Huntington to enforce 5 mph speed limit for boaters during certain hours through July 4th

The strict speed limit is in place to prevent dangerous wakes that can cause boats to capsize

News 12 Staff

Jul 1, 2023, 2:48 AM

Updated 299 days ago

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Boaters will face speed restrictions this weekend and through July Fourth in Huntington Bay and the harbors.
A 5 mph limit will be enforced those days from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The strict speed limit is in place to prevent dangerous wakes that can cause boats to capsize, especially at night during fireworks shows.
That scenario led to the death of 7-year-old girl named Victoria Gaines, who died in Oyster Bay waters on the Fourth of July in 2012.


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