LaSalle Police Want Boaters To Slow Down

Wednesday July 3rd, 2019

Posted at 8:28pm

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LaSalle Police are asking all boaters from Seadoos to yachts to slow down and mind their wake.

Police say they and town officials have received complaints of property damage caused by vessel traffic and speeding along the waterways in LaSalle.

They say that with the water level in the area is exceptionally high, many docks in marina’s are submerged, and the land is being eroded as this high water continues.

Boats in the marinas sit higher in their slips are due to the high water and are striking against their moorings with the wake caused by passing vessels.

They remind everyone that all of the Detroit River in LaSalle is posted as 10 km/h which is also posted in the Canada Shipping Act.

Boaters are asked to be conscientious to the property owners along the river, the marinas, the moored vessels and the Town of LaSalle when travelling along the river. Every wave and wake that you produce erodes the land along the river at an alarming rate and can potentially cause damage to the moored boats in the marinas.

LaSalle Police say that they will be out in full force this summer ensuring that the speed limits, as well as other safe boating practices, will be adhered to.

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