[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck as Ch. 65 of the 1976 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following rules and regulations shall apply to all waters or waterways within or adjacent to the Village of Great Neck or subject to its jurisdiction, except when prohibited by the laws of the United States and except the channel system under the supervision of the Long Island State Park Commission.
All provisions of the Navigation Law of this state, of the inland rules enacted by Congress and governing the navigation of the inland waters of the United States and of the pilot rules for United States inland waters, applicable to the channel systems and relative to the rules for vessels passing each other, to lights on vessels and to other matters consistent with the proper use of the channel systems, and the provisions of the Motor Boat Act of 1940 known as "United States Public Law No. 484," shall be complied with by all vessels navigating said systems.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BOAT or VESSEL
- Includes every description of watercraft or other contrivance used on or capable of being used as a means of transportation in water and in air.
Boats shall not moor or anchor except at the edge of the channel, and in no case shall vessels moor to or anchor within 50 feet of the channel markers or so as to interfere with the full use of the channel or within 100 feet of the Village dock.
Any vessel which becomes a menace to navigation or unseaworthy or which sinks, grounds or becomes otherwise disabled shall be removed by the owner or person in charge thereof on order of the Board of Trustees or any duly authorized officer or agent thereof. If said boat is not removed after orders to so remove it, it may be removed by or at the direction of the Board of Trustees or any duly authorized officer or agent thereof, at the expense of the owner or person in charge of said vessel.
No boat shall be tied up or made fast to any public dock or to other property of the Village for a longer continuous period than 12 hours. In addition to the penalties, as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, for a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, the Board of Trustees, or any duly authorized officer or agent thereof may cause any boat tied up or made fast to any public dock or other Village property in excess of said continuous period of 12 hours to be removed at the expense of the owner or person in charge of such vessel.
Every person operating a boat shall at all times operate the same in a careful and prudent manner and at such a rate of speed as not to disturb the reasonable comfort or endanger the property of another or the life and limb of any person or so as not to interfere with the free and proper use of the waters of the said channel.
Throwing up a dangerous wake when approaching or passing another boat is prohibited by this chapter.
No boat shall be operated at a greater speed than 12 miles per hour in channels or at a greater speed than four miles per hour in areas designated as basin, dock anchorage or bathing areas.
No person shall operate a boat propelled, wholly or partly, by an engine operated by the explosion of gas, gasoline, naphtha or other substance without having the exhaust from the engine run through a muffler so constructed and used as to muffle the noise of exhaust in a reasonable manner.
No boat shall be located or anchored within 300 feet of the life lines maintained by the Village of Great Neck in the water adjacent to the public beaches of said Village.