel at high speed.

"High Speed boating" is defined as a speed at which a boat reaches a planing condition.

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: March 2, 1998

CORDLEY LAKE - WC-47-95-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Cordley lake, all within section 29, T1N, R5E, Hamburg township, Livingston county, 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. August 1, 1995

DUNHAM LAKE - R281.747.16 - Motorboats prohibited.

16. On the waters of Dunham lake, sections 13 and 24, T3N, R6E, Hartland township, Livingston county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat. (See R281.763.47 for the regulation covering the part of Dunham lake which lies in Oakland county.)

History: Eff. February 25, 1977

EAST CROOKED LAKE, WEST CROOKED LAKE, AND CLIFFORD LAKE; CHANNELS AND CANALS - R281.747.17 - Slow--no wake speed.

17. On the waters of the canals and channels connected to East (Big) Crooked lake, West (Little) Crooked lake, and Clifford (Round) lake, sections 21, 22, 27, and 28, T2N, R5E, Genoa township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. September 23, 1977

GILL/GUT LAKE - WC-47-98-002 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Gill/Gut Lake all within sections 15 and 22, town 1 north, range 5 east, Hamburg township, Livingston 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. January 6, 1999

HI-LAND LAKE AND CONNECTING CANALS AND CHANNELS - R281.747.19 - Prohibited conduct.

19. On the waters of Hi-Land lake and the canals and channels connected thereto, section 32, T1N, R4E, Putnam township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 100 feet of any shore, dock, raft, buoyed or occupied bathing area, or vessel moored or at anchor, except when water skiers are being picked up or dropped off if that operation is otherwise conducted with due regard to the safety of persons and property and in accordance with the laws of this state. (See R281.781.11 covering that portion of Hi-Land lake which lies in Washtenaw county.)

History: Eff. April 28, 1979

HURON RIVER - R281.747.15 - Slow--no wake zone.

15. On the waters of the Huron river in sections 13, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 32, and 33, T1N, R5E, Hamburg township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 13, 1975

INDIAN, PATTERSON AND BAIN LAKES - WC-47-95-002 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Indian, Patterson and Bain lakes all within sections 8 and 17, town 4 north, range 5 east, Deerfield township, Livingston 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. April 8, 1996

KENT LAKE - R281.747.1 - High-speed boating prohibited.

1. On the waters of Kent lake, Green Oak township, Livingston county, state of Michigan, the following controls apply:

(a) No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed in excess of 10 statute miles per hour, except an authorized patrol boat or emergency rescue craft.

(b) No person shall operate any watercraft so as to tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance, or permit himself to be so towed.

(c) Rubber rafts and all floating devices other than boats, may be used only in swim areas or special designated areas. (See R281.763.1 for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Oakland county.)

History: Eff. February 14, 1966

LAKE SHAN-GRI-LA - R281.747.4 - Slow--no wake speed.

4. On the waters of the lake locally known as Lake Shan-gri-la, in the west ½ of the southeast ¼ of section 21, town 1 north, range 5 east, Hamburg township, Livingston county, it shall be unlawful for an operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 26, 1971

LOBDELL LAKE AND CHANNELS TO BENNETT AND HOISINGTON LAKES-

WC-47-90-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On those portions of Lobdell lake and Bennett lake and the channels connecting Bennett lake with Hoisington lake, sections 1 and 2, Deerfield township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 22, 1991

LOUIS LAKE - WC-47-99-001 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of Louis Lake all within section 10, town 4 north, range 5 east, Deerfield township, Livingston 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. August 25, 1999

MUD BAY, PORTAGE LAKE - R281.747.21 - Slow--no wake speed.

21. On that portion of Portage lake known as Mud bay and the entrance thereto, section 36, T1N, R4E, Putnam township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. July 2, 1981

ORE LAKE, SOUTH PART - R281.747.14 - Slow--no wake speed.

14. On the waters of Ore lake, section 13, town 1 north, range 5 east, Hamburg township, and section 18, town 1 north, range 6 east, Green Oak township, enclosed by a line from the easternmost point of land in Ore Lake View subdivision, easterly to the westernmost point of lot 32, E. J. Reive's Lakewood subdivision and the bridge connecting E .J. Reive's Lakewood subdivision to Ore Lake Little Farms subdivision, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. January 15, 1974

OSBORNE LAKE - R281.747.10 - Motorboats prohibited.

10. On the waters of Osborne lake, section 8, town 2 north, range 6 east, Brighton township, Livingston county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. January 15, 1974

SCHOOL LAKE - R281.747.3 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

3. On the waters of School lake, township of Brighton, county of Livingston, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, shall:

(a) Operate such motorboat at high speed.

(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. November 14, 1968

TAMARACK LAKE - WC-47-91-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Tamarack lake, sections 31 and 32, T1N, R5E, Hamburg township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 12, 1991

TRIANGLE LAKE - WC-47-97-001 - Hours for high-speed boating.

On the waters of Triangle Lake, section 27, town 2 north, range 4 east, township of Marion, county of Livingston, state of Michigan, it is unlawful between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day to:

Operate a vessel at high speed.

Have in tow, or shall otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on waterskis, watersled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance

History: Eff. September 11, 1997

WHALEN LAKE - R281.747.7 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

7. On the waters of Whalen lake, town 3 north, range 6 east, Hartland township, Livingston 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: June 22, 1972

WOODBURN LAKE - R281.747.11 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

11. On the waters of Woodburn lake, sections 25 and 36, town 1 north, range 3 east, Unadilla township, Livingston 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. June 1, 1973

WOODBURN LAKE, ARTIFICIAL CANALS CONNECTED TO - R281.747.12 - Slow--no wake speed.

12. On the waters of the artificial canals connected to Woodburn lake in section 36, town 1 north, range 3 east, Unadilla township, Livingston county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 1, 1973