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SECTION 43-0117
Operation of ferries and certain other boats, barges and vessels restricted
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 43
§ 43-0117. Operation of ferries and certain other boats, barges and

vessels restricted.

1. No person, partnership, or corporation shall operate a ferry or
other boat transporting motor vehicles on the waters of Lake George
without first obtaining a permit for such operation from the Lake George
park commission.

2. No person, partnership or corporation shall operate a night club,
restaurant, dance hall or other place of amusement, or engage in the
business of selling or offering for sale any kind of food or beverage on
or from a boat, barge or vessel on the waters of Lake George without
first obtaining a permit for such operation from the Lake George park
commission. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any
such operation in existence prior to January 1, 1963.

3. No person, partnership or corporation shall operate, propel or tow
a boat, barge, vessel or other floating object used as, or as a vehicle
for, an advertising sign or advertising structure or device on the
waters of Lake George without first obtaining a permit therefor from the
Lake George park commission.

4. In order to protect and preserve the water quality of Lake George,
to provide reasonable public access to Lake George without overcrowding,
congestion or safety hazards, and to protect the resources of Lake
George, the commission shall, consistent with the purposes of this
article, promulgate regulations relative to the permitting of boats, the
registration and the regulation of docks, wharfs and moorings, the
regulation of marinas, the limits of speed and sound on Lake George, the
regulation of recreational activities such as regatta-type events, water
skiing, parasailing and other similar activities, and the regulation of
tour boats, boat rentals and other rental activities. Following the
promulgation of such regulations: (a) no person shall construct any
dock, wharf, mooring, marina or put any such structure to use without
first obtaining a permit from the commission, and (b) no person shall
operate any boat or vessel, or undertake any regulated activity without
complying with such regulations and obtaining a permit from the
commission, if required.

5. To effectuate the purposes enumerated in subdivision four of this
section, pending adoption by the commission of rules and regulations
relative to the registration and regulation of docks, wharfs, moorings,
and marinas, the provisions of part 646 of Title VI of the codes, rules
and regulations of the state of New York shall be continued; provided,
however, that such regulations shall be administered by the commission.