Town of Wakefield, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Wakefield 6-1-1992 by Art. 37 as Ch. XI of the 1992 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No craft, while on Lake Quannapowitt, shall be used for dwelling purposes, either temporarily or on a permanent basis.
[Amended 5-10-2018 ATM by Art. 22]
All power-driven craft must keep at least one hundred fifty (150) feet distance from other boats, rafts, floats or the shore, except when prevented by a narrow channel or when approaching or leaving other boats, rafts, floats or the shore. In such latter exceptions, the speed of all boats shall be reduced to headway speed so as to provide full visibility and control and prevent their wash from being thrown into or causing excessive rocking to other boats, rafts or floats. All marine vessels and power-driven crafts with a horsepower greater than ten (10) horsepower or having an electric motor of equivalent or greater power are prohibited from use on Lake Quannapowitt, with the exception of police or rescue craft as may be authorized by the Board of Selectmen.
The following mooring areas are hereby established in Lake Quannapowitt:
A. 
Beginning at a point at the intersection of the northerly side of Linda Road with the westerly shoreline of Lake Quannapowitt, the line runs northeasterly along the extension of said side line of Linda Road a distance of two hundred (200) feet to a point in the lake, thence southeasterly a distance of approximately one thousand two hundred thirty-six (1,236) feet to a point of land known as "Cemetery Point" on the westerly shore of said lake; thence northwesterly, northerly and northeasterly along the westerly shoreline to a point of beginning; said area containing approximately nine and five-tenths (9.5) acres.
B. 
Beginning at a point on the westerly shoreline of Lake Quannapowitt, said point being one hundred fifty (150) feet southeasterly of the present boat ramp, thence the line runs northeasterly a distance of approximately nine hundred eighty (980) feet to a point on the easterly shoreline of said lake, said point being approximately one hundred thirty (130) feet northerly of the northerly side line of Spaulding Street, thence southerly, southwesterly, westerly and northwesterly along the shoreline of said lake to the point of beginning; said area containing approximately seven (7.0) acres.
A. 
Waterskiing or any related activity is prohibited in the mooring areas described in § 138-3 of this chapter.
[Amended 5-10-2018 ATM by Art. 22]
B. 
Waterskiing is prohibited Sundays and holidays between April 1 and September 30, inclusive.
[Amended 5-10-2018 ATM by Art. 22]
No aircraft shall land or take off from the lake, except in the case of an emergency or with the prior written approval of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wakefield and the approval of state and federal authorities where applicable.
All high-powered craft are prohibited from Lake Quannapowitt, including but not limited to the following:
A. 
Inboard racing-type hydroplanes.
B. 
Inboard drag-type boats, so-called.
C. 
Inboard flat-bottom Hondo model-type boats.
Motor vehicles, as defined by MGL c. 90, § 1, are prohibited from entry or operation upon Lake Quannapowitt. This section shall not prohibit the entry and operation upon Lake Quannapowitt of ambulances, fire apparatus, fire rescue vehicles or other motor vehicles owned or operated by the Town of Wakefield, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any of their subdivisions.