Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - WASHTENAW COUNTY

BASE LINE LAKE, BAY - R281.781.7 - Slow--no wake speed.

7. On the waters of that bay of Base Line lake, section 6, town 1 south, range 5 east, Webster township, Washtenaw county, in the SW 1/4, NW 1/4, and the W 1/2 of the SE 1/4, NW 1/4, section 6, town 1 south, range 5 east, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 28, 1975

BIG SILVER LAKE - R281.781.1 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

1. On the waters of Big Silver lake, township of Dexter, county of Washtenaw, 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 R281.747.2 for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Livingston county.)

History: Eff. May 14, 1966

FORD LAKE - R281.781.5 - Hours for high-speed boating.

5. On the waters of Ford lake, city of Ypsilanti and township of Ypsilanti, county of Washtenaw, it is unlawful during the period of one hour after sunset to one hour prior to sunrise, to operate a vessel at high speed.

History: Eff. August 17, 1974

FORD LAKE, PORTION OF - R281.781.6 - Vessels prohibited.

6. On the waters of Ford lake, city of Ypsilanti and township of Ypsilanti, county of Washtenaw, it is unlawful to operate a vessel 300 feet in any direction from the dam on the east line of section 23, town 3 south, range 7 east.

History: Eff. August 17, 1974

FREEDOM (LITTLE SILVER) LAKE - R281.781.3 - Slow--no wake speed.

3. On the waters of Freedom (Little Silver) lake, township of Freedom, county of Washtenaw, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 15, 1967

HI-LAND LAKE AND CONNECTING CANALS AND CHANNELS - R281.781.11 -

Prohibited conduct.

11. On the waters of Hi-Land lake and the canals and channels connected thereto, sections 5 and 6, T1S, R4E, Dexter township, Washtenaw 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 R281.747.19 covering that portion of Hi-Land lake which lies in Livingston county.)

History: Eff. April 28, 1979

HURON RIVER - R281.781.9 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

9. On the waters of the Huron river, section 1, town 1 south, range 4 east, Dexter township and section 6, town 1 south, range 5 east, Webster township, Washtenaw county, upstream from a point 600 feet below the MacGregor Road bridge in the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4, section 1, to Base Line lake, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 28, 1975

HURON RIVER AND PORTAGE LAKE, CANALS CONNECTING - R281.781.8 -

Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of the canals connecting the Huron river and Portage lake, section 1, town 1 south, range 4 east, Dexter township and section 6, town 1 south, range 5 east, Webster township, Washtenaw county, and for a distance of 300 feet from the canal in any direction in Portage lake, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 28, 1975

HURON RIVER, ANN ARBOR CITY AND TOWNSHIP - R281.781.4 - Speed restriction.

4. On the waters of the Huron river within the city of Ann Arbor, county of Washtenaw, state of Michigan, and on the waters of the Huron river from the Maple Street bridge to the Dixboro Street bridge, including Argo, Geddes, and Barton ponds, township of Ann Arbor, county of Washtenaw, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 15, 1968

LITTLE PORTAGE LAKE, PORTION OF, AND CONNECTING CANALS AND CHANNELS - R281.781.12 - Slow--no wake speed.

12. On that portion of Little Portage lake and the canals and channels connected thereto, including the channel connecting Little Portage lake to Portage lake, located in section 2, T1S, R4E, Dexter township, Washtenaw county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 26, 1980

ROUND LAKE - R281.781.2 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

2. On the waters of Round lake, Manchester township, county of Washtenaw, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall:

(a) Operate such 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.

For the purpose of this regulation, "high-speed" shall mean a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition. (See R281.738.2 for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Jackson county.) (See R281.746.1 for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Lenawee county.)

History: Eff. February 14, 1967

WILL LAKE - R281.781.10 - Rescinded August 17, 1992

Publisher's Note: This Watercraft order was for Will Lake in Sylvia township, Washtenaw county.

WILDWOOD LAKE - WC-81-99-001 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of Wildwood Lake all within section 6, town 15 south, range 6 east, Northfield township, Washtenaw 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/or 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: June 3, 1999