Normal boating traffic on Candlewood Lake in the area of Danbury Bay will be disrupted Saturday due to the Annual Danbury Volunteer Fireman’s Fireworks Display. Beginning at 4pm, all boats in the vicinity of City Island must maintain a “slow-no- wake” speed to allow for the fireworks company to safety set up the fireworks behind the Island.
The Marine Patrol will be setting up a safety zone just north of City Island in Danbury Bay. No vessels will be allowed to anchor south of the safety zone starting around 5 hours prior to and during the event.
The Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol is working with DEEP EnCON Police on a safety operation tomorrow. They will be stopping all boats entering Danbury Bay for a safety inspection. One Life Jacket for each person on board and lights in working order must be on board. Any boat without the required safety equipment will be turned away and not be allowed to enter the area until the requirements are met.
Marine Patrol Chief Doug Vane says a safety lane will also be created along the eastern shore of Danbury Bay.
Boaters are also reminded that as they pass within 200 feet of a stationary law enforcement vessel using its lights and audible signal, they are required to slow to “slow-no- wake” speed until it is more than 200 feet away.
After the fireworks, boaters must proceed out of the viewing area at “slow-no- wake” speed.