Department of Natural Resources

Marine Safety Section

Special Local Watercraft Controls

Crawford County

(By authority conferred on the commission of natural resources by section 13 of Act No. 303 of the Public Acts of 1967, as amended, being 281.1013 of the Michigan Compiled Laws)

Regulation No. 0, General provisions.

R 281.700.1 Definitions.

Rule 1. The words and phrases defined in Act No. 303 of the Public Acts of 1967, being 281.1001 to 281.1199 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, have the same meaning when used in the rules prescribing special local watercraft controls, whether such rules were promulgated before or after this rule becomes effective.

History: 1979 AC, Eff. May 18, 1970.

R 281.700.2 "Airboat" defined.

Rule 2. As used in these rules, "airboat" means a vessel or contrivance, other than a conventional seaplane, helicopter, or autogiro, that makes use of motor-powered propeller, air vane, or other aerostatic force to support or propel, or both to support and propel, the vessel on or over the surface of the water.

History: 1979 AC, Eff. Dec. 22, 1972.

R 281.700.3 High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited; time.

Rule 3. (1) On the waters of this state where special local watercraft controls have been established prohibiting high-speed boating and water skiing from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, the hours shall be 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. of the following day when and where eastern daylight saving time is in effect.

(2) "Daylight saving time" means the advancing of the standard time by 1 hour, commencing at 2 o'clock antemeridian on the last Sunday of April of each year and ending at 2 o'clock antemeridian on the last Sunday of October of each year in conformity with the federal uniform time act of 1966.

History: 1979 AC, Eff. July 18, 1974.

BIG K. P. LAKE - R281.720.12 - Operation of a vessel powered by motor.

12. On the waters of Big K. P. lake, sections 27, 28, and 33, Lovells township, Crawford county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor other than an electric motor.

History: Eff. September 25, 1985

BLUEGILL LAKE - R281.720.10 - Slow--no wake speed.

10. On the waters of Bluegill lake, sections 5 and 6, T28N, R3W, Maple Forest township, Crawford county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 28, 1975

BRADFORD LAKE - R281.720.8 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

8. On the waters of Bradford lake, section 6, town 28 north, range 3 west, Maple Forest township, Crawford county, it is unlawful, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day, to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow or otherwise assist in the propulsion of a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard or other similar contrivance. (See R281.769.2 for that part of the lake lying in Otsego county.)

History: Eff. March 27, 1973

HORSESHOE LAKE - R281.720.11 - Slow--no wake speed.

11. On the waters of Horseshoe lake, sections 5 and 6, T28N, R3W, Maple Forest township, Crawford county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 28, 1975

LAKE MARGRETHE CHANNEL IN HARBOR BEACH SUBDIVISION - R281.720.1 -Slow--no wake speed.

1. On the waters of the channel located at the northwest corner of Lake Margrethe in Harbor Beach subdivision, section 8, town 26 north, range 4 west, locally known as "Northwest Passage," township of Grayling, county of Crawford, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History : Eff. February 14, 1969

SECTION ONE LAKE - R281.720.9 - Water skiing and high-speed boating prohibited.

9. On the waters of Section One lake, section 1, town 28 north, range 3 west, Maple Forest township, Crawford county, it is unlawful to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance. (See R281.769.9 for the regulation covering that part of Section One lake that lies in Otsego county.)

History: Eff. October 4, 1973

SHUPAC LAKE - R281.720.7 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

7. On the waters of Shupac lake, sections 7 and 8, town 28 north, range 1 west, Lovells township, Crawford county, it is unlawful to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. June 22, 1972


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