It is getting warmer and there tend to be questions each year about what signals are legally required. On many inland areas there are state laws to check in addition to Coast Guard regs, but for the Great Lakes, coastal areas a rivers with substantial commercial traffic the Coast Guard rules. Here is an article I found that, as far as I can tell, is citing still current requirements.
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that part about Night Signals|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Apr-26-13 1:11 PM (EST)
That part about night signals isn't something I was aware of.
p 18 -20 here|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-26-13 1:34 PM (EST)
I read it as...|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Apr-26-13 9:21 PM (EST)
Thanks for the link.
Shipping Channels and Lanes|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Apr-26-13 2:13 PM (EST)
If you play in the shipping lanes - act like a ship.
Posted by: Celia on Apr-27-13 8:18 AM (EST)
White lights are for visibility so other boats can see you, and can be required by some states as well. It is a navigation more than a distress consideration.