Town of Clinton, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton 9-27-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every motorboat operating within the waters under the jurisdiction of the Town of Clinton shall not travel at a rate of speed to cause a hazardous wake or wash, or greater than six miles per hour, upon the waters of the Hammonassett River to a point designated by Green Marker No. 11, situated in Clinton Harbor, excepting those boats lawfully towing water skiers in the area permitted by § 226-2, or on the waters of the Indian River from the bridge on the Boston Post Road, U.S. Route 1, to a point designated by Green Marker No. 11, situated in Clinton Harbor, or on any portion of the Hammock River, or in that portion of the channel of Clinton Harbor from Green Marker No. 11 to Marker No. 3 marking Wheeler Rock, situated at the outlying entrance of said Harbor.
No person shall engage in water-skiing, which for the purpose of this chapter is defined as any water sport performed with a tow boat using inner tubes, knee boards, skis or other inflatable towing devices, and no person shall operate a motorboat towing a person so engaged on any water area designated in § 226-1, except that area bounded on the east by the water main to Cedar Island, on the south by the south bank of the Hammonassett River, on the west by the west bank of the Hammonassett River, and on the north by a line 100 feet south of the southerly border of the federally maintained channel of Clinton Harbor until the channel ends, then by the north bank of the Hammonassett River.
For purposes of this chapter, jet skis and all similarly powered personal watercraft are considered motorboats and are subject to the speed regulations in the areas designated in § 226-1.
Any person who violates the provisions of any of these sections shall be fined not more than $100.