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SECTION 102
Rules governing the operation of motor boats
Navigation (NAV) CHAPTER 37, ARTICLE 7
§ 102. Rules governing the operation of motor boats. The following
rules for the operation of motor boats within such zone are hereby
established: 1. No motor boat shall be operated within a harbor line at
a speed exceeding five miles per hour. The waters of the Saint Lawrence
river lying southerly of Wells Island and northwesterly of a line drawn
from the easterly tip of Wells Island beginning at a point known as "The
Chalet" and easterly and southerly of Saint Elmo Island and continuing
southerly of Dewey Island, Nobby Island, and, terminating at the
steamship dock, southerly of a point known as "Hope Well Hall"; and the
waters of the Saint Lawrence river lying northerly of the mainland of
the town of Alexandria, Jefferson county, New York, and southerly of a
line drawn from the point of land beginning on the mainland known as
Bonne Castle and northerly of Squaw Island to the southwesterly part of
Cuba Island, shall constitute harbors for all the purposes mentioned in
this article.

2. Every person operating a motor boat shall at all times operate the
same in a careful and prudent manner and at such a rate of speed as not
to endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person.

3. No motor boat shall be operated in a reckless manner. Reckless
operation shall include operating a motor boat in a manner which
unnecessarily interferes with the free and proper use of the waters of
said river, or unnecessarily endangers other craft therein, or the life
or limb of any person.

4. No motor boat shall be operated during the period from one-half
hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise at a greater speed
than fifteen miles per hour. No motor boat shall be operated during the
period from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
at a greater speed than thirty miles per hour. The provisions of this
section shall not apply to any motor boat while actually competing in a
race held under the auspices of a racing association, chamber of
commerce or duly incorporated yacht club.

The provisions of this section are intended to supplement other
provisions of this chapter and applicable regulations. The more
restrictive provision should be applied if more than one law or rule
could be applied to a given situation.