Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - MASON COUNTY

FORD LAKE - R281.753.6 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

6. On the waters of Ford lake, township of Sheridan, county of Mason, 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 a motorboat at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition, or

(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 15, 1968

GOOSENECK LAKE - WC-53-98-001 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of Gooseneck Lake, sections 2, 3, 10 and 11, town 18 north, range 15 west, township of Branch, county of Mason, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed.

History: Eff. September 14, 1998

GUN LAKE - R281.753.5 - Night operations.

5. On the waters of Gun lake, townships of Sherman and Freesoil, county of Mason, 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, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition, or

(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. November 15, 1967

HACKERT LAKE - WC-53-97-001 - Hours for high-speed boating.

On the waters of Hackert Lake, sections 2 and 3, town 18 north, range 17 west, township of Amber, county of Mason, 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 of high speed.

Have in tow or shall otherwise assist in the propulsion of a person on water skis, 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" means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

History: Eff: July 14, 1997

HAMLIN LAKE; SOUTH BAYOU- R281.753.1 - Controlled speed zone.

1. On those waters of Hamlin lake, Hamlin township, county of Mason, state of Michigan, commonly known as south bayou, lying easterly of the Lake Shore Drive bridge over said bayou, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 15, 1967

HAMLIN LAKE; MIDDLE BAYOU - R281.753.2 - Controlled speed zone.

2. On those waters of Hamlin lake, Hamlin township, county of Mason, state of Michigan, commonly known as middle bayou, lying easterly of the Lake Shore Drive bridge over said bayou, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 15, 1967

HAMLIN LAKE ; INDIAN PETE'S BAYOU - R281.753.3 - Controlled speed zone.

3. On those waters of Hamlin lake, Hamlin township, county of Mason, state of Michigan, commonly known as Indian Pete's bayou, lying southerly of a line commencing at a point on the south shore of Upper Hamlin lake where the west section line of section 2, T19N, R18W, intersects the water's edge, thence due east to the east shore of said bayou, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 15, 1967

HAMLIN LAKE; SABLE RIVER OUTLET - R281.753.4 - Controlled speed zone.

4. On the waters of the Sable river outlet of Hamlin lake, Hamlin township, Mason county, state of Michigan, lying westerly of a line beginning at the extreme northernmost point of Block 151 of the map of the Second Addition to Piny Ridge resort, a subdivision of the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ and the S ½ of the NE ¼ of section 20, T19N, R18W, as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats, page 45, Mason county records:

Thence across a bay of Hamlin lake on bearing 356º true a distance of 650 feet more or less to a point on a small island in Sable river outlet of Hamlin lake, thence continuing on said bearing 356º true, a distance of 650 feet more or less to the southerly extremity of a larger island in said Sable river outlet located easterly and adjacent to Lost lake in the southerly portion of section 17, T19N, R18W, thence along the easterly shoreline of said island a distance of 1,140 feet more or less to the northerly extremity of said island, thence northwesterly from said point a distance of 425 feet more or less to the northerly end of a foot bridge located along the east side of Lost lake at the outlet of said lake on the west shoreline of Hamlin lake, at a point near the east and west quarter line of section 17, T19N, R18W, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 15, 1967

LONG LAKE - R281.753.7 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

7. On the waters of Long lake, township of Branch, county of Mason, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat, during the period of 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, shall:

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

(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 15, 1969

PÈRE MARQUETTE RIVER, FROM INDIAN BRIDGE DOWNSTREAM - R281.753.8 - Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of the Père Marquette river, Mason county, from Indian bridge, section 23, town 18 north, range 16 west, downstream to the north line of section 26, town 18 north, range 18 west, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 15, 1974

PÈRE MARQUETTE LAKE - WC-53-88-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Père Marquette lake and the connecting channel to lake Michigan, city of Ludington, and the township of Père Marquette, Mason county, from the outer breakwater entrance to a line beginning from the westernmost portion of Yacht Club Peninsula, thence west to the nearest possible shore, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 3, 1988