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Candlewood Lake Marine Patrol to set up inspections for fireworks show

The Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol is advising all boaters that normal traffic in the area of Danbury Bay will be disrupted on Saturday due to the Annual Danbury Volunteer Fireman’s Fireworks Display. 

The Marine Patrol will be setting up a safety zone just north of City Island in Danbury Bay.  A safety lane will also be created along the eastern shore of Danbury Bay. 

The Marine Patrol and  DEEP EnCon Police will be stopping all boats entering Danbury Bay for a safety inspection.  These inspections will take a few minutes and Marine Patrol officials say it will just be a minor inconvenience to boaters. 

All boats must have one wearable Personal Floatation Device for each person on board.  Children under the age of 13 must wear their life jacket at all times while the boat is under way.  All boats must have their required lights, in working order. Any boat found not having the required safety equipment will be turned away from the area and ordered back to shore to make the necessary repairs.  

They will not be allowed to enter the area until these safety requirements are met. 

As boaters pass within 200 feet of a stationary law enforcement vessel using its lights and audible signal or a fire rescue vessel using its lights, the operator is required to go to “slow-no-wake” speed until it is more than 200 feet away from the law enforcement or fire rescue vessel.

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