This past weekend, Memorial Day weekend, was a disappointment to many boaters in the Finger Lakes region. That’s because motor boats were banned on Keuka, Canandaigua and Honeoye Lakes. And on Seneca Lake there was a 5 mile per hour speed limit. Tough to get very far at that pace!
Rain and flash floods, which raised water levels and unleashed lots of floating debris, made the lakes dangerous to navigate with motorboats. In addition, some docks were underwater and could have been invisible hazards.
The authorities expect all lakes to be open for boating this next weekend, but local boaters ought to check the web or make some calls to make sure.
Keep in mind that just because the lakes are open to motor boats does not mean that floating debris does not remain a hazard. Have someone at the front of your boat on the lookout, and keep to reasonable speeds.
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Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
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