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Promoting Safety on the Waters of Lake Gaston

MARKERS ON LAKE GASTON

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Contact Info

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council
PO Box 207
Henrico, NC 27842

info@lakegastonwatersafetycouncil.com

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Lake Gaston Buoy Marker Do Not Pass

Do Not Pass Between
Buoy and Nearest Land

Lake Gaston Buoy Marker Clearance Height

Clearance Height

Lake Gaston Buoys - Marker Danger

Danger - Stay Clear by 50 Feet

Markers on Lake Gaston -  Buoy Mile Marker

Mile Marker with Light
East End #1 to West End #32

Lake Gaston Buoy Marker No Ski

Narrow Channel with Light
No Skiing, Tubing, or Wake Boards

Markers on Lake Gaston -  Danger Curve

Danger Sharp Curve

Lake Marker No Wake

Slow No Wake

Lake Gaston Buoy Marker No Wake with Light

Slow No Wake with Light

Lake Gaston Buoy Marker State Line

State Line with Light

Lake Gaston Buoys - Marker No Swim Area

Swim Area

IT'S THE LAW!!!
FEDERAL REGULATIONS REQUIRE
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
WEAR A U.S. COAST GUARD
APPROVED LIFE JACKET AT ALL
TIMES WHEN UNDERWAY.

Buoy Flag Steer Clear
Steer Clear
75 Feet Away
Diving Buoy Flag
(Mandatory in Virginia)

Buoy Flag Diver Down
Steer Clear
Float or Vessel
Diver Down Flag

RULES FOR PASSING AND OVERTAKING OTHER VESSELS

HEAD-ON SITUATION

Lake Passing - One Short Blast - Pass Right

ONE SHORT BLAST
Pass to Right (Starboard)

PASSING

Lake Passing - One Blast - Maintain Course

ONE SHORT BLAST
Maintain Course

PASSING

Lake Passing - Two Blasts - Maintain Course

TWO SHORT BLASTS
Maintain Course

OVERTAKING

Passing - Overtaking

ONE SHORT HORN BLAST FROM RIGHT (Starboard Side)
TWO SHORT HORN BLASTS FROM LEFT (Port Side)

CROSSING

Passing - Crossing

Pass Astern of Boat on Right (Starboard Side)