Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - WAYNE COUNTY

BELLEVILLE LAKE - R281.782.26 - Watercraft speed limit.

26. On the waters of Belleville lake, section 24, T3S, R7E, and sections 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30, T3S, R7E, Van Buren township, Wayne county, it is unlawful, at any time, to operate a vessel at a speed in excess of 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour).

History: Eff. October 11, 1985

ELLEVILLE LAKE AT DENTON ROAD BRIDGE - R281.782.1 - Restricted speed zone.

1. On the waters of that portion of Belleville lake, city of Belleville and township of Van Buren, county of Wayne, state of Michigan, within 100 feet of the Denton Road bridge, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 15, 1968

BELLEVILLE LAKE AT MAIN STREET BRIDGE - R281.782.2 - Restricted speed zone.

2. On the waters of that portion of Belleville lake, city of Belleville, and township of Van Buren, county of Wayne, state of Michigan, within 100 feet of the Belleville road/Main street bridge, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 15, 1968

DETROIT RIVER AND CONNECTED WATERS, GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP - R281.782.6 - Slow--no wake speed.

6. On the waters of the Detroit river and connected waters, town 4 south, range 11 east, and town 5 south, range 11 east, Grosse Ile township, Wayne county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 1000 feet of any shore, dock or pierhead, except:

(a) East of Grosse Ile and west of Ballards Reef channel from Black Can Buoy #1 upstream to Grosse Ile Spit Lighted Buoy LL 969 (HB I QK FLW).

(b) West of Grosse Ile and east of the mainland of Wayne county from Red Nun #6 upstream to Grosse Ile Spit Lighted Buoy LL 969 (HB I QK FLW).

(c) On those waters adjacent to the islands of Mama Juda, Powder House, and Stony.

History: Eff. March 17, 1977

DETROIT RIVER, ROUGE RIVER, AND WATERS WITHIN CITY LIMITS - WC-82-97-001.

(A) WORDS AND PHRASES. All words and phrases used in this section shall be construed and have the same meaning as those words and phrases defined in the natural resources and environmental protection act, as amended, being MCL 324.101 et seq.: MSA 13A.101 et seq.

(B) PROHIBITIONS. On the waters of the Detroit River and the Rouge River, and those canals and channels connected thereto, located within the city limits, the following provisions apply:

(1) It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed when within two hundred (200) feet of any shore, except:

(a) It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed on the Detroit River when within four hundred (400) feet of any shore, from the western city of Detroit corporate limits to he St. Aubin marina.

(b) It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed on that part of the Detroit River between the mainland shore and the north shore of Belle Isle, commencing from the St. Aubin marina to a line from the most eastern point of Belle Isle to Conners Creek extended.

(c) It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed on that part of the Detroit River when within four hundred (400) feet of any shore, from Conners Creek extended to the eastern city of Detroit corporate limits.

It shall be unlawful, at any time, to operate a vessel at a speed in excess of forty (40) miles per hours (64 kilometers per hours).

History: Eff: January 5, 1998

DETROIT RIVER, CITY OF ECORSE - R281.782.17 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

17. On the waters of the Detroit river, adjacent to the city of Ecorse, Wayne county, and hereinafter described, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 1,000 feet of the shore: within a line beginning where Outer drive as extended intersects the water's edge, thence south to the easternmost point of Mud island, thence south to the city of Ecorse corporation boundary and thence westerly to the water's edge.

History: Eff. June 15, 1976

DETROIT RIVER, CITY OF GIBRALTAR - R281.782.12 - Slow--no wake speed.

12. (1) On the waters of the Detroit river, within the corporate limits of the city of Gibraltar, Wayne county, town 4 south, range 10 and 11 east, town 5 south, range 10 and 11 east, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 500 feet of any shore, dock, or pierhead.

(2) This rule applies only to vessels used for recreational purposes.

History: Eff. August 3, 1976

DETROIT RIVER, CITY OF TRENTON - R281.782.14 - Slow--no wake speed.

14. (1) On the waters of the Detroit river, within the corporate limits of the city of Trenton, Wayne county, town 4 south, range 11 east, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed, when within 1,000 feet of any shore, dock, or pierhead.

(2) This rule applies only to vessels used for recreational purposes.

History: Eff. May 29, 1976

DETROIT RIVER, CITY OF WYANDOTTE - R281.782.16 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

16. On the waters of the Detroit river, adjacent to the city of Wyandotte, Wayne county, and hereinafter described, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 1000 feet of the shore:

(a) South of a line beginning where Emmons boulevard as extended intersects the water's edge, thence southeasterly to the northernmost part of Grassy island and north of a line beginning where Goodell avenue as extended intersects the water's edge and thence east to Grassy island.

(b) South of a line beginning where Cedar street as extended intersects the water's edge, thence east to the Fighting Island channel and north of a line beginning where Plum street as extended intersects the water's edge

and thence east to Grosse Ile.

History: Eff. April 24, 1976

ELBA ISLAND CANALS - R281.782.11 - Slow--no wake speed.

11. On the waters of the natural and artificial channels and canals adjacent to Elba island, P.C. 553, 554, and 557, town 4 south, range 11 east, and town 5 south, range 11 east, Grosse Ile township, Wayne county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. March 17, 1977

FRENCHMAN CREEK AND CONNECTED WATERS - R281.782.8 - Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of Frenchman creek, passages east and west of Round island and the connected artificial canal, town 4 south, range 11 east, town 5 south, range 11 east, Grosse Ile township, Wayne county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. March 17, 1977

HURON RIVER, CHANNELS AND BAYOUS - R281.782.3 - Slow--no wake speed.

3. On the waters of the Huron river and the natural and artificial channels and bayous in sections 23, 24, and 25, P.C. 636, town 5 south, range 10 east, Brownstown township, Wayne county, an operator of a vessel shall not exceed a slow--no wake speed, which means a very slow speed thereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal.

History: Eff. June 15, 1971

MAPLE AND MILLEVILLE BEACHES, CANALS AND CHANNELS - R281.782.5 -

Slow--no wake speed.

5. On the waters of the artificial and natural canals and channels, Maple and Milleville beaches, in sections 13 and 24, and P.C. 636, town 5 south, range 10 east, Brownstown township, Wayne county, an operator of a vessel shall not exceed a slow--no wake speed, which means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal.

History: Eff. June 15, 1971

MESO-HICKORY PASSAGE - R281.782.9 - Slow--no wake speed.

9. On the waters of the passage between Meso and Hickory islands, town 5 south, range 11 east, Grosse Ile township, Wayne county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. March 17, 1977

NANKIN LAKE - R281.782.24 - Motorboats prohibited.

24. On the waters of Nankin and the canals and channels connected thereto, section 33, T1S, R9E, and section 4, T2S, R9E, Wayne county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. August 25, 1978

NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CHANNELS AND CANALS, CITY OF GIBRALTAR - R281.782.13 - Slow--no wake speed.

13. On the waters of all artificial and natural channels and canals, within the corporate limits of the city of Gibraltar, Wayne county, town 4 south, range 10 and 11 east, and town 5 south, range 10 and 11 east, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 3, 1976

NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CHANNELS AND CANALS, CITY OF TRENTON -

R281.782.15 - Slow--no wake speed.

15. On the waters of all artificial and natural channels and canals, within the corporate limits of the city of Trenton, Wayne county, town 4 south, range 11 east, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 29, 1976

NEWBURGH LAKE - R281.782.22 - Motorboats prohibited.

22. On the waters of Newburgh lake and the canals and channels connected thereto, section 25, T1S, R8E, and sections 30 and 31, T1S, R9E, Wayne county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. August 25, 1978

PHOENIX LAKE - R281.782.18 - Motorboats prohibited.

18. On the waters of Phoenix lake and the canals and channels connected thereto, sections 14 and 23, T1S, R8E, Wayne county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. August 25, 1978

ROUGE RIVER, PORTION OF - R281.782.19 - Motorboats prohibited.

19. On that portion of the waters of the middle branch of the Rouge river and the canals and channels connected thereto, between Phoenix and Wilcox lakes, section 23, T1S, R8E, Wayne county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. August 25, 1978

ROUGE RIVER, PORTION OF - R281.782.21 - Motorboats prohibited.

21. On that portion of the waters of the middle branch of the Rouge river and the canals and channels connected thereto, between Wilcox and Newburgh lakes, sections 23, 25, and 26, T1S, R8E, Wayne county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. August 25, 1978

ROUGE RIVER, PORTION OF - R281.782.23 - Motorboats prohibited.

23. On that portion of the waters of the middle branch of the Rouge river and the canals and channels connected thereto, between Newburgh and Nankin lakes, sections 32 and 33, T1S, R9E, Wayne county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. August 25, 1978

SILVER CREEK, BAYOUS, ESTUARY, CANALS AND CHANNELS - R281.782.4 -

Slow--no wake speed.

4. On the waters of Silver creek, its bayous and estuary and connected artificial and natural canals and channels in sections 14, 15, 23, and 24, and P.C. 636, town 5 south, range 10 east, Brownstown township, Wayne county, an operator of a vessel shall not exceed a slow--no wake speed, which means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal.

History: Eff. June 15, 1971

SWAN ISLAND CANAL - R281.782.10 - Slow--no wake speed.

10. On the waters of the canal between Swan island and the mainland of Grosse Ile, town 4 south, range 11 east, town 5 south, range 11 east, Grosse Ile township, Wayne county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. March 17, 1977

THOROFARE CANAL - R281.782.7 - Slow--no wake speed.

7. On the waters of the Thorofare canal, P.C. 549, 550, 551, and 555, town 4 south, range 11 east, Grosse Ile township, Wayne county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. March 17, 1977

WILCOX LAKE - R281.782.20 - Motorboats prohibited.

20. On the waters of Wilcox lake and the canals and channels connected thereto, section 23, T1S, R8E, Wayne county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. August 25, 1978