Coast Guard Announces Bayfield Safety Zone for Boaters for Fireworks Display

BAYFIELD, Wis. – The United States Coast Guard has announced safety zones for boaters on the water for the annual Bayfield 4th of July fireworks display on Tuesday.

The temporary safety zone will go into effect at 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. in the Lake Superior North Channel in the vicinity of Bayfield Harbor.

The safety zone includes a 420-foot radius around the fireworks launch site at 46°48′40″ N, 090°48′32″ W.

Safety zones will prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users, except those authorized by the Coast Guard patrol. No person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without permission.

Boaters should expect vessels to be in this area and take extra precaution when transiting the area around the event. All boaters are reminded of the dangers of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) and are encouraged to consider alternatives to using alcohol while afloat.  More BUI and safe boating information can be found at www.uscgboating.org, including the CG Boating Safety Mobile App.

 

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