April 10, 2017
Sheriff Barry Virts has toured Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay shorelines, and urges boaters to stay as far away as possible from any shoreline to reduce shoreline erosion, protect property and to avoid docks that may still be submerged.
The Navigation Law requires a 100 foot No Wake Zone, but Sheriff Virts asks all boaters to voluntarily observe a 500 foot NO WAKE ZONE of any shoreline of Lake Ontario, Sodus Bay, Port Bay and Blind Sodus Bay.
Sheriff Virts states, "Boaters are urged to stay as far away from the shorelines as possible to reduce damage caused by their boat's wake during this time of the water level being high. I ask for boaters' voluntary compliance with a No Wake Zone within 500' from any shoreline to reduce erosion, protect property and to avoid submerged docks".
Sheriff Virts' advisory to voluntarily comply with a 500 foot NO Wake Zone will remain in effect during high water levels and will be monitored weekly by the Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol.