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  4. Article 3: Navigable Waters of the State


Section 39 Motor boat regulation on Lake George

Navigation (NAV)

1. Definitions. The term "motor boat" shall be deemed to mean and include a mechanically propelled vessel having a source of power other than propulsion by wind propelled sail or human propelled oar or paddle. The term shall also include a craft temporarily or permanently equipped with a detachable motor, commonly known as an "outboard" motor boat.

  2. No motor boat shall be operated in the stream and marshland south of the Dunham's Bay highway bridge (Route 9L) south of a point which is approximately eighteen hundred feet south of the south side of the Route 9L Dunham's Bay highway bridge, at which point there will be anchored in the water two large floating buoys warning that motor boats are prohibited beyond said point.

  3. No motor boat shall be operated in the stream and marshland south of the point where 9L crosses the Warner Bay inlet stream south of a point which is approximately one thousand feet south of the south side of Route 9L at the center of its crossing over the Warner Bay inlet stream at which point there will be anchored in the water two large floating buoys warning that motor boats are prohibited beyond said point.

  4. No motor boat shall be operated in the stream or marshland in Harris Bay of Lake George south of Route 9L, and warning buoys shall be installed in the open water area south of Route 9L.

  5. The expense attached to the purchase of the buoys, mentioned in subdivisions two, three and four of this section, which after their installation shall become part of the Lake George buoyage system, shall be payable from moneys available therefor by appropriation and from moneys, if any, contributed by persons, towns and counties interested.

  6. Penalties for violations. A person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a violation and punishable by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or imprisonment for not more than ten days or by both such fine and imprisonment.